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.
Kiesha C. says
New to keto, and I have a quick question! Could you substitute allulose powder for the swerve sweetner? Thanks!
In this recipe, yes. In many recipes where you want a crispiness… no. It doesn’t crisp up.
I have been making this every morning for the last couple of days. I am obsessed! This actually reminds me of bubble tea, but healthier 🙂 I look forward to my mornings just for this!
Sooooo good!!! Thank you for a refreshing and light smoothie choice for my commute to work!
It’s an unusual combo, but it really works!
Yum-I bet this would be great Golden Milk style by subbing turmeric for the matcha and coconut milk/cream in place of the heavy whipping cream. 🙂
Hey everyone, if you haven’t tried it DO SO NOW. Incredibly delicate taste and stays with me from 10-2. I made it twice. First, just a described but used soy milk and didn’t use the sweetner or vanilla because my Costco protein powder has some of each. Second time, I made it for our newly announced vegan grandson. I used the coconut milk, 1/2 t stevia, and 1/2 t vanilla. Both versions were equally incredible. Thank you!
Glad you like it!
I am all about shakes & low carb, so the two together, makes me so happy! This sounds yummy!
Krissy Allori says
Oh my gosh! This look so so good!
This smoothie is seriously amazing!! And so good for you. I’m obsessed. Thanks for sharing!
Rachael Yerkes says
This is fabulous!
Julia F says
My kids are the biggest avocado fans and they loved this smoothie! Thank you for sharing.
So glad to hear that!
I don’t like the flavor of green tea. Is there anything else you can use? Thank you!
Sure, I guess. Add whatever you like.
I know this post is over a year old but just wanted to point out that green tea and matcha have 2 totally different flavors! I LOVE matcha but don’t really care for green tea.
Yes, I guess it’s like… All A is B but not all B is A. So all matcha is green tea but not all green tea is matcha.
Claudia Breland says
I was puzzled about the amount of protein in this smoothie, but then I read the comments and you mention greek yogurt. That’s not in the list of ingredients…..
If you read the blog post, you will see it’s an updated recipe. No more Greek yogurt.
Karri Stoerp says
does it use a whole avocado? 1/2 avocado is listed twice.
Lisa B. Lilly says
There aren’t really supposed to be two half avocados in the ingredients, are there?
It should be fixed now.
Thanks for the great looking recipe! I read all the comments trying to get the answer, but could not. The recipe lists avocado twice, but no sweetener. Comments mention sweetener. Please advise! ???? Thanks for all you do!
Oops, sorry! I just updated the recipe but obviously mistyped something. Off to fix it now!
Awaiting the fix. I was wondering the same thing. I like avocados in certain things, can’t say I have had it in a smoothie but will have to give it a try once the recipe gets fixed. Thanks a bunch.
Adriana Richmond says
I had to try this as it seems so unusual…avocados and matcha tea!! It tastes really lovely and I found my smoothie for the weekend ! I have a facebook group for women on keto low carb ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1125957090915929/) and I have bookmarked the page to share with them. It is too yummy not to!
Could you omit the Almond milk and just add more water?
Elliot Baron says
Elliot Baron says
Would adding additional greens i.e. spinach and kale makes this more of meal replacement?
Sure, that would be great.
Elliot Baron says
I stand corrected. Your Low Card Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe is great the way you have written it without the spinach that I added. I just have one question. When I make my green smoothies currently I drink them on the go. If I wanted this smoothie that you have written to have little more bulk or thickness have you tried adding anything else i.e. Ice, Chia Seed etc. Do you have any recommendations without compromising the net carb count too much? Thank you
A little cream cheese (1 ounce) might help thicken it but that will add 2g of carbs. If you just want it thicker without any carbs, try 1/8 tsp xanthan gum.
Elliot Baron says
thank you very much. I realized this morning when I made the smoothie that I find measure the ingredients a little more carefully it came out perfect. So I’m going to drink it as is. Thank you again as this is helped Kickstart my weight loss again.
Anthony Jones says
Hi Carolyn, when you say 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt do you mean as in on the measuring cup or half of the cup/container that it comes in from the store? Sorry I’m slow lol
I mean 1/2 cup measured out in a measuring cup.
Elliot Baron says
A year and half later I figured out that adding ice to this recipe as is really makes into a healthy tick treat. LOL. I am slower learner. Thank you!!!
Avocado & green tea – great combination, the best!
Looks delish!! Cannot wait to try!