If you love the idea of a healthy, low carb smoothie that’s absolutely delicious without any extra sugar or carbs, these keto smoothies are the answer!
I love this recipe because it’s SO creamy, decadent and delicious every time — the perfect boost to any day! Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make, so they’re the perfect low carb snacks, low carb breakfasts, or any meal you’d like to add to your low carb meal prep.
Perfect guilt-free low carb snack ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth or chocolate craving. Are you drooling yet??? Let’s get started!
How to Make Keto Smoothies
Making keto smoothies is ridiculously easy…
Just toss your ingredients into the blender and blend away!
Now, I know this may sound silly, but it’s important to layer your keto smoothies ingredients in a specific order, so the ingredients don’t get caught under the blade of your blender and jam up. Here’s the order I use:
- Liquids (milk, water, low carb Greek yogurt)
- Powders (protein powders, cocoa powder, etc)
- Smaller Stuff (small pieces of fruits/veggies)
- Bigger stuff (frozen fruit, veggies, or ice)
Low Carb Smoothie Ingredients
One of the best things about this low carb smoothie is that you can use a variety of ingredients to create whichever flavor you prefer! Here are the base ingredients to get started with:
LOW CARB MILK
I recommend using canned full fat coconut milk. This keto foods great for those on a keto meal plan, and I prefer it in these keto smoothies, as it’s full of delicious coconut-y flavor.
You can use whatever low carb milks you prefer — almond milk, coconut milk or heavy cream instead. If using a light almond/coconut milk, use that instead of water as well.
If you’re using canned coconut milk, keep in mind these products rarely contain stabilizers, which means the milk and cream will separate, and you want a little of both in your keto smoothies! So, shake the can vigorously before opening it, and smooth out any additional clumps with a fork.
Bring on that chocolate-y flavor! Opt for dutch process cocoa, as it’s significantly less bitter than regular cocoa powder, and will add more decadent, chocolatey flavor to these keto smoothies.
The sweetness in our keto smoothies comes from erythritol, my favorite of the keto sweeteners.
The avocados will add a smooth texture, as well as healthy fats and fiber. Opt for haas avocados, as they’re higher in fat and creaminess when compared to Florida avocados — trust me, it makes a HUGE difference in these keto smoothies!
Believe it or not, salt plays a BIG roll in our keto smoothies, as it intensifies the sweetness of chocolate. If you don’t believe me, check out the labels on any chocolate bar — salt is always an ingredient. Now, sprinkle it in!
VANILLA, WATER + ICE
Basic low carb shopping list items, but necessary for keto smoothies perfection.
If you don’t have some of these ingredients, feel free to experiment with the variations below…
Low Carb Smoothies Variations
1. Lower Fat, Low Carb Shakes
To create low carb shakes that have less fat than this recipe, trade out full fat coconut milk or heavy cream for low carb milks, such as light almond milk, coconut milk or cashew milk. This lighter option is still amazing, just a little less decadent.
2. Higher Protein, Low Carb Protein Shake
If you’re looking for high protein low carb snacks or breakfasts, simply swap in low carb protein powder instead of cocoa powder and erythritol. Be sure you find the best tasting protein powder for you, as a bad tasting protein powder will make these keto smoothies not-so-delicious!
You can also use vanilla flavored protein powder for a tasty vanilla keto smoothie!
TBH, I exclusively make keto smoothies as a low carb protein shake, as I need the protein to keep me going until my next meal!
Keto Shake Add Ins + Toppings
There are endless add ins and toppings to try for a keto shake that perfectly suites your taste buds. Here are a few of my personal faves, feel free to experiment and mix and match to your heart’s content:
Add Some Greens: Low Carb Green Smoothie
This low carb green smoothie is a great anti-inflammatory smoothie, and another way to get some low carb vegetables in for the day! I like to add a handful of spinach or mild tasting keto vegetables — The erythritol and cocoa powder balance them out, you’ll hardly know they’re there!
Add Peanut Butter: Low Carb Peanut Butter Smoothie
Toss in a dollop of low carb peanut butter for a Reeses style low carb peanut butter smoothie! This will add a bit of protein to your low carb breakfasts and an even creamier texture.
Add Strawberries: Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie
Add Whipped Cream: Keto Milkshake
Add Granola: Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
Super easy and low carb breakfast ideas, include turning this keto smoothies into a low carb breakfast smoothie bowl. Just add less liquids, top it with keto granola, and eat it with spoon!
Keto Smoothies Recipe
Hope you enjoy this delicious keto smoothies recipe as much as I do! Let me know in the comments how your low carb recipes turned out, and any of the variations you tried. Enjoy!
- Add ingredients to a blender (in the order listed above) and blend to combine.
- Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!
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