This EASY frozen berry smoothie is the perfect keto smoothie 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.
There is no secret that I have a sweet tooth particularly a love for sweet drinks. What’s better than a creamy smoothie or milkshake to fix an urgent sweet craving, right?
Sure, I make my keto chocolate milkshake all the time. It has been one of your favorite low carb drinks, by the way. However, my dual love for growing berries and smoothies brought a new smoothie to life, this frozen berry smoothie.
You will love this easy healthy smoothie as it is made without yogurt or milk. So keep reading to learn more about this dairy-free recipe!
Additionally to its great texture, this frozen berry smoothie recipe is EASY, ready in 5 minutes, and healthy. It should be noted that any blender, whatever their 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 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 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 milk matters right? 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. Consequently, 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 that has a just-right creamy, thick texture. Especially this frozen berry smoothie! Berries contain lots of water, and they don’t add thickness in smoothies if used on their own.
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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 banana 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.
Milk and yogurt alternatives to thicken smoothies
Alternatively, let me tell you how to make a smoothie without yogurtor 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 serve, it will boost your drink with healthy omega-3 too!
Hemp seed powder – add 1 tablespoon per serve, 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 cube per serve.
There are plenty of other ways to thicken a smoothie without yogurt or milk. But these options above are ideal on a low-carb keto diet. Because they will not add any fructose, sugar, or carbs to your drink.
Frozen berry smoothie recipe with 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 g net carb 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, 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 you try my mixed berry smoothie with almond milk too!
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This EASY frozen berry smoothie is the perfect keto smoothie 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.