This creamy keto strawberry smoothie is such a refreshing low carb breakfast or snack. You only need 4 simple ingredients to make it. It's a strawberry avocado smoothie with almond milk - whizz it up in just a couple of minutes and enjoy!
When you google ' keto strawberry smoothie recipe ', you'll find plenty of websites that tell you to use lots of heavy cream or even cream cheese to make one.
Whilst this may taste good, it's essentially a liquid dessert. You could call it a strawberry cheesecake smoothie dessert, perhaps. Nice, but not my idea of a healthy breakfast!
In my opinion, this strawberry avocado smoothie is the perfect solution if you want a creamy, delicious AND nourishing kickstart to the day.
I also love that you only need 4 basic ingredients to make it. They all are low carb kitchen staples, so you may even have them at home already. No dairy, expensive powders or mct oils, just pure plant based goodness!
Keto berry smoothies
Berries are actually a great choice of fruit when you're on a keto diet or low carb diet. Together with melon, berries contain the lowest amounts of carbs among all fruits. I eat a few berries almost every day and always have a bag or two in my freezer.
Strawberries are naturally sweeter than raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, which makes them a great choice for a keto berry smoothie.
But of course, all berries make awesome keto smoothies - be sure to check out my perfect keto blueberry smoothie!
Keto strawberry smoothie ingredients
Let's take a look at the ingredients in this strawberry avocado smoothie. Of course, you can always experiment with the amounts and vary your ingredients a little.
But I think I have found the perfect combination, so do try my version first!
I'm using frozen strawberries to make the low carb smoothie instantly cold, but also nice and thick. ⅓ cup or 50 grams of strawberries are the perfect amount. Any less and the smoothie won't taste very fruity and you'll definitely need to use sweetener. Trust me, I've tried it!
It's possible to use fresh strawberries as well. But as you're lacking the ice, the keto smoothie will be more liquid. You could add a little more avocado to thicken it. Or add either 1 tbsp whey protein powder or 1 tbsp collagen peptides.
I don't recommend adding additional ice cubes - this would make the smoothie taste watery.
To all doubters out there: avocado in smoothies just WORKS. You cannot taste it. But it thickens your low carb strawberry smoothie like a dream. In my opinion, a much better solution than heavy whipping cream!
I added 30 grams, which is about ¼ small avocado. Apart from adding creaminess, avocado is incredibly nutrient-rich. In fact, it contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, plus plenty of healthy fats.
We're talking the firm parts from a can of coconut milk here. If you put a can in the fridge, the liquid and the cream will separate and you can just scoop out the cream.
Coconut cream is keto friendly because it adds more good fats, which helps you feel fuller for longer. It is also gently sweet, but not overpowering. Plus, it's dairy free!
If you wish, replace the almond milk with another nut or seed milk of choice. Unsweetened coconut milk would be a good option here.
Sweetener & vanilla extract
Both of these are optional ingredients. Vanilla and strawberry do work very well together, and the extract will also add a mellow sweetness. When I have it around, I do add it.
As for the sweetener, I recommend that you use either powdered erythritol or allulose.
Allulose is great for anything liquid because it dissolves just like sugar. Erythritol does not, which is why you need to use it powdered to avoid grittiness.
I've mentioned above that I did not find it necessary to add any sweetener. However, we all have different ideas of how sweet things should be. If you've been used to drinking smoothies with banana, you may find that this easy keto strawberry smoothie will be better with a teaspoon of sweetener.
You taste and decide!
I think this smoothie is perfect as it is, and I love that I can enjoy a large glass of it at only 5.3g net carbs per serving. But life is more fun when you can experiment a little, right?
I've mentioned a few substitute options above already. Here's some more ideas:
Add a tablespoon of MCT oil to up your fats intake.
Still not sure about the idea of avocado? Use collagen powder (aff link). I love adding collagen peptides to my diet because it’s great for gut health, skin elasticity pus healthy hair and nails.
Protein powder will also thicken it nicely, with the benefit of adding a protein boost. For both powders (without the avocado), I’d go with 2 tbsp.
You could also use Greek yoghurt instead of the coconut cream. Or add a squeeze of lemon or lime! Both of these subs will add more zinginess, which means a little powdered sweetener may be needed.
How to make a low carb strawberry smoothie
Now you've made it through this long post, I'm sure you're ready to run to your kitchen and get out your blender, right? So - how do you make a low carb strawberry smoothie?
Well, you throw all ingredients in your blender and blend. Done!
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- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add optional sweetener and vanilla extract if required.
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