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Low-Carb Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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I’m all about the smoothies. This keto Strawberry and Basil Smoothie is delicious for breakfast and if like me you prefer to have no sweeteners as well as no sugar, you might like this recipe.

Sweetened naturally just with strawberries. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy and it’s also dairy free. Feel free to add any of the optional extras: MCT oil for extra fats and energy boost, and collagen or protein powder for extra protein to keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar levels healthy.

We love the strawberry-basil combination! It works well in both savoury and sweet keto recipes, like Grilled Halloumi With Strawberry & Cucumber Salsa and Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad. My favourite is the frozen strawberry & basil fat bomb from the Fat Bombs Book!

Optional Extras for Your Keto Smoothie:
  • 2-4 tbsp grass-fed collagen powder, whey (or egg white) protein powder such as Jay Robb, or Plant-based protein powder such as Nuzest (will provide extra protein)
  • 1-2 tbsp MCT oil or Brain Octane Oil (will provide extra energy boost and increase the ketogenic ratio)
  • low-carb sweetener from this list, to taste
  • pinch of acai powder or freeze-dried strawberry powder, for sprinkling

Note: For a thicker shake you can use frozen strawberries and omit the ice or use a mix of frozen and fresh. You can convert this smoothie into a delicious frozen keto treat. To do that, use both frozen strawberries and ice cubes.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Strawberry Basil Smoothie

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Vegetarian
Vegan

Notes

  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs8.3 grams
Protein7.4 grams
Fat10.1 grams
Calories156 kcal
Calories from carbs 22%, protein 19%, fat 59%
Total carbs10 gramsFiber1.7 gramsSugars7.6 gramsSaturated fat6.1 gramsSodium86 mg(4% RDA)Magnesium16 mg(4% RDA)Potassium185 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 cup chilled strawberries (152 g/ 5.4 oz)
  • 3/4 cup 10% fat Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt, e.g. Coyo (188 g/ 6.6 oz)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blitz all the ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth. Add any of the optional extras. It’s that simple!
    Low-Carb Strawberry Basil Smoothie
  2. Sprinkle with a touch of acai powder for an extra antioxidant boost.
    Low-Carb Strawberry Basil Smoothie Best when served fresh, but can be stored in the fridge for 1 day.
    Low-Carb Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Strawberries, fresh
4.3 g0.5 g0.2 g24 kcal
Yogurt (10% fat)
3.8 g6.7 g9.4 g126 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.2 g0.2 g0.5 g6 kcal
Total per serving
8.3 g7.4 g10.1 g156 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (7)

I have been making this for about 3 mornings and i love it!! i also love how i only have to add one sweetener packet to the whole thing for personal taste preference!

Thank you Bailey!

This sounds delicious. I have basil essential oil, how many drops would replace the leaves? Thanks

I'd say 1 drop? I haven't used it yet but I know that essential oils are very strong.

Looks so delicious and refreshing. Such a great summer drink!

Made it this morning and love the combination.  Delicious!!

Thank you Marie!