This can’t be healthy! Can it?
Yes, yes it is!
This is not your average milkshake with ice cream and sugar AND CARBS. This one here is my healthy alternative and let me tell you, it tastes just as great.
Most fruits are off limits when you’re low carb, which sucks because fruits are jam packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. Berries on the other hand are what I call ” miracle fruits” simply because I can eat them on keto. Also because their sugar does not cause a high insulin spike (😱 ), I KNOW!
The Fruit Part
For this milkshake you can use any berry of your choice
All these berries are keto friendly. Also note, each berry is different in carb counts, account for that!
The Milk Part
I love half & half and heavy cream. In the beginning of my ketogenic journey, I consumed very large amounts of them and later realized they slow my weightloss progress. So, I’m here to encourage you to start using coconut cream and coconut milk in your drinks instead of dairy. You’ll thank me later 😀
- Coconut milk: I use So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk (unsweetened). This one’s 1g of carb for a whole cup!
- Coconut Cream: I use Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Milk. I keep a bunch of these cans in my fridge ready to go whenever I need. Keep these cans cold. Why? The fat in the milk freezes in the refrigerator and separates from the water. When making the smoothie, I’ll drain the water out, and the carbs along with it, and use the fat as my cream. So don’t worry, 95% of the carbs are coming from the fruit <3
I love using sugar-free Torani or Skinny Syrups sweeteners, they’re zero carb and add flavor dimension. I use vanilla or salted caramel but if you don’t have these, just add erythritol and vanilla extract.
Blueberry Coconut Milkshake
- 30 g Blueberries
- 1 cup Coconut Milk
- 1/2 cup Ice
- 2 tbsp Coconut Cream
- 1 tbsp Sweetener
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract optional
Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
Serve and Enjoy!
I used a 0 calorie sweetener for my recipe. If you are using sugar alcohols or natural sweeteners, be sure to account for the additional carbs.