It’s nearly the holiday season already (!), and that means New Years resolution time is also right around the corner. Maybe you want to get strong or lose a bit of weight, or maybe you just want to plan ahead for eating like a normal person again in 2020 after tons of treats and decadent family meals. Whatever the reason, you *might* be thinking about trying the keto diet (I mean, come on, everyone and their mother is these days).
Here’s the thing, though: Eating certain things is tricky on keto, because the diet is all about going low carb and high fat. So does that mean you’ll have to give up your beloved breakfast smoothie? Thankfully, no.
Keto dieters can fit keto smoothies into their fat-busting diets as occasional meal replacements—as long as they’re whirred up right, says Molly Devine, RD, founder and owner of Eat Your Keto.
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Since it’s hard to just whip up a keto smoothie on the spot and get the macros perfectly right, here are 20 keto smoothie recipes to help you sip your way to ketosis, and those killer keto weight-loss results everyone’s talking about.
1. Almond Milk Strawberry Avocado Keto Smoothie
The combination of strawberries, avocado, and almond milk might not strike you as anything to write home about—but we promise this smoothie comes together in a perfectly sweet and satisfying way.
Per serving: 106 calories, 7 g fat, 12 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein
2. Keto Vanilla Milkshake
Vanilla, almond milk, heavy cream, voila. Even better, there’s a “fancy” version of the recipe available…and before you scoff at cooking the seeds of a real vanilla pod on the stovetop with heavy cream, trust us: it’s totally worth the extra effort.
Per serving: 365 calories, 38.7 g fat, 3.1 g carbs, 0.3 g fiber, 2.8 g protein
3. Low-Carb Strawberry Smoothie
Sometimes, going back to basics is all you need. This simple smoothie made with frozen strawberries, ice, and the milk of your choice is sweetened with a keto-friendly stevia/erythritol blend and gets an extra fat boost from heavy whipping cream.
Per serving: 152 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein
4. Gluten Free and Paleo Keto Chocolate Milkshake
This is the milkshake for basically anyone following any kind of diet. Cocoa powder, avocado, and coconut milk creates a solid base for any number of suggested add-ins: chia seeds, MCT oil, collagen peptides, or even hemp hearts.
Per serving: 303 calories, 31 g fat, 10.75 g carbs, 5.5 g fiber, 3 g protein
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Low-Carb Smoothie
Can we all just agree that nothing goes better together than chocolate and peanut butter? Now you can indulge in your fav flavor duo for breakfast by tossing a few pantry staples in a blender. You’re welcome.
Per serving: 435 calories, 41 g fat, 10 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein
6. Clean and Green Smoothie
When you think of a smoothie, you’re probably not picturing a savory treat packed with herbs, turmeric, and fresh lemon juice, but this recipe totally changes the game. Not only is it packed with fats from avocado and MCT oil, it has anti-inflammatory ingredients like leafy greens and turmeric to aid digestion, says Devine.
Per smoothie: 360 calories, 33 g fat, 10 g protein, 12 g carbs, 8 g fiber
7. Minty Green Protein Smoothie
A keto twist on mint chocolate chip ice cream, this recipe makes a delicious breakfast treat. The cacao nibs will add some texture to this creamy smoothie made with avocado. Opt for fresh mint instead of stevia if you’re looking to cut artificial sweeteners, Devine recommends.
Per smoothie: 282 calories, 20 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 269 mg sodium, 14 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 14 g protein
8. Green Low-Carb Breakfast Smoothie
If you’re looking to drink your veggies instead of eating them, this smoothie is a good place to start. With cucumber, celery, and spinach, you’ll get fiber that will keep you full. And thanks to the avocado, this green drink fits right into your keto goals. Want to get more fat than protein? Cut the protein powder serving in half, Devine says.
Per smoothie: 375 calories, 25 g fat, 30 g of protein, 4 g net carbs
9. Low-Carb Tropical Pink Smoothie
If you’re craving something fruity, dragonfruit (a.k.a. pitaya) is an awesome low-cal, vitamin-C-packed option. Mixed with protein powder and coconut milk, this tropical smoothie will fill you up fast.
Per 1 shake serving: 403 calories, 28.6 g fat, 17 g carbs, 4.9 g fiber, 24.6 g protein
10. Low-Carb Acai Almond Butter Smoothie
With 20 grams of fat and only eight grams of carbs, this smoothie is perfect for the keto diet. It packs tons of flavor from unsweetened acai, avocado, and almond butter, so Devine says to skip the optional artificial sweeteners listed in the recipe.
Per smoothie: 345 calories, 20 g fat, 8 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein
11. Blueberry Galaxy Smoothie
The base of this thick smoothie is full-fat coconut milk, which makes it a great choice for keto dieters. It also has a solid serving of protein to keep you feeling fuller longer. Devine says the medium-chain triglyceride oil (a.k.a. MCT oil) that’s in this keto smoothie will help you pack in even more healthy fats.
Per smoothie: 343 calories (189 calories from fat), 21 g fat, 3 g carbs, 31 g of protein
12. Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake
Bulk up your breakfast with flax meal and collagen peptides for protein, and add tons of healthy fats from the almond butter. Just a little bit of salt in this recipe goes a long way to bring out the sweetness from the cinnamon. It’s a rich, flavorful way to start the day.
Per smoothie: 326 calories, 27 g fat, 11 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein