Raspberries have always been a favorite keto-friendly fruit that we can always rely on, to infuse flavor and a pop of color to desserts, baked goods, salads and smoothies.
Today we’re making a keto raspberry cheesecake smoothie which is great when you’re on the go or short on time. It's a smooth, sweet and creamy smoothie that tastes just like cheesecake but without the added carbs.
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie Ingredients
For this smoothie you'll only need 6 easy ingredients:
- Almond milk
- Heavy cream
- Cream cheese
- Low-carb protein powder
Raspberries are perfect for the keto diet because of their relatively low carb content compared to other types of fruit. Each half-cup serving of raspberries contains only 3.5 grams of net carbs!
Raspberries also contain a wide variety of other health benefits. They are high in vitamin C which is great for your immunity and skin. They also contain manganese and vitamin K (great for bone health!).
They are rich in antioxidants which have been linked to reduced rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. They're also high in fiber with each half-cup containing 4 grams of dietary fiber.
How To Make Keto Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothies
This smoothie is super easy to make. Simply add all the ingredients other than the ice cubes to your blender and blend until smooth. Once it's smooth, add your ice cubes and pulse until you reach your desired consistency, easy!
Handy Tip: You can add flavor to any low carb or carb-free protein powder by adding ½ teaspoon of vanilla powder to a cup of unflavored protein powder.
So, invest in a highly versatile plain protein powder and add rich flavor when needed. Vanilla powder has fewer calories and carbohydrates than most additives, so it can be used to reduce your sugar intake as well as your blood glucose levels.
Other Sweet Keto Smoothies
We absolutely love smoothies on the keto diet! Here are some more of our favorite low-carb smoothies you might like to try:
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon Heavy Cream
- 1 tablespoon Cream Cheese
- ⅓ cup Low-Carb Vanilla Whey Protein Powder I used Carbquik Zero Carb Whey Protein Powder Healthsmart Food
- ½ cup Raspberries fresh or frozen
- Ice Cubes/Crushed Ice
- In a blender or food processor combine the almond milk, protein powder, heavy cream, cream cheese and raspberries, optionally reserving a few raspberries to garnish.
- Process until smooth and add a couple of ice cubes or crushed ice. Pulse again to incorporate the ice into the smoothie and get the desired consistency.
- Pour into a glass and serve cold optionally garnished with raspberries.