There's nothing more refreshing than an ice cold, fruit smoothie. Packed with protein and antioxidants, this Keto Berry Smoothie is the perfect low carb breakfast or afternoon snack.
You can also top it with a dollop of Keto Whipped Cream to create a lush frozen dessert.
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Keto Berry Smoothie Recipe
Whether you need a quick breakfast on the go or a rejuvenating protein filled post-workout snack, this keto berry smoothie will hit the spot.
All you need is 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make it, so it's an ideal way to get essential nutrients into your diet.
When you have a busy schedule and access to an abundance of easy-to-grab processed foods, it can be challenging to make sure you're choosing healthy options.
I love that this smoothie is easy to prepare on days when I don't have time to make a big meal.
What berries can you eat on keto?
There are several varieties of berries that you can have when following a keto diet. Depending on your recommended macronutrient targets, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all keto-friendly.
You'll want to keep the amount of berries you consume low, as the carb level can quickly rise in larger portions.
I recommend using around ¼ cup of berries in your smoothie recipes to keep your carbohydrates within your daily recommended carb intake.
Are blueberries keto?
There are few low carb fruits out there that are keto friendly. Luckily, you can have small amounts of berries without going over your daily carb counts.
A quarter cup of blueberries has just 5 grams of carbs, 20 calories, and 1 gram of fiber.
Are blueberries good for you?
Yes! Not only are blueberries a good option for keto, they also carry lots of healthy benefits.
Blueberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any food item, and they're also a great source of calcium and potassium. Plus, they are anti-inflammatory and are known to lower the risk of heart disease.
How to Make a Keto Berry Smoothie
- Add blueberries, keto friendly protein powder, ice, and almond milk to a blender and pulse for 10-20 seconds.
- Top with more blueberries, keto whipped cream, or hemp hearts for a little added nutrition.
- Serve cold and enjoy!
If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below.
Tips for Making Low Carb Smoothies
You can replace the protein powder with a combination of your favorite low carb sweetener and some vanilla extract. Use a ratio of 1.5 teaspoons to ½ teaspoon vanilla for similar taste results.
Add more ice for a more frozen-style consistency, or less ice for a more juice-like consistency.
You can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
Should I use frozen or fresh blueberries?
You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries to make this low carb berry smoothie.
Frozen blueberries will add more of a frozen texture to your smoothie, whereas fresh blueberries will make it a bit juicier.
Whether you use frozen or fresh berries, your keto berry smoothie with almond milk will have the same amount of nutrients and carbs.
Keto Friendly Milk
Almond milk is my go-to choice for low carb recipes. If you don't want to use almond milk, you could also use cashew milk or hazelnut milk.
If you have a nut allergy, some nut free options include hemp milk and flax milk.
I recommend choosing unsweetened milks to avoid potential extra carbs.
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- 1 cup (8 oz.) unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop keto friendly vanilla protein powder
- If you don't want to use protein powder, add in 1.5 teaspoons of your favorite sugar-free sweetener and ½ teaspoon vanilla.
- Add more or less ice to preference.
- You can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
- ½ cup of blueberries has approximately 40 calories, 10 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 26g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.