Going on a diet can be extra challenging for many of us especially when we are not really used to giving up on some of our favorite meals. What’s more, the thought of following overly complicated diet plans can be a turn off at times. But losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean that you will need to struggle to lose every single pound in your body nor does it involve having to spend hours trying to whip up a reasonable meal for you. As a matter of fact, you can start your weight loss program with some low-carb diet smoothies to help you shed pounds easily. Here are some recipes for you to try.
Green-low-carb breakfast smoothie
For this smoothie, you will need 1.5 cups of almond milk, 50 grams of cucumber, 50 grams of avocado, 10 drops of liquid stevia, ½ teaspoon of chia seeds, 1 oz spinach, 50 grams of celery, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 scoop of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of matcha powder (optional). Add the spinach and almond milk in your blender and blend for a second to help break down the spinach. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you get a creamy texture. Add a teaspoon of matcha powder if you want then pour into a glass and garnish it with your chia seeds.
Low-carb strawberry crunch smoothie
To make this smoothie, you should prepare a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of almonds, ½ cup of frozen organic strawberries, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the contents to a glass and drink. You will get about 7 to 8 grams of carbs only for this delicious drink.
Low-carb mint chip protein shake
Another diet smoothie recipe that is low in carbs is the mint chip protein shake. You need to prepare 1 ripe avocado, 1 cup of unsweetened dairy-free milk, ½ cup of ice, 6 drops of peppermint oil, ½ oz of dark chocolate or 2 tablespoons of raw cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons of whey protein, 1/3 cup of heavy cream, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt, and stevia to taste. Put the avocado, dairy-free milk, ice, whey protein, heavy cream, peppermint, and salt in your blender and blend until smooth. Add stevia a little at a time until you reach your desired sweetness. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and add the chocolate bits on top for garnish.
Red velvet smoothie
Beets are a welcome addition to any smoothie as they contain important vitamins and minerals. To make this recipe, you will need 2 cup of almond or coconut milk, or your milk of choice, ½ avocado, 3 tablespoons of cacao or cocoa powder, 18 drops of stevia or 2 tablespoons of granular sweetener, 2 cups of ice cubes, ½ small beet, and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla. Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Add the sweetener gradually.