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Hi! My name is Sara and I am the face behind Real Balanced. I'm so happy to have you here and to share my favorite low-carb, keto, paleo, and low-FODMAP recipes! Learn more about me here.

Keto Green Smoothie

This post is sponsored by BrightFarms, but all content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

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Fiber-Rich, On-The-Go Low-Carb and Keto Meal Option

This Keto Green Smoothie is packed with energizing superfood ingredients to keep you full and focused throughout your day! I personally love to drink a glass of this smoothie during the early afternoon and it keeps me satiated until dinnertime!


Featuring Local Flavor

I believe that eating meals that feature real, whole, local ingredients is the cornerstone to optimal health. Whenever possible, I buy local produce for its freshness, nutrient-density, and to support my local farmer! The BrightFarms spinach greens featured in this recipe are local to the midwest and are non-GMO and pesticide-free! Learn more about their local farming operation here!

GIVEAWAY: I am collaborating with BrightFarms in a giveaway for Wisconsin readers to win a gift card to try BrightFarms' herbs and greens! Visit my Instagram to enter! (Giveaway closes Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 pm CST).


Net Carbs

With only 3.6g net carbs (all of which are coming from low-glycemic, whole, real food!), you can enjoy this nutrient-dense green smoothie, remain in ketosis, and live happily ever after!

(I have included a nutrition label below the recipe for your reference, should you wanna see it.)


Diets This Recipe Is Compliant With

This recipe is keto, low-carb, paleo, low-glycemic, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and refined-sugar-free.


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Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 1

Ingredients

2/3 cup BrightFarms Local Spinach Blend
1/2 medium avocado
1 tbsp MCT oil or Brain Octane Oil or coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp matcha powder
1/8 tsp powdered stevia or 1 tbsp golden monk fruit sweetener (use code "REALBALANCED" for 20% off Lakanto brand products!) (NOTE: If you use stevia and use a brand that is different than the one I have linked here, you may need to add more. The brand of stevia that I use in this recipe is VERY potent and a little bit goes a very long way!)
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk or 1/4 cup heavy cream + 1/4 cup additional of water
2/3 cup water (you may choose to use less or more, depending on your smoothie thickness preference)
5 ice cubes

Optional:

1/2 tbsp chia seeds, soaked in 2 tbsp water for 15 minutes
1 tbsp collagen
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (my favorite paleo protein powder or my favorite vegan protein powder)
1/2 tsp maca root powder
1/2 tsp turmeric


Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well-combined.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
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