Smoothies are often touted as a health food, but most of them are loaded with sugar, either added to their ingredients or from tropical fruit. This low carb smoothie satisfies that fruit craving without you having to abandon your keto lifestyle.
one 8-ounce cup
18 g fat
39 g total carbs
11 g net carbs
8 g protein
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 cups (9 ounces) raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup (3.5 ounces) blueberries, fresh or frozen
½ cup monk fruit/erythritol sweetener blend (1:1 sugar replacement)
½ cup almond butter, no sugar added
½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup chia seeds
HOW TO MAKE:
In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. If using fresh berries, chill the smoothie for 30 minutes.
TIPS & VARIATIONS
• If you want to bump up the fat content, you can increase the chia seeds. This will also make the smoothie thicker. For a thicker smoothie without changing the nutrition info, use frozen berries.
• Feel free to use any berries you like—raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries. Raspberries (and blackberries) are the lowest in carbs and blueberries are the highest, highest, so a combination balances them out.
• For a nut-free version, use coconut milk instead of almond milk.
• Any sugar-free sweetener you like will work! The amount will vary based on concentration, but it’s easy to adjust to taste if using a different one.