Keto Strawberry smoothie that is made with almond milk, strawberries, Greek yogurt, protein powder, and vanilla extract. It’s perfect to fill up on as a meal replacement too!
This delicious strawberry smoothie is keto-friendly, which means it is low-carb, but still has that great taste. This recipe has strawberries, Greek yogurt, almond milk, protein powder, and vanilla extract for flavoring.
I’ll admit, Greek yogurt does not taste great on its own, but mixing it with other ingredients, especially in a smoothie, sure brings it to life. Which is great since it has lower carbs and sugar in comparison to other yogurts. I also purposely chose to put almond milk in this drink because it has higher fat content than soy milk, and because it doesn’t have the sugars cow’s milk has. If you are following a keto lifestyle, that’s just what you’re looking for!
Ingredients for Keto Strawberry Smoothie
- Frozen or Fresh Strawberries
- Almond Milk
- Greek Yogurt (Can be substituted with sugar-free frozen yogurt)
- Protein Powder
- Pure Vanilla Extract
What is the keto diet?
The keto diet is huge right now and finding the right meals and snacks to eat is crucial to getting into a ketosis state. The keto diet consists of low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat intake.
Where did keto come from?
The actual word, keto, comes from ketosis. Normally, our body burns carbohydrates for energy and it is especially important for brain function, but once you remove the carbs our body looks for other sources. Ketosis begins when the body is deprived of those carbohydrates and begins burning fat for energy and producing ketones. Ketones are then sent into our bloodstream and to our brain to be able to function.
What makes it so great is your body is not having to burn off carbs first, and it is going straight to your fat stores. This creates quick fat burning and that’s why it is so popular.
It does take time to get into a state of ketosis. You may even feel symptoms of the “keto flu” for the first few days as your body switches gears. You can experience night sweats, feeling foggy, headaches, cramps, fatigue, and mood swings.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, and do not cut out carbs completely. This can drop your blood sugars to a dangerous level, especially for diabetics, and it’s important to maintain a healthy balance.
Smoothies are a great snack or meal replacement.
This brings me back to choosing healthy options. I love smoothies, and if I’m not going to be getting my sweet tooth fix from cookies, cakes, and ice cream, I want the next best thing: smoothies. They are filling and are a great meal replacement. You still get the sweetness of fruit, but you also have to be mindful of the natural sugars in fruits. They can hinder your keto progress.