16 Healthy Keto Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert

Life can get busy at times. Between work, family, and keeping your sanity, maintaining a healthy diet can be just about the last thing on your mind. And, if you’re a keto-dieter, taking the time and energy to prepare keto-friendly meals can push you over the edge. Thankfully, loading your body with nutritious, keto-friendly foods is as easy as tossing a few ingredients into the blender and sipping your way to better health.

What Makes my Smoothie Keto?

The keto diet involves a lot of careful planning and diet restrictions. Traditional smoothies are loaded with carbs and added sugars, which are huge keto diet no-nos. When it comes to making keto-friendly smoothies, there are three things to keep in mind:

  • Carb content: Ideally, your keto smoothie should have 10g of sugar or less. Instead of using naturally sugary fruits, opt for lower carb ones, like berries. If you need to add some sweetness, use liquid stevia.
  • Healthy fats: Since keto is a high-fat, low-carb diet, getting a consistent amount of healthy fats into your meals is crucial for reaching ketosis. Blending up some avocado or full fat coconut milk in your smoothie will provide your body with the fat level it needs.
  • Micronutrients: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a real concern on the keto diet. To combat this, toss some spinach, kale, or any other nutrient-rich green into your smoothie for added micronutrients.

Smoothies for Healthy Living

Smoothies can be a part of a healthy diet; Emphasis on the can. When making your smoothies, it’s important to use whole, nutritious ingredients without any filler crap. And when we’re talking keto smoothies, you’ll need to avoid added sugars at all costs.

When making keto-friendly smoothies, you’ll need a base of healthy fats. Some of the most popular ones include avocado, nut butters, coconut cream, and medium-chain triglyceride oil, or MCT oil. By adding a base of healthy fats and limiting carbs, your body begins to enter an alternative metabolic state - ketosis. But, keep in mind that ketosis is extremely tricky to achieve and maintain, so consistency and dedication are key.

To succeed on the keto diet, you'll need to persevere. It can be difficult, but with the encouragement of some seriously delicious recipes, you’ll be on your way to better health.

Here are 16 of the yummiest keto-friendly smoothies for you to try at home.

16 Healthy Keto Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert 

Keto Cinnamon Almond Butter Breakfast Shake

Yep, you read that right. A SHAKE! But healthy, and keto-friendly.

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened nut milk
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp golden flax meal
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 15 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Blueberry Galaxy Keto Smoothie

Full of blueberries and just a hint of coconut, this smoothie will hit your sweet spot without adding a ton of carbs.

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp MCT oil
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (optional)

Green Keto Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to increase your veggie intake! Full of kale, cucumber, and avocado, it’s a nutrition powerhouse.

    • ½ medium avocado
    • ½ cup kale
    • ½ cucumber
    • ½ inch ginger root
    • ½ cup coconut water
    • ¾ cup water
    • Handful of ice
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 tbsp MCT oil
    • 8 drops liquid stevia

    Chocolate Covered Macadamia Creamie

    Delicious, chocolatey and packed with protein, this smoothie can be a light meal, snack, or even a dessert.

      • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
      • 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts
      • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
      • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
      • 2 tablespoons chia seed
      • 1 tablespoon cacao
      • 1 serving of high-quality collagen peptides

      Keto Chai Tea Smoothie

       

      The spice is balanced out with vanilla almond milk to create a super tasty and flavorful smoothie. We also added SUTRA Gold for an extra punch of spice, and for the power of superfoods!

      • 1 cup Brewed Chai Tea
      • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
      • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein
      • 1 individual pack of SUTRA Gold
      • 5 packets Stevia
      • 1 pinch Ground Cinnamon
      • 1 cup Ice Cubes

      Keto Strawberry Protein Smoothie

      Just 5 ingredients to keto smoothie perfection. Plus, it tastes like a pb & j sandwich!

      • ⅓ cup water
      • ½ vanilla protein powder
      • 1 tbsp almond butter
      • ½ almond milk
      • ⅓ cup frozen strawberries

      Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie

      This smoothie tastes like dessert in a cup, and the added protein from the egg will keep your energy levels super stable.

      • 2 medium strawberries (40 g / 1.4 oz)
      • 1-2 medium rhubarb stalks (50 g / 1.8 oz)
      • 1 oz almonds or 2 tbsp almond butter (28 g)
      • 1 large egg (free-range or organic)
      • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
      • 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
      • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root (or 1/2 tsp ginger root powder)
      • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla bean extract
      • 3-6 drops liquid liquid Stevia 2-4 medium strawberries (40 g / 1.4 oz)

      Keto Pumpkin Smoothie

      If pumpkin is a year-round favorite of yours, then this smoothie is perfect for you. The almond milk and coconut cream add a creaminess similar to that of pumpkin pie.

      • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
      • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
      • 2 oz coconut cream
      • 1 tsp stevia  
      • 1 scoop vanilla egg white protein, such as Jay Robb’s
      • 1 cup crushed ice

      Low-Carb Sweet Lassi with Cardamom and Rosewater

      The silky, frothy texture of the lassi is great for sipping, and the protein from the yogurt will definitely fill you up.

      • 2 cups ice cold water
      • 4 oz full fat Greek yogurt  
      • 1-2 packs NuStevia Nocarbs Blend
      • 1 organic green cardamom pod
      • 1 tsp organic rose water

      Keto Chocolate Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

      The raspberry and cacao are a match made in heaven, and the spinach is a subtle way to add some greens in.  

        • 1/4 cup raspberries
        • 1/2 cup spinach
        • 1 tbsp cacao powder
        • 1/2 cup coconut cream
        • 1/2 cup water
        • 1 tbsp liquid stevia
        • ice cubes

        Keto Frozen Lemonade

        A delicious summertime (or year-round) treat so tasty, you’d never think it was actually healthy!

          • ½ cup lemon juice, or the juice of 2 lemons
          • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
          • 2 tbsp collagen (optional)
          • 1/2 - 1 tsp baobab powder (optional)
          • ½ tsp liquid stevia
          • 2 pinches Himalayan sea salt
          • 1 tsp vanilla extract
          • ½ tsp glucomannan (optional)
          • 3 cups of ice cubes

          Keto Chocolate Berry Truffle Smoothie

          Sometimes, we just need dessert. This berry truffle smoothie is the perfect solution to all of your sugary needs, while remaining low-carb.

          • ½ medium-sized avocado
          • 2 tablespoons raw, unsalted almonds or pecans
          • 1½ tablespoons cacao powder
          • 1 packet (1g) stevia
          • 1 pinch sea salt
          • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
          • ¼ cup coconut cream
          • ¾ cup frozen mixed berries

          Keto & Paleo Shamrock Shake

          It’s minty, creamy, and addictive. A personal favorite for the winter months, and it totally tastes like a milkshake!

          • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
          • 1 medium avocado
          • 2 tsp vanilla extract
          • ¼ - ½ tsp mint extract, to taste
          • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
          • 2-4 tbsp of liquid stevia
          • 1 cup ice

          Keto Cinnamon Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

          Cacao’s health benefits are seriously impressive, which only adds to this already nutritious breakfast smoothie.  

          • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
          • ½ ripe avocado
          • 2 tsp unsweetened SUTRA Black  
          • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
          • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
          • Stevia to taste
          • ½ tsp MCT oil, or 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

          Mint Coconut Keto Smoothie 

          This smoothie is loaded with alkaline ingredients to help combat the acidity of the keto diet.

          • 4 oz full fat coconut milk
          • 4 oz water
          • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
          • 1/2 avocado
          • 1 scoop collagen protein (optional)
          • 1 tsp vanilla extract
          • 1 tbsp chopped mint
          • 1 tbsp cacao powder
          • 1 tbsp coconut oil
          • dash of cinnamon
          • dash of himalayan sea salt

          Keto Flu Smoothie

          For those just starting out on the keto diet, it’s common to experience keto flu as your body adapts. With extremely unpleasant side effects, it’s important to treat your symptoms and nourish your body through its transition.

          This smoothie provides essential fats and nutrients to keep the keto flu symptoms at bay, and helps keep energy levels up.

          • 1/2 cup kale
          • 1 large strawberry
          • 50 grams avocado
          • 1/2 cup cucumber with peel
          • 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
          • 1 tsp stevia
          • 1 tsp vanilla extract
          • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

          Getting all of the necessary nutrients and grams of fat per day can be difficult on the keto diet. But, with the help of these smoothie recipes, staying on track with your keto diet just got a lot more doable, and delicious.

          ABOUT THE AUTHOR - LINDSAY WARE

          Beginning during her high school years, Lindsay noticed an immediate dip in energy. Along with fatigue, she also showed signs of lack of concentration, digestive problems, and a weakened immune system.
          After years of non-conclusive tests at the clinic, Lindsay finally received the correct diagnosis of Celiac Disease from her local Naturopath. After cutting out gluten completely, Lindsay realized how much of a difference changing your diet can make to your overall wellbeing.
          Instead of drinking 3 coffees a day, Lindsay relies on the natural energies of clean foods to keep her mind sharp and her writing skills flowing.