If you want to try something different form your usual sweet smoothie, give this power greens coconut ginger smoothie a try. First of all it’s not sweet and full of healthy, tasty ingredients to make a great meal replacement. Only 7.3g net carbs.
You might also like this mango matcha green smoothie recipe!
I’m trying to clean up my diet this week. I’ll tell you all about it in a few weeks. One of the things I’m trying to do is cut out sugar and sweetener. I have a strong sweet tooth and I didn’t realize how much sweetness was in my life until I took it away. Anyway, I was in the mood for a really healthy and filling smoothie to have for breakfast and came up with this power greens coconut ginger smoothie.
What I like most about it is it’s not sweet and it’s not savory. It’s thick and creamy and very filling and with only 7.3g net carbs and 13.9g protein it makes a great meal replacement!
Healthy smoothie ingredients
Most smoothies I have made are sweet, like my mango matcha smoothie . And while that too is healthy, I wanted to try to make a smoothie without sweetness. So in this green smoothie, the main ingredients are:
- matcha green tea – Matcha is full of antioxidants and gives you a boost of caffeine without the jitters. I buy all my matcha here.
- coconut milk – Coconut contains MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) which lower inflammation associated with joint and muscle pain and prevents fatigue.
- Granny Smith apple – Lower in sugar and carbs than other apples, full of fiber and high in antioxidants.
- power greens -Contains chard (high in vitamins K, A, and C, magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber) and spinach (high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber and vitamins, A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese).
- ginger – Anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. May low cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- lemon zest and juice – Juice is high in vitamin C and antioxidants with an alkalizing effect to help balance pH. Peels contain 5x vitamins than the juice.
- Great Lake gelatin (optional) – Gelatin benefits include (skin health, gut health, digestion, metabolism, etc.) and adds protein and nothing else (11g per 2 T). It is also made from grass fed beef which I like.
Choice of coconut milk & gelatin
I bought a big bag of power greens from Costco as you can see above. It is the perfect way to add nutrition to a smoothie as it is a blend of baby chard, kale and spinach. The coconut milk I bought is pictured above and I bought it on Amazon. It’s just coconut milk, no preservatives or gums. I added the Great Lakes gelatin (green canister) to give it some protein but that is optional.
Power greens coconut ginger smoothie recipe
So to make this smoothie, just put everything in a high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. I took out the core of the apple but kept the skin. And for the lemon I zested it and then add a squeeze. I wish I had some lemongrass because that would go great in this smoothie. However the lemon is a great substitute.
In summary, I love this smoothie because it’s:
- creamy and filling
- full of healthy ingredients
- has a great keto/low carb nutritional profile to be a meal replacement
- because it’s less sweet and more savory, it would be the perfect quick and easy breakfast or lunch
The nutrition for 1 serving is:
243 cals / 19.1g fat / 8.7g carbs / 1.4g fiber / 13.9g protein = 7.3 g. net carbs
And for another healthy drink, check out my friend Zuzana’s post for a natural whey protein drink. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and good for you too!
Power Greens Coconut Ginger Smoothie
If you want to try something different form your usual sweet smoothie, give this power greens coconut ginger smoothie a try. First of all it's not sweet and full of healthy, tasty ingredients to make a great meal replacement. Only 7.3g net carbs.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon ginger, fresh grated
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 Granny Smith apple
- 1 squeeze of fresh lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea
- 1 cup power greens
- ice cubes optional
- 2 tablespoons Great Lakes gelatin (green can) optional
Add everything to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Ice cubes are to make it cold and the gelatin is to add extra protein but both are optional.