Low-carb smoothies can be a great way to pack nutrient-dense ingredients into your diet. However, the traditional variety can be packed full of sugar and carbohydrates. By choosing the right ingredients, you can keep the carbs down and make smoothies a part of your keto routine. This smoothie recipe is from my latest book, Keto: A Woman’s Guide & Cookbook.
Keto: A Woman’s Guide & Cookbook
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Very low-carb smoothies
To keep the carbs super duper low, it’s all about selecting low-carb ingredients for your smoothies. I have an entire keto smoothie guide for more ideas to experiment with, but here’s the gist: low sugar fruits, fibrous non-starchy vegetables, and unsweetened liquids.
What is the lowest carb fruit?
Olives, avocado, rhubarb, and starfruit are fruits that are all extremely low in carbs. However, they are a bit more savory than your typical smoothie fare. If you're looking for sweeter low-carb smoothies, you have some options!
Berries are quite a bit sweeter, but they still have a relatively low amount of carbohydrates. The berries with more seeds (think: blackberries, strawberries, etc) are a particularly good option for keto as they tend to be more fibrous, in turn lowering the net carb count and contributing to satiety. Plus, they taste great in a low-carb smoothie!
Check out the keto fruits list for more options!
Are bananas good for keto?
Not exactly. Carbs in banana quickly add up, which is not conducive to ketosis in higher quantities. Skip the banana for your low-carb smoothies and consider an avocado instead!
Filling Low Carb Smoothies
Smoothies certainly aren’t well known for their filling, appetite suppressing qualities. But that’s because most smoothies are heavy on the sugars and juices. If you want a smoothie that will keep you full, consider bumping up the protein or fiber.
Also, adding low-carb protein powder or high fiber ingredients like flaxseed or psyllium husk can help make your low-carb smoothies feel like a satisfying meal.
Other Low-Carb Smoothie Recipes to Try
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened, plain
- 2 cups ice
- 1 scoop low-carb protein powder optional
- Add ingredients to blender and close lid.
- Pulse until ingredients are smoothly blended and serve.
Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published author dedicated to helping people thrive and succeed using low carb and keto dietary patterns.