Let’s Be Real…
Smoothies are so simple they don’t take much explaining, right? All you gotta do is get the right ingredients, smoothie-ify them, and drink it. Bam. Well, keto smoothie recipes are no different, thankfully.
Consequently, the only thing I really have to say about this one is that it’s great for dessert if you have an early dinner and yes — you can eat strawberries on keto.
Some berries are too high in carbs to reliably eat and still stay in ketosis. Strawberries are not one of those, luckily. They can actually be a staple depending on how low carb you’re trying to go and what the rest of your meals look like during the day. I hear tons of back-and-forth, hot-and-cold, on-and-off stuff about whether or not berries are something you should be incorporating into your keto diets or leaving out altogether. If you do the homework for 5 minutes, or check out a sweet guide like the ones we have here at Keto Kat, you can figure it out once and for all and never have to worry about them again.
If you’re trying to stay under 20g net carbs per day (which I would only recommend to keto veterans) then this particular keto smoothie may have to suffice as a once-in-a-while treat or celebratory dessert after intermittent fasting. If you’re on a more moderate carb intake, though, this will be perfectly fine to keep in your back pocket for frequent use because 1 cup of strawberries only contains 9g net carbs.
To prepare a single serving, combine the following ingredients in a blender:
- 2 oz cream cheese (full fat)
- 4 medium-sized strawberries frozen
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp sweetener (we used Erythritol)
- 1 cup cold water
And uh, yeah. That’s it. You’re done!
If it comes out too runny you can add ice to thicken it up! Also, if you have some extra carb room at the end of your day you can even add some graham crackers to this to take it to the next level. Sweet!