I set out to make a Keto Diet Friendly avocado based smoothie bowl for you, however, the banana in this recipe totally wipes out that idea. I was going to replace my banana with my favorite natural sweetener instead, which I’ll do next time for sure, but had one little banana left and my little boys were about to brawl for it. So this mama used it up, fast! Also, I needed some fiber in my diet on this particular day. Long ramble aside, the banana addition is delicious. But if you’re strict Keto vs modified Keto (like me), nix the ‘nana and add your favorite sweetener instead.
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This smoothie bowl is thick in texture and packs quite a nutritional punch, with 21 grams of fiber, 40 grams of healthy fat and 28g of protein. If you don’t want to consume the entire bowl, or in this case, mason jar, in one sitting then you can easily fold the toppings into the base and split in half. Eat half today and the other half tomorrow. ::: wink wink :::
I use mason jars for everything these days. They are super convenient for my smoothies, overnight oats and even storing my extra coconut milk! I can’t recommend them enough. Something else I can’t recommend enough? Collagen Peptides Protein Powder. I stumbled onto it purely by accident, gave it a shot and haven’t looked back since.Hold up. Brandis cuts her avocado...how? Click To Tweet
I used to cut my avocado in half, long ways, just like the rest of the world. I did it that way for years, until the day I found myself staring at one intently, as I was judging it’s ripeness. It was slightly tough on the outside still, so I grumbled under my breath and was mid-reach, putting it away to continue ripening, when I stopped short, pulling it back towards me. I had realized I didn’t have another one to choose from and silly me, had already started making my delicious guacamole for our homemade tacos.
Coconut Avocado Smoothie With Collagen Peptides Protein
To make this Keto Diet Friendly, substitute the banana with your desired amount of sweetener.
- 1/2 Cup Lite Coconut Milk
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Small Banana
- 2 Scoops Collagen Peptides Protein
- 1 Tbsp Raw Pecans Chopped
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Using the blender of your choice, toss all your ingredients into it and pulse until smooth. Your base mix will be thick and without lumps. Tip: Unless this is a full meal for you, feel free to use a mason jar to eat half and store the second half in the fridge, for later. 🙂
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Total Carbs: 48g
Net Carbs: 27g
Glycemic Load: 13
How do you cut your avocado, Friend?
I stared at that little avocado for a moment before angling it, to cut long ways. Once more I stopped myself, remembering how much of a pain it was to try and get that darn pit out of a not-so-ripe seed. Then it hit me. Why not try to cut it sideways instead? So I did and it was FANTASTIC. I was able to get that pit out easily, keeping more of the avocado intact. Since that blissful day, I have been a happy, avocado-loving girl. The grumbling totally dissipated as well. When you cut one in the middle, from side to side, you can easily scoop out the good stuff and squeeze the pit out.
Also, I am fully aware they have all kinds of avocado-pitting and cutting tools out there. But I’m not fancy enough for one. A knife will do just fine in my kitchen. The simple, more minimalist…the better. And also, one less thing for me to clean. Ha!