Summer Blackcurrant Smoothie

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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)

8.7 grams 9.4 grams 5.1 grams 17.3 grams 11.2 grams 228 calories
Total Carbs18.1grams
Net Carbs8.7grams
of which Saturated11.2grams
Energy (calories)228kcal
Magnesium47mg (12% RDA)
Potassium406mg (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

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By Martina Slajerova
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

Beautiful pics! Are you a professional photographer? I love your style, so vibrant!


Hi Hazel, no I'm not but thank you for your kind words!!


Thanks! I'm going to be making the smoothie with blackberries and strawberries, I've got 2 large bowls in the fridge and wasn't quite sure if I should freeze everything. I may also use it in a berry cheesecake, low carb of course! 😊


Thank you Elen, I'm sure it works great with any berries!


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