How to Make a Keto Smoothie with Chocolate and Avocado

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It can be extremely hard to craft a delicious low carb smoothie recipe for the Keto diet. This chocolate and greens smoothie is perfect for the Ketogenic diet as it’s about 6 carbs, contains healthy fat and protein, AND tastes delicious.

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Why Eat Keto Friendly Smoothies?

chocolate and greens keto smoothie with only 6 grams of carbs

Smoothies are a convenient and delicious way to flood your body with easily digestible nutrients all in one glass. It is very easy to include an array of antioxidant and nutrient dense foods all in one simple meal.

However when following a low carb diet, enjoying smoothies can be very difficult, if not seemingly impossible. When I was following a Keto or LCHF (low carb high fat) diet the thing I missed the most was smoothies. I love smoothies, and normally drink them every day.

Adding smoothies into your Ketogenic diet plan is important because the Keto diet isn’t often well balanced in nutrients. You are omitting almost all fruits and vegetables on the Ketogenic diet as most are very high in carbohydrates. To meet your daily fat quota while staying in range for calorie consumption, you may tend to leave them out completely.

If you have the right mixture of low carb ingredients, you can easily enjoy a delicious Keto friendly smoothie to have a cup full of nutrients you may be omitting from your diet, all in one glass.

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The Keto Diet is a pretty extreme diet trend where you consume a very low amount of carbohydrates and an enormous amount of fat. The numbers of each macronutrient that you need to consume will be slightly different for each individual depending on your height and weight as well as other factors.

Personally, my Keto diet levels were at 21g of carbohydrates per day and 144g of fat per day. This does sound like a huge amount of fat to anyone, but you might not realize this is such a small amount of carbs until you realize that 2 apples will knock you right out of ketosis. A typical morning smoothie recipe will easily contain over 50 carbohydrates.

RELATED: Feel free to check out my Keto Diet results after 45 days on the Keto diet.

For a more in depth description of what the Ketogenic Diet is please see Ketogenic Diet Dinner Recipes for more details as well as irresistible recipes to get you started on the Keto Diet.


What are the benefits of the Keto diet?

The Keto Diet is insanely popular right now and for good reason! It helps your body to switch gears to an entirely different way of creating energy. Instead of using glucose (stored sugar from carbohydrates) for energy, your body begins burning fat for fuel. At state called Ketosis. Being in Ketosis holds many positble benefits including:

  • Weight Loss
  • May help reduce risk of cancer
  • Aids acne
  • May protect brain functioning
  • Improves heart health
  • Improves health in women with PCOS
  • Potentially reduces seizures

(Source: Medical News Today Keto Diet Benefits)

There is also reports of the Keto diet enhancing energy, mind clarity, decreasing varicose veins, and aiding in menstrual discomfort.


What nutrients are in this green Keto smoothie with chocolate and only 6g carbs that make it so awesome?

green chocolate keto smoothie with avocado and so lean and so clean protein shake

When following a strict Keto Diet I drank no smoothies. Which was the absolute hardest part for me. Now that I’ve been doing further extensive research into the Ketogenic diet I’ve found a gem of a protein shake that is low carb, and nutrient dense so that I can craft delicious Keto smoothies to fill in for all the fruits and vegetables omitted on a low carb diet.

My previous protein powders of choice while nutrient dense and delicious, were loaded with carbs. Ora Organics So Lean and So Clean exactly what you need to make delicious keto protein shakes and I won’t be without it as I still follow a low carb diet.

Chocolate Keto Smoothie with Greens Contains Nutrient Dense:

  1. Avocado
  2. Spinach
  3. Cocoa Powder
  4. So Lean and So Clean… Which contains:
  • Organic Acai
  • Organic Blackberry
  • Organic Blueberry
  • Organic Coconut
  • Organic Kale
  • Organic Hemp
  • …and so much more!

When you check out So Lean and So Clean’s nutrient list (at the bottom of that page) you can easily see why I choose to include this protein powder in all my Keto smoothies. All the nutrients that I feel I am leaving out in a low carb diet are made up for in this one delicious and amazingly low carb protein powder!

ora organic so lean and so clean protein powder for your green chocolate keto diet smoothie

A 2 scoop serving of this nutrient dense protein powder perfect for your keto friendly shakes only contains 4 carbohydrates. This smoothie recipe only calls for 1 scoop of protein powder, and most of my smoothie recipes do. Keto smoothies are loaded with healthy fats and are plenty filling with only 1 scoop of this powder.

Related: Raspberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Tips for this Chocolate Keto Smoothie Recipe:

  • This smoothie recipe only contains 6g of carbohydrates!
  • This smoothie is an easy dump and blend recipe! It couldn’t be simpler.
  • Feel free to add 2 scoops of protein powder to increase nutrients if your daily carbohydrate allotment allows.
  • Add ice and blend well after adding all other ingredients for a thicker texture.

I’m planning an entire Keto smoothie series right now and would love to know what your favorite smoothie and drink flavors are for some inspiration! Please let me know in the comments below! Pin this one for later too if you like it. 🙂

nutrient rich chocolate avocado and greens keto smoothie pic



Some of My Other Resources You Might Totally Love:


ingredient replacement guide

Because you don’t have to eliminate your family favorites to move in a healthier eating direction! You simply need to be aware of ingredients and with this substitution guide you can still have all of favorites! Just slightly altered to add in nutrients and eliminate empty calories and bad fats.

healthy snack checklist

With this free printable checklist so you will always have ideas for healthy, satisfying, protein packed snack on hand. You deserve more than munching on leftover goldfish and pizza crusts between meals. (I’ve been there!) This healthy snack checklist will ensure that you always have the healthy snack on hand that you and your kids deserve.


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