Quick Low Carb Breakfast Smoothie
Where I live, it is winter right now. It is cold, often snowy and most days are spent inside. The end of winter always has me longing for warmer days. Sure, I love the snow, but there is nothing quite as amazing as a beautiful day when you can sit outside and soak up the sun’s rays while enjoying a nice cold drink. While I can’t exactly change the weather (if you know how, please tell me!), I can make myself a summery keto drink and pretend that summer is closer than it really is.
Smoothies are one of my favorite things to sip on in the summer. I tend to make them for breakfast all the time but they are also a fantastic mid-day treat. Of course, any smoothie I make has to be keto. I have created tons of smoothie recipes that fit into my low-carb lifestyle perfectly. Following a keto smoothie recipe is definitely necessary, too. You’d be surprised by how many carbs are in a “normal” smoothie!
The first key to making a low carb smoothie is to eliminate all that high-carbohydrate fruits. Say bye-bye to bananas (27 carbs in one banana!) and say hello to a more keto-friendly fruit. Strawberries are always my favorite to put in smoothies. Berries, in general, are lower in carbs than most other fruits. Strawberries are naturally low in carbs and also high in fiber. Fruits that are high in fiber pass through the body quickly and fewer carbs are absorbed into the bloodstream. Strawberries are a great example of this. High fiber, low in net carbs (the carbs that are actually absorbed). Great for smoothies!
While strawberries really take the center stage of this smoothie recipe, there are a few other ingredients that should be mentioned as well. Milk is another big player in my perfect keto smoothie. I like to use whole milk for a few reasons. First, I like the taste. I think whole milk is nice and rich. Whole milk is also full of healthy fats which I need on a keto diet. However, if you have a different milk preference, you can definitely swap it out. Almond milk or coconut milk will both work great. Just be sure whatever milk you choose is unsweetened. You don’t want to add sugar to the mix by accident!
Speaking of sugar, I do like to sweeten my smoothie a little bit. I add powdered erythritol to the blender to give the frozen drink just a touch of sweetness. Powdered erythritol works well because it dissolves right into the mix, leaving no gritty texture. You can adjust the sweetener to suit your taste. I do tend to like my smoothies a little on the sweeter side so the 2 Tbsp may be a little much for some people! Just cut it back- easy as that!
To make my keto strawberry smoothie, all you need to do is throw everything into the blender. Turn it on and get ready to enjoy! Add a little more milk to make a thinner smoothie or add more ice for a thicker, slushie. While summer is not quite here, I am still going to enjoy my summer in a glass, keto strawberry smoothie every morning. It reminds me that warm weather is in my future. Give this keto smoothie recipe a try and let me know what you think! Are you ready for warm weather too??
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