Here’s a super quick and easy keto strawberry vanilla bliss smoothie that will totally brighten your day! This makes a great breakfast or snack – I love making one right after a workout. And the addition of collagen peptides rounds it out for optimal nutrition!
Smoothies are one of those options that serves as a great breakfast, a tasty accompaniment to any meal, as a snack or even a dessert. They’re quick, easy and so versatile. And, if you’re getting tired of eggs for breakfast, this can easily replace those – sometime you just need a break, right?
I have a decent collection of smoothie recipes, but there are a couple that are my go-to’s – this is one of them. It’s so smooth and creamy and the vanilla and strawberry flavors are so bright on the palate. It’s like drinking an infusion of happiness.
Coconut milk adds a bit of depth-of-flavor and extra silkiness that I’m fond of. If you want/need to replace the coconut milk, you certainly can – this recipe will accommodate changes, easily.
Surprising ways strawberries are good for you
Fresh or frozen, strawberries make a healthful addition to your diet. They’re actually considered to be a superfood. They’re full of antioxidants, like vitamin C, which can give your immunity a boost. Vitamin C plays a significant role in how our white blood cells and antibodies respond to infection – viral or bacterial. It enters infected cells, binds to and neutralizes the protein coating on the DNA of viruses, which inhibits their replication. Speaking of vitamin C, it also aids in collagen production, which enhances skin elasticity, but also aids in lowering the inflammatory response. That’s good news for us spoonies! Instead of taking a supplement, a cup of strawberries provides 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. What a delicious way to support your immune system!
Strawberries also contain phytochemicals, such as ellagic acid. Along with vitamin C, ellagic acid can aid in cancer prevention. It has anti-cancer properties and has been shown to suppress cancer cell growth.
Strawberries also contain antioxidants that scavange free-radicals and can neutralize the potentially harmful effects they can have on our cells.
The addition of these if purely optional, but I like to incorporate them into my diet as often as possible. It’s a great way to support my skin, digestion, tendons and ligaments and aid in muscle recovery from workouts. I highly recommend them!
Variations you’ll love
Even though this recipe calls for strawberries, you can add any berries or berry combinations. Like I mentioned above, you can also swap out the coconut milk for another milk.
You can also add more coconut milk or a bit of whipping cream and it will make a great smoothie bowl base. And finally, you can freeze it and make strawberry ice cream. I learned about the last option kind of by accident. It’s phenomenal!
Other recipes you might like
- Easy Keto Eggnog Recipe
- Low Carb Lemon Raspberry Cake with Almond Flour
- Easy Keto Brownies
- 90 Second Parmesan Oregano Bread
- Pumpkin Porridge with Maple Pecan Syrup
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Keto Strawberry Vanilla Bliss Smoothie
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated, about 10 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
SweetenerI like to use three tablespoons of sweetener, personally. I use a combination of monk fruit sweetener with erythritol and powdered stevia (too much erythritol can cause digestive upset for some). The amount will vary depending on your personal taste and how sweet your strawberries are.
ServingsThis recipe is for three servings. It can easily be divided into three, especially if you want to keep the carb content lower.
VariationsFor fewer carbs, you add can fewer strawberries and replace with another berry, such as raspberries. To make this less creamy, try cutting the amount of coconut milk. To make it more creamy for a smoothie bowl, add more coconut milk or whipping cream. The colder the coconut milk is, the thicker it will be. Try this with a couple teaspoons of raw cacao powder! Or add some spinach, too. You can also freeze this smoothie for ice cream!
*Net carbs = carbohydrates – fiber
Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools and does not include optional ingredients unless otherwise indicated.