The best shakes and keto smoothie recipes for weight loss.
Smoothies can make an awesome keto breakfast.
Because of their portability, they can also make great on-the-go keto snacks.
They’re fast to make, nutritionally dense, and filling to drink. And best of all, they taste amazing.
With the right mix of flavors, some keto smoothies can even taste like a milkshake.
But there’s one catch!!
A keto smoothie is not like your typical favorite healthy smoothie.
For one, it needs to be low in carbs and sugar. And this really forces us to be creative with our smoothie-ology.
Most smoothie recipes are loaded with fruits. And fruits by definitions are pretty much carbs and sugar, which is why most of them are off-limits on a Keto diet.
Granted, they are natural sugar but nevertheless not fit for keto.
So how do you make a tasty Keto approved smoothie that won’t spike your carb intake and kick you out of ketosis?
Thankfully, all it takes is a few ingredient swaps.
By swapping a few ingredients, you can have a tasty filling perfectly keto smoothie.
So rather than eliminating smoothies, check out these 5 keto smoothie recipes.
1. Chocolate Macadamia Keto Smoothie
Thankfully chocolate is one of the few foods you can indulge while on the keto diet.
As a devoted chocolate lover, I can literally eat chocolate every day. And this smoothie makes it all possible.
Not only that, this chocolaty goodness tastes more like a dessert, which most of us can appreciate.
To confirm, it’s perfectly keto-friendly and won’t kick out of kick ketosis, so you can enjoy it without guilt.
It also comes with all the convenience of smoothies. It’s fast, easy, and portable.
It’s perfect for a busy day with no time to prep a full meal. In one drink, you can pack in a decent dose of healthy fats and essential nutrients, all wrapped up in sweetness.
Macadamia nuts provide healthy, monounsaturated fats when cacao adds antioxidants. They keep your gut happy, inflammation at bay, and satisfy your sweet cravings.
All in all, it nourishes your body and boosts your energy spiking your blood sugar as other drinks do.
Make: 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts
- 1 teaspoon MCT oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons chia seed
- 1 tablespoon cacao
- 1 serving of high-quality collagen peptides
Add all ingredients in a blender until fully blended. Serve cold and enjoy.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: (1 smoothie): Calories: 460 Fat: 41 g Protein: 10 g Carbohydrate: 22 g Fiber: 14 g Net Carbohydrate: 8 g
2. Keto Matcha, Avocado Green Smoothie
If you’re looking for an energy booster and nutrient-rich smoothie recipe, look no further.
This smoothie recipe will literally knock your socks off!!!
Packed with a bunch of superfoods, this smoothie is utterly delicious.
Not to mention, a tad of bitterness from green tea is weirdly addicting. It’s one drink you find yourself making three days in a row before switching it up.
But what’s really cool about this smoothie is not its deliciousness. It’s the nutritional values that come with it.
This keto-friendly green matcha smoothie contains healthy fats, potassium, and magnesium.
All of which are essential for good health.
Just a word of caution. With a half avocado and coconut milk, this smoothie is super filling. You may want to treat it as a meal replacement than a mid-day snack.
Here’s what you to make this low-carb keto smoothie.
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup whey protein powder
- 1/2 cup coconut milk + 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 5-8 drops liquid stevia extract (or 2 tbsp Erythritol)
- 1/2 cup water
- Ice cubes
- All ingredients in a blender. Add ice to taste, and pulse until smooth.
- Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Make: 1 serving
Nutrition Per Serving: 338 calories, 27g fat, 10g protein, 8g carbohydrate
3. Keto Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are not only unique in color, but they also offer unique health benefits.
This keto green smoothie is no different.
Greens such as parsley, dandelion, and chicory are a nutritional powerhouse. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
A green smoothie on the keto diet is a great way to improve digestive health and help the body get rid of toxins.
Not only that, vitamins and mineral from the green serve to satisfy hunger and improve health.
Grab the recipe below for the most nutritious keto green smoothie and blend it up to serve in 5 minutes.
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil (Simply Good Fats)
- 1/2 organic cucumber
- 1 large handful dark leafy greens
- 1 – 2 leaves dandelion
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Juice from 1 lemon
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 turmeric capsules
Add all the ingredients to a high-power, high-speed blender. Run it until it fully blended and have a smooth texture.
Pour in a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving: 360 calories, 33g fat, 10g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 4g net carbohydrate.
4. Strawberry Low-Carb Keto Smoothie
When you are on a keto diet, anything that can serve as a sweet treat and a meal is a true gem.
That’s because when every gram of carb counts, too often the only way to fit in sweets is to have your meal double it like that.
This Strawberry Smoothie is a perfect keto smoothie that satisfies any sweet cravings. All while, it’s low-carb and very filling that you can easily treat it as a meal replacement.
This recipe is also gluten-free, vegetarian, low-carb, and dairy-free.
If you are very tight on carbs, you can also swap the strawberries with blackberries to lower carb intake.
- Water 1/3 cup (78mL)
- Protein powder, vanilla1/2 scoop (1/3 cup ea) (16g)
- Almond butter 1 tbsp (16g)
- Almond milk 1/2 cup (118mL)
- Frozen strawberries 1/3 cup, unthawed (49g)
Nutrition per cup: 230 calories, 18g protein, 7g carbs, 13g fat (per meal)
5. Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie
This is another one of the recipes that can satisfy your sweet cravings while keeping carbs low.
Not only that, with both coconut cream and Greek yogurt, it’s fully loaded with healthy fats in one drink.
On your workout day, add in a scoop of non-sugar protein to make it a perfect keto post-workout smoothie.
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
- 1/4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tbsp ground chia seed
- 1/4 Tbsp keto Sweetener
Nutrition serving per 1 glass: 249 calories (190 from fat), 21.07g fat, 11.26g carbs, 6.23g protein