Low-Carb Berry Smoothie

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This Low-Carb Berry Smoothie mixes almond milk, cream, and berries with ice to make a simple breakfast or snack with ingredients you probably already have on hand, and it’s gloriously low in carbs.

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Low Carb Berry Smoothie

This is the perfect on-the-go, as-easy-as-it-gets low-carb breakfast. Use fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries combined with almond milk, heavy cream, and a bit of sweetener to make this smoothie.

Dairy Alternatives That Are Low Carb

Cow’s milk is not a great low-carb option for this smoothie. A cup of regular milk has 12 grams net carbs. So steer clear of milk.

The secret to low-carb smoothies is to use dairy or dairy alternatives that are low in sugar, like almond milk or coconut milk. Both of these make a great base for a smoothie that tastes creamy and decadent, without all the sugar.

You can change around the milk component of this smoothie to suit your individual dietary needs or to suit your palate. If you don’t like almond milk, you can substitute with coconut milk or with more heavy cream.

You can make the smoothie entirely with almond milk, leaving out the heavy cream, for a dairy-free alternative. I also make this smoothie with greek yogurt, on occasion. Just keep in mind that yogurt has a few more carbs, and you need to use the plain, unsweetened kind.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Are Berries Low in Carbs?

You might be wondering about the carb count in the fruit in this low-carb smoothie. Many types of fruit are high in carbs because of the sugar content. However, berries are one of the best fruits when it comes to a low carb diet.

Strawberries have the fewest carbs of all berries. 100g of strawberries have just over 7 g of carbs and 2 g of fiber, for 5 g net carbs.

Blackberries, on the other hand, have the least amount of net carbs. In 100 g of blackberries, there are just over 9 g of carbohydrates, but they have 5 g of fiber, for just 4 g net carbs.

Mixed Berries

Raspberries and blueberries are also an excellent choice, as they are packed with good-for-you nutrients.

What I love about this smoothie is that it offers so much versatility. You can mix the berries together, or just use one for a variety of different smoothies. This ensures you’ll never get bored of this easy breakfast.

Just be sure to measure your berries so you know how many carbs you’re getting. It’s easy to over do it, if you aren’t measuring.

What Sugar Alternative to Use

I use allulose as a sugar substitute. You can use Swerve, monkfruit, Erythritol or Xylitol. It’s really up to you. The reason I use allulose is because it’s a no calorie no carb sweetener like erythritol, but it doesn’t have the cooling effect. I get allulose directly through Wholesome Yum. I think you’ll really like it, especially if you also don’t like the cooling effect.

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How to Make a Low-Carb Smoothie

To make this low-carb berry smoothie, you’ll need a blender. Sometimes I use my full-sized blender, but mostly I use my portable blender, which has a portable bottle that is easy to detach and take away with me.

Measure and add your berries to the blender. Add the almond milk, heavy cream, ice and sweetener. Blend it until smooth. And serve.

The color of the smoothie will vary depending on what berries you put in. The joy of this smoothie is that it can be changed up every day, if you want. You can add only strawberries, or only blackberries. The choice is up to you.

I like to add a few of each berry to make a blend. No matter how you do it, it’s delicious and a great way to start your morning.

Low Carb Berry Smoothie

Questions About Berry Smoothies

Can I add yogurt to the smoothie?

You can add yogurt to your smoothie if you want a thicker drink or to add beneficial cultures. You just need to be careful to choose the right type of yogurt that is low in carbs.

Unflavored whole milk Greek yogurt tends to be the lowest in carbs. Be sure not to buy a flavored yogurt or one that contains added sugars. Low-fat yogurts also tend to have more carbs. Be sure to check the label.

Can I use a different type of milk?

The secret to low-carb smoothies is to use dairy or dairy alternatives that are low in sugar, like almond milk or coconut milk. Both of these make a great base for a smoothie that tastes creamy and decadent, without all the sugar.

Can I use frozen berries?

You can use either frozen or fresh berries in this smoothie. It won’t matter either way. You might find that you need a more powerful blender for fully frozen berries though, because they can be quite hard.

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Low-Carb Berry Smoothie

This low-carb berry smoothie makes a quick and easy breakfast or snack with any berries you have on hand.
4.53 from 17 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beverage
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 frozen or fresh berries raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 1/8 tsp Allulose or erythritol more or less, to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until well blended. Pour into a glasses and serve. Garnish with additional berries and mint, if desired.

Notes

  • If you don’t like coconut, you can substitute with 4 oz unsweetened almond milk and 2 oz heavy cream.
  • Use any sweetener you normally use. If you want the smoothie to be more sweet, add a bit more sweetener.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 156mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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13 thoughts on “Low-Carb Berry Smoothie

  1. Chris Collins says:

    5 stars
    This looks so refreshing and delicious! I’m definitely going to try, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. Dolly says:

    5 stars
    That little touch of heavy cream would give this smoothie that nice mouthfeel we allll love. Yum yum.

  3. kerri says:

    This is the perfect way to start the day. Love this low carb version, which is great to not be full of sugar first thing in the morning!

  4. Jessica Formicola says:

    5 stars
    Smoothies are my favorite way to start the day! This one looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Chef Dennis says:

    5 stars
    I really love smoothies! And this Low-Carb Berry Smoothie of yours looks absolutely delicious!

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