Enjoying a keto breakfast smoothie means starting your day right with healthy low carb drinks, which can be a welcomed change of pace from the proverbial bacon and eggs. Don’t get me wrong, bacon and eggs are DELISH! But there are so many low carb recipes out there that can brighten your morning and fuel your day!
Low carb smoothies are the perfect breakfast for health-conscious individuals on a tight schedule, or my meal prepping friends. They’re one of the only breakfast options I turn to during the blazing hot summer months…
Obviously, healthy smoothies make for a great low carb breakfast, but they’re also PERFECT for snacks when your sweet tooth is hollering!!
Let me show you why!
Looking for more keto breakfast? Check out my anti inflammatory smoothie, coconut flour pancakes, or my keto egg muffins.
What I Love About This Keto Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
This low carb breakfast smoothie is a fantastic way to usher in a new day even on a hectic schedule. I absolutely love that it tastes more like a treat than a breakfast! So good, your kiddos may even want in on this action!
Here are even more reasons to love it:
- Ready in 5 minutes
- Really simple
- Lip smackin’ good
- Full of calcium
Healthy Smoothies Recipe Notes
Making healthy smoothies is loads of fun and I feel like I’m getting away with something every time I have one. BUT, the best part is that they’re totally guilt free and incredibly nutritious!
Using ice in your healthy smoothie will keep it cold and refreshing. Plus, it makes it taste a bit like a milkshake!
Low Carb Smoothie Ingredient Notes
Making a keto breakfast smoothie calls for using low carb milk of your choice. I prefer coconut milk, but other milks will work, too. Almond and cashew milk are both popular alternatives.
Ensuring that you pick a keto protein powder is another important aspect of your low carb breakfast smoothie. Choosing the wrong protein powder can throw your entire recipe off (as simple as it is).
Lastly, if you aren’t a fan of the incredibly nutritious walnut, then you can also substitute any other keto nuts in your low carb breakfast smoothie. Make it how you like it so you totally enjoy it!
Tools to Make
Making this awesome, refreshing keto breakfast smoothie only requires a blender! Preferably, you’ll have a newer one with ice crushing capabilities or at least one that’s stronger than 400 watts (just to be on the safe side).
Making a double batch of your low carb breakfast smoothie means you’ll have some refreshing healthy snacks later in the day. The easiest way to store your smoothie is in a mason jar with a lid in the refrigerator.
For best results, you’ll want to fill your jar to the top to minimize trapping air when you put your lid on. Air causes oxidation which can diminish the nutritional value of your low carb breakfast smoothie.
Can You Freeze This?
Absolutely! Freeze away. Your low carb breakfast smoothie makes great popsicles, too!
Meal Prepping Tips
I find that the easiest way to prep is to go ahead and prepare your low carb breakfast smoothie and store in ice trays covered with saran wrap. When you’re running short on time, throw a few cubes in the blender and top with hemp seeds (optional).
You can also store everything but the ice in a jar in the fridge. When you’re ready, dump it in the blender with some ice and have breakfast!
Making different flavored low carb drinks is the easiest way to tweak this recipe to your personal liking. You can also choose to skip the additional fruit altogether and just use the coconut. The world is yours….and so is this smoothie!
What Fruit Can I Add To These Low Carb Snacks?
Blackberries are low in net carbs because of their dietary fiber content but other low carb fruits will work also. Try making a low carb strawberry smoothie for breakfast or for keto snacks on the go!
Raspberries are also a nice choice for your keto breakfast smoothie.
How Can I Make This A More Healthy Breakfast?
Having a low carb breakfast smoothie is a totally healthy breakfast! BUT, if you want to up the nutrition ante, you can have a keto green smoothie instead. Increasing the nutrition factor really depends a lot on where you feel there are gaps in your diet.
How Can I Make This Into Low Carb Meal Replacement Shakes?
Having a keto protein shake is essentially a meal replacement shake. Its full of healthy nutrition that your body craves and you’re having it instead of a meal. Virtually anyone can have healthy recipes, but a low carb breakfast smoothie that tastes amazing is an accomplishment!
What Should I Add To Make These Low Carb Shakes Creamy?
If you are looking for really creamy low carb shakes, then you have a couple of options! You can try an incredible keto peanut butter smoothie or a keto milkshake, both of which taste like dessert.
You can also reduce the milk in keto breakfast smoothie and add some Greek yogurt instead. It makes a really creamy smoothie with lots of calcium and protein.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
Keto Breakfast SmoothiePrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Keto Milk I used coconut milk
- 1 Scoop Keto Protein Powder vanilla
- 3/4 Cup Blackberries
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut shredded + unsweetened
- 2 Tablespoons Walnuts can sub for any type of low carb nut
- 2 Cups Ice Cubes
- Hemp Seeds topping, optional
- Place all the ingredients in your blender in the order listed above, and blend away!
- Pour into your glasses, top with whatever you’d like and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Milk. I swap between unsweetened light almond or coconut milk.
I love this combo of ingredients! And it makes such a beautiful color smoothie <3
Thank you Kathleen!!! The color! Aren’t smoothies just the prettiest food??
One serving seems light. Can you have the full two servings for breakfast?
Hi Cheryl! That’s up to you and your personal macro goals. Enjoy!
Could u use eggs for the protein
Hi Neva! I prefer not to add uncooked eggs to my smoothies, if you do, come back and let us know what you think! PS, you can also purchase egg white protein powder — it’s more expensive than whey, but it can be swapped using a 1:1 ratio with the protein powder in any of these smoothie recipes. Enjoy!
What can i use as alternative for low carb protein powder?
Hi Lanie! You don’t need to add the protein powder, but it is the main sweetener in this smoothie. If you leave it out, try adding in a bit of low carb sweetener of your choice. Hope you enjoy!
Love the taste of this smoothie however when plug the ingredients in my fitness pal it was way more than 8 carbs. Used 2 tablespoons of almonds and the carb count for them was over 8
Hi There! Fitness Pal has user uploaded nutritional information, so I’m usually a bit leary of using it unless I double-check the macros. Also, the macros for this smoothie will vary a ton depending on the exact low carb milk and protein powder you use. I use a protein powder with 1g of carbs/scoop, yours may be a bit more? Hope this helps ?
What size jars do you store these in? 8oz?
Hey Courtney! Yes, 8 ounce jars with a lid would be great. Hope you enjoy ?