What I love about smoothies is how quick and easy they are to prepare. They are perfect grab-n-go foods for those with busy lifestyles. But when you’re on a high-fat, low-carb diet like keto, it’s natural to wonder if you can even have smoothies. After all, plenty of them are loaded up with fruit, juice, milk, and other ingredients that aren’t exactly keto-friendly.
Luckily, plenty of culinary creatives have come up with delicious and nutritious keto smoothies, and I’ve compiled a list of 21 here for you! It’s time to take back quick and easy meals!
1. Low Carb Green Smoothie Bowl
Being able to get my greens and a fruity burst for breakfast just feels so good! A keto green smoothie bowl is just the thing when you are craving something satisfying and refreshing at the same time. This has been one of my favorite low carb breakfast recipes ever since I first made it. I keep craving it again and again!
2. Pumpkin Smoothie
I love pumpkin not just for its deliciousness but for how healthy it is. It’s also a great source to get magnesium into the diet. This is one of those keto smoothies that you may feel a little hesitant about at first, but trust me, this recipe will jumpstart you straight into those cozy Fall and Winter months.
3. Vanilla Mint Matcha Smoothie
This low carb vanilla mint matcha smoothie is an invigorating way to start your morning. It’s packed with nourishing greens, healthy fats and antioxidant power. It also has a bit of a caffeine lift to get you started in the morning! As keto smoothies go, this one really gets you started on the right foot!
4. Low Carb Avocado Smoothie
The best thing about smoothies – in my opinion – is how they’re able to keep your hunger settled for a lot longer than people think. This low carb avocado smoothie is healthy and packed with lots of good fats and enough protein to keep you satiated till lunch or dinner if you prefer to combine breakfast and lunch into one meal!
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5. Frozen Keto Berry Shake
This smoothie recipe is perfect for these last few days of Summer. You can use mixed berries or what you have at home: strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries or blackberries. I love recipes that let me sort of get my own favorite ingredients in there. It’s quite filling and great for breakfast. Another point for delicious keto smoothies!
6. Strawberry Keto Milkshake
Berry shakes and smoothies are delicious on hot summer days. To make this shake keto-friendly, use coconut milk and add some MCT oil which increases the fat-burning potential of a keto diet. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
7. Low Carb Green Smoothie – Dairy Free
This low carb green smoothie is everything you’d want a green smoothie to be! It’s creamy, refreshing, and has just enough sweetness to make it perfectly balanced. Other green keto smoothies cower in its greatness! This smoothie fits perfectly in your carb budget for the day. This healthy and refreshing green smoothie will become a staple for you moving forward.
8. Chocolate Avocado Raspberry Smoothie
Want a great low carb smoothie that doesn’t skimp on flavor? This dairy-free Chocolate Avocado Smoothie recipe makes a delicious filling snack or recovery drink. Want to get a little more protein in there? Add your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein powder. Also, toss in some frozen raspberries for an anti-oxidant boost and a little raspberry extract to play up that sweet berry flavor with no added carbs. This is one of those keto smoothies you won’t be able to live without.
9. Chocolate Keto Smoothie
Keto smoothies are getting more popular as people begin learning about the health benefits and their overall ease to handle. This recipe uses pastured raw eggs. If you’re worried about using raw eggs you can simply use the alternatives listed in the ingredients. This smoothie is so filling it’s crazy!
10. Shamrock Shake
Do you adore going to McDonald’s and ordering a to-die-for Shamrock Shake, but wish there was a healthier option out there that kept the delicious taste? Well, you’re in luck! You won’t believe the number of nutritious values that this shake alone will give you. As keto smoothies go, this one takes the healthy level to a whole new level.
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11. Peanut Butter Banana Chia Smoothie
If you’re wanting hearty, yet easy keto smoothies that will fill the tummy and prove energy for the day ahead, then this is your stop! Banana and peanut butter is such a delicious combo and who doesn’t love some peanut butter in the morning. I know I do! Also, any excuse to work chia into the mix is always a win.
12. Keto Breakfast Smoothie
Who else starts most days with nothing more than a cup of hot coffee? I’m guilty of that. But some days I really want a rich and flavorsome smoothie. One of my favorites is this chia breakfast smoothie. It is a good keto-friendly breakfast option as it only has 4 grams of net carbs per serving. It’s easy to make too!
13. Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Keto smoothies are fabulous, agreed? Make them for a snack or replace a meal. Either way, its a wonderful option for some quick, healthy nourishment when you are in a rush. This smoothie can be made with or without protein powder. This version is lighter, less heavy and thick, but still high in protein and a perfect snack.
14. Vanilla Keto Smoothie
Smoothies are great for breakfast on those days you don’t have time to cook. They take just a few minutes to prepare and don’t require any cooking skills. This one is not only delicious but also is boosted with fat-burning MCTs and extra protein that will keep you sated for longer. If you don’t want to use eggs or dairy, there are several alternatives that work equally well.
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15. Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
Healthy, delicious, and it actually tastes like a cinnamon roll! Have you been looking to cure your cravings for cinnamon rolls? Look no further, this low carb friendly cinnamon roll smoothie gives you the flavor without all the guilt. The combination of cinnamon, vanilla, and low carb protein powder create the ultimate start to your morning or work.
16. Keto Horchata Recipe
In this recipe, the creator combined the traditional horchata drink with Arroz con leche, which is more like a pudding. It’s made from rice and almonds, flavored with lime and cinnamon and sweetened with a lot of sugar. It’s easy to replace the sugar with a low-carb sweetener, and for the rice, you can easily replace with chia seeds. No worry!
17. Low Carb Lassi – Basic Lassi
Lassi is a popular Indian drink. It has numerous tasty and nourishing variations. These low-carb lassi versions are mild and easy to sip rather than those thick, dessert-type drinks. These revitalizing beverages are fantastic with spicy food, or as light refreshments on one of the remaining hot summer days. A refreshing twist on most keto smoothies.
18. Almond Orange Blossom Water Lassi
Here is another exotic and exciting lassi variation. Orange blossom water and yogurt is a match made in heaven. Add there some almond extract and you got something completely out of this world! Keto smoothies have never been so refreshing and sweet. Your taste buds will thank you later.
19. Raspberry Cantaloupe Lassi
This Low-Carb Raspberry Cantaloupe Lassi is bursting with fresh raspberry flavor. Cantaloupe tames the sour berry and gives the drink a gently fruity note. Yogurt brings creaminess and richness. You’ll be rushing to the store to pick up all the flavor-bursting ingredients to one of my favorite keto smoothies.
20. Orange Ginger Lassi
In this drink the elegant and fruity flavor of orange peel is combined with fresh, tongue-tickling ginger. The fireworks of flavors are rounded with rich and creamy yogurt and gently sweetened with a zero-carb sweetener. When grating the orange, grate just the orange-colored peel and avoid the white pith, as the pith would give a very bitter flavor to the drink.
21. Coconut Milk Kefir
Fermented foods are not only beneficial for our health but are also great for a keto diet. Coconut milk kefir is a probiotic-rich non-dairy drink made by fermenting coconut milk and kefir starter cultures. Instead of kefir starter cultures, you can use 2 tablespoons of kefir grains or 2 capsules of your favorite probiotics.
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