Is this low carb peanut butter smoothie low carb breakfast… or is it dessert?! Luckily for us, we don’t have to decide…
Because this low carb smoothies low in carbs, high in healthy fats, fiber, and has a touch of protein. Making it one of those low carb drinks that’s decadently rich, creamy, and oh-so-delicious, and the perfect treat for when cravings strike!
Low carb recipes for smoothies are a fantastic way to satisfy your sweet tooth without destroying your meal plan, AND! You can totally sneak veggies in there without anyone noticing…
Come on! Lemme show you!
It’s a good for you peanut butter smoothie! What’s not to love!?
Honestly, though – this low carb peanut butter smoothie is more than just carb friendly. It’s actually nutritious, so you really don’t need an excuse to have one. Here are some other reasons to really love it:
- Tastes like Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Creamy velvety texture
- Ready in 5 minutes
- Great mid-day snack, dessert or breakfast
This low carb peanut butter smoothie comes together in a snap! Here’s whatcha need to know:
Full-fat coconut milk – (the stuff that comes in a can) adds to the deliciously creamy flavor of this smoothie. You’ll want to add both the cream (the solid stuff) and the milk — they tend to separate when stored.
Break them up by shaking the can like crazy before opening, and use a fork to do the rest.
You can substitute this with low carb milk of your choice — lower fat coconut or almond milk are also great here.
Cocoa powder – this chocolate peanut butter smoothie calls for Dutch-process cocoa powder, as it’s got a smoother more mellow flavor and isn’t as acidic as regular.
Avocados – Haas avocados are creamier and higher in fat than Florida avocados. In my opinion, they make a way better avocado smoothie. Choosing an avocado with a darker skin color is also important. Avocado skin darkens as the fruit ripens, so light green skin color typically indicates an under-ripe avocado.
Erythritol – I like to add some keto sweeteners to my smoothies (traditional smoothies typically contain honey or maple syrup). You can add more/less based on your taste.
Can You Freeze This?
What we like to do is freeze the ingredients, minus the liquids, in a small ziplock baggie. Then, when you’re craving a low carb breakfast smoothie, just dump the frozen ingredients in the blender and add your liquid. Easy peasy!
Get as decadent as you’d like, OR, keep it simple.
Here are a few easy ways this low carb peanut butter smoothie can be modified to suit your cravings:
- Add some fruit. You can add more low carb fruits to sweeten this smoothie to your liking! A handful of strawberries can easily turn this into a low carb strawberry smoothie — use the same concept with raspberries or blackberries. You may want to skip the erythritol (or use less) if going this route.
- Swap the milk. As mentioned above, this ingredient is easy to swap. Use light almond milk or coconut milk for a lower fat option. You can’t go wrong with almond chocolate milk!
- Add protein powder. Personally, I LOVE adding protein powder to my low carb peanut butter smoothie to balance the macros even more. Use chocolate low carb protein powder in lieu of the cocoa powder and erythritol. You can also use vanilla protein powder and keep the cocoa powder in there if that’s what you have when making your low carb protein shake.
- Turn This Into a Milkshake. YESSS! Top this bad boy with some sugar free whipped cream for an instant low carb milkshake!
The fun doesn’t stop there friends, here are more tasty recipes to make in your blender:
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- Add ingredients to a blender (in the order listed above) and blend to combine.
- Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier and WAY more delicious than regular (sorry Florida ?).
- Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste.
- Milk. I swap between unsweetened light almond or coconut milk.
- Peanut Butter often contains added sugar. Read labels carefully before purchasing -- I love Justin's or Trader Joe's brand.
- Nutritional information is based on 1/2 of this recipe
- Be sure to break up any clumps in your canned coconut milk before adding them to the blender!
- Dutch process is significantly less bitter than regular cocoa powder, and will taste better in this smoothie.
- Haas avocados are higher in fat and creamier than Florida avocados, they’re WAY better (in my opinion).