12 Low Carb Smoothies & Shakes with 5 Net Carbs or Less

Low carb smoothies are great every once in a while. I’m a not a liquid diet kind of gal but sometimes I just want something cold and tasty to sip on as a treat, or after I go to the gym when I’m not hungry but need to get some food in me.

So I’ve been asking around the low carb circles, what they’re making at home as smoothies and decided to try out their recipes myself. Since so many “low carb” smoothies are 10+ carbs, my goal was to seek out ones that are less than 5 net carbs.

With these low carb smoothies, everyone can feel comfortable enjoying them and not feeling like they need to pinch their carb pennies for the rest of the day.

One thing to keep in mind – ingredients are important. There are cream cheeses with 3 net carbs per serving because they’re chock full of fillers. And there are cleaner ones that have 1. There are protein shakes with 20 net carbs per serving, and whey protein ones that are 1 net carb (I like VPX Zero Carb SRO 100% Whey Protein Isolate ( 0 carbs per serving) or Isopure Low Carb in Dutch Chocolate (3 net carbs per serving ). They also make a Zero Carb in Isopure but only in Vanilla.

Also, I know I’m usually anti-sugar free stuff, but a tbsp of these sugar-free syrups made all the difference in the once I’ve included it in. I usually go with Torani.

Peppermint Patty – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup cashew milk, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1/4 tsp mint extract, a handful of spinach and ice. (Thanks to Amanda Harriss for sharing her recipe with me and letting me share it with you!)

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 2 ice cubes and 2 tbsp peanut butter. (Use Teddie PB +Nature’s Best Low Carb Isopure in Dutch Chocolate or it could be much carbier!)

Strawberry Sage Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 5 frozen strawberries, 2 tbsp heavy cream, 1 fresh sage leaf, 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup.

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Egg Cream Smoothie – 3 net carbs

Blend 2 eggs (raw), 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup., 3 ice cubes.

Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie – 3.5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 oz cream cheese, 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup.

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Strawberry Cream Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 5 strawberries, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup..

Chocolate Orange Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup cashew milk, 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, 1/8 tsp orange extract, a handful of spinach and ice. 

Copycat Dunkin’ Donuts Hazenut Coffee Coolatta – 1 net carb

Blend one cup cold coffee, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 1-2 tbsp sugar-free hazelnut syrup, and a ton of ice cubes. Blend and enjoy! Oh, and if you want whipped cream, blend up a small batch of heavy cream to turn it into sugar-free whipped cream!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup water, 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, 3 frozen strawberries, 3 tbsp heavy cream.

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Salted Caramel Cashew Smoothie – 1 net carb

Blend 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 5 ice cubes, 2 tbsp sugar-free salted caramel syrup, sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice 

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Strawberry Coconut Smoothie – 5 net carbs

Blend 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 5 frozen strawberries, 4 tbsp heavy cream, 2 tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup.

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Frappucino – 2 net carbs

Blend 1 cup cold / leftover coffee, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 6 ice cubes, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp xantham gum. For a sweetened edition, add 2 tbsp sugar-free caramel syrup.

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10 comments
Navitalorenz
Navitalorenz

What does xanthum gum do?

Also, is torani the best natural sweetener out there. I made the frapuccino without the xanthum gum since I didn't have it. I substituted Torani with stevia and I am getting this bitter taste in my mouth which I usually get with artificial sweeteners like Splenda and equal. Before I started this diet I used to drink a cup of coffee with lots of cream and sugar every morning. That used to be my guilty pleasure. I just can tell find that perfect sweetener to satisfy my taste. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks

wickedstuffed
wickedstuffed moderator

@Navitalorenz xantham gum is just a natural thickener, it's totally fine without. Stevia is very bitter, it's the most bitter one out there. When it's blended with erythritol ( a sugar sweetener) in something like Truvia, it has less of an aftertaste, but you get the cooling effects of erythritol which is a little weird too. I find Torani is the perfect sweetener even though it's sucralose-based, but I don't have very much sweetener in a week, maybe a couple tablespoons at the very most and sometimes not at all, so it's OK with me.

jv_tinah
jv_tinah

What else goes in the strawberry cream smoothie it seems like it needs more liquid.

wickedstuffed
wickedstuffed moderator

@jv_tinah That's all :) You could always add an unsweetened almond milk if you like it thinner though!

the_kasey_davis
the_kasey_davis

THIS IS MY LIFE NOW! <3<3<3 #NoRegrets #SkinnyEatsTheFatty Anyone try to make these in advance for the week?

CaitlinKincannon
CaitlinKincannon

Hi, I tried out the chocolate covered strawberry, and it came to 10 net carbs, not 5. Can you tell me exactly what products you used to make it 5 net carbs please?

thebat1
thebat1

is there a easy way to print these instructions without all the graphics? 

thanks so much