Best Raspberry Cream Smoothie That Will Energize Your Day
Mouthwatering & Filling Raspberry Cream Smoothie – Knock your socks off with this absolutely phenomenal Raspberry Cream Smoothie! This Raspberry Cream Smoothie is filling, delicious, and is a perfect fit for anyone on a low carb/keto plan, or just looking to be healthy.
Keto smoothies, on their face, seem impractical, or impossible. Although a raspberry cream smoothie is undoubtedly delicious and even healthy by traditional standards, smoothies are relatively high in carbs. In many cases, a single 12 oz smoothie can be about 10%-20% of your daily intake of carbs. That’s not taking into account whether you are on the keto diet. Keto dieters are likely to rule smoothies out, especially if they are new to the system and being extra cautious about what they eat. However, the best things on any diet are the ones that fly in the face of logic. In that case, this keto raspberry cream smoothie could be the equivalent of gluten-free bread or the impossible burger.
Smoothie or Milkshake?
This is a true smoothie. This keto raspberry cream smoothie recipe might be creamier than your traditional smoothie and it is light on net carbs (under 4 grams per serving) but it does not use processed sugar and the heavy cream is fairly neutralized with added water. This gives the consistency of the beverage a more comparable thickness to a smoothie and it is not excessively sweet.
Making a Keto-Friendly Smoothie
This recipe uses smart components such as cucumber and lime to enhance the flavor profile and keep overall carbs low. Raspberries are also relatively low in carbs while remaining high in fiber. This makes it an excellent choice for a keto-based smoothie. The secret ingredient to this smoothie is the protein powder we used. Information on the exact brand and the macronutrients in its content are listed at the bottom of this article.
Below are my specific measurements, ingredients, and recommendations for making a healthy and tasty keto-friendly smoothie. All of the macros are listed for reference as well as a note about the specific brand of protein powder I used and why I prefer it.
Keto Raspberry Cream Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: n/a
½ c. fresh or frozen raspberries
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 c. water
1 T. fresh lime juice
*1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup sliced cucumbers, peeled
8-10 large ice cubes
Dollop of fresh whipped cream and/or 2 or 3 fresh raspberries
- Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high speed for 2-3 until thoroughly combined. Add additional water, if desired, to adjust consistency.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with a spoonful of whipped cream and additional raspberries, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Macros – per serving**
Net Carbs: 3.74g
*Note: Macros vary widely across different brands and types of protein powder. The brand used for this recipe is Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel, Vanilla Coconut. We like it for the added benefits as well as the taste. Macros are broken out separately to show the other ingredients + this specific brand of protein powder. You will need to adjust based on your own preferred brand.
Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel, Vanilla Coconut protein powder
Macros – per serving (source: product label)
Net Carbs: 0.5g