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Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie

This keto immune boost smoothie is made from a powerhouse of ingredients such as spinach, avocado, turmeric, and more!

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

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This recipe has the same aims as my low carb turmeric shots – to make my own versions of “health” drinks commonly available and to promote the consumption of superfoods on low carb and keto diets!

Low Carb Turmeric Shots

With this green smoothie I have crammed in as many immunity-boosting ingredients as possible. Check it out:

  • Baby spinach – rich in vitamins A, C, and K, plus magnesium, folate, iron, and calcium
  • Avocado – high in vitamins B5, B6, C, E, and K, plus folate and potassium
  • English cucumber – a good source of vitamins A, C and K, plus potassium, calcium, and iron
  • Fresh lime juice – excellent source of vitamin C
  • Fresh ginger root – contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals but has many other properties such as improving digestion, easing a cold or flu, and reducing inflammation – to name but a few!
  • Ground turmeric – a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis, and help prevent heart disease
  • Black pepper – Although not essential to this recipe, research has shown that combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric significantly enhances curcumin absorption.
  • Water – OK – so this just helps you stay hydrated, but that's no bad thing!

Now I will mention at this point that this is a very savory smoothie – if you prefer them a little sweeter then you might like to add some low carb honey, homemade low carb simple syrup, or your favorite liquid sweetener.

How to Make a Keto Immune-Boost Smoothie

Start by adding the raw baby spinach to a decent blender – I highly recommend a Ninja blender! Dice an avocado and add it to the blender. Peel some English cucumber and roughly chop it, then add it to the blender.

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

Next, juice half a lime – I really feel like fresh juice is preferable for this recipe than bottled. And it's so easy with a hand-squeezer!

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

The final few ingredients are ginger root, turmeric and black pepper. I often see measurements for ginger in inches – which I think is ridiculous given their irregular shape! 

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

I used a piece of ginger that was 1½ oz unpeeled, and ¾ oz when peeled. Roughly chop it and add to the blender, along with ground turmeric and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. 

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

Add some water – start with 1½ cups – and blend on the highest setting until smooth. If the drink is too thick, add another ½ cup of water and pulse a few times.

Keto Immune Boost Green Smoothie - loaded with superfoods such as avocado, spinach, turmeric, and more!

This recipe makes two servings – so if you're enjoying this on your own then the second serving will keep in the fridge for a day – but may start to separate. Just whisk it before drinking – or like I did – store it in the single serve cup for the Ninja and whizz it briefly the next day.

Keto Immune Boost Smoothie

Keto Immune Boost Smoothie

Yield: Makes approx. 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This keto immune boost smoothie is made from a powerhouse of ingredients such as spinach, avocado, turmeric, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed raw baby spinach (approx 1¼ oz)
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 6 oz English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Half a fresh lime, juiced (approx. 2 tbs)
  • 1½ oz fresh ginger root, peeled
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1½-2 cups water
  • Sweetener to taste if necessary - see main post for ideas

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients apart from the water and sweetener (if using) to a blender.
  2. Pour in 1½ cups water and blend on the highest setting until smooth. If the drink is too thick, add another ½ cup of water and pulse a few times.
  3. Taste for sweetness and add sugar free honey, low carb simple syrup, or liquid sweetener if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes two servings - so if you're enjoying this on your own then the second serving will keep in the fridge for a day - but may start to separate. Just whisk it before drinking - or like I did - store it in the single serve cup for the Ninja and whizz it briefly the next day.

4.7g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1½ cups
Amount Per Serving Calories 126Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1.5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 4.7gFiber 5.3gSugar 1.4gProtein 2.2g

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