Keto Strawberry Smoothie
A thick and creamy strawberry smoothie, made with frozen vegetables! Enjoy this as a protein and fiber rich breakfast, snack, or dessert! We love it topped with whipped cream, eaten with a spoon, as a sort of "ice cream" like dessert. 9 NET CARBS
Servings: 1 smoothie
- 1 cup zucchini chopped & frozen
- 3 large strawberries frozen
- 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened (or sub coconut milk or heavy whipping cream)
- 1/4 cup full fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 20 grams collagen or whey protein isolate (optional, or protein powder of choice)
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener optional, or to taste
Add all ingredients to a blender, and process until very smooth. Adjust thickness by adding additional milk, if desired.
Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more monk fruit sweetener.
What are the net carbs in this smoothie? A large amount of fruit is what makes smoothies inappropriate for a keto or very low carb diet. Using vegetables in place of the fruit, and using healthy fats and proteins, smoothies can be a great choice. This smoothie has 9 net carbs.
Lower the carbs: Omit the yogurt and add a little more almond milk. Be sure to use a protein powder without carbs.
Mix up the Berries: Use a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries for a mixed berry smoothie.
Switch up the Veggies: Frozen zucchini is a great option in smoothies because it’s undetectable! You can also use 1 cup spinach or kale (which will give this a green hue), or add more healthy fats by using 1/4 or 1/2 frozen avocado.
Garnish it: Make this a fun treat by garnishing this smoothie with whipped cream (make it homemade without sugar), fresh chopped strawberries, or nuts/seeds, like walnuts and chia seeds. I make my smoothies extra thick and then add some garnishes for texture and eat it like ice cream!
Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg