If you’re new to following the ketogenic diet, you may be at a loss for both quick and healthy meals that fit into your low-carb/high-fat dietary regimen. In addition, you may actually be missing out on vital nutrients such as fiber and essential vitamins and minerals without even realizing it. This is easier than you think to accidentally do as you carefully monitor carbs and cut out certain foods, including many fruits and vegetables.
Good news, because this Keto Spinach Smoothie fits perfectly into your keto diet plan – with only 5g of net carbs, 22g of healthy fats, and 18g of protein per serving. The best part is, you won’t even know it’s jam-packed with daily essential nutrients you need on keto – since it tastes like a luscious dessert drink!
We did the hard work for you by balancing out the ingredients – all that’s left to do is savor it! And in the article, below, we’ll explain how it can help you maintain proper levels of nutrients while you’re reaping the immense benefits of ketosis.
Made with your choice of 310 Chocolate or 310 Vanilla Shake, full fat coconut milk, avocado, spinach, and ice for a frosty touch, this shake will surely keep you energized and motivated throughout the day! Plus, who knew a green smoothie could be so delicious?! Read on for some incredible health benefits of this Green Keto Shake…
Keto-Friendly Meal Replacement: 310 Chocolate or Vanilla
Starting with 310 Shake, the most crucial aspect of a meal replacement shake if you’re following a keto diet is making sure that it contains the right macros to keep you in ketosis. If you’re curious about the exact percentage of macros (fat, protein and carbs) you should be eating each day based on your personal keto goals, check out our free keto calculator, here.
Getting back to the 310 Shake, this protein powder is perfect for you while you’re on the keto diet! This is starting with the fact that there’s only 2g of net carbs per serving (or the total carbs minus the fiber)! While there’s 7g of total carbs, there’s 5g of dietary fiber – an element that’s extremely important for keto diets. Fiber instills satiety, but it also promotes optimal digestion, working to “keep things moving” in light of consuming lots of harder-to-digest fats.
Another thing that 310 Shakes specifically offer is 20 essential vitamins and minerals – including 30% of the recommended daily value for vitamins C, A, and E. These essential antioxidants help keep your immune system strong and fight disease. In addition, 310 Shake also includes a superfoods blend, including organic greens like broccoli, kale and spinach, and super-fruits like pomegranate extract – all while fitting into your daily macro goals.
310 Shakes also contain 1 billion CFU of probiotics… If you’re unfamiliar with this “healthy bacteria” in your body, it’s absolutely essential to your gut health – which, along with your brain, are the control centers of the body. Getting daily probiotics on keto can also help ensure your digestive system runs as it should, and promotes total wellness in body and mind.
Finally, did we mention how amazing 310 Shakes taste?! Whether you pick 310 Chocolate or 310 Vanilla for this recipe, you’re in for quite the treat – and you’ll never even guess how good they are for you! Crafted with clean, quality ingredients, the shakes are sugar-free and naturally sweetened with plant-based, Stevia, making them extremely keto-friendly.
High-Nutrient Healthy Fat: Avocado
Along with 310 Shake, the next superfood ingredient in this Keto Spinach Smoothie is a true staple on the keto diet, avocado! You may be surprised that this nutrient-dense food is actually a fruit. While most fruits are limited on the keto diet, avocados are low-in-carbs, while being full of vital monosaturated fatty acids – which help lower cholesterol and promote heart health. Additionally, avocados are loaded with essential mineral, potassium, and surprisingly, contain even more of it per serving than bananas! This essential mineral can help lower blood pressure and aid in preserving bone and muscle density.
Fiber-Packed Low-Carb Veggie: Spinach
Next, this recipe wouldn’t be complete without spinach – a fantastic low-carb veggie loaded with antioxidants, fiber, iron, and a plethora of vital vitamins and minerals. The immense amount of fiber in this leafy green also promotes a healthy digestive system and can prolong feelings of fullness.
Additionally, iron is necessary to help carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body to perform crucial functions like producing healthy red blood cells. Because the spinach is blended into this recipe, it allows you to increase your daily veggie and micronutrient intake with ease. If you’re curious what other vegetables are the best for keto, check out this article highlighting the top 8 low-carb veggies!
Ready to make this keto-friendly, totally yummy green smoothie?! See below for the full recipe!
- 1 scoop 310 Chocolate or Vanilla
- 1/4 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 1/4 avocado
- 1-2 cups spinach
- Optional: ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve, top with berries (if desired), and enjoy!
Pro Tip: Freeze the coconut milk into ice cubes in advance to thicken the shake!
- 313 calories
- 13g carbs
- 5g net carbs
- 22g fat
- 18g protein
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