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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.

Frozen berry Smoothie recipe

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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 which 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 !

Frozen berry smoothie recipe – healthy berry smoothie

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 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 keto diet, using full-fat coconut cream is a great option to boost your fat burning too 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 had the same texture without the extra calories.
  • Unsweetened almond milk – keep reading to learn more about its benefits in this frozen berry smoothie recipe

Healthy berry smoothie

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 dairy and both contains lactose the natural sugar occurring in milk. Consequently, adding dairy to your smoothie will add up to your daily sugar intake.

how to make smoothie without milk or yogurt

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 contains lots of water, and they don’t add thickness in smoothies if used on their own. That is why most healthy berry smoothie recipe 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 yogurt or milk that is low-carb, with a delicious creamy texture.

  1. Frozen berry – freezing berry will convert the natural water of the berry into ice, adding the most delicious thick, creamy texture to your low carb smoothies
  2. Cream – 1/2 cup of coconut cream is the best choice for a diabetic friendly smoothie as it contains no natural sugar or otherwise, use heavy cream
  3. Avocado – only 1/4 avocado is enough to transform any single smoothie into a creamy heaven. Careful, adding avocado in this frozen berry smoothie will turn the color to brown
  4. Chia seeds add 1 or 2 teaspoons to this recipe for extra thickness, protein and fiber
  5. Flaxmeal – add 1 teaspoon per serve, it will be boost your drink with healthy omega-3 too!
  6. Hemp seed powder – add 1 tablespoon per serve, this will also add a good bunch of healthy fat, protein and vitamins
  7. Ground nuts – add 1 tablespoon of almond meal or hazelnut meal
  8. Ice – add 1 or 2 ice cube per serve

There is plenty others way to thicken smoothie without yogurt or milk but those are the best options on a low-carb keto diet as they won’t add 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 Breeze almond milk in this frozen berry smoothie.

  1. First, it has no sugar added and only 1 g net carb per cup. It is one of the main reason why it is the safest milk option for low carb smoothies for diabetics. Almond milk don’t spike blood sugar level. On the contrary, regular milk or yogurt contains natural sugar from lactose that could keep you out of ketosis
  2. Next, it is bland in flavor. It is a very good point to enjoy the full flavor of your healthy berry smoothie
  3. Finally, it contains only 40 calories per cup which makes your frozen berry smoothie one of the most healthy berry smoothie

how to make a smoothie without yogurt or milk

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 without yogurt or milk I recommend you try my mixed berry smoothie with almond milk too!

xoxo Carine
how to make berry smoothie without yogurt or milk

Frozen berry smoothie without yogurt or milk

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.
Prep Time: 5 mins
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Ingredients

Sweetener - optional

Instructions

  • If you are using fresh berries, place them on a plate covered with parchment paper, make sure they don't overlap and freeze overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • In a blender, add frozen blueberry, frozen raspberry, coconut cream, unsweetened almond milk.
  • Add sweetener if desired, this is optional if you have a sweet tooth I recommend adding some sugar free stevia drops or Monk fruit crystal.
  • Add 1 or 2 ice cubes for a icee/slushie like texture if desired.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth, about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Enjoy immediately.
Net carb per smoothie : 12.3 g
Nutrition Facts
Frozen berry smoothie without yogurt or milk
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3g 4%
Total Carbohydrates 19.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Sugars 9.8g
Protein 2.5g 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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