Keto Smoothie

by Hugh
(fairfax)

Keto smoothie is a recipe that suits those following a ketogenic diet, or those that are simply trying to keep their glucose and insulin levels low. If you’re used to having sweet fruit smoothies this recipe may take a little warming up to, but I know many people today are very aware of the pitfalls of consuming sweets so they’re making an effort to cut back or cut out altogether.

Over the past 13 years or so I have been dialing back my fruit consumption since being on a basic 80-10-10 diet for about 4 years. I found the more fruit I cut out the better my overall health became. I did feel great on the 80-10-10, but never quite felt satiated and over time had some minor health issues pop up that didn’t bode well for continuing the diet long term.

Perhaps some of you have been on the same journey. At any rate these days my fruit consumption consists of lemons, limes, and low glycemic berries.

I have this smoothie or something similar every morning and again about 6 or 7 hours later. It really satiates and gives loads of energy to get out and get things done. I pack half in a one quart mason jar for the main part of my lunch.

There is a great deal of nutrition packed into this recipe, with the seeds, sprouts, cilantro, avocado, lemon, etc. This is a smoothie that can easily be changed up by substituting different herbs, sprouts or greens.


Ingredients for the Keto Smoothie

1 or 2 little gem lettuce heads, or equivalent

1 stalk of celery

2 avocados

1 handful of cilantro

Your favorite fresh sprouts

1” chunk of fresh ginger root

1 tsp black cumin seed

1 tsp black sesame seed

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 tablespoons flax seeds

½ lemon

1 or 2 tablespoons of MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) (optional)

1 tsp Chlorella powder (optional)

Water as needed


Directions

Blend ingredients in a high speed blender like the Blendtec or Vitamix until smooth and creamy. Makes 2 one quart servings.

People following a keto diet can add more fat or oil to up your keto game if you like.

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