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3 QUICK LOW CALORIE & CARB DRINK RECIPES

Green Drink Recipes
Written by Derek Howes

Today I’m gonna show you 3 quick low calorie drinks under 10 grams of carbs each. We’re gonna jump right into with some green juice so take out a blender!

Add into it 150 grams of kale, 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 cups of water, 150 grams of fresh pineapple, 1 whole cucumber, and half of a squeezed lemon. Blend it all up, pour it in a few glasses…and there you have it, around 4 servings of green juice all under 10 grams of carbs each for around 2 bucks.

Now for your smoothie add in 50 grams of spinach, 150 grams of strawberries, 1/2 of a kiwi, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil, 3/4 scoop of my Baking Protein Powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum which by the way in drinks, is an amazing low calorie and gluten free thickener. You already know the next steps and now you have 2 servings of a delicious strawberry kiwi smoothie that has around 9 grams of net carbs in each serving.

Last your milkshake…1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of a sweetener, 1 scoop of my Baking Protein Powder, 1 tablespoon of nut butter, and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. One more time, blend it up, pour, and your peanut butter cup milkshake is ready to drink. This one makes around 2 servings as well and each serving has around 15 grams of protein and only 10 grams of net carbs.

Now lets go over a few things:

1. Don’t waste the skin or pulp. Seriously, both are packed with a TON of nutrients and fiber. If you still refuse you can use a cheesecloth to strain them out (link below), this is also a good tip if you don’t have a juicer since it essentially turns your blender into a juicer with a little work!

2. Green juice doesn’t sound like a 5 star dessert and it’s not gonna taste like one either. However, the health benefits far outweigh the taste and it really doesn’t taste that bad at all (seriously, this recipe is GOOD…way better than most store bought ones at least).

3. Every recipe here will last at least 3 days in the fridge and still taste good so you can make a couple at a time and bottle them with something that are reusable. You can find a 6 pack of the bottles I like and use on Amazon pretty cheap, I’ll link them right here:

Green Juice:

  • 150g Kale
  • 1 Ounce Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Cups (12 Ounces) Water
  • 150g Pineapple
  • 1 Large Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lemon

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 214
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Carbs: 40g Net Carbs = 30g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Protein: 9g

Calories in each drink (if you make 4):

  • Calories: 53
  • Fat: .5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Carbs: 10g Net Carbs = 7.5g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 5.2g
  • Protein: 2.2g

Strawberry Kiwi:

  • 50g Spinach
  • 150g Strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon (12g) Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup (8 Ounces) Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon (7g) Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Scoop (22.5g) My Baking Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Xanathan Gum
  • *Optional Ice

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 367
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 242mg
  • Carbs: 30g Net Carbs = 18g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 28g

Calories in each drink (if you make 2):

  • Calories: 183
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 121mg
  • Carbs: 15g Net Carbs = 9g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 14g

PB Cup:

  • 1 Cup (8 Ounces) Almond Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener
  • 1 Scoop (30g) My Baking Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon (16g) Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 374
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 312mg
  • Carbs: 14g Net Carbs = 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 30g

Calories in each drink (if you make 2):

  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Carbs: 7g Net Carbs = 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 15g

How to make them all:

  1. Blend
  2. Pour

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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