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Delicious Low-Carb Smoothies

ketogenic diet smoothie recipes

Perfect for those inconvenient pangs of hunger between meals, or for those busy mornings where you don’t have time to cook, these low carb and mostly keto-friendly smoothies are the ultimate go-to recipe for anyone who likes simple dishes packed with flavour.

And what’s more, these smoothies are quick, simple and incredibly easy to prepare – as well as being surprisingly filling.

1) Chocolate Coconut Smoothiechocolate coconut shake

This chocolate-flavoured smoothie is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, and helping to combat those carb cravings that inevitably hit every once in a while.

Blend together:

  • One quarter cup of coconut milk
  • Two tablespoons of coconut butter
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil
  • One tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • One quarter cup of plain, unflavoured whey protein powder (remember to use a high-quality protein powder with a decent protein yield)
  • One or two teaspoons of Sweet Perfection Sweetener
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of ice

 

2) Frozen Berry Smoothiefrozen berry smoothie

While fruit is high in sugars, choosing the right fruits and in the right amounts is acceptable on some low-carb diets. While the ketogenic diet generally rules out all fruits, some keto dieters do opt for eating small amounts of berries, because of their lower net carbs and high fibre count.

If you’re a purist, then this recipe should probably be avoided, but if you don’t mind consuming small quantities of berries on your diet then dive right in – because it’s delicious!

 

Blend together:

  • One-third of a cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of almond milk
  • Half a cup of frozen berries (we recommend blackberries or strawberries as these have the lowest net carbs)
  • One tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
  • One teaspoon of sugar-free vanilla extract
  • One or two teaspoons of Sweet Perfection Sweetener

 

3) Almond Butter Protein Smoothieketo almond smoothie

High in flavour and packing a lot of protein – this rich and creamy smoothie is super filling and great for when you want a protein-packed breakfast that’s easy (and quick) to prepare.

If you don’t want to use almond butter in this recipe, then you can simply substitute for unsweetened peanut butter, or even cashew nut butter.

Blend together:

  • One quarter cup of low-carb vanilla protein powder
  • Four tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Two tablespoons of smooth almond butter (or another unsweetened, organic nut butter of your choice)
  • One or two teaspoons of Sweet Perfection Sweetener
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of ice

 

4) Vanilla, Coffee & Cinnamon Smoothie

Who doesn’t love coffee?coffee keto shake

This early-morning pick-me-up is perfect for getting your caffeine fix, particularly if you’re after something cold and refreshing (if you’re more of a hot coffee drinker, then check out our recipe for bulletproof coffee).

This smoothie is especially great for when you’re in the early stages of a ketogenic diet, and your energy levels might be lacking.

Blend together:

 

5) Avocado Almond Smoothieavocado smoothie

Now, you might think that avocados aren’t the best choice of fruit (yes – it’s a fruit not a vegetable) to mix with something sweet. However, the creamy texture and subtle flavour of the fruit makes it perfect for blending with subtle sweet flavours such as chocolate or vanilla.

Plus, the flesh of an avocado is a great source of monounsaturated oleic acid, which has been shown to reduce dangerous low-density lipoprotein cholesterol at the same time as increasing the more beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Blending the flesh of an avocado into this delicious, sweet smoothie is a great way to get all the great benefits of the fruit, especially if you aren’t a fan of the taste.

Blend together:

  • Half a ripe, soft avocado
  • Half a cup of vanilla almond milk (make sure it’s the unsweetened variety)
  • A quarter cup of cream
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Two tablespoons of Walden Farms Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • One tablespoon of natural, unsweetened almond butter
  • A dash of Sweet Perfection Sweetener to taste
  • Half a cup of ice

Do you have a favourite recipe for low-carb smoothies or shakes? Or maybe you’ve tried one of the recipes above and want to share your opinion?

We’d love to hear about it, so please feel free to leave a comment below.

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