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.
Wicked Good Low Carb Smoothies & Shakes
with 5 Net Carbs or Less
Peppermint Patty – 5 net carbs
If you love mint and chocolate together, then you’ll love this low carb smoothie! It’s a wonderful way to curb your sugar cravings and it only takes a few minutes to make.
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie – 5 net carbs
There is not much better in this world than peanut butter and chocolate blended together. This is one of my favorite low carb smoothies. It’s like drinking your favorite candy!
Strawberry Sage Smoothie – 5 net carbs
Always looking for new things to blend with strawberries, I decided to go with sage, and it’s since become one of my favorite fresh and fruity low carb smoothies.
Egg Cream Smoothie – 3 net carbs
Looking for a different way to eat eggs? This is one of the most velvety and delicious low carb smoothies you’ll ever drink. It’s very simple to make and perfect to enjoy at any time of the day!
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie – 3.5 net carbs
If cheesecake is your weakness, why not drink it too? This low carb smoothie includes all the luxurious ingredients of a cheesecake, whipped up into a frothy, straw-worthy drink.
Strawberry Cream Smoothie – 5 net carbs
New England summers aren’t all that long, so when I’m craving sunshine, I whip up this fresh and tasty low carb smoothie made with strawberries and cream. It’s simply delicious!
Chocolate Orange Smoothie – 5 net carbs
This low carb smoothie is a delicious way to sneak some spinach into your diet. Popeye would be proud of the secret ingredient!
(Note: I know, I know… real oranges are for photos, not for eating on keto!)
Copycat Dunkin’ Donuts Hazelnut Coffee Coolatta – 1 net carb
In the Northeast, summer memories collide with daily doses of frozen coffee, which you can find at just about any coffee shop. Why not make your own keto-friendly version at home?
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie – 5 net carbs
Strawberries dipped in chocolate aren’t just for special occasions. Treat yourself any time with this simple, and delicious low carb smoothie recipe that tastes just like your favorite treat.
Salted Caramel Cashew Smoothie – 1 net carb
I just love salted caramel. So much so that I had to make it into one of my favorite low carb smoothies. You can forgo the pumpkin pie spice, but I think it gives this keto-friendly drink a little extra pizazz.
Strawberry Coconut Smoothie – 5 net carbs
This is one of those low carb smoothies that is super easy to make, filling and has just the right amount of sweetness thanks to simple, high-quality ingredients.
Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino – 2 net carbs
If you’re missing frozen coffee drinks from Starbucks since starting Keto, then this one’s for you! I don’t even miss the drive-thru version since making this recipe.
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The link to the Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup isn’t opening – can you help me?
Juanita Perez Rodgers Sorry about that, link is fixed, and here it is: http://amzn.to/1UPwdTH
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?
THIS IS MY LIFE NOW! <3<3<3 #NoRegrets #SkinnyEatsTheFatty Anyone try to make these in advance for the week?
CaitlinKincannon I’m using the Zero Carb SRO 100% Whey Protein Isolate — http://amzn.to/2c5EhFF Getting a low/no carb whey protein is key.
What else goes in the strawberry cream smoothie it seems like it needs more liquid.
jv_tinah That’s all 🙂 You could always add an unsweetened almond milk if you like it thinner though!
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
Navitalorenz xantham gum is just a natural thickener, it’s totally fine without. Stevia is very bitter, I find Torani is the perfect sweetener even though it’s sucralose-based, but I don’t have very much sweetener in a week so it’s OK with me.
Have you tried erythritol? And if so, what are your thoughts on it compared to stevia?
Yes, I like the blends, like Steviva. Erythritol isn’t very sweet, so I don’t like having to use a ton of it (plus it gives you that cooling feeling that’s kind of weird.) I like the blend of erythritol/stevia blends because you use less erythritol (less cooling) and the bitterness from the Stevia doesn’t usually make an appearance because it’s diluted with erythritol. I usually use it in baking though, not smoothies.
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Thank you for putting all of these recipes together!!
(You made a busy business owning mama of 4 VERY HAPPY!)
I made the Salted Caramel Cashew Smoothie last night and it was so yummy I couldn’t believe it lol. It didn’t come out to be 1 net carb on my side though. What brand of the ingredients did you use?
Tried 2 recipes so far and I really liked them!! Thanks for putting this together. What are your thoughts on using these smoothies as a breakfast replacement? Or should they be used for snaking only.
Made with raspberry, unsweetened almond and coconut milk, heavy whipping cream, and erythritol (natural sugar sub) with a dash of vanilla extract and ice….Feels like I’m cheating! So good! About 8 to 10 grams of carbs total.
Just made the peanut butter cup smoothie and aaahhhhh so good! The taste was so light and not too rich at all! Felt really heavy by the end of it though because of the heavy cream. I might lessen it next time, but other than that personal preference, it was perfect!
Oh and such a filling meal in just 4 net carbs! Wohoo! 🎊🎉🎊 Best part of it all!
Thanks so much for this blog, I’ve been looking for yummy smoothies on keto for so long! So glad I found this! Will try them all!
How can I print smaller versions of this …they look great and I’m desperate for some ideas. Do you have a book of them available to buy?
USUALLY… I’m a lurker from the shadows on the interwebs ( I really don’t know why.) but I had to come from the shadows to shower praise upon the egg custard smoothie. I discovered Torani has a sugar-free “S’mores” flavored syrup. I used this as a substitution (and added an extra ice cube, but that’s preference really) and holy crap-ola is it not the “something” I’ve been really wanting as far as a milkshake that is keto-friendly. It’s smooth and rich and oh-so-good. I am considering toying with this and adding coffee… maybe a joyful morning kick-start? Thank you SO much for this site and all your hard work! You haven’t steered me wrong!
: Keto is high good fat and low carb. Protein is a necessity, plus it’s in most food. ☺
Only four are made with protein powder, but it’s for flavor and also just for a little added protein if like, me, you don’t eat a ton of meat or are vegetarian. But really, mostly for flavor/consistency. It’s not enough to make your day a high protein day by any means, unless you’re using it to wash down half a dozen eggs. 🙂
Isopure Zero Carb comes in more than just vanilla, but they do not currently have a chocolate one in zero carb (they do have a low-carb version though)
Sounds good! I’m so glad you used cashew milk and not almond milk, the taste is much better. Nancy
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The Torani syrups you use in these have “sucralose”. Anything with “OSE” is “SUGAR” and they will raise most diabetics blood sugar x 1, 000. I wish there was a company that could do something better for diabetics.
I use Torani sparingly because I don’t like to use Splenda/sucralose in general if I can avoid it, but I agree, I haven’t found anything that can sweeten as well as their flavored sugar-free sweeteners. When I do, I’ll certainly re-make these with that!