This low carb strawberry smoothie is literally the adult version of a milkshake…
And guess what, it’s full of low carb foods, who woulda thunk?? It’s one of those low carb breakfasts that can actually tide you over ’till lunch, plus it only takes 5 minutes to make…
What’s not to love?
A low carb breakfast without eggs, packed with protein, antioxidants, no added sugar and it’s pretty (yes, that’s important) — This low carb strawberry smoothie is about to SERIOUSLY step up your breakfast game.
How to Make Low Carb Smoothies
Here are some tips:
Low Carb Milk
There’s an alarming amount of carbs in milk — But guess what, low carb milk alternatives like coconut and almond milk don’t! Plus they’re full of flavor! I usually use this recipe to make a low carb strawberry smoothie with almond milk.
Low Carb Fruit
Here’s the tricky part — you want to stick to low carb fruit. I’m sorry friends, bananas (everyone’s favorite smoothie ingredient) are pretty darn high in carbs. That said, there are plenty of delicious low carb fruits to choose from, such as berries!
You’ll want to be sure you measure your fruit — It’s far too easy to add a little extra of this! If you’re making low carb smoothies for diabetics, you can always add less fruit.
Traditional smoothie recipes are loaded with fruit juice, which we wont be adding into this low carb strawberry smoothie! Try adding more low carb milk, even water works! You can also do a low carb strawberry smoothie heavy cream for some extra fat.
Low Carb Protein Shake
As you know, many low carb recipes are extremely high in fat without the protein, what’s up with that??
Not with this smoothie recipe… Making a low carb protein shake is the perfect way to slurp up a balance of macronutrients (protein and fat). Here’s how I do it:
Low Carb Greek Yogurt
My favorite low carb Greek yogurt is Fage, a brand of Greek Yogurt that’s significantly higher in protein than others. (Trader Joe’s also makes and awesome low carb yogurt!)
It has a nice, smooth taste and is full of creamy, probiotic goodness!
A lot of low carb strawberry smoothies use heavy cream to achieve this consistency — pst, there are hardly any carbs in heavy cream either — I prefer the protein Greek yogurt brings to the table!
Low Carb Protein Powder
Another GREAT option, that typically adds a nice flavor to low carb smoothies is low carb protein powder! I switch between these two brands:
Organic Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder
Made by Garden of Life, this protein powder is AWESOME and made from 100% plant based protein sources! If you’re looking for a low carb vegan recipe, use a plant based protein powder instead of yogurt!
Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
Vanilla protein powder made from whey protein, another delicious choice!
Meal Prepping with Keto Smoothies
Low carb meal prepping is a game changer when it comes to actually sticking to your eating plan. I find placing the ingredients for keto smoothies in individual ziplock baggies and storing them into the freezer is a great way to prep breakfast!
My freezer is full of smoothie baggies, so no matter what kind of smoothie I’m craving, all I have to do is add the contents and some low carb milk to the blender, and voila! Breakfast is served.
These smoothies aren’t low in carbs, but, if you’re looking for a how to meal prep your low carb smoothies, check this out:
Low Carb Smoothie Variations
As I said above, you can swap fruits, milks, really whatever you’d like to make your very own, personalized low carb smoothie! Since I’ve tried a billion variations, I thought I’d share what I know and love:
Make a Keto Milkshake:
You read that right friends, turn this into a keto milkshake by topping it with some low carb (read the label) whipped cream!
What About a Chocolate Keto Shake:
Literally, all you have to do is add a scoop of chocolate protein powder, and you’ve just blended yourself a strawberry chocolate keto shake. Love it!
Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie:
When making this smoothie, add a little less liquid and top it with low carb granola. Eat it with a spoon and you’ve got yourself the ultimate low carb breakfast smoothie bowl.
Strawberry Keto Smoothie Recipe
Pack your nutrients into one fast and easy blended cup of deliciousness! I hope you guys enjoy this keto smoothie recipe, let me know whatcha think in the comments below!
Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie
- 3/4 Cup Strawberries
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt I use Fage because it’s high in protein
- 1 Cup Low Carb Milk
- 3/4 Cup Ice
- Sweetener if needed
- Mint optional
- Toss all the smoothie ingredients in blender and blend away.
- Top with coconut, hemp seeds, or whatever you'd like. Enjoy!
- I love adding hemp seeds for a little extra protein!
- Swap reduce Fage and add some heavy cream if you'd like the smoothie to be lower in carbs
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Looking for more Low Carb Shakes?
So glad you asked, I just so happen to love all the low carb shakes! Check out my favorites for every occasion…
Low Carb Green Smoothie
This low carb green smoothie definitely sounds healthier than is tastes. Full of creamy avocado, sweet vanilla protein powder and mint. You’ve gotta try low carb green smoothies!
Low Carb Peanut Butter Smoothie
Because who doesn’t like peanut butter in their smoothies?! This low carb peanut butter smoothie may seem like more of a dessert, but I sure don’t mind!
Pretty similar recipe, but with blueberries—what’s not to love about a blueberry smoothie recipe??