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    Is there a low-carb sub for bananas in a smoothie?

    that will yield the same creamy texture that a banana does?

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    Try avacado... actully has a better texture for smoothies than bananas.
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    I find that avocado do not thickens the smoothie to the degree I like it.
    For green smoothies I add tomato paste (with avocado)
    For fruit smoothies, I use cranberries and rhubarb.
    I also always add egg white.

    I have not had added almond butter, so can't comment, and my Magic Bullet could not process nuts
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    Yup.
    Try heavy cream. 0g carb.
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    Frozen blueberries or heavy cream.
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    My favorite smoothie is frozen berries of the preferred type, coconut milk (the thick kind in the can), a raw egg or two, and some vanilla. This is so thick and creamy that you need to add some water to get it to your desired consistency.

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    Save some money on frozen berries by buying fresh cranberries right after the holidays. This year I got about 20 1 lb bags at 25 cents a bag. Add frozen to your smoothie for tangy flavor that can lift the flat taste at 3.8 net carbs per 1/2 cup.

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    Coconut flour? Prob not a lot less carb, but you get fat and protein in there too, plus fiber. Tried it the other day and it was good.

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    me too,Save some money on frozen berries by buying fresh cranberries right after the holidays. thank you

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    +1 for avocado

    A whole avocado in a smoothie gets pretty thick.. even better with some frozen berries
    Cream and frozen berries = a nice thick ice cream
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