What I miss most on a ketogenic lifestyle is the ability to enjoy a fresh-fruit smoothie in the morning. We all know that a keto diet involves decreasing your daily carbs intake. Thus, most of your calories are from fat.
That being said, delicious smoothies that contain high-carbs fruits, honey, milk, and yogurt have no place in a ketogenic diet plan. Fortunately, during my keto journey I managed to come up with some delicious smoothies.
Here are my top 3 ketogenic smoothies that are high in fat and low in carbs.
1- Peanut Butter and Coconut Smoothie
This one is absolutely my favorite. If you’re like me, then you probably miss having delicious creamy chocolate while on keto weight loss journey. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup (240 ml) of unsweetened coconut milk (you might prefer adding almond milk and that’s totally okay)
- 2 tbsp. (32 g.) of peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. (4 g.) of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 (60 ml.) of heavy cream (this is optional, however, I like to add it to all of my smoothies because it makes it creamier)
All you have to do is just blend your ingredients until smooth.
This recipe make one serving:
- Calories (345)
- Fat (31 g.)
- Fiber (4 g.)
- Protein (11 g.)
- Carbs (13 g.)
- Net Carbs (9 g.)
Before moving on to the next recipe, I want to quickly mention that peanut butter is a plant-based fat and protein. It helps you stay full and satisfied.
2- Strawberry and Mint Keto Smoothie
Those bright red, juicy, and sweet fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B9, and potassium. They are very rich in antioxidants which is good for your heart and overall health. And guess what! They are keto-friendly.
To make one serving of this 8 g. net carbs smoothie, you will need the following:
- 120 ml. of water
- 1/2 cup (110 g.) of strawberries (I like to use frozen ones but it doesn’t really matter
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (full-fat)
- 2 tbsp. (20 g. of shredded coconut)
- 15 mint leaves (you can do it 10, but I’m obsessed with mint in my smoothies)
- 1/2 cup (120 ml.) of heavy cream
- Calories (431)
- Fat (43 g.)
- Fiber (2 g.)
- Protein (4 g.)
- Carbs (10g.)
- Net Carbs (8 g.)
Again, mix well in a blender and your keto smoothie is ready to serve!
Heavy cream is low in carbs and does not contain lactose (a sugar found in milk). That is why, heavy cream is strongly recommended while following a keto diet plan.
3- Blackberry Keto Smoothie
These black beauties contain vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber, and is a great source of antioxidants. I think that each keto weight loss program should contain blackberries.
For this delicious keto smoothie, you will need:
- 1/2 (120 ml) of unsweetened coconut milk
- 70 g. of blackberries (I use frozen ones)
- 15 mint leaves (you can go with 5-10 leaves, depends on how much you like mint)
- 2 tbsp. (20 g.) of shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp. (5 g.) of unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
This one serving of blackberry smoothie provides:
- Calories (321)
- Fat (26 g.)
- Fiber (5 g.)
- Protein (4 g.)
- Carbs (20 g.)
- Net carbs (16 g.)
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