If you are like me, you want to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables low in carbs. Summer berries are great low-carb options for anyone who doesn't want to give up fruits completely. So, if you are looking for something different than eggs & bacon for breakfast, these smoothies are definitely worth trying. I love blackcurrants and it only takes a few minutes to make a smoothie which is exactly what I need while I'm busy working on my apps and my second book!
If you can't find fresh berries, use frozen. If you can't get blackcurrants, I included some alternatives to choose from at the end of this post :-)
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||11.2||grams|
|Magnesium||47||mg (12% RDA)|
|Potassium||406||mg (20% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (16.5%), protein (9.7%), fat (73.8%)
Ingredients (per serving):
Note: You can use any berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries - all are low in carbs! Feeling hungry? Add a scoop ( ¼ cup) of vanilla or plain whey protein or egg white protein powder (Jay Robb) or plant-based such as NuZest. Protein is the most sating nutrient and will keep hunger at bay!
Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth - let it sit for 2-5 minutes. That's it, enjoy! :-)
You can use real vanilla beans or sugar-free vanilla extract which is easy and cheaper to make at home.
If you don't have blackberries, use raspberries or blackberries. Here is a quick overview of the net carbs in ½ cup of berries:
- strawberries: 4.1 g
- raspberries: 3.3 g
- blackberries: 3.1 g
- blueberries: 8.9 g (wild blueberries have less carbs, ~ 7.3 g)
- blackcurrants: 4 g