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!)
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.
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.
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!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie – 5 net carbs
Blend 1 cup water, 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, 3 frozen strawberries, 3 tbsp heavy cream.
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
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.
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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