This Almond Butter Keto Smoothie inspired me so much in my health journey that I feel obligated to include it in my recipes collection. It was the first smoothie that I’ve made and that I really enjoyed, so I decided to photograph it and actually write down the recipe. What followed were over 150 different smoothies … and unique photo sessions (more about this in other articles).
It was mid-October, I was making and drinking my daily smoothies for around two weeks now and I was just getting the hang of it. I knew my way around the fridge, I already had around 10+ smoothies under my belt and I just started to understand what works and what doesn’t combine great in a smoothie.
Reasons to love Almond Butter Keto Smoothie
Here are a few reasons why you should give this almond butter smoothie some love. It was:
Fun to make
Simple. Delicious. Healthy Smoothie.
This smoothie is simply delicious and very easy to make, especially since the ingredients list is pretty thin. The recipe doesn’t call for leafy greens or other “strange” veggies, and this makes it a great smoothie for the beginner smoothie hero.
Some of you might say that it’s a bit low on veggies, but who says that all smoothies should be about veggies? Yes, this keto smoothie may be low on veggies but it’s not too sweet either, plus it’s thick and creamy and tastes a bit like almonds.
This recipe is based on banana, avocado and almond butter, but I’ve also included carrots, hemp protein, and dark chocolate. This smoothie wouldn’t be complete without a pinch of Himalayan salt and a few basil leaves to give it that special “green” touch.
Finally, I like this smoothie because it has a creamy consistency and an ok mix of nutrients. It’s easy to make, low-carb and keto friendly, delicious and will keep hunger away for a few hours (especially if you’re fat adapted). It’s a great smoothie that doesn’t take too much time to make and feels refreshing to drink it.
If you’re a beginner in all things smoothies, this recipe can work great for you. If you already have a few smoothies under your belt, you may find it interesting and refreshing.
I’m curious to know what inspired you to start making smoothies? Would you try this recipe? Share below!
Almond Butter Keto Smoothie
- 1 avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 1 banana (peeled and sliced)
- 2 carrots (sliced)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 2 squares 80% dark chocolate (20-25g)
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- water (to cover the ingredients)
- decorated with fresh basil leaves
- Wash and prep all the ingredients.
- Add everything into blender and cover with water.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- That’s it! Serve fresh or store for up to 3 days in the fridge.
- Color: orange-brown
- Texture: thick and creamy
- Taste: tastes like almonds
Other low-carb smoothies you’ll love
What’s the deal with low-carb smoothies? Essentially, they are made with plenty of healthy fats, they’re creamy and lower in sugar compared to most smoothies. Check out some recipes below: