This deceptively-decadent, vegan keto breakfast smoothie is a low sugar, high fat blend designed to stoke your metabolism and satiate your appetite for hours. Because this high fat smoothie is very low in carbohydrates and has a almost no sugar, it’s ketogenic-friendly. All the rave in the weight loss world and endurance community, the ketogenic diet is gaining traction on a mainstream level. The only issue is that going keto is infamously animal based. But not with this vegan keteo breakfast smoothie recipe!
- 3 ½ cups unsweetened plant milk
- 3 cups of spinach, chard, or other non-bitter leafy greens
- 1 small avocado
- ⅓ cup of canned coconut milk
- 1 serving of keto-friendly plant-based protein powder
- Stuff the greens and pour the milk into a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute (this liquefies the greens so they’re texturally-smooth and transparent).
- Next, add the avocado and plant milk and blend on medium/high for another 20-30 seconds.
- Lastly, add one serving of vegan protein powder and blend again for another 20-30 seconds. Pour into your favorite jar or on-the-go mug and enjoy a satiating, nutritious plant-based protein smoothie.
549 caloriess, 19g carbs, 42g fat, 24g protein, 721mg sodium, 1g sugar
(Nutrition information assumes the use of Califia Almond Milk and 1 scoop serving of Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant-based Protein.)
More About the Vegan Keto Breakfast Smoothie
Whether or not you’re embracing the ketogenic diet, this vegan keto breakfast smoothie serves as a simple foundation for limitless creativity. I have found this recipe to be the perfect smoothie base for flexible outcomes, such as using different fruits like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. But because conventional smoothies will rarely tide me over for more than 2 hours, I found this high fat approach to be most effective, especially after rigorous training.
Unlike most vegan smoothies, there is no fruit in this recipe. Because most ingredients are flavor neutral, the protein powder and plant milk will largely influence the flavor. In short, use quality ingredients for these two components. In the case of the protein powder, it’s important to use a plant-based product that has less than 1 gram of sugar per serving, is smooth in texture, and is somewhat sweet and flavorful. Garden of Life, Sunwarrior, and Vega are great brands that produce quality, good-tasting products that are vegan, organic, non-GMO, and even raw.
As for the plant milk for the vegan keto breakfast smoothie, there are a ton of options to choose. Almond milk, hemp milk, and soy milk are often the best no sugar options that taste good. Here it’s important to find an unsweetened, zero sugar plant milk that’s still creamy and delicious in taste. Living Harvest Tempt Hemp Milk and Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk are to favorites.