A healthy avocado smoothie recipe with matcha green tea for an added nutritional boost. This delicious low carb smoothie is packed with protein and anti-oxidants. The perfect post workout snack! Check out my video to see just how easy it is to make.
This avocado smoothie recipe has been on my blog since 2013. It’s truly delicious and so easy to make, so I decided to give it a little update. It’s now even healthier and lower carb than ever, with less than 5g total carbs per serving.
Have you ever had an avocado smoothie? I know the thought of it is going to freak some of you out but bear with me here. It really is delicious and avocados are perfect for low carb smoothies. I am pretty sure convince you of this fact, if you give me just a minute or two.
Why you should add avocado to your low carb smoothie
- They thicken smoothies even better than bananas. Obviously bananas are a no-no on the keto diet but avocados have half the carbs and they make for incredibly thick, creamy smoothies.
- Avocados have almost 4 times the fiber of a banana. Hey, maybe that’s why they thicken smoothies so well!
- They also have WAY more potassium than a banana. Dude, those bananas are not looking so good compared to avocados.
- Healthy fats. Yep, 21g of delicious healthy avocado fat so it’s perfect for the keto diet.
- They taste great. No really, they do. And if you’re not an avocado fan, you can easily hide the flavor with some cocoa powder, nut butter, a few frozen berries, or the extract of your choice.
How to make a Keto Avocado Smoothie (Video)
Avocado Smoothie is the perfect workout snack
Food and fitness. My two loves; one old, one new. Food has always been a great love of mine. We go way back. Way, way back, to my infancy. Actually, that’s not strictly true, since I was one of the pickiest eaters in existence until I hit about 9 years old. Still, given that I just entered my 40s, that’s a good 31 years, a fairly long time frame for any love affair.
Fitness, on the other hand, is a recently acquired passion. I’ve always loved being active and outdoors but it wasn’t until I started running that I appreciated fitness for fitness’ sake. Feeling my legs grow stronger, my heart and lungs increasing in capacity, my mind clearing with the intensity of the exercise.
That’s incredibly powerful stuff, likely to turn any girl’s head so that she falls hard and fast in love. We’re about ten years into our relationship, fitness and I, and I don’t see us ever breaking up. And now that I’ve added CrossFit to the mix, I love seeing my strength increase and my muscles really become defined.
And thankfully, these two loves go well together. They get along and they even help each other out. With more fitness, I can enjoy more food. With better, healthier food, I can enjoy more fitness. What a team.
And this avocado smoothie is packed with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants. It really is the ideal snack to fuel you through or to recover from a tough workout.
Updated Avocado Smoothie Recipe
The original recipe was a little higher carb than this one. I decided to switch things up when I added this recipe to my cookbook Easy Keto Breakfasts.
I ditched the Greek yogurt in favor of heavy cream, and added collagen peptides instead of whey protein. But I kept the flavor profile exactly the same. The carbs dropped from 9g to only 4.5g!
So good and so easy. I know many people may be a bit freaked out by a green smoothie such as this. But trust me, it works. Matcha green tea is well known for its health properties and it’s got a lovely unique flavor. You really won’t taste the avocado at all.
Feel free to add any other nutritional boosters you might like, such as MCT Oil.
Want a dairy-free version? Simply sub coconut cream for the heavy whipping cream!
Want more keto avocado recipes?
Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops
Avocado Smoothie with Matcha Green Tea
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- ½ medium avocado
- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoon collagen
- 1 to 2 tablespoon powdered Swerve Sweetener (to taste)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, whisk together the matcha powder and hot water until well combined.
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Divide between two mug or glasses.
I’ve never used matcha tea. Can you suggest one or what to look for when buying? TIA.
If yo have a Trader Joe’s near you, they have it and it’s not too expensive. I think it comes in individual packets, too.
Question: how much chocolate powder to substitute for matcha?
No idea since I didn’t make mine that way. Thankfully, since there are no eggs, you can add and taste and see how you like it.