Want to boost your veggie intake on keto? Try a Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie! You’ll sneak in both spinach and cauliflower (yes, cauliflower!) in this sweet smoothie that serves as the ideal meal replacement.
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Let’s face it: eating vegetables is annoying and often boring. This is especially true on keto when there are much tastier things to eat. Fat bomb or broccoli? FAT BOMB. Bacon or green beans? BACON. Cheese or spinach? CHEESE. (It should come as no surprise that only 6% of American adults eat enough vegetables, and I suspect the numbers are even worse for the keto population.)
But the truth is that vegetables are good for us. They are packed with nutrients that can help increase our energy levels, improve our complexion, and boost our immune system. And because they help us feel good, they can lead to more weight loss because we have the energy and stamina to live life with full gusto… which means more calorie burn.
One of the easiest ways to consume vegetables is through green smoothies. Instead of choking down a bowl of broccoli or a salad, you can blend your veggies into other tasty flavors and trick your tastebuds. I’ve personally been drinking green smoothies for about 18 years now (I had to redo the math several times on that one to make sure that was accurate… oy. Time flies!) and I credit them for keeping my vegetable intake high over the years.
The typical green smoothie, the one that I drank for many years, is blended with a ton of fruit. It was nothing for me to throw a banana, a mango, and a cup of strawberries into a green smoothie. It certainly tasted good, but that is a LOT of sugar to consume even if it’s “natural” sugar.
Since going keto, I’ve been working on keto green smoothie recipes. I’ve had to unlearn the typical “tons of fruit + a small amount of veggies” green smoothie combo, but I’ve been thrilled with the results. Keto green smoothies ARE possible… which led me to create The 7-Day Keto Green Smoothie Cleanse. If you want to lose weight, increase your energy levels, improve your mood and focus, and feel absolutely amazing, check it out!
Until then, I welcome you to try this Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie excerpted from the cleanse. Enjoy!
Ingredients Needed for a Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie
Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Heavy whipping cream
- Lakanto maple-flavored syrup
- Vanilla extract (preferably NOT “imitation”)
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Ground ginger or fresh ginger (fresh highly recommended!)
- Baby spinach
- Cream cheese
- MCT oil (Use coupon code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY for 15% off your order! If you’ve already used this coupon code, sit tight… I have another deal coming 6/24-6/28.)
- Frozen riced cauliflower
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie
This is just a quick overview. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
Here is how to ensure that you get a smooth keto green smoothie:
- Add all ingredients to your blender in the order listed.
- Blend for a few seconds between adding every few ingredients, especially after adding any greens.
If you follow the two steps above, you’ll be able to make a delicious keto green smoothie even with a standard blender.
What if I Want a Thicker Keto Green Smoothie?
The easiest way to thicken a green smoothie is to add a pinch or two of xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is net carb-free and is amazing for thickening smoothies, puddings, and sauces! 🙂
How Can I Increase the Protein Content of a Keto Green Smoothie?
Feel free to add protein powder! A nice addition to this smoothie is a scoop of vanilla whey protein isolate.
Will I Be Able to Taste the Vegetables in a Keto Green Smoothie?
I know it sounds absolutely crazy to include spinach and cauliflower in a smoothie, but you will be blown away by how little you taste them (if at all). Give it a try!
Experience the Power of Green Smoothies with The 7-Day Keto Green Smoothie Cleanse!
If you want to further experience the power of green smoothies, I welcome you to try The 7-Day Keto Green Smoothie Cleanse. It’s a plant-powered (but not vegetarian) cleanse that can help you lose weight and feel amazing. Use it to shed a few pounds, boost your veggie intake, and learn how to incorporate keto green smoothies into your daily diet!
If you purchase the cleanse before Monday, July 8 at 11:59 PM PST, you can sign up to run through the cleanse LIVE with fellow ketoers in a Facebook group from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21. We’ll have fun and support each other through the full seven days!
Nutrition Facts for a Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie
- 370 calories
- 35g fat
- 5.4g protein
- 5.5g net carbs
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Pumpkin Spice Keto Green Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp Lakanto maple-flavored syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch of ground ginger or small sliver of fresh
- 1 1/2 tbsp erythritol (more if desired)
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 oz cream cheese
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
- Add all ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend for a few seconds after every few ingredients until smooth.
To thicken the smoothie, add a pinch or two of xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is net carb-free and is amazing for thickening smoothies, puddings, and sauces.
Recipe excerpted from The 7-Day Keto Green Smoothie Cleanse.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.