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Leprechaun Protein Smoothie

|Leprechaun Protein Smoothie

Although I'm not a big fan of "green smoothies", this one is delicious and definitely one of my breakfast favourites. And it's great for Easter and St Patrick's Day!

Most smoothies are packed with sugar, unnecessary colorings or additives. This smoothie is not only low-carb but it's also made just from natural ingredients. It's VERY high in fiber, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium!

|Leprechaun Protein Smoothie

|Leprechaun Protein SmoothiePreparation time

Overall

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs25.9grams
Fiber16.6grams
Net Carbs9.4grams
Protein27.2grams
Fat37.1grams
of which Saturated14.3grams
Energy493kcal
Potassium898mg

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7.8%), protein (22.6%), fat (69.6%)

|Leprechaun Protein SmoothieIngredients (per serving):

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

|Leprechaun Protein SmoothieInstructions:

Wash the mint and spinach, halve and peel the avocado and blend until smooth with the rest of the ingredients.

|Leprechaun Protein Smoothie

Enjoy! :-)

|Leprechaun Protein Smoothie

Comments (15) -

Kalyn 3/15/2014 1:13:44 AM #

Delicious recipe and beautiful photos that make me drool 8-))

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Martina @ KetoDiet 3/15/2014 8:18:09 PM #

Thank you Kalyn!

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Margo 3/15/2014 2:34:37 PM #

Oh my god this looks so good! I don't usually like green smoothies but I will have to try this one. The pistachio nuts sound like a great ingredient Smile

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Martina @ KetoDiet 3/15/2014 8:18:50 PM #

Thank you! Pistachios are the key ingredient in this recipe Smile

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woohashikiki 6/4/2014 4:58:27 AM #

Where is the calorie count?  I am guessing 400.

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Martina @ KetoDiet 6/4/2014 12:53:31 PM #

Calorie count is in the nutrition data table (energy = 493 kcal).

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Greg 6/7/2014 1:13:45 PM #

Can't get mint where I am. Is there a substitute for that you could recommend?

Also, would cashews be an ok substitute for pistachios?

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Martina @ KetoDiet 6/8/2014 11:18:28 PM #

How about mint extract - can you find that? Or simply skip mint and use just vanilla extract. You can definitely use cashews or any nuts you like instead of pistachios.

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Greg 6/14/2014 2:23:22 PM #

Found some mint and substituted cashews for pistachios, and made a large batch. Added some honey, vanilla abstract, and artificial sweetener as well. Also, switched in soy milk for the water for more protein.

Man, that was really good! Gett'n ready to make a second batch.

Thnx! -- greg

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Greg 6/14/2014 2:25:55 PM #

Forgot to add, this next batch I'm planning on adding a kiwi as well. I think a kiwi and mint flavor will go well together. -- greg

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Martina @ KetoDiet 6/15/2014 1:04:09 PM #

Sounds great to me! Have you thought of using almond milk instead? Most soy products come from GMO sources and contain estrogens.

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Ashley S. 7/1/2014 4:15:56 PM #

I make a similar smoothie but take out the sweetener and add 1/2 an apple and 2 T. frozen mango. It tastes almost identical. It's this recipe, but without the kombucha.

Thanks for sharing!

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Martina @ KetoDiet 7/2/2014 10:28:42 AM #

Sounds delicious! Maybe not so low in carbs but it is paleo-friendly and I actually like the kombucha in it Smile

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Nikki Kaldawy 3/18/2015 2:30:17 AM #

The smoothie looks great. Just wondering why you would use whey protein, which is really dairy, which causes inflammation. I have been using pea protein and it has 20g of protein in my shakes. Wouldn't that be a better option? Just wondering. Thanks!

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Martina @ KetoDiet 3/20/2015 10:46:29 PM #

Hi Nikki, you can use coconut milk instead. The reason I use raw dairy is that I like many others tolerate it quite well, it does not always cause inflammation. I don't snack on dairy but I do use it in recipes - paleo / primal approach Smile I haven't tried pea protein yet but I do use egg white protein every now and then.

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