There is no reason you cannot enjoy your favorite beverages, virgin or not, when practicing a low-carb way of eating! Here are some of my favorite recipes for low-carb shakes and smoothies you can drink guilt-free!
I am going to start you off with a video by Kent Altena. You will find that he has lots of great Atkins-compliant videos you will want to look into later! Be aware that this drink is a full meal replacement when you see the 6 net carb count. You can also lower that count by substituting CarbMaster yogurt. While he advocates that Greek yogurt carbs are fine I still find that carbs are carbs! You will find CarbMaster (REALLY LOW in CARBS) at any Kroger-affiliated store. Also be careful on what whey powder you use as they are not all created equal. Here’s the one I use and can highly recommend.
Want a protein shake but want to avoid the yogurt (and it’s carbs) altogether? Here’s my recipe:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- ⅓ cup eggbeaters
- 2 TBSP heavy cream
- 8 ounces cold ice-water
- 2 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients and blend thoroughly in a single serving size bullet blender until frothy.
Looking for something a little different? Here’s an assortment that will be sure to please:
If you drop in on Just a Pinch you will find Bonnie’s basic milkshake recipe with lots of variations for you to consider! Be aware that depending on the added ingredients that the carb counts will vary.
Want something really different? Then check out All Day I Dream About Food’s Avocado Green Tea Power Shake!
Next hop over to Low Carb Diets! They call this coffee smoothie a breakfast shake but it makes a great after dinner dessert!
Think to add fruit purees too! Here’s a novel one! Pumpkin flavoring! YES! You can add pumpkin (not pie filling which is high in carbs) puree to a shake!
Remember that you can take any of these shake or smoothie recipes and add your own sugar-free syrups to make whatever you would like! YUMMM!!! You will find you can even make chocolate mint! Check out the recipe for the shake at the top on the Genaw website! It’s a little higher in carbs than some others but just might be worth it if you factor those extra carbs into your daily allowance ahead of time!
Want even MORE low carb shake and smoothie recipes? Not a problem! Be sure to check out THIS shake and smoothie article too!
So do YOU have a favorite low-carb shake or smoothie? Please share it in or a link in your comment below!
In the meantime, ciao for now!
Always consult your healthcare professional if you are currently taking medication, pregnant, trying to get pregnant, nursing, or if you have any other health condition before taking any products mentioned or applying any information contained herein.