A Keto Berry Smoothie is a cool and refreshing drink to give you a burst of energy in the mornings. Filled with nutrients and fresh berries, this invigorating smoothie will have your taste buds singing. It's completely added sugar free, low carb, gluten free, and grain free!
There are several reasons why smoothies are the breakfast of choice for many of us. First of all, they taste incredible. Secondly, you can make them as healthy (or unhealthy) as you want. When you have picky people in your home, it's important to be able to make food or drinks that can be adjusted easily. Plus, I like to sneak in all the healthy stuff when they aren't paying attention.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that when you drink this gluten free keto smoothie, it tastes like you are indulging, but in reality, it's very good for you. The kids and spouse won't even realize it's keto friendly unless they helped you make it.
And when you get tired of egg-heavy keto breakfast recipes this keto berry smoothie is a great choice!
I'm pretty excited about sharing this krecipe with you, and I think you may be a little surprised by the ingredients. Everything goes together and creates a smoothie you will want time and time again.
- Berries - This smoothie recipe is super versatile, and you can actually use fresh or frozen fruit! Use a combination of berries or stick with one variety. I usually reach for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Whether you want a low carb blueberry smoothie or a keto strawberry smoothie I have you covered.
- Coconut Milk - To make the smoothie rich and creamy, coconut milk is a must. You could use any other dairy-free milk that you like, such as unsweetened almond milk, but coconut is my preference for this drink.
- Greek Yogurt - I like to use Greek yogurt to help thicken the keto smoothie. Plus, its tangy flavor goes great with the other ingredients. If you want to make this dairy free as well just sub in coconut cream.
- Sweetener - The berries are naturally sweet, so you don't need a ton of sweetener. Just a little bit to help round out the flavors.
- Cauliflower Rice - Hold on...don't freak out! Cauliflower is filled with vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, and so much more. Because it has such a mild flavor, you aren't even going to be able to taste it. Plus, you double blend the ingredients to ensure that you don't feel any chunks while drinking it either.
- Ice Cubes - I love my smoothies to be extra cold, and adding some ice cubes does the job.
How To Make A Keto Berry Smoothie
Add the berries, coconut milk, Greek yogurt, sweetener, and cauliflower rice to a blender. Blend until it's smooth. That's it for making an amazing low carb berry smoothie!
Then add in the ice cubes and blend again. You will need to blend until it's super smooth and there aren't any chunks of ice. Sip and enjoy!
Expert Tip: If you don't want to use all cauliflower rice, you can use ¼ cup of spinach and ¼ cup of cauliflower rice together. You'll still be getting lots of nutrients, and it doesn't affect the flavor. The reason I didn't do this for all of my photos of because the spinach plus mixed berries made the smoothie an interesting shade of green. Not the most eye appeal but it really was delicious.
Keto Berry Smoothie Variation & Tips
- If you prefer a thicker smoothie, opt for frozen fruit. Frozen fruit tends to make the smoothie more frothy too. Plus, you can get frozen fruit year-round and don't have to worry about finding it in season.
- For a creamier drink, add in ¼ - ½ of an avocado. While it will change the color of the smoothie, it will give you some added nutrients too. It will be thicker as well.
- Add a drizzle of vanilla extract. It helps tie the flavors together.
- To bulk it up, add in a little bit of protein powder. If you want the drink to be even more filling, add 1-2 tablespoons of protein powder. The texture and flavor will change some when you add protein powder. You can even add some heavy whipping cream if you'd like a higher fat content in this berry smoothie recipe.
- Whipped Cream. Go fancy and top your smoothie with some keto whipped cream!
Can You Taste the Cauliflower?
Not at all! I promise. The other flavors in this keto berry smoothie hide the fact that this has cauliflower rice entirely. If you are on a low carb diet instead of a keto diet you can choose to use all berries but on strict keto that would probably be too many carbs. Using a bit of a mild-flavored vegetable such as cauliflower is a great alternative.
Can I Add Fruits That Aren't Berries?
I don't recommend adding other fruits that aren't berries because they aren't going to be keto-friendly. It's better to add in some fruit extracts instead. There are many to choose from out there! You could try orange, banana, or pineapple extracts, just to name a few. This will give you a taste of other fruit without all the carbs and sugars. I use extracts in a lot of my low carb recipes for this reason.
For example, my watermelon smoothie doesn't actually contain watermelon, just watermelon flavoring.
I do use a bit of peach in the low carb green smoothie if you want to give that a try!
Can I Make It Ahead Of Time?
Yes and no. You can make the keto berry smoothie ahead of time and freeze it for later, but you can't refrigerate it. If you place it in the fridge, it's going to be really watered down as the ice melts. This will not taste that great, so it's best when you can drink it fresh.
What other keto smoothie recipes have you tried? My new favorite is using this recipe as a base for a keto blueberry smoothie and adding in a little lemon zest!
- Blend all the ingredients except the ice until smooth. Add the ice and blend again until very smooth.