KETO Friendly Blackberry Cheesecake Power Blend Smoothie
If you’re vulnerable to sweet cravings, try this smoothie instead of a sugary treat. Vanilla and citrus enhance the natural sweet goodness of blackberries, and plant-based cream cheese provides a smooth velvety texture.
1 cup of unsweetened milk: Almond or Flax Milk
Protein powder: 1 ½ tbsp. pumpkin seed or 2 tbsp. pea/quinoa or 3 tbsp. soy or 3 tbsp. whey
1 ½ tsp. chia seed (we prefer milled white)
3 tbsp. plant-based cream cheese alternative
½ cup zucchini, sliced or shredded (frozen)
1/3 cup blackberries (frozen)
1 tsp. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 packet (1 tsp.) zero calorie sugar substitute (optional)
Pour milk into a blender.
Add protein powder.
Add remaining ingredients.
Blend on high speed until smooth — about 1 minute.
- Buying and using frozen zucchini and blackberries adds convenience, helps reduce waste, eliminates the need to add ice to your smoothie, and helps make a smooth consistency.
- Pre-measure the zucchini and blackberries ahead of time, put them in small storage bags or other containers, and store in the freezer so when you’re ready to make a smoothie the ingredients are ready to go.
- If have lots of zucchini from your garden, chop some up, freeze it, and enjoy it in smoothies all year long!
- Choose a non-dairy milk alternative product fortified with calcium and vitamins A, D, and B12.
*Customize your smoothie with your choice of milk and protein powder. If you must avoid tree nuts (almond), flax milk is a keto-friendly alternative. If you must avoid soy or dairy (including whey), pumpkin seed and pea/quinoa powder may be good options for you. Check your cream cheese alternative package label to be sure it’s appropriate to meet your dietary needs.
Calories 254, Protein 17 grams, Fat 14 grams, Carbs 15 grams, Fiber 7 grams