Cheers to National Smoothie Day!
We found the freshest recipes with the ultimate summertime produce ingredients to enjoy during Father’s Day weekend. Or, stop by HCI for 50% off a smoothie at The Café per member! Redeemable in the member app.
What is Keto?
The recipes in this post qualify as Keto. The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet. Keto smoothies usually have some fruit, but incorporate more fat like avocados than regular smoothies. Some of the potential benefits of Keto include improving symptoms found in metabolic, neurological or insulin-related diseases. Read more about this diet at the link below!
Keto Blackberry Mint + Coconut Smoothie
Layer ingredients closest to the blender blade from most frozen to least frozen. Pour liquids in last.
For one serving
- Add 1 cup of frozen blackberries or fresh blackberries with equivalent amount of ice
- 5-10 mint leaves
- 2 TBSP of shredded coconut
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- Blend and slurp
Why: Because it tastes so good and blackberries + mint contain potent antioxidants while coconut is a great source of healthy fat. Mint is also an excellent source of vitamin A — a fat soluble vitamin that is important for eye health and night vision.
Strawberry Zucchini + Chia Smoothie
Zucchini in a smoothie? We know, but it's pretty tasty and a deliciously covert way to get a serving of vegetables in especially for picky eaters.
- Add 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 cup of zucchini, raw or frozen
- 1 cup of water
- Blend and slurrrrp
Why: Once again, we know the antioxidant properties of berries! But, zucchini is the real star in the blender containing Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate and fiber — all helpful in keeping the heart healthy.
Keto Cucumber Smoothie - So Fresh, So Green
Lemon, cucumber and something green makes this smoothie a refreshing summertime treat to have out by the pool.
- Add 1 /2 cup of ice
- 1 cup of cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup of spinach
- 2 TBSP of flaxseed or chia seeds
- 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of water
- Blend and slurp
You can also substitute spinach for any other green like kale or even arugula.