4 Low Carbs Keto-Friendly Smoothies
Ah smoothies, all your favourite fruits and vegetables in a perfect blend with added sweeteners and essences, everybody loves smoothies.
You might have tried different kinds of smoothies, banana, strawberry, or chocolate etc. but one thing was pretty common in all those kinds of drinks, their calorie value, as weight has become a important issue now a days, people have started to get onto ketogenic diet.
Most varieties of smoothies are not keto-friendly, but you need not to worry, here we have prepared a list of 4 kinds of smoothies recipes, that might not be as tasty as the one you might have been drinking till now, but I can totally assure these 4 smoothies are so good for health that drinking them every morning empty stomach can help in curing and protecting you from various lifestyle diseases like, diabetes, blood-pressure, heart conditions etc.
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Calabash and Mint Smoothie
Bottle-guard also known as calabash is a green vegetable which helps in detoxing, it is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, sodium, iron and potassium. In Ayurveda this alkaline bottle-gourd juice is used in the treatment of acidity, indigestion, constipation and it also encourages weight-loss.
Smoothie calorie value: 150-200 calories
- 1 Calabash (Bottle-guard),medium sized, peeled and diced
- Mint Leaves, a small bunch
- Salt for taste
- Lemon juice, from 2 lemons
It’s one of the most simple thing to make, you have to do nothing just add calabash, mint leaves and honey in your new PopBabies Smoothie Blender, blend it perfectly then pour the smoothie into your mug and lastly add lemon juice and salt to taste.
Chilled Spinach Smoothie
This smoothie is full of iron and other great nutrients, the main ingredient used here is green leafy spinach, if you don’t have spinach then need not to worry, you can also use any other leafy vegetable. In Ayurveda spinach is use to treat diabetes, asthma, inflammation of liver etc. it is also a good immunity booster.
Smoothie calorie value: 250-300 calories
- 10-15 Spinach leaves
- 4 medium size bananas
- 3 tps of peanut butter
- 5-10 ice cubes, depending upon the size
Put all the ingredients in your blender, just give it a spin for 1-2 minutes and your healthy-leafy smoothie is ready. Having this smoothie pre-workout is very beneficial.
Carrot Beet Smoothie
Beetroot is a good source of potassium and other minerals, it also helps in improving stamina, and muscle power specially in people with heart diseases. Carrots have vitamin K and calcium, both of which are important for bone health.
Smoothie calorie value: 200-250 calories
- 1 medium beet-root
- 4 small carrots
- 1 medium apple
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled
- Lemon juice, 2 tps
- 6-7 ice cubes
Cut the beet root, apple and carrots into small chunks, add all of your ingredients into the blender but not lemon juice, pour the smoothies into your jug and at last add the lemon juice, you can also add a pinch of salt if you like to.
Pineapple-Citrus Immunity-Booster Smoothie
Citrus smoothies are very good for immunity, citrus fruits also protects you from developing kidney stones, their soluble fiber help raising healthy HDL cholesterol and lower harmful LDL cholesterol. On the other hand, pineapple also boost immunity and helps in inflammation, that is why the name, Immunity booster Smoothie.
Smoothie calorie value: 200-250 calories
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup carrot juice
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- 1 small banana
- 5-6 ice cubes
The most simple one to make, just blend all the ingredients in the blender, pour it in the mug and serve chilled.