It’s no secret that we love our keto smoothies here at Ketogasm. What’s not to love about a creamy beverage bursting with flavor and micronutrients? Our keto avocado smoothie recipe is no exception. Once you try our new recipe, you’ll be falling head over heels too! This is lick-the-blender good and Google-the-answers-for-an-exam easy.
Keto Avocado Smoothie
Our keto avocado smoothie has ingredients that are all low in carbs and high in flavor. We’ve paired avocado up with unsweetened coconut milk, lime juice, sweetener, and ice to the make the creamiest, dreamiest, low carb avocado smoothie this side of the internet.
Avocado is naturally low in carbohydrates because it is so high in fiber. When you peek at the total carb count, it may seem like avocados are just another high-carb food. But subtracting the fiber is a great way to assess carbs that impact keto, as fiber doesn’t directly influence metabolism or ketosis. These are what we in the biz call “net carbs”.
Total Carbs - Fiber = Net Carbs
Unsweetened coconut milk is a great way to keep carbs lower than traditional dairy milk. Mixed with low-sugar lime juice, you get that magical lime and coconut combo that is so unreal they made a song about it.
Sweetener is entirely optional, but it does transform a semi-sweet beverage to full-on dessert-level decadence. I love monk fruit (no crazy aftertaste!), erythritol, or Stevia for good, keto-friendly sweeteners.
Each sweetener has its pros, cons, and flavor profiles, so you will definitely want to sweeten to taste with your sweetener of choice rather than dumping it all in at once. I’d suggest working up to about 1 tbsp max of monk fruit or erythritol sweetener for the avocado smoothie.
Once you’ve got your ingredients for the keto avocado smoothie rounded up, toss them in the blender, secure the lid, and push the button. All that’s left to do is drink up, buttercup!
How does avocado taste in a smoothie?
Great question! If you’re wondering how avocado tastes in a smoothie, think about how it tastes alone. It has a buttery, rich, smooth texture with a very light flavor. Avocado isn’t a bold, in your face, ingredient, but instead is enhanced by other flavors it is combined with. Think of adding an avocado to your smoothie as adding richness versus adding avocado flavor.
The texture of the avocado is heavy, the flavor is light. Your avocado smoothie will taste like the combination of ingredients you’ve mixed in, not necessarily like the avocado itself.
Is avocado smoothie fattening?
No, an avocado smoothie doesn’t have to be “fattening”. Avocado is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. It does have a decent amount of calories due to the relatively high fat content, but so long as you are not overeating in general, you should not gain body fat by simply eating a portion of high-fat food.
If you’re following a ketogenic diet, most of your energy will come from fat as a result of lowering carbohydrate intake. Yes, the calories still matter, but you will be afforded more calories from fat since they will no longer be coming from carbs.
Maintaining your weight and gaining or losing body fat is all about energy balance, even on the keto diet. Yes, there’s more to the story… so much so that I wrote a whole book on it. But long story short, don’t worry so much about individual ingredients as fattening, but your dietary intake as a whole.
How to Store Your Keto Avocado Smoothie
Unfortunately, this isn’t the kind of recipe you can make ahead of time and store very easily. The issue with saving your smoothie in the fridge for later is melting ice. Once the ice melts, the smoothie becomes watery and begins to separate. It’s certainly still drinkable, but it’s not that thick, luscious avocado shake texture you get straight out of the blender.
So what to do with your leftovers? Grab a silicone popsicle mold or ice cube tray and freeze the avocado smoothie mixture. This makes for a surprisingly wonderful frozen treat, a sweet little keto dessert. Or you can thaw it just a bit and blend it back into a drinkable smoothie. Up to you!
Can you make an avocado smoothie the night before?
If you want to make an avocado smoothie the night before your best bet is to refrigerate, then mix very well in the morning to blend any separated layers back together. Pour the refrigerated avocado smoothie over crushed ice and sip away!
Tools to Make a Keto Avocado Smoothie
Blender - Make your avocado smoothie dreams come true with a high-powered blender that can crush ice like nobody’s business. I’ve had a Ninja blender for years and it’s never let me down. Aside from smoothies, it’s a great kitchen tool to have on hand for soups and sauces as well.
Popsicle Molds - Reusable popsicle molds are awesome for leftover smoothie mixture. Of all the popsicle molds I’ve tried, I prefer using the silicone molds the best. They are more easy to manipulate, easy to release, and BPA-free.
Jumbo Straws - Don’t bother trying to drink your smoothie with a regular-sized straw, your efforts will be futile. The keto avocado smoothie is just too thick and awesome to travel up through a narrow straw. Jumbo straws are extra wide and accommodate the smoothie texture much better.
- 1 avocado pitted
- 2 cups coconut milk Unsweetened, milk beverage (not canned)
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tbsp erithrytol or monkfruit sweetener to taste, optional (or sweetener of choice)
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- Place all ingredients into a blender. Secure lid and run blender until all ingredients form a smooth mixture.
- Pour into glasses to serve. Freeze leftover mixture into avocado popsicle molds.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published cookbook author.