The Best Low Carb Green Smoothie

Monday, March 4, 2013


If  I told you I made a smoothie that tasted like the leftover milk that you drink after eating a bowl of Lucky Charms, was good for you and low in carbs...would you believe me?  Well you should because it is all true :)  If anyone reading has no clue what Lucky Charms tastes like, its like a bowl full of sugary marshmallow heaven that brings me way back.  I'm actually not the one that came up with that description for this smoothie recipe.  The whole it tastes like "Lucky Charms" bit came from my brother-in-law's sweet girlfriend who was forced by me to take a sip after she looked in horror as I was drinking this green smoothie saying "Mmm" out loud as everyone was eating chips and pizza.  I took a sip after she said the whole Lucky Charm description thing and I could not believe how right she was! So if you like Lucky Charms you will like this.

What you need:
  • 1 1/4 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 cups of spinach 
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tbs of roasted flax seeds *they must be roasted for this recipe
  • 4-5 drops of vanilla stevia
Directions:
Blend everything up in a blender.  Pour into a glass and enjoy right away.

Oh and adding a cute striped straw makes it just a tad more appealing right?  So if you want to make your green smoothie more appealing head to Target and pick up a whole little pack for a mere $2. 

Please come back and let me know what you think if you make this!

This smoothie has only 4 grams of effective carbohydrate! Can I get a hallelujah!

37 comments:

Kate said...

Lucky Charms?! I am in!

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness. Going to give it a try. It only has 4 grams?? Amazing. It's funny I used to be turned off my the look of green smoothies, but now, I think they look good! Happy Monday friend!

Ashley said...

You always have the best recipes!! Can't wait to try this one. I probably eat that 2 minute blueberry muffin everyday!

Laura said...

Sounds scrumptious!

Sarah said...

Do you have a brand of stevia you prefer? I haven't played around too much with it.

My-cliffnotes said...

Yum

Ambria Haught said...

Mm this sounds delicious! For some reason it reminds me of vanilla marshmallows and now Saturday morning cartoons :) If I was able to drink Lucky Charms, praise the Lord ive found it!

Abbey said...

Ooh! Can't wait to try it! As for the roasted flax seeds, do you just toast them in a pan or do you buy roasted flax seeds?

Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs said...

I love vanilla almond milk! Looks like a perfect power smoothie!

Sarah and Johnny said...

My husband volunteered to make this for me after I told him how excited I was about it. We only had regular liquid stevia so I used that and just added vanilla. My husband couldn't find roasted flax seed anywhere so we roasted some flax meal that we already had (we will find the real thing for next time but it seemed to work).

The result: BEST MOST DELICIOUS GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER. Thank you for making my day. Yay for 4 carbs of awesome. Also my husband, who I didn't even think would have dared to try it with all the healthy green ingredients, said "It's weird because it really does taste like the Lucky Charms milk.

-Sarah Barrett

MrsCzi said...

That looks delicious! yum!

colleen said...

uh that's awesome. i look forward to living in a big apartment where i can have a blender. it will be glorious. (and yes, my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp).

Brynn Renné said...

Goodness! I have not had lucky charms since I was little...wow, they were tasty :) I am liking this grown up, healthy version :) Our blender died a while back...time to get on it! XO Brynn

Christy said...

Made this today. I used kale instead of spinach (what I had) and didn't have any flax seeds. I loved it! It will make a fun smoothie for the kids on st pattys day. BTW, I have made every muffin in a mug recipe you have on here and my kids love them all. Our whole family eats paleo, so it is nice to offer them something other than eggs and leftovers for breakfast. And something fast! : ) So, thanks!

Leigh said...

I am going to try this today! I have hated the taste of stevia in the past and was told about this brand. I only have the powder, but it does come in drops. It really does not have the "bad taste' of other stevia I have tried.
I adore your blog btw! Thank you.

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Jasmine Chaumont said...

Made this smoothie this morning for breakfast! We didn't have vanilla stevia so I used regular and added some good ‘ol vanilla extract!
DELICIOUS! Such a satisfying smoothie, first time I’ve tried one with spinach and it was amazing.
As far as the Lucky Charm milk thing goes... that is 100% accurate I couldn’t believe it, it really does taste like the milk after a bowl of lucky charms!!!
Thanks for the amazing recipe (AS USUAL!), if you have any other smoothie recipes that call for spinach please share!!! 

Anne Zwink said...

I tried and LOVED this smoothie! However, instead of stevia, I used a tablespoon of honey. I also added a big dollop of greek yogurt, which made this smoothie oh-so-smooth.

Thanks for the recipe!

Alicia said...

the dominant flavor of vanilla will surely make the smoothie tastes great.

Kelly said...

I loved smoothies! Never tried green ones! It looks fresh and healthy! Thanks for great sharing!

Angie Lockhart said...

AH-mazing. LOVED. Used coconut milk instead of almond. I always pour it into a recycled starbucks glass bottle (from way back when I'd drink that stuff) with a polka dot straw. makes it extra delicious!

Joey said...

Looks yummy! Surely it's one of the best ways to make healthy green smoothie! Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

It really does taste like Lucky Charms! so good!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsay, what brand vanilla stevia and unsweetened vanilla almond milk do you use in your Low Carb Green Smoothie?

Heidi said...

If I have to go with total carbs for gestational diabetes (nobody taught me net, so I'm assuming I have to stick with 15 for snacks - nothing modified??) do you know off the top of your head how many are in one serving?

Heidi said...

Oh! And one more question-I use pure vanilla extract, so I assume the 'alcohol' in the vanilla stevia is minimal/safe for pregnancy? Sorry for all the questions. I'm new to gestational diabetes, and not loving it :) But I am so grateful for you sharing your knowledge and recipes!!

Anonymous said...

Made this for breakfast and oh so yummy!!! It really does taste like lucky charms!! going to make it for the hubby who is a big fan of lucky charms but this is way more healthier! :) I just might get my little boys to drink this (dad got them hooked on lucky charms recently lol). Thank you so much for sharing your recipes

Roxanne Jeffers said...

Loved it! Didnt have any vanilla stevia just regular, so i just added a few drops of vanilla extract and it was so good!
Thanks for the recipe. Its the only delicious low carb green smoothie i could find!

Elle Jannotta said...

Pretty good! And mostly filling too. It's weird that I don't have to feel guilty about eating something sweet :o)

Olivia O said...

Hi Lindsay! I just found your blog and LOVE it! I really enjoy your recipes. I'm on a Candida diet and have become sensitive to nuts ( due to mold). I live on avocados almost everyday. Do you have any ideas of fats that I can rotate? Thank you so much, Olivia

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly delicious! And it totally does remind me of Lucky Charms! Thanks!!

Kathleen said...

I didn't believe it at first but I tried it yesterday and it does taste like lucky charms

Anonymous said...

I'm new to using avocados, what kind should I use for smoothies?

Anonymous said...

Drinking the UNsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk just by itself, gives you the taste of leftover cereal milk. ;)

Jordan said...

literally AMAZING

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, I just discovered your blog and I love it! You have a gift in expressing yourself well and your awesome personality comes through! Several people asked about the roasted flax seeds. I tried roasting myself, then found Golden Roasted Flax Seed at Trader Joe's which are much better. They are amazing in this smoothie, Greek yogurt, muffins, etc!

Amy said...

So, so yummy. I used unsweetened coconut milk and toasted my own flax like another commenter did. My husband is sipping it now.

Anonymous said...

This has become one of my staples- surprisingly filling and so yummy! I don't include the flax seeds though, and it is still tastes great.

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