This protein-rich, keto berry smoothie is a refreshing and healthy breakfast that you can make in less than 5 minutes and take and go!
This high-protein, keto berry smoothie is wonderful for so many reasons: it’s sweet and fruity, thick and creamy, easy to make, and full of fiber, protein and antioxidants. It's a refreshing and healthy breakfast that you can make in less than 5 minutes.
It's made with just a handful of ingredients like raspberries and blueberries, almond milk, protein powder and keto yogurt. To make, simply toss the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Plus, you can customize it as you like. You can add chia seeds, avocado, or use coconut milk for a more tropical smoothie. You can swap out the raspberries and blueberries with blackberries or strawberries. And if you're not into protein powder, you can skip it.
Raspberries: We use a good amount of raspberries in this smoothie since they're one of the lowest-in-carb berries (in addition to blackberries). You can use fresh or frozen berries. We use frozen berries since they make a thicker smoothie. If you use fresh berries, you can always make the smoothie thicker with ice. You can swap out raspberries with blackberries if you like.
Blueberries: We use a smaller amount of blueberries since they're a little higher in carbs (although still low in carbs). Again, fresh or frozen blueberries work well in this smoothie. Obviously, frozen blueberries will make the smoothie thicker. You can swap blueberries for strawberries if you prefer.
Unsweetened almond milk: To create the right consistency, you need a liquid. We use unsweetened almond milk since it's keto-friendly and low in calories. You may substitute with another type of low-carb milk like unsweetened macadamia milk. We use ½ cup of almond milk, which creates a thicker smoothie. For a thinner smoothie, you can use ⅔ cup or more as desired.
Vanilla protein powder: We use a vanilla protein powder to increase the protein in this keto berry smoothie. Our favorite vanilla protein powder is Quest Vanilla Milkshake. However, you may use your favorite vanilla protein powder.
Keto yogurt: Keto-friendly yogurt, like Ratio Keto Yogurt or Two Good Greek Yogurt, help make the acai bowl creamy in texture. Although yogurt is not mandatory, we think it makes a difference! And just a few tablespoons is all that is needed. Low-fat Greek yogurt, like Fage 0% milk fat, is another option.
How to Make
STEP 1: In a blender, add almond milk, yogurt, protein powder and half of frozen raspberries. Blend until broken down. Add remaining raspberries and blueberries and blend until smooth.
STEP 2: Pour into two glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh berries as desired.
* A half cup of almond milk creates a thicker smoothie. For a thinner smoothie, you can use ⅔ cup or more as desired.
You can change up this berry smoothie as you like! Here are some other considerations.
- Blackberries, Strawberries or Mixed Berries: You can replace the raspberries with blackberries since they're two of the lowest-in-carb berries. You can also replace the blueberries with strawberries. Alternatively, you could buy a bag of frozen, mixed berries, but it's a little harder to determine the net carbs (due to the mix of berries).
- Nut or Coconut Milk: You can replace the almond milk with another nut milk or with coconut milk. However, since coconut milk has a higher percentage of fat, the percent of protein will decrease.
- Greek Yogurt: You can replace the keto yogurt (such as Two Good or Ratio) with non-fat Greek yogurt (like Fage) as it has little impact to the net carbs due to the low amount used (2 tablespoons).
- Avocado: You can also replace the yogurt with avocado since it helps create a creamy texture. Avocado increases fiber and healthy fats, but slightly decreases the protein percentage.
- Replace or Skip Protein Powder: You can use any flavor protein powder you like or you can skip it all together. Obviously if you skip the protein powder, the smoothie will no longer be high in protein.
- Seeds: You can add a tablespoon of chia or flax seeds to increase the fiber.
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High-Protein, Keto Berry Smoothie
- ½ cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup raspberries, frozen
- 2 tablespoons Two Good Low Fat Greek Yogurt (strawberry or other flavor)
- ½ scoop (15 grams) Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder (or other vanilla protein powder)
- ¼ cup blueberries, frozen
- Blend: In a blender, add almond milk, yogurt, protein powder and half of frozen raspberries. Blend until broken down. Add remaining raspberries and blueberries and blend until smooth.
- Serve: Pour into two glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh berries as desired.