I love a good green smoothie recipe. I’ve been part of the health industry since 1993 and have been whipping up healthy, yet tasty treats like this for just as long! This Keto Mint Chip Smoothie is a classic family favorite that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day and all year round!
Make this Keto Mint Chip Smoothie on a busy morning for a quick breakfast. With a base of hemp seeds, kale, and protein powder, you can throw it together in a couple of minutes. It’s also a favorite after school snack in our house.
With no added sweeteners that spike your blood sugar this green smoothie will keep you going all morning. Unlike other smoothie recipes that have high-carbohydrate sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or fruit juice, this healthy keto smoothie recipe is the perfect low-carb high-fat (LCHF) recipe to start your day.
Keto Mint Chip Smoothie
- 1 ounce kale, chopped
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- ¼ cup egg white protein powder
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- 1-2 cups ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- Place kale and coconut milk in a vitamix
- Blend on high speed for 60 seconds, until smooth
- Blend in hemp, egg white protein, peppermint, and stevia for 30 seconds
- Blend in ice
- When shake is thick and smooth, blend in chocolate chips
I love using hemp seeds in my smoothies for a number of reasons. First, they’re a fantastic food for the Keto Diet. Second, they’re a great dairy-free, nut-free way to add a smooth texture and rich, creamy flavor to healthy smoothie recipes. Finally, hemp seeds are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
In the summer and fall, I love making this green smoothie with kale that I pick from our garden. This shake is not about hiding vegetables from your children, it’s about being able to eat something quick and hearty for breakfast that has a good dose of protein, fat, and fiber.
This keto green smoothie recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives that I’ve simplified and updated a bit. I originally posted it in 2012.
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What can I use instead of the hemp seeds that would be comparable? thx!
Shari, I haven’t made this smoothie without hemp seeds so not sure. If you do experiment please let us know how it goes :-)
Hotels at Ranchi says
Thank you for this recipe !! I love your blog !!
You’re very welcome :-)
Thanks Elviira :-)
Pat, the protein is in the egg white protein powder and the hemp seeds :-)
Metropolis Magazine says
Yummy Recipe…I will try this
Grace, I’m so glad you liked it!
The Healthy Apple says
I LOVE hemp seeds; this is a great recipe. I’m getting more and more into shakes for snacks and love adding kale and hemp seeds to my homemade shakes!
Thanks for sharing; enjoy your weekend!
You’re welcome :-)
Lee Schwall says
Delicious! I added a tbs of honey, and 1/3 cup coconut milk, and psyllium husk flakes instead of egg protein powder. My son, husband and I all enjoyed it! Next time will use my fresh chocolate mint leaves as mentioned above. Thank you!
Lee, I’m so glad this was delicious and that you and your husband and son enjoyed it!
As we move toward holiday season – chocolate and mint will be back on my menu! The green from the kale will fit in great with my ‘green’ decorations! Vegans can substitute 20g vanilla vegan protein – or chocolate for us chocolate lovers!
I’ve been looking for a good protein powder which is dairy and grain free. I am not familiar with this one. Has anyone had experience with this one? Taste, etc.
Saundra, we love this one. It is dairy-free, grain-free and has a very smooth texture :-)