Creamy Keto Raspberry Smoothie
This keto raspberry smoothie is perfect for a quick easy breakfast or a post-workout shake. It’s creamy, flavorful, and has less than 7 grams of net carbs in the entire smoothie.
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How to Make a Keto Raspberry Smoothie
Smoothies are one of the more challenging things (in my opinion) to get “right” on a keto diet. Because most smoothies are traditionally made with lots of sugar-rich fruit (hello, bananas), it can be difficult to create a smoothie that tastes good but doesn’t kick you out of ketosis for the day.
I think I’ve gotten it right with this keto raspberry smoothie though! This recipe uses just a small amount of fiber-rich raspberries to add that classic fruity flavor to the icy beverage.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this:
- Frozen raspberries
- Heavy cream
- Two Good Plain Yogurt
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- Ice Cubes
All you need to do is blend everything together and you’ve got yourself a delicious, thick and creamy smoothie!
Ingredient and Product Tips
Though the ingredients and methods are pretty straightforward, here are a few extra tips that you might find helpful:
Raspberries: It’s best to use frozen raspberries rather than fresh, as this will help with the smoothie texture.
Yogurt: The only yogurt I currently recommend for the keto diet is Two Good Plain Yogurt. (At least at the time this post went live – maybe there will be more keto-friendly brands in the future!). It’s made with a slow straining process that gives you the same classic Greek yogurt texture – but with about 80% less sugar. A 6-ounce serving of this yogurt has just 3 total grams of carbohydrate. We only use 1/4 cup in this recipe to keep the carbs as low as possible (between this and the raspberries) – but that little bit totally helps with the creamy, thick texture.
If you’re not on a keto diet and are simply following a moderate low-carb diet, you can certainly use any plain Greek yogurt in this recipe.
Protein Powder: For the protein powder, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a low-carb option. Some protein powders have regular sweeteners added to them, which can increase the carb count. Plant-based protein powders also typically have a higher carb count compared to whey protein powder, simply because of how they’re derived.
Because of that, I personally recommend a vanilla whey protein isolate that’s sweetened with stevia or another zero-carb sweetener. For this recipe, I personally used NOW Foods Creamy Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate. It’s sweetened with stevia and a little xylitol. A full scoop only has 1 gram of net carbs, and a half scoop (like I used for this recipe) contains just 0.5 grams of net carbs. And it’s less expensive than a lot of other brands.
Blender: Luckily this recipe doesn’t require any intense mixing, so pretty much any blender will do for this. But if you’re doing any smoothies with greens or other vegetables, I highly recommend investing in a good quality blender. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes to getting that smooth texture!
I have a personal Ninja blender and love it for quick, single serving smoothies like this.
This low carb smoothie has 270 calories and 17.5 grams of fat, with 6.6 grams of net carbs. The specific macronutrient percentages are as follows:
- 58% fat
- 28% protein
- 14% carbs (but not all of these are net carbs)
It seems a little high proportionally in carbs, but remember that this is just one meal that can fit into an overall day of balanced macros.
Also, I prefer this smoothie with the protein powder as I often use it for breakfast or post-workout – but you can leave the protein powder out if you want it to be higher proportionally in fat.
Other Keto Smoothies
If you’re looking for other keto smoothie recipes, try one of these tasty options that I rounded up from fellow bloggers:
- Salted Caramel Collagen Shake – This delicious smoothie uses salted caramel flavored collagen and almond butter to give it a delicious, keto-friendly flavor.
- Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Shake – My wife loves cinnamon in pretty much any meal, so I’m going to whip this smoothie up for her soon and see how she likes it.
- Strawberry Avocado Smoothie – With only four ingredients, this smoothie is easy for anyone to make. I love that it uses avocado as a source of healthy fats – and to add creaminess. Just remember that it makes 5 servings, to be sure to portion it out appropriately.
- Keto Green Smoothie – If you’re looking for smoothie that packs in a ton of nutritious ingredients, try this one. From mint to kale to cucumber, you’ll get a lot of flavorful veggies in here.
Alright folks, hopefully this helps give you a little inspiration for smoothies for your low carb lifestyle! If you get a chance to try this keto raspberry smoothie, please do me a favor and leave a recipe rating or comment below.
(PS – If you’re looking for another sweet and fun keto drink, be sure to try my keto chocolate milk!)
Keto Raspberry Smoothie
- 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup Two Good Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 scoop low-carb vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high speed for about 30 seconds, until blended through. Enjoy!