I love this smoothie for so many reasons! While most smoothies are incredibly high in sugar and carbs, this smoothie is only 8 carbs for an 8 oz serving. This is important to me because a ketogenic diet has really helped my digestive healing process. I like that it breaks the monotony of food choices and is a wonderful change from heavier meals. With SIBO and other autoimmune protocols, fasting, or choosing a lighter meal like a smoothie can give your digestive system just the break you need.
An added bonus is that Jonathan loves smoothies. He is always hungry, so I pair this smoothie with his friend eggs at breakfast or feed it to him for a night time snack.
- ½ cup cauliflower
- 1 cup spinach loosely packed
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup almond/coconut/hazelnut milk – pick your fav
- 4-6 drops liquid stevia – optional
- 1 tbsp MCT oil – optional
- Cacao nibs for a topper – optional
- Unsweetened Coconut for a topper – optional
I use a Nutribullet blender, but whatever you have will work. Add the vegetables, berries, and chia seeds first. Then follow with nut milk.
This smoothie is not very sweet without stevia. I enjoy it that way, but if you are hoping for a sweet treat, add the stevia.
Add the MCT oil if you need some healthy fats that help your body reach ketosis and stave off the hunger.
Blend until smooth.
Enjoy right away, or add your favorite toppers. Coconut flakes and cacao nibs are some of my favorites. I usually drink half the recipe and give the rest to Jonathan or put in a mason jar in the fridge for later. It will stay fresh and tasty for 24 hours. If the smoothie starts to separate, give it a shake before you drink it again.
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