A rich creamy keto avocado smoothie made with ginger and turmeric. This detox smoothie is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Sugar free and high in good fats, it’s perfect for those on a healthy low carb keto diet. Paleo, Whole 30, Dairy Free.
A rich creamy keto avocado smoothie made with ginger and turmeric.
Smoothies are very popular breakfast options. Every day I see beautiful smoothie bowls on Instagram and Pinterest. Not only are they gorgeous eye candy but they might as well BE candy to those on a controlled carbohydrate diet. This healthy low carb coconut milk avocado smoothie is low in sugar and tastes great – thanks to my friend the avocado.
When choosing ingredients for this delicious avocado smoothie, I considered both taste and health. My goal was to prepare a smoothie that contains healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and soothing compounds for the stomach. Anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory compounds for the body were also a must. All of this in a creamy drink that tastes mildly of coconut, ginger, and turmeric.
Avocados are currently on trend in the food blogging world and with good reason. Not only are they delicious, they are packed with nutrition. Avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamin K, magnesium, and potassium. In fact, avocados contain more potassium per ounce than bananas (136 mg vs 100 mg) and much less sugar (.2 g vs 3.4 g). It’s no wonder they are the darlings of low carb keto dieters everywhere.
This detox smoothie is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Coconut milk is full of medium chain fatty acids (lauric acid), vitamins, and minerals. Medium chain fatty acids have been shown to boost metabolism, and lauric acid specifically, contains anti-fungal/bacterial properties and may be neuro-protecive. (read about coconut milk here)
Ginger and turmeric are both powerful antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory compounds. They’ve both been studied extensively in their effect on certain cancers. So, it’s my hope that this low carb avocado coconut milk smoothie with ginger and turmeric is as healthy as it is delicious. (read about ginger in this article and turmeric in this article)
If you enjoy this ingredient combination try the keto avocado smoothie with cilantro and mint (recipe coming soon). It’s soothing and refreshing.
Coconut Milk Avocado Smoothie with ginger and turmeric is 4 net carbs per serving.
Keto Avocado Smoothie With Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric
- 1/2 avocado (3-4 oz)
- 3/4 cup full - fat coconut milk (from a can)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (about 1/2 inch piece)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp lemon or lime juice (or more to taste)
- 1 cup crushed ice (or more for a thicker smoothie)
- sugar-free sweetener to taste
- Add the first 6 ingredients to a blender and blend on low-speed until smooth.
- Add crushed ice and sweetener. Blend on high until smooth.
- Taste and adjust sweetness and tartness per your taste buds. Makes 2 avocado smoothies. Nutritional information per 1 smoothie.
- NOTE: Adding a pinch of black pepper will make the curcumin in the turmeric more bioavailable and doesn't impact the taste.