I think vegetables intimidate a lot of people. People think that in order to be healthy they need to drink celery juice and eat plain kale, but that’s not the case. Incorporating vegetables into your diet can actually be a lot easier than you think. In fact, I think that eating more leafy greens is probably the easiest healthy thing you can do for your body because the blender is your friend.
Green smoothies have pretty much become my daily go-to breakfast. They’re nutritious, low carb, and I can even make them the night before and store them in the fridge in a mason jar because they don’t have fruit in them. Making smoothies the night before work saves me so much time in the morning and it’s so much better than just grabbing a processed granola bar on my way out the door.
I’ve been playing with the ingredients I put into my green smoothie a lot recently, and that’s something you can definitely change up. My staple ingredients in pretty much every green smoothie are almond milk, coconut milk, spinach, stevia, a protein powder of some kind, and a nut butter of some kind. Ideally, I would also add in a source of fiber somewhere in there (usually I’ll add in a tbsp of chia seeds or cacao nibs), but sometimes I just keep it simple. Check out how I make my almond butter green smoothie!
- 3/4 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup of Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 2 cups of Raw Spinach
- 2 tbsp Sam’s Choice Creamy Almond Butter
- 1 Scoop SlimFast Fudge Brownie Batter Keto Meal Shake Powder
- 2 Packets of Stevia or Liquid Stevia to Taste
Actually making this smoothie is pretty simple. You just put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend it. Next, you just pour it into a mason jar and refrigerate it over night. You could also drink it right away, but it won’t be as cold if you do that since you probably didn’t refrigerate your almond butter before making this.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t add ice to the list, it’s because I make this smoothie the night before and refrigerate it and I don’t want the ice melting overnight and watering it down. In general, I also really hate adding ice to my smoothies because I think it makes the texture weird. Since this smoothie doesn’t have any frozen fruit or anything, it won’t separate in the mason jar if you make it the night before and drink it the next morning.
This smoothie is delicious, filling, and full of healthy ingredients. Check out all it has to offer!
14 grams of Protein
14.9 grams of Carbs (only 7 Net Carbs)
6.4 grams of Fiber
27.8 grams of Fat
1.4 grams of Sugar
302% of Recommended Vitamin A
333% of Recommended Vitamin K
62% of Recommended Vitamin B12
Overall, this almond butter green smoothie is the perfect way to get your day started. Not only is it easy to prepare the night before, it’s also a nutritious start to your day and it even works on Keto and Paleo diets! If you’re excited about this recipe, check out my healthy low-carb peanut butter cookie recipe as well.