I honestly can't believe we waited this long before making such a simple and delicious smoothie! To be honest, neither of us were ever really a fan of having peanut butter in our smoothies. In the past, we've had some that were decent, but nothing too special. But this one — this one sure is yummy.
With this keto chocolate peanut butter smoothie, we tried to carefully balance the amount of carbs and saturated fat. Obviously, the more heavy cream you add to a keto smoothie, the thicker and creamier it becomes. But, you also increase the amount of carbs and saturated fat.
In creating the recipe for this smoothie, we tried various ratios of heavy cream to nut milk. We started with no heavy cream (which proved to us that you really do need some heavy cream) and then tried several with increasing amounts of heavy cream. Not surprisingly, the higher the ratio of heavy cream, the thicker and heavier it felt in our bellies.
In the final version of this recipe, we opted for a lower level of heavy cream to reduce the carbs (knowing that the smoothie could be eaten as a breakfast, snack or dessert) and prevent ourselves from having too much saturated fat in single drink. For perspective, just six tablespoons of heavy cream in this recipe would have exceeded an entire day's worth of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for saturated fat on a 2,000 calorie diet. So, while it may not be as thick as some other smoothies, it's lighter (and we think more refreshing) with less carbs and saturated fat. Oh, and the flavor is just right.
However, if you prefer more cream, then you can increase the heavy cream to nut milk ratio. For example, you could use ¼ cup heavy cream (i.e. four tablespoons) and ¾ cup nut milk. Just be aware that it will increase your carbs and saturated fat intake.
To make the smoothie, simply blend all the ingredients until smooth. It's important to note that your peanut butter should be soft and creamy before blending -- not hard (in case you store in the fridge). If it is hard, we recommend softening it in the microwave first until it turns creamy. If you don't, your smoothie may turn out grainy in texture.
This keto chocolate peanut butter smoothie is a delicious option for breakfast, an afternoon snack or even dessert. Each serving is 4 net carbs.
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons no-sugar added creamy peanut butter — we use Santa Cruz Organic Light Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon Swerve Sweetener, granular
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 5 ice cubes (or ⅓ cup)
- Pinch of salt
1. Blend ingredients: Add all the ingredient to a blender. Before adding peanut butter, be sure it is soft and creamy (if not, soften in microwave until creamy). Blend all ingredients on high until smooth in consistency.
2. Finish and serve: Taste and refine as needed. If you prefer a thicker consistency, add a few more ice cubes. If you prefer a creamier consistency, add a little more heavy cream (just be sure to count the carbs!). Pour into one large glass and serve.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 305.7Total Fat 29.6gSaturated Fat 9.0gCholesterol 42.0mgSodium 152.0mgCarbohydrates 20.3gNet Carbohydrates 4.0gFiber 4.3gSugar 1.0gSugar Alcohols 12.0gProtein 9.1g