Make this berry smoothie recipe that is Keto-adaptable. Choose strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries, and even add veggies.
Ten large strawberries or twenty blackberries contain 14 grams of carbs each. That’s a lot of carbs for the Keto dieter who only consumes twenty carbs per day. So how can you eat berries or drink a berry smoothie AND do a Keto diet?
“Women who eat more fruits and vegetables reduce weight gain by 24 percent,”
… a major study revealed, according to The Kitchen Table Book.
The best berry smoothie I’ve made is from farm-fresh strawberries. Visit your local farmers market and pay attention to all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables.
Of course, it makes perfect sense to shop during strawberry season to get the freshest strawberries. You can freeze them and enjoy their sweetness throughout the year
I went to one of my favorite farmers markets one day for, specifically, strawberries and blueberries and a couple of vegetables. I’d seen a strawberry beverage recipe I couldn’t wait to try, and blueberries are so healthy and good.
Blueberries are high in dietary fiber (8 grams), Vitamin C (contains 50% of the daily value needed for a 2,000 calorie diet). They have has Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and more.
The juicy blueberries are an excellent fruit choice for the person wanting to lose weight. But they are high in carbs – 21 grams for ten, one too much for the 20-gram-carb-per-day dieter. And that would mean zero carbs left for a day.
However, I saw a basket of beautiful plump blackberries. I couldn’t resist and chose them instead of the blueberries. Good choice as far as Keto eating.
A berry smoothie tastes wonderful, but they also taste great with certain vegetables. I like to add raw beet slices in fruit smoothies.
Once spring arrives and temperatures warm up, smoothies sound refreshing. Substituting a blended fruit and veggie smoothie for a meal changes things up a bit. It can make the task of cutting out certain foods you like a little less daunting.
If you don’t have a farmers market to shop at, look for the best (organic if you can afford it) produce at your grocery store. Or, grow your own fruits and veggies in a backyard garden.
Growing your own fruits and vegetables gives you the benefits of exercise by gardening and Vitamin D and stress-relief from the sun.
Spending a moderate amount of time in the sun has amazing benefits – see healthline.com for more information.
The Berrie Smoothie Recipe
Enjoy this beet/berry smoothie for s y meal. It contains nutrition from berries and beets as well as the greens.
The recipe can easily be adapted for a Keto plan. Use a zero-carb sweetener instead of honey, cut down on the berries, and almond milk instead of regular milk
Beet & Berry Smoothie
Make it more Keto friendly:
- Change the organic milk to an unsweetened vanilla Almond milk that’s only 30 calories and 1 carb per one-cup serving.
- Use Stevia sweetener
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 3/4 cup organic milk
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sliced or chopped raw beets
- 1 cup beet leaves
- 1 Tablespoon honey, or your choice of a natural sweetener
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Wash raw beets and beet greens in a water/vinegar wash or with a store-bought fruit/vegetable wash.
- Dry the excess water off of the beats by laying them on paper towels.
- Chop the beat greens.
- Peel the beets (the red does stain), slice them, then chop into smaller pieces.
- Put chopped beets and greens (with 3/4 cup milk) into blender and grate or grind.
- Add buttermilk, sugar, and blackberries to beets and the milk, then blend.
- Top with light whipped topping (or make your own).
- Berry/beet beverage is ready to serve.
Beet & Berry Smoothie
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 50 g||76.9%|
|Sodium 240 mg||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Sugars 22 g|
|Protein 6 g|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Let me know how you liked the smoothie and if you adapted it in any way. I might like to make your version.
If you enjoy trying out smoothie recipes, check out my summer recipe book, Simple Summer Recipes. Included in the recipe book is a variety of easy smoothie recipes.
I wish you the best at losing extra unwanted pounds. It’s a tough challenge to lose weight no matter what age you are. But you can do it. Go make it happen.
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I’m planning to post a recipe for beet greens this Friday.
That’s great! I started using beet greens more in my recipes a couple of years ago. They make better smoothies than with spinach or kale in my opinion.
I wonder if they have purslane at my local farmer’s market. I have been wanting to try it for a few years. I will have to check it out.
Did you throw out the beet greens? They are delicious when cooked properly. They’re also loaded with nutrition.
You should check on the purslane. Now that I know how nutritious they are, I can’t believe I didn’t buy them. I definitely will next time.
No, I didn’t throw out the best greens – used them in the smoothie. It was SO good!!!