Low Carb Smoothies That You Can Make at Home

Smoothies are an amazing way to fuel yourself at breakfast, tide you over during a long afternoon, and refuel after a workout. Because many smoothies contain lots of fruit, however, they can be tricky for low carb dieters to enjoy. But smoothies do not have to have only fruit; there are plenty of ways to make tasty and satisfying low carb smoothies. Use high-fiber fruits and vegetables – fiber does not count in net carb counts – and high-protein plain Greek yogurt for an extra boost. Soy and almond milks also have a low carb counts. Here are some great low carb smoothies that you can make at home.

6 Ways to Make a Delicious Low Carb Smoothie at Home

1. Try a Protein Packed Breakfast Blend

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Protein Powered Raspberry Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 12.5 grams

Ingredients:

  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup of Raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Pack Splenda or Stevia
  • 8 Ice Cubes
  • 1 Cup Water

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy while cold!

For a filling breakfast smoothie, use whey powder to boost protein content. In a blender, combine one cup frozen raspberries, one scoop whey powder, one tablespoon ground flaxseed, two teaspoons lemon juiceone pack of Stevia or Splenda, eight ice cubes, and one cup water. Blend until smooth and enjoy cold.

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BioChem has a tasty, chocolate-flavored 100% whey powder mix

2. Use Healthy, Low Carb Fruits

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Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 15 grams

Ingredients:

  • 4 Small Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Soy Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 6 Ice Cubes

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy while cold!

Fruit lovers will like this single-serving, low carb strawberry smoothie: blend four strawberries with one cup soy milk, ½ cup plain yogurt, and six ice cubes for a sweet treat without only 15 net carbs. If you want to add a bit more flavor, consider adding a scoop of low carb ice cream from one of these brands.

3. Go Green with Delightful Veggies

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Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 4 grams

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ Cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups of Spinach
  • ½ of an Avocado
  • 2 Ice Cubes

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

This green smoothie contains just four net grams of carbs and delivers a huge nutrition punch, thanks to the spinach and avocado. In a blender, combine 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk with two ice cubes, two cups spinach, ½ an avocado, and four drops of vanilla Stevia (optional). Blend until smooth.

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Spinach and avocado smoothies look and taste delicious!

4. Taste Reese’s in a Cup with Chocolate and Peanut Butter!

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 9 grams

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Scoop of Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Ice Cubes

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are an amazing food combination. Make this chocolate peanut butter smoothie by blending together one cup unsweetened almond milk, two ice cubes, two tablespoons natural peanut butter, one tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, one scoop whey protein powder, two tablespoons heavy cream, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. This smoothie will set you back just four or five net carbs. BTW, chocolate lovers may want to check out our brownie recipe!

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Ghirardelli cocoa works amazing in smoothies!

5. Keep It Simple with a Three-Ingredient Vanilla Smoothie

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Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 7 grams

Ingredients:

  • 14 Ounces of No-Added-Sugar Coconut Milk
  • 2 Ounces of Sugar-Free Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Another nice combination is that of this vanilla coconut smoothie, which has just three ingredients and no net carbs. Make it by blending 14 ounces no-added-sugar coconut milk with two ounces sugar-free vanilla protein powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and two cups ice cubes.

6. Go Vegan with a Pineapple Drink

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Vegan Almond Pineapple Smoothie

Net Carb Count: 13 grams

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Ounces of Fresh Chopped Pineapple
  • 20 Whole Almonds
  • 1 Ounce of Soy Protein Powder
  • 2 Ice Cubes

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

This almond pineapple smoothie also happens to be vegan. Blend together 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, two to three ounces of fresh chopped pineapple, 20 whole almonds, one ounce soy protein powder, and two ice cubes.

Believe it or not, many fruits can be considered low carb because they contain lots of fiber, which helps bring down the net carb count. Some such fruits are apricots, figs, kiwi, cantaloupe and honeydew melon, peaches, pineapple, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. You can also experiment by adding high-fiber vegetables, like spinach or kale, to your smoothies. Remember not to use regular milk if you can help it, because cow’s milk contains a lot of natural sugars. You will save carbs by using unsweetened soy or almond milk. Pick your favorite low net carb fruits and veggies, choose your liquid, and pull out that blender. The options are really endless!

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