Enjoying a low carb protein shake for breakfast is a healthy, delicious way to start the day!
Here’s the deal: protein shakes aren’t just for weight loss, and they can be an awesome addition to any low carb meal plan or lifestyle, no matter your goals!
This recipe is a smooth, luscious shake mixed up with low carb protein powder that’ll fill you up and help to curb your appetite until the next meal.
Not to mention, this low carb breakfast is a quick, no brainer for busy mornings, and, it tastes like dessert! This low carb protein shake is versatile, smooth and dreamy. Plus, it’s one of the very best high protein low carb shakes for weight loss, full of the tastiest low carb food list items!
Now that your mouth is watering, let’s get started!
Low Carb Protein Shake Ingredients
Fresh, high-quality ingredients are the cornerstone of this delectable low carb protein shake — and you probably already have most of these low carb foods and keto fruits on your low carb shopping list! Here’s what we’ll be using:
Low Carb Protein Powder.
The trick to making an irresistible low carb protein shake is to ensure that you start with the best tasting protein powder you can find. Your low carb protein powder is going to be the base of your keto shake, so taste it dry to be sure the flavor is palatable.
Low Carb Milk.
While there are plenty of low carb milks to choose from, opt for one that tastes great by itself. If you wouldn’t drink a glass of it, then you don’t want it in your low carb protein shake! I use almond milk in this recipe because it’s very low in carbs, and has a subtle flavor.
Ensuring you use the best of these two ingredients will help you create a brilliant protein shake that will quickly become one of your favorite low carb recipes!
One last thing, let’s talk about low carb peanut butter.
Many store-bought brands are chalked full of unsavory ingredients that will wreck the nutritional value of your low carb snacks. Read the labels (you’re looking for no added sugar) and if you can’t find one that is suitable, improvise! Buy a jar of peanuts and throw them in a food processor with a little bit of sunflower oil and voila! Low carb peanut butter that tastes incredible with no added sugar.
How To Make Low Carb Shakes
Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?
That’s right, no one! Which is why this scrumptious low carb protein shake is one of the best low carb breakfast ideas ever. This low carb protein shake not only tastes A-MA-ZING, but it comes together in a snap…
The one important thing to remember when making low carb shakes is to add liquids to the blender, first. Then add your powders, small stuff next and bigger stuff last. This helps ensure that nothing gets caught under the blade and you don’t have to waste precious time jostling ingredients.
I know how crazy busy mornings can be. Whipping up a fast, nutritious keto breakfast in the blink of an eye is a valuable skill that will help fuel your day without stealing any of those pivotal morning moments!
- Place the ingredients into the blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Note: You won’t be able to taste the spinach in this recipe, but it’s a great way to sneak some greens in for breakfast. If you like your low carb shakes extra cold, store a bag of spinach in the freezer just for this purpose!
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Low Carb Smoothie Variations
One of the great qualities about this low carb smoothie recipe is its versatility. Tweak it to make great low carb meals on busy weeknights or incredible take-along keto snacks when you’re on the go!
Your low carb protein shake your rules — here are a few swaps and variations I enjoy that’ll get your creativity going:
- Add a variety of fruit (I stick to berries) to sweeten things up
- Try using low carb vanilla protein powder for a whole new flavor
- Switch out your nut butters for a subtle flavor change
- Use chopped low carb nuts instead
- Try using shredded coconut instead of nuts and nut butters.
The possibilities really are endless!
Finding time to stop and enjoy a meal can be difficult, but a heavenly dessert bowl is a great motivator! Reduce the amount of milk in the recipe for a dessert-like smoothie bowl you can eat with a spoon. Make it a keto milkshake or keto smoothie and top it with a dollop of keto whipped cream or keto granola. Toss the straw, grab a utensil and go to town!
Low Carb Smoothies Toppings
Low carb smoothies are quite honestly some of the greatest foods in the world as they’re quick, easy, and full of nutrient dense foods! Toppings are purely a matter of taster’s choice:
- Turn this into a smoothie bowl and top with some low carb granola for a tantalizing treat that satisfies your hunger.
- Top with flax seeds, chia seeds or chopped nuts for a protein-packed punch.
- Sprinkle with some fresh fruit for a succulent sweetness that just can’t get any better!
Keto Protein Shake For Meal Prep
Low carb meal prep for a keto protein shake is simple: Just store ingredients (minus the milk) in a resealable bag in the freezer, and you’re done!
Make these baggies ahead of time so you can just grab them in the morning and add milk. You’ll have a fast, easy and incredibly yummy keto protein shake ready to go for those busy days!
More Keto Smoothies Recipes
Keto smoothies are more than just protein packed shakes. With the right ingredients, they can offer many health benefits beyond just fueling your day. Check out these other low carb protein shake recipes:
- Low Carb Green Smoothie
- Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
- Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Low Carb Protein Shake Recipe
This low carb protein shake recipe marries the best of dessert with dietetics. You just can’t beat it! The best part is that you can enjoy this for almost any low carb meal!
See for yourself. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy!
Low Carb Protein Shake
- Place ingredients into your blender in the order listed above (Minus the raspberries if you’d like to mash them as I did in the photos).
- Blend until smooth, and enjoy!
- Option: mash the raspberries in the bottom of your cup. Once you’re done drinking your smoothie, enjoy the mashed raspberries with a spoon.
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