This simple, low carb strawberry coconut milk smoothie whips up in less than 2 minutes and has only 4 ingredients! It’s the ideal dairy free keto breakfast or snack.
Too many people forget how to enjoy fruit when they go low carb or keto. After all, those natural fruit sugars can really pile on the carbs when you’re not paying attention.
However, fruit is healthy and a delicious treat, so it’s nice to know how and when to enjoy it on the keto diet…and a coconut milk smoothie is just the thing!
The challenge for most low carbers and fruit is portion control. When you’ve got a bowl of richly colored, sweetly tart raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries, how do you limit yourself?
The solution is this simple strawberry coconut milk smoothie! Refreshing, filling, and bursting with flavor, this dairy free keto smoothie makes the perfect fruity meal or snack.
Are Strawberries Low Carb?
If you’re new to the low carb lifestyle or still getting used to indulging wisely with fruit, you might be wondering about the net carbs in strawberries.
A serving of fruit is typically ½ cup and a half cup of strawberries contains 5.5g carbohydrates, with 1.4g of that being fiber. That means that ½ cup of strawberries has 4.1 net carbs.
Making The Best Dairy Free Keto Coconut Milk Smoothie
A lot of smoothie recipes add extra ice to make it the right size without adding extra carbs. However, that waters down the flavor. Instead of going that route, this recipe makes 2 servings.
This way you can enjoy the best flavor and still limit carbs. And bonus? You’re totally staying within the recommended half cup for a serving of strawberries…while still getting a full berry flavor!
Believe me, I know how easy it is to eat a cup or more of sweet strawberries thinking it won’t hurt because they are low carb. You really need to watch your portions before things get out of control!
Ingredients In A Strawberry Coconut Milk Smoothie
There are only three key ingredients for making this delicious coconut milk strawberry smoothie and an optional fourth.
- Coconut milk
- Frozen strawberries
- Almond butter
- Low carb sweetener (optional)
Strawberries are naturally sweet, so you may or may not want to add some stevia extract powder, erythritol, or another keto sweetener.
In this recipe, I personally like to add some stevia to make it just a tad sweeter and more decadent; it’s like drinking dessert!
Simple Coconut Milk Smoothie Tips
Making a dairy free, delicious, keto coconut milk smoothie isn’t hard at all. However, here are some extra tips.
Don’t Water Down The Flavor
To get the best flavor, don’t add extra ice and dilute the taste of your strawberries.
It’s way better to enjoy a smaller portion that’s exploding with flavor than it is to have a larger one that has a mild taste to it.
Use A Good Blender
This is a very simple recipe to make; you just dump the ingredients in a blender and give it a spin.
But the blender that you use makes all the difference between creamy and smooth or unevenly mixed and awkwardly chunky.
Personally, I let my NutriBullet go for about 15-30 seconds and it’s just right! While the NutriBullet isn’t the best with crushing ice, it does a great job on this coconut milk smoothie with frozen fruit drink.
I like them because they are small and convenient. I keep mine right on my kitchen counter next to the coffeemaker.
If you need a higher end blender that can crush ice, make soup, and do pretty much anything else, a Vitamix blender is one of the most amazing kitchen tools you’ll ever use! This is on my wish list.
More Keto Smoothies
If you love fruit as much as I do, you’ll want to give some of these other low carb smoothies a try. They are some of the easiest keto breakfast ideas ever!
Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
- 2 packets stevia optional
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass and enjoy!
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