Enjoying a low carb breakfast smoothie means starting your day right with healthy recipes, 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…
Healthy smoothies also make great low carb snacks when your sweet tooth is hollering!!
Let me show you why!
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
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 low carb 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 low carb 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 low carb 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 low carb 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 a refreshing low carb snack later in the day. The easiest way to store your smoothie is in a mason jar with a lid in the refrigerator. I like to throw mine in the freezer about 45 minutes before I’m ready to enjoy it (or add a little more ice to it).
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 Healthy 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 healthy snacks on the go!
Raspberries are also a nice choice for your low carb 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 low carb 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 low carb 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 a low carb breakfast, 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 low carb peanut butter smoothie or a low carb milkshake, both of which taste like dessert.
You can also reduce the milk in low carb breakfast smoothie and add some Greek yogurt instead. It makes a really creamy smoothie with lots of calcium and protein.
Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
- 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!
I absolutely love making a low carb breakfast smoothie when I’m short on time because it tastes magnificent and I don’t have to go without breakfast! It’s versatile, super delicious and easy to eat on the go. What more can you ask for, really? Plus, they’re super easy to prep ahead of time. This recipe is a staple in my kitchen and I just know you are going to love it, too!
Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!