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 keto friendly fruits, 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!
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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!
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 0.5 [calories] => 397 [carbohydrates] => 15 [protein] => 6 [fat] => 37 [saturated_fat] => 26 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 19 [potassium] => 545 [fiber] => 5 [sugar] => 8 [vitamin_c] => 45.7 [calcium] => 86 [iron] => 2.8 [serving_unit] => recipe )
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Angela E Hite
Lisa, if you go on the "Nutri-bullet" website ( http://www.nutriliving.com), you can order a blade that does crush ice. I ordered 2 in case I wore 1 out. Works great. Make sure you have your bullet handy because they want the serial number off the bottom so they sell you the right blade. Have been using for over a year! Works great and not pricey!. I also ordered more tall cups with lids. I make smoothies ahead and freeze them. Take out in morning when I need them or night before in frig and ready to go.
Good to know! That's the one problem I've had with mine. I didn't realize they had a special blade for ice. Thanks!
Wonderful recipe, thanks! My teenager loves it as do I. We use full fat coconut milk from a can and whatever berries we have on hand. I will admit that strawberries are the best, but sometimes we don’t have them.
Very good. I used frozen blueberries instead of frozen strawberries, (Due to them being the only frozen fruit I had on hand), 2 drops of SteviaClear instead of powdered stevia, and canned Coconut milk.
I'll definitely be using this recipe again!
Hi, Lisa. Can unsweetened almond milk be substituted for coconut milk? If not, why?
Yes. You can replace the coconut milk with almond milk if desired.
What can I use instead of almond butter? Thanks
Any nut or seed butter works.
Lisa, I'm sorry to be a doubter, but where do you find almond butter that has less than 170-180 calories per 2 tbsp? I have figured this every way I can think of, but I can't get this to come out less than 130-135 calories per serving. Please help a girl out!
I'm using a more accurate nutritional calculator and fixed the numbers.
I’m allergic to almonds, Could I use Nutella?
Any nut butter works.
The cocnut milk I we have gives 185 calories for 100 ml. If I take 1 cup it's 230ml and gives much more calories dan in your recipe.....how come your calories so low? I mean the frozen strawberry's are 50 calories.
It's made with the coconut milk beverage, not canned. If you use canned milk, it does add more calories and fat.
You should try a different brand of coconut milk they are not all the same calorie wise as some have extra added sugars etc... read the labels. 1 cup is 250 mL. I use coconut dream and it is 70 calories for 1 cup.
VITAMIX is totally worth the purchase. Best value is to get it at Costco & get the one with the dial for multiple settings. Does wonders for our bulletproof coffee in the morning or for protein shakes.
What is the purpose of the almond butter? Flavour?
Almond butter is used to thicken the mix. I do have my eye on a Vitamix.
I love mine as well, I purchased a refurbished one, and got the pro 750. I also got 3 of their spatulas, and the wet container, as it can be used with smaller amounts of liquids, like a smoothie for one! I love my Vitamix!
if i try coconut milk smoothie with cherry or blueberry then what will be the nutrition fact i made it with strawberry taste was good
You can plug it in at MyFitnessPal.com and get the macros.
So the recipe is a half cup serving for strawberries? I know its been asked a couple times now.
It calls for 1 cup strawberries which is divided by two servings so that would be 1/2 cup per serving. You can cut that back to decrease the carb count.
When making smoothies is the type of coconut milk used is the one in the picture above.
How do you know when the receipe calls for coconut mike its not the solid coconut milk in the can? I am wondering why my smoothies are way to thick
Iam sorry this is new to me.
You can use either can or carton depending on how much fat and calories you prefer. I used full fat coconut milk in the can as it gives the best result and makes it the thickest. If too thick, you may want to add more ice.
The carbs are a little confusing 5.6g or 7.2g? your words don't match the chart
5.6g is net carbs (total carbs minus fiber), 7.2g is the total carb amount including fiber.
You mention that the recipe is two servings. Does it hold up well over night? It will be just me so if I can make a double serving and use one each day that would be great, but not sure if it would hold up well.
I have saved half for the next day so it can be saved for later. You may just want to give it a stir or shake first.
I know this makes two servings, but can you save the second serving in the freezer? I don't mind halving your recipe but I was just curious if it saves at all.
You could freeze the second half for later.
I love your blog post, Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie, and we would love to feature it on our website, GreenThickies.com. Would it be OK for me to use one of your photos within my post? I will of course link back to your post.
Thanks so much
It's fine to use a photo from the blog with link back. We just don't allow posting the full recipe.
The 7.2 carbs is it based off of 1/2 cup strawberry's or 1 cup, since you talk about a 1/2 cup and your recipe calls for 1 cup.
It's based on 1/2 cup.
Okay the whole time you are talking you say keep fruit to half a cup. But your recipe says 1 cup of strawberry's. What's up with that. How carbs is that.
It's because the recipe is two servings.