Low-carb & Keto Choc & Berries Smoothie

Smoothies are colourful, nourishing, and refreshing. Great as a snack to go or as a delicious snack on its own.

Homemade smoothies are always a good idea because:

  • You can prepare them in less than 10 minutes
  • They are tasty and refreshing
  • Smoothies are a great way to increase the consumption of leafy greens in your diet
  • They are a smart solution to include supplements (acacia fiber– proteins, …)

CAN I HAVE SMOOTHIES ON A LOW-CARB DIET?

Of course, you can! We recommend preparing your own at home, but if you buy them from a store, make sure to choose a place that uses fresh fruits and vegetables. A good smoothie should have fresh, healthy, and nourishing ingredients.

Veggies, fruits, and a liquid such as water or plant-based milk, are all you need to make a nutritious smoothie. For more nutrients, you can also add nuts, seeds, and Funky Fat Chocolate.

CAN I HAVE SMOOTHIES ON A KETO DIET?

Of course, you can! We recommend preparing your own at home. This way, you control the ingredients on it.

In a keto diet, the options are more limited than in a normal low-carb.

Fruits contain a lot of sugar. You can use all the berries. Here are the most common ingredients to make a keto smoothie.

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Blackberries
  • Avocado
  • Veggies, such as spinach, cucumbers, and celery.
  • Low-carb or plant-based milk (full-fat milk or almond milk are great options)
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Spices, such as ginger, mint, cinnamon
  • Sugar-free chocolate

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A KETO AND A LOW-CARB DIET

A keto diet is low-carb, but a low-carb diet is not automatically a keto diet. A keto diet is a stricter low-carb diet.

The 2 main differences between keto and a basic low-carb diet:

  1. Carbs intake: keto is very low- in carbs. While in a low-carb diet we can eat up to 60 gr of carbs per day, on a keto diet we can consume 20 gr, maximum of 50 gr.
  2. Low Glycemic Index products: since the keto diet is focused on entering and staying in ketosis, foods high in sugar and with a high Glycemic index, have to be avoided.

(The glycemic index, or GI, is a value that measures how much a certain food increases blood sugar levels).

In the other low-carb diet, there are no forbidden ingredients, it’s more flexible: everything can be eaten, just watching the portions is important.

That’s why we can eat an apple or grapes on a low-carb diet but not while on keto.

HOW TO MAKE A LOW-CARB & KETO CHOCOLATE & BERRIES SMOOTHIE

We have 2 smoothie recipes for you. One is suitable for a low-carb diet and the other one for the keto diet. They are also dairy-free, and vegan, with no added sugar. If you are on a low-carb you can enjoy both of them!

Low-carb & Keto Choc & Berries Smoothie

LOW-CARB CHOC & PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS (FOR 2 SMOOTHIES)

  • 200 ml almond or any sugar-free low-carb plant-based milk
  • 25 gr of your favourite Funky Fat Chocolate
  • 200 gr pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 100 gr cucumber, cut into pieces
  • Sweetener, to taste

MATERIALS

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • 2 glasses
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a small saucepan, warm on low heat the milk. Incorporate your favourite Funky Fat Choc and mix until well combined.
  2. Let the milk cool down.
  3. In a blender, add the pineapple chunks, the cucumber, the peanut butter and the milk.
  4. Leave the sweetener at the end.
  5. Mix until well combined. Add more milk or water if you want a thinner smoothie.
  6. Adjust the flavour with a few drops of sweetener, if needed.
  7. Pour your Low-carb Choc & Pineapple smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately!

KETO CHOC & BERRIES SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS (FOR 2 SMOOTHIES)

  • 200 ml almond or any sugar-free, low-carb plant-based milk
  • 25 gr of your favourite Funky Fat Chocolate
  • 120 gr strawberries or mixed red fruit
  • 160 gr cucumber, cut into pieces
  • sweetener, to taste

MATERIALS

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • 2 glasses

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan, warm on low heat the milk. Incorporate your favourite Funky Fat Choc.
  2. Let the milk cool down.
  3. In a blender, add the strawberries or red fruits (in small pieces) and the cucumber.
  4. Mix the ingredients, until well combined. Add more milk or water if you want a thinner smoothie.
  5. Taste the smoothie, and adjust the flavour with a few drops of sweetener, only if needed.
  6. Pour your Keto Choc & Berries Smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately!

NOTES

  • If you don’t have any vegetable milk, don’t panic: a glass of water will be just fine!
  • Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, or less milk to thicken the smoothie.
  • For a cold summer smoothie or smoothie bowl add ice cubes (or use frozen fruit)!
  • Add the sweetener only if necessary! Read the best sweetener for a low-carb keto diet.
  • Feel free to add a spoon of MCT oil, for extra benefits!

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