Easy peanut butter, low carb and keto smoothie recipe that you are going to love! Creamy, delicious and uses just 5 SIMPLE EVERYDAY INGREDIENTS. This recipe is also free from refined sugar and has a paleo option.
Keto Smoothies and Weight Loss
Not only are keto smoothies delicious, but they CAN also aid in weight loss. Keto smoothies are normally sugar-free which assists lower insulin levels. They are also packed with healthy fats which assists the body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
Key is to ensure that the calories being consumed or the calories in your Keto Smoothie do not exceed the set daily nutritional calorie requirement. For example, to maintain my body weight, I tend to consume about 1500 kcal (about 2000 calories on days I exercise). Keto or no keto, it would be unwise to drink a smoothie that has 1200 calories for example, as this would mean I only have 300 calories for the rest of the day.
I also find that protein-packed low carb or Keto smoothies work better in aiding weight loss. Protein aids to increase metabolism and helps keep you fuller for longer. Here is a good study on the short term hunger-reduction effects of the keto diet.
This Keto Smoothie recipe has good fats and protein from the peanut butter. The peanut butter also gives it a creamy delicious texture and taste.
PALEO OPTION: Use cashew butter instead of peanut butter in the recipe.
Other recipes to try!
Loving this recipe? Well, you may also want to try out these other delicious recipes!
- Slow cooker apple cider
- Easy Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie with Banana
- 5-Ingredient (no-bake) peanut butter balls
- Keto Almond flour cookies
What you need to make this Easy Peanut Butter Low carb Keto Smoothie
PEANUT BUTTER: A high source of protein. 100 grams of peanut butter contains approximately 25 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fibre. This means just 14 grams net carbs. It mostly contains unsaturated fats with a few saturated fats making it a great nut when consumed in moderation.
ALMOND MILK: Vegan, normally enriched with calcium, a great source of vitamin E, dairy-free and full of healthy fats making it good for your heart!
WATER: We will be using just a small amount for this easy low carb and keto smoothie recipe. Feel free to omit it, if you prefer your smoothie very thick.
COCOA POWDER: Food for the gods with numerous health benefits. A great low carb and Keto food. A tablespoon of cocoa powder has just 1 g net carbs. It is rich in magnesium, potassium and copper, assists lower the risk of heart disease and aids lower blood pressure. The flavanols in cocoa powder help decrease inflammation and promote insulin sensitivity. It also helps suppress the appetite thereby aiding in weight loss.
MONK FRUIT SWEETENER: It has zero calories, is low on the glycaemic index (zero) and safe for both the low carb and paleo diets. Studies have also shown that it helps reduce blood sugar levels and that it has anti-inflammatory properties. You can, however, use erythritol or honey (for paleo).
You could also omit the sweetener alltogether.
Enough talk, let us make some Keto smoothie!
Easy Peanut Butter Low Carb Keto Smoothie Recipe
- Blender - a normal blender or a high speed blender
- Glasses to serve
- 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp cocao powder unsweetened
- 1 tbsp monk sweetener or erythritol honey or coconut sugar for paleo
- Combine all ingredients in your blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve with ice cubes. Alternatively, allow to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes then serve. Use your favourite toppings, such as cocoa powder or syrup.
- This recipe can serve two people but it has been set for one because it is so delicious, you will probably not want to share!!
- Use your favourite toppings, such as cocoa powder or syrup.
- Use heavy cream for a richer, heavier smoothie.
“Nutrition information on the site is an estimate calculated using a third-party source and is provided for informational purposes only. It is highly recommended that you make your own calculations. If you have any specific dietary concerns, kindly consult with your healthcare practitioner. Variations may occur for many reasons, such as ingredients used and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.” Net carbs exclude fibre, erythritol and allulose since they do not impact the blood sugar levels in most people.