Start your day right with this creamy strawberry spinach smoothie. This beverage takes a minute to throw together, and it makes a perfect, quick keto breakfast or snack!
There's nothing worse than starting off the morning with no energy. Coffee is great, but it's just a temporary caffeine fix.
Don't even get me started on the midday slump either. That's just as bad as waking up with no energy.
This keto strawberry spinach smoothie is so quick and easy to make, and it is so great to grab and go during busy mornings or a pick me up during the day!
Can you taste the spinach in this smoothie?
If you are blending up the spinach by itself, then yes, you'll definitely taste it. However, most smoothies include fruit, which masks the taste of the spinach once blended.
And no, the spinach doesn't have a strange texture in the smoothie either. It has the same texture as the rest of the ingredients.
In other words, smoothies are a great way to get in some greens without tasting them. And it is an excellent way to sneak in some extra veggies for picky kids!
Ingredients used in making strawberry spinach smoothie
Strawberries: I like to use frozen strawberries because I don't have to add ice to it. Also, fresh strawberries don't last that long in the fridge, so this is an excellent way to stock up.
Almond milk: This provides the liquid base for this keto smoothie.
Heavy cream: Heavy cream adds some bulk and more healthy fats.
Spinach: Spinach packs a punch in healthy vitamins and minerals.
Vanilla extract: For an infusion of vanilla flavor!
Low carb sweetener: You can use your favorite low carb sweetener for this smoothie. I love monk fruit sweetener, so that's what I use.
Ice (optional): If you use fresh strawberries, you can add some ice.
How to make a strawberry spinach smoothie
This smoothie comes together really quickly!
First, place the almond milk and heavy cream in a blender.
Add the frozen strawberries, vanilla extract, and monk fruit sweetener.
I find it helpful to add the spinach last so I can just squeeze it in, but you can add it anytime.
Blend until smooth, and enjoy!
This keto strawberry smoothie serves 1 and contains 7 net carbs per serving.
It tastes best when consumed as soon as it's blended. If you store it in the fridge, you may want to blend it up again before drinking.
Variations when making strawberry spinach smoothie
Add other low carb fruits: Strawberries are one of my favorites, but you can substitute with low carb fruits like blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
Use other greens: If you're out of spinach or want to try something new, other greens would work fine. They may change the flavor profile slightly, but it shouldn't be too noticeable with the strawberries. Some options are kale, swiss chard, and collard greens.
Almond milk substitute: You can use other milk options as long as they're keto-friendly. I enjoy some coconut milk in place of almond milk from time to time.
Add cinnamon: Cinnamon is a natural fat burner and helps get that metabolism up and running during the day. Plus, it pairs well with strawberries and other berries!
Tips when making this smoothie
To make the smoothie thinner, you can always add more almond milk until the right consistency is reached. This may lessen the flavor of the other ingredients, so adjust as needed.
To make it thicker, you can reduce the amount of milk you add to your smoothie. You can also add more fruit or spinach to thicken it.
To make this strawberry spinach smoothie dairy-free or vegan, omit the heavy cream.
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
- Add the almond milk and heavy whipping cream to a blender or nutribullet.
- Add the frozen strawberries, vanilla extract, and monk fruit sweetener.
- Add the spinach last.
- Blend until smooth.
- To make the smoothie thinner, you can always add more almond milk until the right consistency is reached. This may lessen the flavor of the other ingredients, so adjust as needed.
- To make it thicker, you can reduce the amount of milk you add to your smoothie. You can also add more fruit or spinach to thicken it.
- To make it dairy-free or vegan, omit the heavy cream.
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