How To Make A Delicious Keto Smoothie

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If you are on a keto diet, you may think that smoothies, with their high carb content and sugar levels, may be off-limits. But that’s not true. You can make your own keto smoothie with low-carb ingredients and it can be easy and fun too. So let’s get straight to it.

How To Make A Keto Smoothie?

To make an ideal keto smoothie, you need to have ingredients in hand that are high in protein, low in carbs, and high in fat. Also, they need to have very little sugar. This is the ideal way for the body to get into a ketosis state and burn fat effectively.

Blueberry keto smoothie

Berrylicious Keto Smoothie Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Ingredients Needed For Low-Carb Smoothies

For a delicious regular smoothie, you need frozen bananas or pineapple to get that thick texture and sweet flavor. Also, milk or yogurt is typically used. But to keep the carb content low, here a few suggested pantry items for a keto smoothie.

You may have to experiment to get the right texture and flavors, according to your taste. Just remember that keto smoothies will not be sweet. You can add half a banana or a date, or even stevia if you are missing the sweet taste. But do try it without the sweeteners. The burst of flavors makes it a wonderful, rewarding beverage.

If you like a thick smoothie, add chia seeds and let it sit for ten minutes. It helps thicken the smoothie. Ingredients like peanut butter and almond butter also help give a thicker texture to the smoothie. Also, it helps to chill the fruits in the freezer to get the desired texture. You can also put black coffee or lemon juices in ice cube trays to have on hand to make a chilled smoothie.

Berrylicious Low-Carb Smoothie

Once you have the ingredients on hand, it is very easy to make keto smoothies. Let’s have a look at the recipe below.

Blueberry keto smoothie

Berry Keto Smoothie Recipe

A delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie to start your day on a low-carb note! 
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Course: Breakfast, Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Smoothie, Coconut Berry Smoothie
Appliance: Blender
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup avocado cubes
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp nut butter
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tsp low-carb sweetener optional

Instructions

  • This recipe is fairly flexible. You can use berries of your choice - either strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. We have used blackberries in this recipe. For nut butter, organic, unsweetened almond or peanut butter works best. 
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy your keto smoothie chilled! 
    A flat-lay pic of berry smoothies kept atop a wooden platform along with a bowl of berries

Let us know how you liked the berrylicious keto smoothie in the comments below. Please do feel free to share your tips and suggestions to make different kinds of keto smoothies!

 

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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