This smoothie does one thing well- get you through a meal. Given the low carbs and high content of healthy fats, it’s also perfect for keto diets. It’s a riff on a smoothie Robert used to drink while working all day and when he couldn’t eat much of anything else through the Chemo treatments.
Robert is my future father in law, he got diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer back in April. When I first met him in February, he weighed around 190 pounds. Throughout the summer, with Chemo and complications with Cancer, he got down to 149. Losing 40 pounds in 12 weeks. The Oncologist told us that as Cancer grows, it feeds on your sugar, so you are basically consumed from the inside out- it also kills your appetite as it happened with him.
The hospital nutritionists recommended nutrient dense smoothies to offset that drastic caloric consumption. For lunch he would drink a smoothie with around 1800 calories to get the appropriate nutrients and go increase body weight. This helped him get more energy back to his daily life.
That smoothie was, and it’s still ingrained in my mind because I ordered it for him every day: Peanut Butter, Banana, Kale, Strawberries, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Protein Powder and Weight Gainer. He ordered it so much the guys at Smoothie King called it “The Robert”!
You can expect:
- Feeling full throughout the day without any bloating.
- A better intestinal gut health due to the probiotics in the Greek Yogurt
- Antioxidants from the raspberry
- Healthy fats from the avocado add a creamy texture to it.
I put a little bit of everything when I was developing this recipe, It works for Keto and weight loss diets because all of the carbs and sugars are replaced with healthy fats for energy:
- Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt
The sweetening components, raspberry, honey, and bananas are all low on the glycemic index: they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike so you can keep burning fats as a main source of energy. Adding protein powder certainly helps, as this is also a great workout shake for faster recovery.
Which goes great in line with our New Year’s Resolutions!
Happy Hump Day!
This Keto Avocado Raspberry Smoothie recipe is full of nutrient dense foods to maximize weight loss and maintaining you full throughout the day.
1 Cup Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
1/2 of a Hass Avocado
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Cup of Raspberries
In a blender, blend all ingredients and garnish with a raspberry.
If you have a Vitamix, use it! At 34,000 rpm this bably blitzes everything you throw at it into a luxuriously smooth consistency.
Add protein powder if it fits your nutritional plan.