Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie

Martina Slajerova2 comments

|Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie

When you give up grains such as sugar-laden cereal, croissants and muffins, it may seem challenging to find healthy low-carb breakfast options. If you get bored with the usual eggs & bacon, give this smoothie a try! It's filling and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Just like all keto smoothies, it's the ideal on-the-go snack any time of the day. As a bonus, I included a quick guide on how to make any nut or seeds milk at home in just a few steps!

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Nutritional values (per serving):

6.5 grams 7.8 grams 5 grams 40.3 grams 26.6 grams 401 calories
Total Carbs14.3grams
Fiber7.8grams
Net Carbs6.5grams
Protein5grams
Fat40.3grams
of which Saturated26.6grams
Energy401kcal
Magnesium78mg (20% RDA)
Potassium589mg (29% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (5%), fat (89%)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender: almond or cashew milk, coconut milk, ... |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie
  2. ... avocado, raw cocoa powder (Dutch process cacao can be used too), ... |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie
  3. ... a few mint leaves, or a few drops of mint extract, ... |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie
  4. ... and MCT oil or Brain Octane Oil. |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie
  5. Add sweetener of choice (see list of ingredients). Optionally, add protein powder. |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie
  6. Throw in a few ice cubes and blend until smooth. Optionally, top with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream. |Keto Chocolate & Mint Smoothie

How to Make Nut Milk

I love Plenish nut milks because they are delicious and only contain 3 ingredients: nuts, water and salt. However, they may not be available in the US (I buy mine on Amazon UK).

If you can't find quality additive-free nut milk, you can make your own using any nuts and seeds - organic cashews or organic almonds work best. To make it at home:

  1. Rinse 1 cup of any nuts or seeds (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, hemp seeds, etc.) and transfer them into a bowl. Add 3 cups (720 ml) of water and leave to soak for: 8 hours for almonds, hazelnuts, Brazils, and 2 hours for cashews (no soaking is required for hulled hemp seeds).

  2. Then, strain them through a colander and rinse well with water. Discard the water and place the soaked nuts or seeds into a blender. Add 3 cups (720 ml) of fresh water.

  3. Pulse on high speed until smooth. Use cheesecloth or nut milk bag and pour the mixture through it. Squeeze out the milk and discard the pulp or dehydrate it in the oven and. You can leave the milk plain or add any spices or low-carb sweeteners of choice (vanilla, cinnamon, stevia, etc.). Pour the milk into a sealable glass bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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This looks so good! Can't wait to try it for breakfast tomorrow. FYI for any Australian readers Australia's Own Organic Unsweetened Almond milk is just almonds, water, sunflower oil and salt. Watch out though as there is a sweetened version so double check before you buy!

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Thanks for the tips Rosie, I use Plenish which is just water, nuts & salt. I hope you like it Smile

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