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19 Easy Low-Carb Drinks & Smoothies

Low Carb Smoothies and Drinks – If you’re trying to stick to a low carb diet, you know how hard it can be to limit sugar and sweets, especially in the drinks we are so used to. Eventually the cravings fade, but for now, we rounded up a list of easy recipes for low carb drinks and smoothies you can enjoy without cheating on your low-carb diet.

1. Low Carb Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Low Carb Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Cool and refreshing with just the perfect amount of strawberries, lemon and lime, this low carb strawberry lemonade slushie is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 2-3 cups ice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or any natural sweetener you like(optional)

Directions

1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a slice of lime, and enjoy!


2. Banana Turmeric Smoothie

Banana Turmeric Smoothie

This creamy turmeric smoothie is a great nutritious boost and will make you feel energized throughout the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Fresh turmeric root, grated for garnish
  • Shredded coconut, for garnish

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more coconut milk. Garnish with grated turmeric and coconut flakes.


3. Vanilla Iced Coffee

Vanilla Iced Coffee

This recipe should be called the “Perfect Iced Coffee” for a reason. Smooth, creamy, and spiked with a splash of rum, you won’t believe how simple and refreshing this delightful iced coffee is.

Ingredients

  • 1/5 cup (50ml) strong coffee, cooled
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (40ml) condensed milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) rum
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • Cinnamon for decoration
  • Ice cubes

Directions

1. Pour coffee into a cocktail shaker, add rum and ice cubes, shake.

2. Pour the condensed milk into a tall glass, add a few drops of vanilla extract, add the coffee, rum and ice cubes. Stir and serve sprinkled with cinnamon. Enjoy!


4. Fresh Peach Lemonade

Fresh Peach Lemonade

This quick and refreshing freshly squeezed lemonade will have you dreaming of a warm summer breeze! Fresh, bright, and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon stevia (or your favorite low carb sweetener)
  • 3 cups of fresh or frozen peach slices
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Sparkling or still water

Directions

1. To make the simple syrup, combine stevia and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until dissolved; allow to cool down.

2. Mix peach slices in a blender until smooth. Filter and pour the peach mixture into in a large pitcher, whisk together with the simple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice and 5 cups sparkling (or still) water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.

3. Serve over ice, garnished with peach and lime slices, if you like. Enjoy!


5. Low Carb Avocado-Spinach Green Smoothie

Low Carb Avocado-Spinach Green Smoothie

Filled with juicy orange, fresh spinach and smooth avocado and made completely from scratch. This low-carb smoothie is delicious till the last drop and a wonderful way to pack more veggies and fruits into your diet every day!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey or agave, or to taste

Directions

1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender or food processor in this order: orange juice, avocado, spinach, Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth.

2. Turn off the blender and add honey to taste then blend until well incorporated. Serve immediately.


6. Fruity Iced Tea

Fruity Iced Tea

Strong and sweet, this low sugar drink is the perfect balance of flavors for a thirst-quenching refresher. Just give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 4/5 cup (200ml) water
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (or you favorite low carb sweetener)
  • 6 packets of Earl Grey tea
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 1/2 lb (220g) blueberries
  • 1/2 lb (220g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • One handful mint leaves
  • Sparkling or still water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

1. Bring the water to a boil, add the tea bags and reduce heat, cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Add honey, bring it back to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Cool and store in a jar in your refrigerator for one hour minimum.

2. In the meantime, you can seed the pomegranate and prepare strawberries.

3. In a large pitcher, add the blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves. Pour in the tea syrup, add ice cubes and fill to the top with sparkling or still water. Serve very cold with a spoonful of fruit in each glasses. Enjoy!


7. Berries Lime Chia Fresca

Berries Lime Chia Fresca

Power up your day at work with a superjuice packed with intense fruity flavors. This berries lime chia fresca is quick and easy to make and full of vitamin, calcium, fiber and omega 3.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup (135g) mixed strawberries and blueberries
  • 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds (here we used white chia seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

Directions

1. In a blender, combine 1 cup (135g) strawberries and blueberries with the juice of 2 limes, honey and 2 cups of water. Blend until completely smooth. Strain this mixture with the help of a fine mesh sieve.

2. In a large jar or bottle, combine the chia seeds with 2 cups of water and stir thoroughly, making sure the seeds do not form clumps.

3. Pour in the berries and lime mixture and stir again. Place the jar in the fridge and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb the water and swell. Serve with ice and enjoy!


8. Cucumber Ginger Smoothie

Cucumber Ginger Smoothie

A creamy cucumber ginger smoothie with avocado, lime, and baby spinach. This nutrient-rich, low carb, refreshing smoothie will beautify you from the inside out!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend on low then increase to highest speed for 30 seconds.


9. Low Carb Chocolate Smoothie

Low Carb Chocolate Smoothie

For those days when nothing but chocolate will do, give a try to this thick and creamy chocolate spinach smoothie packed with healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or 1/4 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 tablespoon grated unsweetened coconut
  • A handful of spinach leaves (approx. 30g)
  • 1 cup (240ml) coconut milk (or almond milk)

Directions

1. Put everything in a blender and process until smooth!


10. Low Carb Turmeric Milk

Low Carb Turmeric Milk

Here is the recipe that show why turmeric is everyone’s favorite food trend! Now you can drink your way to health with this soothing and delicious golden turmeric milk.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500ml) almond milk or coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 knob fresh ginger, grated

Directions

1.Pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, whisk well to combine ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 10 minutes.

2. Filter the milk using a fine mesh strainer. Serve with honey and/or dash of cinnamon. Enjoy warm!


11. Frosty Cucumber Breeze

Frosty Cucumber Breeze

Blending citrusy and cucumber flavors, this super-refreshing slush will feel amazing on a hot summer day, chilling on the terrace with a bunch of good friends.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (240ml) white rum
  • 4 oz (120ml) freshly squeezed juice from 4 limes
  • 1 1/2 oz (45ml) Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz (30ml) agave syrup
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices and frozen
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 4 cucumber spears and lime zest for garnish

Directions

1. The day before you’d like to serve the cocktail, combine rum, lime juice, Green Chartreuse, and agave syrup in an airtight container. Store in the freezer for at least 8 hours.

2. Pour the pre-chilled base into a blender along with frozen cucumber slices and ice cubes. Blend until you get an homogenous texture. Scoop into serving glasses, garnish each slush with a cucumber spear and grated lime zest, and serve.


12. Roasted Strawberry Lemonade

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade

Roasted strawberries develop an intense sweetness as they break down and release their juices. The result is a addictive candy-like syrup that’s just perfect as a mixer for this refreshing lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (325ml)fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 6 cups (1,5l) cold water or sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced for garnish

Directions

1. In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

2. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) or broiler mode. Place sliced strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 10-20 minutes, until soft and bubbly. Transfer strawberries in a bowl and mash them with a fork. You can also use a food processor or blender and process/blend until smooth.

3. Pour the pureed roasted strawberries into the water. Add lemon juice, stevia, and stir well.

4. Pour strawberry lemon mixture and cold water or sparkling water into a large pitcher. Stir well, add ice and additional strawberry slices. Serve into glasses over ice cubes and strawberry slices for garnish.

Note: Do yourself a favor and taste the caramelized roasted strawberries from the baking sheet when they’re still warm!


13. Iced Turmeric Green Tea

Iced Turmeric Green Tea

Skip the drinks with yucky artificial ingredients, and make this surprisingly delicate turmeric-green tea version at home!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric (or 1 inch fresh turmeric root)
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice and fresh lime slices to serve (optional)

Directions

1. In a medium pot, bring water close to a boil and add minced ginger, turmeric, honey, and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes then turn off the heat. Add the green tea bag and steep for 3 minutes, then take out. Strain out the solids using a fine mesh strainer and set aside.

2. Pick any sized glass or mason jar you like, fill 3/4 height with ice cube, pour the tea over the ice. Add fresh lime juice, honey to taste, garnish with a slice of lime, and enjoy!


14. Blueberry Almond Power Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Power Smoothie

A healthy and satisfying blueberry almond smoothie for any time of the day! The rich, natural flavor of almonds combined with blueberries and yogurt bring out the nutty goodness of this healthy drink.

Ingredients

  • 1–2 cups yogurt, chilled
  • 1/4 cup almonds, soaked overnight in a bowl of water (you can remove skin before blending, if you want)
  • 1/4 cup handful blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

1. Place the ingredients except yogurt in a blender and pulse to a chunky goodness.

2. Add yogurt progressively, blending at medium/low speed. Enjoy immediately.


15. Blueberry Lemonade Slushie

Blueberry Lemonade Slushie

A 5-min low-carb slushie! Cool and refreshing with just the perfect amount of blueberries, lemon and lime.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 2-3 cups ice
  • 1/2 tsp or more of your favorite low carb sweetener

Directions

1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a slice of lime, and enjoy!


16. Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Strawberry, watermelon, and lime — This slushie is just 4 ingredients and crazy refreshing; the perfect way to cool you down on a hot summer day!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb (225g) strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia

Directions

1. In a small saucepan, heat strawberries with stevia and a tablespoon water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until strawberries are completely softened. Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and collect the syrup into a glass jar.

2. Meanwhile, place the watermelon cubes and lemon juice in a blender and puree until slush consistency.

3. Divide the watermelon and lime frozen puree into glasses, pour the strawberry syrup over, then garnish with halved strawberries. Yum!


17. Cherry Blueberry Smoothie

Cherry Blueberry Smoothie

This cherry blueberry smoothie is easy, healthy and delicious. Try making this foolproof breakfast smoothie, you’ll be surprised that it delivers such great flavor and nutrition!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened yogurt
  • Sesame seeds, to taste

Directions

1. Blend the cherries, blueberries, honey, yogurt, ice cubes together until smooth.

2. Serve immediately topped with a few chunks of fruit and sesame seeds.


18. Apple Yogurt Smoothie

Apple Yogurt Smoothie

Juicy apple smothered with yogurt and coconut milk, then topped with granola make this morning treat so fun and healthy. So easy, your kids will love it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) yogurt
  • 1 to 2 medium apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut milk, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon low carb sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
  • Ice cubes
  • Granola, for topping

Directions

1. Place apple in a blender or food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients, starting with yogurt. Puree until smooth, then add coconut milk progressively as you need to reach the desired consistency. Taste and add low carb sweetener if needed, pulsing to combine.

3. Divide into 2 glasses, sprinkle the top of each smoothie with granola and and few pieces of diced apple, then serve immediately.


19. Frozen Cantaloupe Capuccino

Frozen Cantaloupe Capuccino

Ingredients

  • 1 large cantaloupe
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon powder
Directions

1. Cut and seed the melon. With a melon baller, scoop out 4 melon balls and place into each glass.

2. Puree the remaining melon in a blender with ice cubes. If the melon is not ripe enough, you can add a tablespoon of stevia to sweeten the smoothie.

3. Pour the melon puree over the melon balls into the glasses.

4. Pipe the whipped cream over the melon, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.


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