This vegan keto red berry smoothie requires only 4 ingredients: a tasty combination of fruit, a bit of peanut butter, some of your favourite dairy-free drink and a dash of cinnamon. It’s tasty, rich in flavour and perfect for a snack or as part of your breakfast.
Smoothies made with berries are probably the most popular among kids and grown-ups. This kind of fruit gives to your smoothies a wide range of beautiful colours and a rich combination of flavours.
Whether you decide to go for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or redcurrants… you know you are in safe hands when it comes to the amount of nutrients. For example, berries are all well-known for being rich in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. But we could spend an entire day talking about the nutrients and potential health benefits of berries.
Berries are also known for their relatively low content of carbohydrates. For example, 30 g of raw raspberries have only 3.5 g of carbohydrates, while 30 g of raw blueberries contain 4.4 g of carbohydrates.
When possible, it’s important to try to create as much variety as possible in your diet. That’s why this recipe encourages you to use a mix of berries instead of being focused just on one of them. If you prefer, you can use just raspberries or strawberries but the overall flavour will be obviously different.
This vegan keto red berry smoothie has a rich texture given from the frozen berries but if you don’t want to use frozen fruit, you can swap it for fresh berries and add a couple of ice cubes instead. Frozen fruit is often cheaper and it’s a really handy option to keep in the freezer but not everyone likes to use it as it is in smoothies (another option could be defrosting the berries in a pan for a few minutes, then wait for them to cool down before blending).
Frequently asked questions about this vegan keto red berry smoothie:
- Which dairy-free drinks work well in this smoothie? Unsweetened almond or hazelnut drinks are delicious when paired with berries. Some unsweetened cashew drink could be another great option.
- Can I make it advance? Yes, remember to store it in a closed container in the fridge and give it a good stir before drinking. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 hours.
- What can I use instead of peanut butter? Any other nut or seed butter would work well. Just remember that some of them have a stronger flavour profile. For example, almond butter is a better option compared to one made with pumpkin seeds.
Vegan keto red berry smoothie
- 180 g mixed red berries frozen
- 20 g blueberries frozen
- 300 ml unsweetened almond drink or another dairy-free drink of choice
- 20 g unsweetened peanut butter
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Mix all the ingredients and blend until smooth. You can add more or less liquid according to your preferences. These quantities make 2 small smoothies.
- If you don’t want to use frozen fruit, you can swap it for fresh berries and add a couple of ice cubes instead. Adjust the amount of liquid accordingly,
- To create a more complex flavour profile, in this recipe the red berries are mixed with some frozen blueberries.