Frozen Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk
This Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt is the perfect healthy smoothie recipe for a refreshing breakfast or quick snack.
Bonus, this healthy berry smoothie recipe is also dairy-free, paleo, and vegan, made without yogurt or milk.
What’s A Smoothie Without Yogurt?
A Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk is like a regular smoothie you can get from your favorite smoothie bar but it’s made with no dairy products.
It’s a cold drink that can fix an urgent smoothie or milkshake craving the healthy way.
I make my chocolate milkshake all the time but my love for growing berries and smoothies brought a new smoothie to life, this frozen berry smoothie.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This berry smoothie recipe is amazing because it is:
- Without Yogurt
- Without Milk
- 100% Dairy-Free
- Low in Carbs
- Ready In 5 Minutes
How To Make Berry Smoothie Without Yogurt
Additionally to its great texture, this frozen berry smoothie recipe is easy, ready in 5 minutes, and healthy.
Any blender, whatever its power, can make this keto berry smoothie in no time.
All you need are 4 simple ingredients, including:
- Frozen blueberry and raspberry – I love to pick berries from my garden in summer and freeze them for the rest of the year. Otherwise, you can use frozen berries from the store or quickly freeze your fresh berries for 4 hours before using them in this recipe.
- Coconut cream – canned coconut cream is the best to add an extra thick creamy texture to your healthy berry smoothie. If you are on a keto diet, using full-fat coconut cream is a great option to boost your fat-burning. And it will make the perfect keto smoothie. On the other hand, if you are looking for a low-carb berry smoothie with few calories, use light coconut milk. It will have the same texture without the extra calories.
- Unsweetened almond milk – keep reading to learn more about its benefits in this frozen berry smoothie recipe.
How To Make A Smoothie Without Yogurt Or Milk
You probably wonder why making a smoothie without yogurt or why milk matters.
Apart from being lactose intolerant or on a vegan diet, it matters to avoid dairy on a low-carb diet.
Indeed, milk and yogurt are dairies, and both contain lactose, the natural sugar occurring in milk.
As a result, adding dairy to your smoothie will add up to your daily sugar intake.
It took me a while to make a smoothie without yogurt or milk with a just-right creamy, thick texture.
Especially this frozen berry smoothie! Berries contain lots of water, and they don’t add thickness to smoothies if used on their own.
That is why most healthy berry smoothie recipes use the addition of milk, yogurt, or frozen banana. The purpose of those extra ingredients is to thicken smoothies.
Obviously, they are no bananas in a low-carb keto smoothie. By definition, a keto smoothie is also a low-carb smoothie for diabetics.
This means no added sugar, minimal fructose, or carbs.
Smoothie Milk And Yogurt Alternatives
Alternatively, let me tell you how to make a smoothie without yogurt or milk that is low-carb, with a delicious creamy texture.
- Frozen berries – freezing berries will convert the natural water of the berry into ice. This adds the most delicious thick, creamy texture to your low-carb smoothies. Most berries are keto-approved fruits except cherry.
- Cream – 1/2 cup of coconut cream is the best choice for a diabetic-friendly smoothie. It indeed contains no natural sugar but otherwise, use heavy cream.
- Avocado – only 1/4 avocado is enough to transform any single smoothie into creamy heaven. Careful, adding avocado in this frozen berry smoothie will turn the color to brown.
- Chia seeds add 1 or 2 teaspoons to this recipe for extra thickness, protein, and fiber.
- Flaxseed meal – add 1 teaspoon per serving. It will boost your drink with healthy omega-3!
- Hemp seed powder – add 1 tablespoon per serving. This will also add a good bunch of healthy fat, protein, and vitamins.
- Ground nuts – add 1 tablespoon of almond meal or hazelnut meal.
- Ice – add 1 or 2 ice cubes per serving.
There are plenty of other ways to thicken a smoothie without yogurt or milk.
But these options above are ideal for a low-carb keto diet because they will not add any fructose, sugar, or carbs to your drink.
Using Unsweetened Almond Milk
Unsweetened almond milk is the best dairy-free milk for this keto berry smoothie. Let me tell you why I love to use almond milk in my keto berry smoothie.
- First, it has no sugar added and only 1 gram of net carbs per cup. It is one of the main reasons why it is the safest milk option for low-carb smoothies for diabetics. Almond milk doesn’t spike the blood sugar level. On the contrary, regular milk or yogurt contains natural sugar from lactose that could keep you out of ketosis.
- Next, it is bland in flavor. It is a very good point to enjoy the full flavor of your healthy berry smoothie.
- Finally, it contains only 40 calories per cup, which makes your frozen berry smoothie one of the healthiest berry smoothies.
Note that the sugar in this recipe comes naturally from berries.
Berries are the lowest sugar, and fructose content and therefore are approved on a keto low-carb diet in moderation.
If you love this frozen berry smoothie recipe, then I recommend trying my mixed berry smoothie with almond milk!
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Frozen Berry Keto Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk
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