With eating plans that have a lot of rules—keto, we’re looking at you—come a lot of questions. One top one for beginners: Is milk keto? Because honestly, not everyone can get on board with the whole “butter coffee” thing.

Let’s back up for a sec. On the high-fat, very low-carb plan, most people stick to getting 70 to 80 percent of their calories from fat and just 20 to 30 grams of net carbs per day, although those numbers can be a bit variable depending on the person and what version of keto they’re on. (Ketotarian, for example, is a bit more generous with the carb count.) Counting “net carbs” versus total carbs gives you more leeway with said carbs. You get this figure by taking total carbs and subtracting from it fiber grams and sugar alcohols.

Got all that? Great. Now let’s talk to an expert to see if you can be all “Got Milk?” on the ketogenic diet.

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Can I have cow’s milk on keto?

I hate to break it to you, but dairy milk is not going to be keto-compliant, says Amy Kubal, RDN, a registered dietitian in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It’s natural to think it might be, especially if you go for the full-fat stuff. However, milk contains lactose, a milk sugar, which contains…carbohydrates. It also has no fiber to offset the carbs. So, you’re looking at 12 grams of net carbs per cup for whole milk. Even a quarter cup, with three grams of net carbs in that tiny amount, could easily eat up too much of your carb budget for little payoff. Remember, if you’re only supposed to get 30 grams of carbs per day, that quarter cup of milk makes up 10 percent of your daily budget. Womp, womp.

Okay, well then what about non-dairy milk?

Two best choices, says Kubal: Almond and coconut milk. First step is choosing one without added sugar, so look for those labeled “unsweetened.” One cup of unsweetened almond milk has 1.4 grams of net carbs. It has little else in the way of nutrition, however, considering it’s mostly water. You’ll also get only 1.4 grams of protein and 2.7 grams of fat. Depending on the brand, unsweetened coconut milk (the kind that comes in a carton) has 1 gram of net carbs per cup, no protein, and 4.5 grams of fat.

Want to know more about the keto diet? This RD shares her take on the eating plan:

Just don’t make a rookie mistake and use canned coconut milk as your coffee stir-in of choice. Just a quarter cup of regular (full-fat) canned coconut milk rings in at 2 grams of net carbs, 12 grams of fat, and less than a gram of protein. Do the math: that’s 8 grams of net carbs in a cup. For the amount you’d eat in a beef red curry or butter chicken, that’s NBD. But regularly drinking it adds up just like regular milk, and the sheer amount of fat it contains could cause digestive distress, adds Kubal.

Are there non-dairy milks to avoid on keto?

Milks that are made with traditional carb-rich foods, like rice or oat milk, are no-gos. “With these, you’re better off having dairy milk,” says Kubal. Case in point: One cup of rice milk has 21 grams of net carbs; a cup of oat milk has 14 grams of net carbs.

Soy milk falls into a gray area. One cup has just 1 gram of net carbs, and it has comparable protein and fat content to cow’s milk. However, many keto followers choose not to incorporate soy into their diet because of concerns over its phytoestrogen content, says Kubal. “If you’re going to use a little bit for your coffee, I have no problem with it, but drinking glasses of it a day is probably not a good idea,” she says. (It should be noted that other experts say that soy milk is generally safe to drink, and likely will not affect the hormones of healthy adults.)

Should I even bother with alt-milks on a keto diet?

It’s not a must, Kubal says. “There’s not a lot of nutritional benefit to these milks at all,” says Kubal. “Alternative, non-dairy milks have a place, but look for food with more nutritional value. It will always be better than watered down almonds or coconuts,” she says. Milks, whether it’s dairy or non-dairy, still have carbs, and she recommends maximizing your carb quota by putting it toward food like veggies. “Nutrients should always come before macros,” she says. But if you just can’t drink coffee (or eat your keto cereal) in the morning without it, pour away.

Here’s why experts say women might struggle with success on the keto diet. Also, banana milk is apparently a thing now?

This low carb green smoothie tastes great and provides healthy fats, lots of protein and necessary fiber, all in one glass. Better yet, the recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes!

Can you have greens on keto?

Green vegetables will be an important part of your diet, no matter which you choose. Keto, Whole30, low-carb and more feature greens as a centerpiece.

Vegetables do have some carbs, but they are so low you can easily maintain a diet of under 50 grams per day with a diet packed with fresh vegetables.

This low-carb green smoothie recipe is a quick and easy way to get all of those healthy greens into your meal plan.

The avocado provides a lot of healthy fats and the leafy green spinach has a serving of fiber.

Will low carb green smoothies spike my blood sugar?

Many ingredients suggested for smoothies, like fruits, have a high glycemic index. This means they will spike your blood sugar and insulin levels almost immediately. This is the exact opposite of what you are striving for on a low-carb diet.

The best way to reduce this effect is to add a mixture of protein, fiber, and fat to the green smoothie. The combination of protein powder and the healthy fats in avocados makes this green smoothie recipe low carb and easy on your blood sugar. But if you want you can always add some berries in your smoothies. This low carb raspberry smoothie is AMAZING!

In addition, I prefer coconut milk in my smoothies. Not only does it create the creamiest smoothie ever, but it adds more healthy fats and is very low in carbs. And less but not least, you can add some keto chocolate in your smoothies too. It’s so good. Take a look at this Keto Chocolate Smoothie I made few weeks ago.

Are protein smoothies good for weight loss?

Protein is absolutely necessary, whether you are trying to lose weight or not. But when you are being conscious of your eating habits, it becomes even more important.

Getting enough protein will increase your metabolism and reduce your appetite. As a result, it encourages your body to burn excess fat.

Smoothies are an easy way to add more protein to your daily diet. An extra spoonful of protein powder in this green smoothie recipe bumps up the nutrition and will leave you feeling full for a long time.

What’s good in a low carb green smoothie?

I love this healthy green smoothie recipe just the way it is, but here are some other low carb ingredients you may want to add to your green protein smoothie.

  • Kale
  • Microgreens
  • Almond milk
  • Flax seed
  • Chia seed
  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Nut butter
  • Flavored extracts, such as mint, vanilla, or almond
  • Peanut butter powder

How do you keep a green smoothie fresh?

The best time to consume this smoothie is directly after making it. Everything is still fresh, cold, and well combined.

However, if you want to drink it later, a protein green smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Store it in an airtight container, not your blender. Fill the container to the very top to keep any air out. Otherwise, the smoothie can pick up odors from nearby foods.

Below is the list of my favorite protein powders:

  • Atkins Gluten Free Protein Powder – This one is my favorite. The best is great and it’s keto friendly.
  • Vega Sport Premium Protein – This one is dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian too. However this is not keto friendly.
  • Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla – This is vegan too and there is no soy. The flavour is good too. This is not keto friendly.

If you enjoy this green smoothie recipe, you may like these other green smoothie recipes:

  • Mango Green Smoothie
  • Peach Green Smoothie Recipe
  • Pineapple Green Smoothie
  • Pomegranate Green Smoothie
  • Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

Low-Carb Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 People Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins This low carb green smoothie tastes great and provides healthy fats, lots of protein and necessary fiber, all in one glass. Better yet, the recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes! 4.06 from 17 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado — peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of sugar-free vanilla protein powder — I really recommend this one (t’s my favorite and tastes really good)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder — I really love and highly recommend this one from PB2.
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree for about 30 seconds.
  2. Taste to adjust flavor and serve immediately.

Course: Breakfast, Snack Time Cuisine: American Keyword: avocado, Green Smoothie, Spinach All text and images © Olivia Ribas / Primavera Kitchen.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/2) — Calories: 168, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 84mg, Potassium: 480mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 6g

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Low Carb Green Smoothie (Tastes Like a Milkshake!)

Kick-off your mornings with a low carb green smoothie!

If you’re searching for quick, healthy recipes, look no more! Whether it’s for low carb breakfast or on-the-go snacks, low carb smoothies are delicious and take only 5 minutes to make!

In my low carb recipes, I like to use a few simple swaps that can make a big difference in a low carb lifestyle. For example, instead of using bananas, I use avocados, which have less than half the amount of carbs while still adding incredible texture and flavor to the smoothie.

Let me show you just how easy this treat is to throw together!

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Why It’s Great! Recipe Notes Recipe Variations

What I Love About This Low Carb Green Smoothie

What’s not to love?! Full of creamy goodness and body-loving nutrients, low carb green smoothies are:

  • An easy way to get an extra servings of veggies
  • Filling, so you won’t be hungry throughout the day
  • Convenient to meal prep
  • Super quick to blend and go!

Healthy Smoothies Recipe Notes

With only 5 minutes needed to prep and blend the ingredients, this recipe is a life-saver for busy days. Healthy smoothies are also customizable which helps keep them exciting!

Low Carb Smoothie Ingredient Notes

My low carb green smoothie calls for some basic ingredient substitutions from a typical smoothie recipe. The small changes make a world of difference in carb content, while still providing all the health benefits you want from a green smoothie!

Bananas are commonly used in smoothies for their sweetness and texture. I like to replace them with avocados because they add the same wonderful creaminess while reducing the carb content by more than half!

For milk, you can use low carb milk of your choice. I like unsweetened almond milk because it has a slightly nutty flavor without being overpowering. You can use a little less or more than called for in the recipe if you want to change the thickness of your smoothie.

Protein powder is key to my low carb green smoothie! It’ll give you the needed protein to keep you satiated. However, make sure you’re using a powder that you like the taste of — a yucky tasting powder will make a yucky tasting smoothie.

The mint is a touch I add because it adds a refreshing twist to the smoothie.

Tools To Make

You’ll need a blender to mix your ingredients. That’s it!

Storing Tips

A smoothie can be kept in the fridge for a few days, but it best served immediately. Just make sure you shake it up before drinking!

Can You Freeze This?

Yes!

When I’m preparing for a busy week (or if I’m feeling too lazy to clean my blender throughout the week), I’ll double the recipe and freeze it for a week’s worth of smoothies.

I freeze my smoothies by pouring them into mason jars. Personally, I’ve never had a problem with freezing jars. Mine are not freezer safe, but I just make sure to pour 1-inch below the curve of the jar. This prevents the glass from shattering as the frozen liquid expands. Then, I’ll either defrost the smoothie in the fridge overnight or pack it with my lunch and let it unfreeze throughout the day.

If you don’t want to freeze the smoothie whole, you can also…

Meal Prepping Tips

Freeze the ingredients in individual serving sized baggies!

Grab a few airtight bags, throw all the solid ingredients together, then freeze it. When you’re craving a low carb green smoothie, take it out of the freezer and add milk to blend! Voila!

Low Carb Drinks Recipe Variations

You can customize this recipe to suit your needs! With some fruits and toppings, you can switch things up to make low carb drinks even more delicious.

What Kind Of Fruit Can I Add To This For Low Carb Snacks?

Fruits are a great source of vitamins, and they’ll add natural sweetener to your low carb green smoothie. But you’ll have to be mindful of which fruits you use and how much because carb content varies wildly from fruit to fruit. For example, raspberries are a better low carb addition than mangos.

That doesn’t mean high carb fruits like blueberries are off-limits, though! You can still enjoy them in smaller portions.

If you’re craving low carb snacks to satiate your sweet tooth, a low carb strawberry smoothie might be what you need!

How Can I Make This Into Low Carb Meal Replacement Shakes?

I love how convenient this recipe is for a healthy breakfast on the go. Thanks to the avocado and protein powder, the fat and protein in this low carb protein shake will fill you up. You can add low carb peanut butter for additional fat and protein, or 1-2 tablespoons of heavy cream for more fat. (Both of these ingredients will make the smoothie even more filling)

If you want, you can also make a smoothie bowl. I like to put raspberries and coconut flakes in my bowl, which give some nice texture and sweetness. But the toppings can be up to you! Add a handful of fruits or nuts for a yummy low carb breakfast.

What Should I Add To Make These Low Carb Shakes Creamy?

If you love a creamy texture, there’s a couple of things you can do! For a low carb milkshake, experiment with using less milk until you find your perfect consistency.

You can also try a low carb peanut butter smoothie! I’ve already mentioned that using peanut butter is a fantastic way to add protein and fat. But it’s also great for adding extra creaminess thanks to the thick texture of peanut butter!

Low Carb Green Smoothie

Kick-off your mornings with a low carb green smoothie! Whether it’s for breakfast or healthy snacks, low carb smoothies are delicious and take only 5 minutes to make! Pin Recipe Prep Time5 mins Total Time5 mins Servings: 2 Author: Lindsey

  • 1/2 Cup Low Carb Milk
  • 1 Scoop Low Carb Protein Powder Vanilla
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 5-6 Leaves Mint
  • Raspberries optional, if you’re enjoying as a smoothie bowl, increases carb count
  • Coconut Flakes optional, if you’re enjoying as a smoothie bowl
  • Add ingredients to a blender (in the order listed above to prevent the blender from jamming) + blend! If you’d like to eat this as a smoothie bowl, add 2 cups of ice.
  • Add your toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 0.7mg ©Little Pine Low Carb. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media/website/blog is strictly prohibited.

Conclusion

Low carb green smoothies are so easy, and they never get old! They’re good for your health and your tummy.

Let me know in the comments below what you think! Did you try it as a smoothie bowl? What are your favorite toppings?

Many of my readers with diabetes have asked me for low carb green smoothies. So here are 30 delicious green smoothie recipes that have 30 grams of net carbohydrates or less.

The green smoothies on this page are ideal for those who need to limit carbohydrates due to metabolic disorders, such as diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association recommends capping carbohydrate intake between 45-65 grams per meal, depending on activity level and how well your diabetes is managed. You may need fewer than 45 grams of carbohydrates, or you might be able to handle more. Be sure to work with your doctor to determine how many grams of carbohydrates you should consume per meal.

If you do not have diabetes, it is not necessary to restrict yourself to low-carb green smoothies if your goal is to lose weight. The carbohydrates in fresh fruits and vegetables do not cause weight gain. Whole food carbohydrates do not lead to health problems and obesity risk that refined, calorie-dense sources of carbs (pasta, cookies, donuts, soda/pop) do.

Any of the green smoothie recipes on my website are suitable for weight loss (but may not be suitable if you have diabetes).

The recipes on this page are not meal replacements. Drink them as a snack, or eat a low-carb mini-meal after an hour of drinking the smoothie.

Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs

I have included the macro-nutrient information for each one of the recipes on this page, including total carbohydrates, fiber, and net carbohydrates.

While fiber is a carbohydrate, it has no metabolic effect (it does not raise your blood sugar levels). Therefore, I have deducted the fiber from the total carbohydrates to give you net carbohydrates. All of the recipes on this page have fewer than 30 grams net carbohydrates.

How To Make These Green Smoothies

Start by adding the liquid, then the soft fruit. Add the leafy greens last (1 cup of spinach equals 30 grams, but I just toss in a handful). You may need to pulse a few times before you blend on high for 30-50 seconds (depending on your blender – see my blender recommendations).

If you are using a NutriBullet or Nutri NINJA personal blender, reverse this order. Add greens to the cup first, with soft fruit last and then add liquid. Screw on the blade base, then flip over and place on the blender.

To boost protein content, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I use NutriBiotic brand vegan rice protein

, which adds 12 grams of protein and a little over 1 gram of net carbs.

Substitutions: Most plant milks (soy, almond, coconut, hemp, oat, etc…) can be used interchangeably, but check the carton for net carbohydrate info. You can also use water or coconut water. Avoid using fruit juices.

Any leafy green can be used, and will have negligible effect on net carb amounts.

If you’d rather use a whole banana instead of a half banana (in the recipes that call for it), add 12 grams of net carbs, which still will put you under the ADA recommended minimum of 45 carbs per meal for those with diabetes.

30 Green Smoothie Recipes Under 30 Carbs

1 – Bananaberry Oat

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/4 cup rolled oats (raw)
– 1/2 cup raspberries
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 209 – Protein: 6.5g – Fat: 5.3g – Carbs: 28.9 – Fiber: 9.3g – Net Carbs: 19.6g

2 – Summertime Refresh

– 1 peach, pitted
– 1 cup strawberries (whole)
– 1 and 1/2 cups kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 165 – Protein: 5g – Fat: 4.1g – Carbs: 32.1g – Fiber: 7.1g – Net Carbs: 24.9g

3 – Low-Carb Chocolate

– 1 banana, peeled
– 1/4 avocado
– 1 tablespoon cacao powder

– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 262 – Protein: 6.5g – Fat: 11.6g – Carbs: 39.2 – Fiber: 10.1 – Net Carbs: 29.1g

4 – Apple-Cinnamon

– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 8 ounces water (or unsweetened almond milk)

Calories: 127 – Protein: 2.3g – Fat: 0.6g – Carbs: 32.6g – Fiber: 6.6g – Net Carbs: 26g

5 – Strawberry-Fig

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 2 fresh figs (NOT dried figs)
– 4 medium strawberries
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 180 – Protein: 4.6g – Fat: 4g – Carbs: 36.9g – Fiber: 6.9g – Net Carbs: 30g

6 – Apple-Avocado

– 1 medium apple, cored
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 269 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 15.3g – Carbs: 35.9g – Fiber: 12.4g – Net Carbs: 23.5g

7 – Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

– 1 pear, cored
– 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
– 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder

– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 262.5 – Protein: 7.8g – Fat: 12.1g – Carbs: 36.9g – Fiber: 9.2g – Net Carbs: 27.7g

8 – Strawberry-Mango Ginger

– 1/2 mango, peeled and pitted
– 6 medium strawberries
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw kale
– 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ginger (to taste)
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 177.5 – Protein: 4.3g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 35.6g – Fiber: 5.9g – Net Carbs: 29.7g

9 – Tropical Fusion (Papaya-Strawberry)

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 cup papaya
– 8 medium strawberries
– 2 cups raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 169 – Protein: 4.3g – Fat: 4g – Carbs: 33.7 – Fiber: 6.6 – Net Carbs: 27.1g

10 – The Basic (Banana-Spinach)

– 1 banana, peeled
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 118.8 – Protein: 3g – Fat: 0.62g – Carbs: 29.1g – Fiber: 4.4g – Net Carbs: 24.7g

11 – Tropical Oat

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
– 1/4 cup rolled oats (raw)
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185 – Protein: 5.2g – Fat: 4.4g – Carbs: 35.7g – Fiber: 5.7g – Net Carbs: 30g

12 – Boosted OJ

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 medium orange, peeled and deseeded
– 1 cup raw kale
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 8 ounces water (or try coconut water)

Calories: 138.8 – Protein: 3.5g – Fat: 0.71g – Carbs: 34.1g – Fiber: 6g – Net Carbs: 28.2g

13 – Summertime Blend

– 1 large peach, pitted
– 4 medium strawberries
– 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 oz water (or use unsweetened almond milk – will add 1.2g net carbs)

Calories: 137.3 – Protein: 3.6g – Fat: 0.93g – Carbs: 32.3 – Fiber: 8g – Net Carbs: 24.3g

14 – Pineapple-Orange

– 1 orange, peeled
– 2/3 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
– 1 cup raw kale
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 143.8 – Protein: 3.1g – Fat: 0.63g – Carbs: 35.6g – Fiber: 6.5g – Net Carbs: 29.2g

15 – Super Veggie (No Fruit)

– 1 medium zucchini
– 1 medium tomato
– 1 stalk celery
– 1 tiny sliver of raw red onion
– 1/2 clove garlic
– 1-2 sprigs fresh dill (or use a few dashes of dried dill)
– Dash of sea salt and black pepper (or cayenne)
– 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups water (add hot water for a warm blended soup)

Special Instructions: Blend this thoroughly for at least 60 seconds to make it smooth. If you have a Vitamix or Blendtec blender, use the “Soups” button.

Calories: 65.4 – Protein: 3.9g – Fat: 0.95g – Carbs: 13g – Fiber: 4.2g – Net Carbs: 8.8g

16 – VeggieBerry

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 zucchini
– 1/2 cucumber
– 10 raspberries
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 133 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 3.7g – Carbs: 24.9g – Fiber: 5.1g – Net Carbs: 19.8g

17 – Kiwi-Apricot

– 4 apricots (pit removed)
– 1 kiwifruit
– 1/4 cucumber
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 169.8 – Protein: 5.8g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 32.2g – Fiber – 7g – Net Carbs: 25.2g

18 – Sweet Grapefruit

– 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeds removed
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 4 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 131.7 – Protein: 3.1g – Fat: 1.93g – Carbs: 29.2g – Fiber: 4.6g – Net Carbs: 24.6g

19 – Cherry-Apple w/ Cinnamon

– 8 cherries, pitted
– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (raw)
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185.8 – Protein: 4.4g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 37g – Fiber: 7.2g – Net Carbs: 29.8g

20 – Cherry Sunrise

– 6 cherries, pitted
– 1 peach, pitted
– 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185.8 – Protein: 5.6g – Fat: 4.5g – Carbs: 35.7g – Fiber: 6.8g – Net Carbs: 28.9g

21 – Apple-Carrot-Ginger

– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1 medium carrot, chopped
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (Use coconut milk beverage from carton, not canned)

Calories: 190 – Protein: 2.9g – Fat: 7.9g – Carbs: 31.1g – Fiber: 7.3g – Net Carbs: 23.4g

22 – Blueberry-Cinnamon

– 1 cup blueberries
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 1/4 avocado, pitted
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 221.7 – Protein: 5.2g – Fat: 5.2g – Carbs: 31.2g – Fiber: 9.7g – Net Carbs: 21.5g

23 – Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

– 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
– 1 stalk celery
– 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw kale, chopped
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 199.6 – Protein: 5.8g – Fat: 7.1g – Carbs: 31.8g – Fiber: 7.4g – Net Carbs: 24.4g

24 – Kiwi-Mint

– 1/4 avocado, peeled
– 5 fresh mint leaves
– 2 kiwifruit, ends removed
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 219.6 – Protein: 5.1g – Fat: 11.2g – Carbs: 29.8g – Fiber: 11.6g – Net Carbs: 18.2g

25 – Black & Blue Smoothie

– 1/2 cup blueberries
– 1/2 cup blackberries
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 227 – Protein: 6.8g – Fat: 7.1g – Carbs: 39.7g – Fiber: 12.6g – Net Carbs: 27g

26 – Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

– 5 medium strawberries
– 1/4 lemon, peeled and deseeded
– 1 frozen banana, peeled
– 2 medium collard leaves, stems removed
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 177.5 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 3.9g – Carbs: 36.6g – Fiber: 6.8g – Net Carbs: 29.9g

27 – Pineapple-Papaya

– 1/2 cup papaya, cubed
– 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
– 1/2 medium banana, peeled
– 1 stalk of celery, chopped
– 1/2 cup of fresh Italian parsley (flat leaf)
– 8 ounces water (or coconut water – check carbohydrate info on nutrition facts label)

Calories: 142.2 – Protein: 2.6g – Fat: 0.79 – Carbs: 35.2g – Fiber: 5.6g – Net Carbs: 29.7g

28 – Blackberry-Apple

– 1/2 medium apple, cored
– 1/2 cup blackberries
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces of coconut water

Calories: 180.8 – Protein: 5.3g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 34g – Fiber: 12.6g – Net Carbs: 21.3g

29 – Beachside Bliss (Coconut-Lime w/ Mango)

– 1/3 cup mango, peeled and pitted
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (carton beverage, not canned)

Calories: 162.2 – Protein: 2.2g – Fat: 5.1g – Carbs: 31g – Fiber: 3.3g – Net Carbs: 27.8g

30 – Peachy-Berry w/ Coconut

– 1 peach, pitted
– 10 strawberries
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (carton beverage, not canned)

Calories: 181.4 – Protein: 4.4g – Fat: 5.5g – Carbs: 34.2g – Fiber: 6.6g – Net Carbs: 27.6g

More Green Smoothie Recipes For Diabetes

Here’s a page of green smoothie recipes submitted by readers with type-2 diabetes.

Green Smoothies For Weight Loss

1) Here’s an overview on how to lose weight with green smoothies and whole foods.

2) How To Make a Green Smoothie For Weight Loss.

3) Are Green Smoothies Making You Fat?

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This is a reference for all of the low carb and keto smoothies you could ever imagine making!

I have been obsessed with my morning low carb smoothie here lately! I like to practice a little IF (Intermitted Fasting), so I normally just have coffee in the morning and then around 10 or 11 I will make one of my low Carb Smoothies.

The thing with most smoothies is they are huge sugar bombs…am I right? A perfect example is this Apple n Greens Smoothie from Jamba Juice. A small(12oz) has 56 net carbs and 45 grams of sugar…OMG! A SMALL! THAT IS MORE SUGAR THAN A 12 OZ CAN OF COKE!

So I have scoured the inter-webs for all of the essential ingredients of a Keto Smoothie! I would recommend picking one from each category to make the perfect low carb smoothie!

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How to make Low Carb Smoothies:

  • FRUIT

You really want to keep the fruit to a minimum, obviously. I stick to berries like a few frozen strawberries or blueberries. These just add a touch of sweetness.

  • GREENS

Spinach, kale, arugula, parsley, romaine, celery, etc. My favorites are frozen chopped spinach or kale. I like to add a lot of greens to my low carb smoothies…at least half a cup! Have you tried frozen okra in your smoothie? I have been adding that lately and you cannot taste it at all! I have been reading about okra becoming the next superfood and it has also been shown to help control blood sugar.

  • PROTEIN

Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder. Find one that is sweetened with stevia and is lower in carbs. I actually can’t tolerate Whey protein, so I add a scoop of vanilla pea protein to my low carb smoothies.

  • SUPERFOODS

Chia seeds, flax seed, cacao nibs (use sparingly), spirulina, hemp seeds, matcha, and Acai. My favorites are chia seeds and matcha. You can add these directly into your low carb smoothie and blend them up, or you can sprinkle the hemp hearts, chia seeds, cacao nibs, or flax seeds on top for a little crunch.

A little note about hemp hearts…these little things are amazing! For 3 tablespoons, your looking at zero net carbs, 15g of fat, and 10g of protein!

  • FATS

Coconut oil, Almond butter, natural peanut butter, cashew butter, or avocado. Make sure the nut butters have no added sugar! My favorite to use is almond butter.

  • LIQUID

Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or just plain ol water (my favorite). Make sure the milks are unsweetened, obv!

  • SWEETENER

Stevia, erythritol, monk fruit powder, xylitol (toxic to pets). My favorite is Swerve or liquid stevia! If I have added protein powder to my smoothie then I will reduce or skip the sweetener. It just depends on how sweet your protein powder is and how sweet you like your low carb smoothies!

What else could we need…besides a blender! Here is my favorite blender!

SO HERE IS HOW I MAKE MY LOW CARB SMOOTHIE!

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Low Carb Smoothies – Keto Smoothie (The Essentials!)

A reference for all of the low carb or keto smoothies you could ever imagine making! 5 from 3 votes PIN RECIPE Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack Cuisine: American Keyword: gluten free, recipe for keto smoothie Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 smoothie Calories: 227kcal Author: Jennifer Banz

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach or kale (whatever I have on hand)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp
  • fill the cup with water or Almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  • add all to a blender cup and blend until smooth
  • enjoy!

JENNIFER’S TIPS

Using Water: 245 Calories / 19g fat / 11g carbs / 7g fiber / 8g protein

  • You can find more additions to a low carb smoothie above the recipe card of this post.
  • For any of the other ingredients that I talked about, I would use 1 serving. So if you wanted to add hemp hearts to your smoothie, add 3 tablespoons which is zero net carbs, 13g of fat, and 10g of protein!

NUTRITION

Calories: 227kcal Watch Jennifer cook family friendly keto meals on her Youtube cooking showSTART HERE

Green Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie

Energy, Naturally.

We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for breakfasts that aren’t eggs. More people than we could have ever imagined have egg allergies and breakfast for them can sometimes be limited. That, and most people need a break from eating eggs every morning!

So we decided to take the smoothie route. Not everyone on a low carb diet enjoys smoothies because they are usually fruit based. Not ours! There’s not a single fruit in our green breakfast smoothie… unless you count avocado. Each ingredient lends not only to the gorgeous green smoothie’s color but provides necessary nutrients to kick start your day. Think celery is just a filler vegetable? Think again:

  • Celery: full of calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium. It contains fatty acids and vitamins including vitamin A, C, E, D, B6, B12 and vitamin K as well as thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid and fiber.1
  • Cucumber: with all its vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, it can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet.2
  • Avocado: full of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin E, small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).3
  • Spinach: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, calcium plus several other vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9 and E.4
  • Chia seeds: contain lots of fiber, protein, fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s), calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, they also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.5
  • Coconut oil: where do the benefits stop? Check out our full article on the benefits of coconut oil.
  • Matcha: adds a boost of slow-releasing, steady caffeine and is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins. It also provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium.6

The ingredients together make a powerhouse of a drink and can be whipped together in just a few minutes. Try it out and let us know what you think!

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Green Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie

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Macros per serving:
• 375 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 30g of Protein
• 4g of Net Carbs

  • CourseDrink
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Serves

1 smoothie

Prep Time

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1 smoothie

Prep Time

5 minutes

Green Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie

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Macros per serving:
• 375 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 30g of Protein
• 4g of Net Carbs

  • CourseDrink
  • CuisineAmerican

Serves

1 smoothie

Prep Time

5 minutes

Serves

1 smoothie

Prep Time

5 minutes

Servings: smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 oz spinach
  • 50 grams cucumber
  • 50 grams celery
  • 50 grams avocado
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 scoop Isopure Protein Powder (about 30 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds (to garnish)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Into a blender or Nutribullet, add your almond milk and spinach. Blend for a second to break down the spinach to make room for the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend for about a minute until creamy.
  3. You can add a teaspoon of matcha powder for added benefits and a kick of caffeine.
  4. Pour it into a glass and garnish with chia seeds. Enjoy!

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Most smoothies are packed full of high carb ingredients, but with a little creativity, you can still enjoy a nutrient loaded keto smoothie. Perfect for a quick, easy breakfast or post-workout meal! If you’re worried about carbs in smoothies, be sure to read this post and try our keto friendly smoothie recipe!

Keto Smoothies

When it comes to quick and easy meals, it’s hard to beat the almighty smoothie. Throw a few things in a blender, press a button, enjoy. What’s not to love, amirite? When it comes to low carb diets, especially keto, your go-to smoothie recipes probably don’t fit the bill. Most smoothies are packed with sugary, high carb ingredients that are challenging to squeeze within the parameters of an ultra low carb diet like keto (if not downright impossible). Luckily, with a little creativity and nutritional strategy, you can whip up a nutrient-dense keto smoothie that’s just as easy and flavorful as your old faves. Today, I’m going to hook you up with an uh-mazing keto smoothie recipe and teach you how to develop one of your own. Cool? Cool.

Can I drink smoothies on keto?

Yes, you can drink smoothies on keto!

What ingredients do I need for a keto smoothie recipe?

The driving factor behind nutritional ketosis is carbohydrate restriction. That means the key to making a keto smoothie is choosing low carb ingredients.

This can include low sugar keto fruits, such as berries and avocado. Swapping out juices for water or nut milk. Opting for some fibrous green veggies in lieu of mangos and bananas. Using fewer ingredients overall or simply smaller quantities will also reduce the carb count.

Here are some keto compatible options to consider:

Liquids:

  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Macadamia nut milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Water

Fruits:

  • Avocado
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cucumbers (It’s a fruit, I swear! 😜)
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Blueberries

Check out our keto fruits list for more ideas!

Vegetables:

  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Swiss Chard
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Zucchini

Check out our keto vegetables list for more ideas!

Nuts Butters:

  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Macadamia butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Pistachio butter

Miscellaneous:

  • Ice (naturally!)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Cacao
  • Low carb sweeteners, such as monkfruit or erythritol
  • Whey protein isolate (excellent for increasing satiety)
  • Other protein powders
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Extracts
  • MCT oil or powder

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Side note: Let me know in the comments below if I’m missing your favorite low carb smoothie ingredient and I’ll add it to the list above. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Carbs in Smoothies: Why are the total carbs on my keto smoothie so high?

Yes, fiber is technically a carb. But unlike it’s best buds starch and sugar, fiber is largely unabsorbed by the human body. That means when we eat most fibers, it’s not directly impacting our metabolism or influencing ketosis. If we’re reducing carbs to reach nutritional ketosis and/or fat adaptation, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to nix fiber because you’re bogged down in semantics. Does it?

This is where the idea of net carbs comes into play.

Net carbs = Total Carbs – Fiber

Net carbs will give you an approximation of the carbs that will impact your metabolism, and in turn, ketosis. If you’re worried about high total carbs, take a peek at the fiber content to see how it balances out. If you’re using relatively low carb ingredients, like fibrous, non-starchy veggies and low sugar fruits, you’ll be just fine. And your friendly gut bacteria will thank you for it!

Many people will automatically stop drinking keto smoothies due to the high total carbs in smoothies. Don’t worry so much about carbs in smoothies when the majority of carbs are coming from fiber.

What’s the best time to drink smoothies?

Maybe it’s because I’m always flying out the door with little time to cook or perhaps the loud buzz of the blender grinding me out of my sleep stupor, but I’m partial to keto smoothies for breakfast.

Smoothies are also great for pre-workout or post-workout! Perfect for a meal that’s not too heavy if you need something in your stomach before you hit the gym. Or after the gym, load it up with some whey protein or Greek yogurt to help your recovery. If you’re someone who works out a lot and incorporate strategic carb intake around your physical activity (e.g., TKD), smoothies are also an excellent way to deliver those quick digesting carbs for energy and performance.

TLDR; Smoothies rule. Keto smoothies are just as easy, delicious, and nutritious as their high carb counterparts. Here’s a recipe!

Tools to Make Recipe

Blender – A blender is all you need to whip up a smoothie with ease. You can use a stand blender for larger batches, or even a hand-held immersion blender for single servings.

Keto Smoothie Recipe

This keto smoothie recipe is easy, nutritious, and delicious–what’s not to love?! Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack Special Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Servings: 2 Calories: 302kcal Author: Tasha Metcalf

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut milk beverage unsweetened (or preferred milk substitute)
  • 1 cup spinach or dark leafy greens of choice
  • 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 scoops whey protein isolate low carb, unflavored or flavor of choice, optional
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • monkfruit erythritol sweetener blend optional, to taste (or sweetener of choice)
  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Pulse ice crush setting until solid ingredients begin to breakdown. Change to purée setting until all ingredients are smoothly blended.
  • Divide into individual serving sizes (~240 g) to serve.
  • Leftover mixture can be frozen in silicone molds and thawed for later use. Or freeze in popsicle molds for nutrient-dense popsicles!

Net carbs per serving = 7.25g for more detailed nutrition information. And remember, the beauty of keto smoothies is how versatile they can be. Feel free to get creative and tweak the ingredients in the recipe above to suit your personal taste! Serving: 241g | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 87.8mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 9.12g | Sugar: 6g Tried this recipe?Mention @KETOGASM or tag #ketogasm!

If you have been craving a cold, creamy drink, but don’t want to go out of ketosis, this is the place for you! Here are 50 keto smoothie recipes that are sure to satisfy your craving!

Why drink smoothies?

Smoothies are one of the most versatile drinks! They make a great easy and on-the-go snack or meal that will actually fill you up if you use the right ingredients!

You can enjoy a cold, creamy smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for a snack! With these keto smoothie recipes on-hand, you will never get sick of your one go-to smoothie because now you have 50 different options!

Why you need these keto smoothie recipes and what makes them good for you

Most smoothies are made with high-sugar fruits and sweetened yogurt, which makes it difficult to find a good smoothie recipe when you are on the keto diet! These 50 smoothie recipes are all low-carb and contain a good amount of fat to keep you in ketosis!

Many of these smoothie recipes use avocado, which helps to make the smoothie thick and creamy. Others use nut butter or seed butter (like SunButter), which also thickens the smoothie. Other ingredients that make many of these smoothies complete is low-carb fruits and vegetables, such as berries, cucumbers, and spinach.

You may be wondering…how are these smoothies sweet? When you crave a smoothie, you are probably craving a cold, creamy, and SWEET drink! Since fruit is not the base of many keto smoothie recipes, natural, zero calorie sweeteners are used such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

So now all you need is a few of these ingredients and a blender and you will be a keto smoothie making machine!

1) Keto Green Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF REAL BALANCED

2) Chocolate Fat Bomb Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF REAL BALANCED

This Chocolate Fat Bomb Smoothie recipe is so delicious!

3) Keto Golden Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF REAL BALANCED

This delicious keto golden smoothie was created to be totally suitable for a low-carb diet!

4) Keto Mocha Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF Real Balanced

This is the TASTIEST keto mocha smoothie! If you like chocolate and coffee, you are going to LOVE this for an energizing and low-carb breakfast. The best part? It’s ready to serve in just FIVE minutes!

5) Keto Flu Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF HOW TO THIS AND THAT

If you are just starting the keto diet, make this smoothie to cure your keto flu symptoms!

6) Keto Milkshake Smoothie with Raspberries

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF SAVORY TOOTH

This smoothie is soooo creamy, delicious and low carb protein shake!

7) Keto Coffee Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF FORGET SUGAR FRIDAY

Bored with your morning coffee? Try this Keto Coffee Smoothie!

8) Frosted Vanilla Blackberry Lemonade

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF MAMA SHIRE

After a hot summer day, this Frosted Vanilla Blackberry Lemonade will be calling your name!

9) Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF WHOLESOME YUM

Peanut butter cup in smoothie form? YUM!

10) Salted Caramel Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF FORGET SUGAR FRIDAY

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?

11) Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF BLOGLOVIN’

This smoothie tastes like fall in a cup!

12) Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT FOOD

Your kids will love this antioxidant packed smoothie!

13) Vanilla Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF KETODIET APP

This sweet and creamy smoothie can be adapted to fit any diet!

14) Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF LOW CARB YUM

Kickstart your day with this fruity, low-carb smoothie!

15) Keto Chow Shamrock Shake

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF HEY KETO MAMA

Just like McDonald’s, but keto!

16) McKeto Strawberry Milkshake

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF RULED.ME

You won’t miss out on sugar-filled strawberry milkshakes with this recipe!

17) Vanilla Almond Keto Protein Shake

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF YURI ELKAIM

This recipe uses avocado to make a thick and creamy smoothie!

18) Blueberry Galaxy Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF FAT FOR WEIGHTLOSS

This smoothie tastes just a good as it looks!

19) Fruit-Free, Low-Carb Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF THE HAPPY HEALTHY FREAK

Many fruits are high in carbs…so this one is made without any!

20) Keto Tropical Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF RULED.ME

You can enjoy the flavors of summer any time of the year with this tropical smoothie!

21) Keto Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF LOW CARB MAVEN

This smoothie is super healthy and makes a refreshing breakfast or snack!

22) Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF PALEO FLOURISH

Coconut makes this smoothie rich and creamy!

23) Keto Chocolate Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF ELANA’S PANTRY

You can’t deny a big glass of chocolatey goodness!

24) Green Keto Smoothie Recipe with Avocado and Mint

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF LOW CARB YUM

This minty smoothie is super refreshing and great for hot days!

25) Strawberry Avocado Keto Smoothie Recipe with Almond Milk

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF WHOLESOME YUM

With only 4 ingredients, this smoothie makes an easy breakfast for busy mornings!

26) Blueberry Protein Power Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF STEP AWAY FROM THE CARBS

This smoothie will keep you full and energized for hours!

27) Low-Carb 5 Minute Mocha Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF SIMPLY SO HEALTHY

Chocolate, coffee, AND in only 5 minutes? This is a dream come true!

28) Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF LOW CARB YUM

If you love matcha, you GOTTA try this smoothie!

29) Clean & Green Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF NAOMI WHITTEL

This healthy smoothie will help your body run efficiently on a keto diet!

30) No Guilt Chai Tea Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF JUICIN’ MAMA

You don’t have to feel guilty after drink this chai tea smoothie!

31) Mint Coco Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF MTHR NUTRITION

You would never guess that this smoothie is filled with hidden veggies!

32) Strawberry Protein Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF STRONGR FASTR

This fruity smoothie is a perfect drink to add to your morning routine!

33) Low-Carb Blueberry Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF DIET DOCTOR

This smoothie is bursting with flavor and sweetness!

34) Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF I BREATH I’M HUNGRY

WOAH! Now, this sounds delish!

35) Low Carb Acai Almond Butter Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF PERFECT KETO

This smoothie is a great snack for after a tough workout!

36) Matcha Keto Smoothie Bowl

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF THE KETO SUMMIT

Smoothie bowls are all the hype right now so why not try this keto version!?!

37) Low Carb Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF PEACE, LOVE, AND LOW CARB

This smoothie will bring back childhood memories!

38) Keto Green Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF Real Balanced

This Keto Green Smoothie is packed with energizing superfood ingredients to keep you full and focused throughout your day!

39) Keto Smoothie Recipe with Chocolate

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF HOMEMADE FOR ELLE

This smoothie will have you thinking you are drinking a milkshake!

40) Breakfast Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF BROKE FOODIES

There’s nothing like a chocolate smoothie to start your day!

41) Keto Chocolate Berry Truffle Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF THE KETO QUEENS

If you are looking for a thick and fruity smoothie, look no further!

42) Keto Peanut Butter Shake

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF TASTEFUL KETO

When you are craving a sweet treat, try this Keto Peanut Butter Shake!

43) Keto Chocolate Raspberry Spinach Green Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF KETOVALE

If you like chocolate covered strawberries, you will love this fruity, chocolaty smoothie!

44) Keto Green Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF GREEN HEALTHY COOKING

This smoothie gets its unique flavor from ginger, lemon, and cilantro!

45) Strawberry Mint Keto Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF HEADBANGER’S KITCHEN

This smoothie is refreshing to the max!

46) Cinnamon Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF PALEO FLOURISH

Cinnamon AND Chocolate!?! I’m drooling!

47) Keto Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF THE KETO SUMMIT

I can already feel the cold, refreshing drink in my mouth!

48) Micronutrient Greens Matcha Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF PERFECT KETO

This smoothie is bursting with flavor…and color!

49) Chocolate Covered Macadamia Creemie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF NAOMI WHITTEL

Creemie is the perfect word to describe this yummy drink!

50) Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

PHOTO & RECIPE COURTESY OF LOW CARB YUM

Strawberry and avocado might seem like an odd combination, but trust me…it’s delicious!

Did we miss any of your favorite keto smoothie recipes in this roundup? Share your all-time go-to smoothie recipe below and let me know why!

Ultra refreshing, thick, creamy and absolutely delicious, this instant paleo and keto chocolate milkshake totally tastes like ice cream! i.e. it’s bound to have you swooning!

Note: this recipe was first published on April 5th 2018, but has since been updated to provide more deets ‘n tricks!

(Instant!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake

Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake

An Instant Keto Treat!

If you’re in need of a speedy (or even instant!) keto treat (or summer breakfast!), this chocolate shake is it. Much like our much loved keto shamrock shake, this chocolate version is bound to have you swooning.

Using a high-speed blender here (think bullets) will ensure ultra creamy and smooth results. Just be sure to blend all the ingredients very well before you add the ice!

p.s. Dave Asprey gets full credit for introducing us all to the wonderful concoction that is ‘Bulletproof’. Worth checking out his site for more info and solid products (not sponsored in any way).

(Instant!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake

The Add-Ins

This low carb chocolate milkshake is very adaptable to your tastebuds and needs. Starting with the chocolate, we love to use a great quality cacao powder here for maximum nutritional benefits (think organic and from criollo beans).

Feel free to add anything from chia seeds for extra fiber (I sure do!), collagen peptides, MCT oil, hemp hearts, and pink Himalayan or flakey sea salt (seriously don’t skip, amps up the flavor a bunch!).

What do you guys add to your morning shakes?!

(Instant!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake

Looking for more keto fresh treats?! Our (no-churn!) keto ice cream master recipe is the place to start!

(Instant!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Ice Cream Cuisine: American Keyword: instant milkshake, keto chocolate milkshake, keto milkshake, paleo chocolate milkshake Prep Time: 5 minutes Servings: 1 Calories: 303 kcal

Ultra refreshing, thick, creamy and absolutely delicious, this instant paleo and keto chocolate milkshake totally tastes like ice cream! i.e. it’s bound to have you swooning!

  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch pink Himalayan salt or salt of choice
  • 2-4 tablespoons erythritol or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice as needed
  • water as needed

Optional add-ins

  • chia seeds ground (you’ll need to add more water)
  • MCT oil
  • hemp hearts
  • collagen peptides
  • mint extract or extract of choice
  1. Add coconut milk, avocado, cacao powder, vanilla extract, salt, sweetener and add-ins of choice to a blender (bullets work amazing here!). Blend until creamy smooth, using a little water as needed.

  2. Add in ice and blend until thick and creamy. Do not over-blend, or you’ll lose thickness and coldness. Enjoy right away!

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated using 50g of avocado (about half a medium one).

Enjoy and always be sure to read your labels!

Nutrition Facts (Instant!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Milkshake Amount Per Serving Calories 303 Calories from Fat 279 % Daily Value* Fat 31g48% Saturated Fat 22g110% Sodium 18mg1% Potassium 491mg14% Carbohydrates 10.75g4% Fiber 5.5g22% Protein 3g6% Vitamin A 75IU2% Vitamin C 6.1mg7% Calcium 26mg3% Iron 4mg22% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This strawberry avocado smoothie recipe with almond milk is creamy, satisfying, nourishing and just plain delicious! And, it only has 4 ingredients. Now, I know what you’re thinking here. You love the idea of a keto smoothie for breakfast, but would a strawberry avocado smoothie be good?

Truth be told, I’m not really a “smoothie person”. Don’t get me wrong – many of them are absolutely delicious. It’s just that they are typically filled with sugar and easy to over-indulge on. Even the ones with no added sugar frequently have more sugar-y fruit than I’m used to. More often than not, I much prefer to eat my calories, versus drink them.

All that being said, when it gets super hot in the summertime, few things can beat an ice cold low carb strawberry avocado smoothie!

I’m here to tell you, you’ve got to try it! You’re welcome. This avocado smoothie recipe is so simple and tasty that it’s about to become your go-to keto smoothie recipe! It’s so easy, you’re not going to believe it.

When you want something cool and refreshing, 4-ingredient low carb ice cream is a no-brainer. And 3-ingredient raspberry ice cream? Oh, yeah, mmm mmm good.

But now? Now it’s time to add this Strawberry Avocado Smoothie to the top of your list, friends.

Choosing Berries For A Keto Smoothie

First things first. How do you go about choosing berries for a keto smoothie? Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are all great options for your keto smoothie recipes.

If you want more details on ingredients for your keto diet smoothie (or any other part of your keto lifestyle!), you can check out this detailed list of low carb keto foods. You’ll get specific carb counts and details on other fruits that are low carb and totally great to try in your other keto breakfast smoothies. You can even print it out or save it to your phone so it’s always handy (how cool is that?).

As I said, there are a few low carb options for a keto smoothie. But for this particular keto smoothie with almond milk, you want to use strawberries.

Strawberries are not only delicious, but they are sweeter than other berries so you will use less sweetener. Plus, a strawberry avocado smoothie just works. You’ll see.

The Best Avocado Smoothie Recipe

There are many avocado smoothie recipes out there, but I’m partial to this one. It’s creamy, refreshing, a powerhouse of nutrition, incredibly easy to make, and yummy. Every avocado smoothie recipe has four basic building blocks: avocado, milk, berries, and sweetener.

Avocado

Avocados are low carb and nutrient dense. They are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals (particularly B vitamins!), and both soluble and insoluble fiber.

In addition to all of the health benefits of this avocado smoothie recipe, the avocado adds a perfect creamy texture that makes it almost like a dessert instead of a keto fruit smoothie. And who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?

Choosing a keto avocado smoothie sets you up for a great day of fat-burning and provides plenty of energizing nutrition. And this avocado smoothie recipe is so easy and delicious, you can just toss it together and get on with your amazing day.

Milk

Every keto smoothie needs liquid, and ideally some kind of milk for that creamy flavor and texture that makes it even more delish.

If you want to make your strawberry avocado smoothie with almond milk, you could make it at home or use the store bought brand I linked on the recipe card below. Here’s my homemade version.

Berries

Now we’re getting to the fun part! It’s time to add some berries to your avocado almond milk smoothie. This is for flavor and sweetness.

Strawberries are among the lowest carb fruit options available, and by far the sweetest on your keto-friendly food list. If you’re going to have an avocado fruit smoothie, strawberries are both a logical and enjoyable choice.

Of course, you could use blueberries or raspberries if you want something more tart, have a sensitivity to strawberries, or just want to shake up your avocado smoothie recipe.

Sweetener

You can use any sweetener you like here, but I highly recommend a powdered sweetener for smooth texture.

Personally, I prefer powdered allulose because it incorporates into the strawberry smoothie so well, tastes like sugar, and doesn’t get gritty. However, erythritol or monk fruit will also work.

Use whatever you have, and adjust it to your taste. You can even omit sweetener altogether if you don’t want it very sweet, and depending on how sweet your strawberries are. A keto strawberry smoothie is already equipped to be sweetly delicious, so it’s all up to you here!

Ingredient Options For A Keto Smoothie

This strawberry avocado smoothie is so good, but did you realize you can customize your keto smoothie?

If you’re not dairy-free or paleo, you can swap out half the almond milk for heavy cream. If you are dairy-free and/or paleo, then use coconut cream. This just takes rich and creamy to a whole new level. Oh yes, think classic milkshake here! And yet… it’s a keto smoothie that helps keep you healthy and slim.

For some added flavor, you can use unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of unflavored.

And you can make it as sweet as you like, too. If you’re keto and paleo, but not worried about carbs, then coconut sugar is a flavorful option to consider. While you don’t have to add sweetener, it’s definitely recommended because you’re using unsweetened almond milk and avocado which aren’t naturally sweet. Check out this natural low carb sweeteners guide & conversion chart to pick your preference for this keto smoothie with avocado.

I do have to say, a keto smoothie is even better with a dollop of sugar-free whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream) on top – and a fresh strawberry for garnish, of course!

How To Make an Avocado Smoothie with Almond Milk

By now you’re convinced that a keto smoothie with avocado is the perfect choice. So how do you make this absolutely delicious strawberry avocado smoothie? It’s so easy (and yummy!), you’re going to want to run right to your kitchen to make one!

Are you ready?

Take your frozen strawberries, your milk of choice, your peeled and pitted avocado, and your sweetener, and drop them into your blender. And blend.

BAM! So easy, right?

Now you’ll be able to have a keto smoothie every day if you want, and know that you’re eating wholesome, yummy foods. In just minutes. Go enjoy your strawberry avocado smoothie… but remember that this avocado smoothie recipe is so versatile that you can always try with other low carb fruits, too!

Tools To Make Keto Strawberry Avocado Smoothie:

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  • Blender – This blender will make the perfect creamy and smooth low carb smoothie.
  • Glasses for serving – These drinking glasses would work great for serving this avocado smoothie.

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Strawberry Avocado Keto Smoothie Recipe with Almond Milk – 4 Ingredients

The best strawberry avocado smoothie recipe needs just 4 INGREDIENTS! You’re going to love this low carb keto smoothie with almond milk. And, it’s ready in a just a few minutes.

Course Breakfast, Drinks Cuisine American Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, smoothie, strawberry, sugar-free, vegetarian Calories 106 kcal Prep Time 2 minutes Total Time 2 minutes Author Maya Krampf from WholesomeYum.com Servings 5 1-cup servings

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  • 1 lb Frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Original Almond Milk (regular or vanilla; see notes*)
  • 1 large Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Powdered allulose (or other powdered sweetener of choice – adjust amount to taste)

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  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender, until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste as needed.

Serving size: 1 cup

  • For a richer, creamier smoothie, swap out half of the almond milk with coconut cream, or heavy cream if you’re not dairy-free.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above. Calories 106 Fat 7g Protein 1g Total Carbs 12g Net Carbs 7g Fiber 5g Sugar 4g

Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

More Low Carb & Keto Support

If you want to know more about how to start a low carb diet, want to substitute sweeteners, need a food list, or need support, check these guides:

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