This keto smoothie bowl is so thick and creamy, you won’t believe it is low carb! Made without banana, it uses a secret ingredient to give it an amazing thickness! 3 grams net carbs per serving.
Keto Smoothie Bowl
When I first visited Bali, as much as I loved the beaches and nightlife, it was the cafe culture I fell in love with. Every morning, I’d love to check out a new cafe and making my way through the vast and delicious menus.
While I generally love a big fry-up kind of breakfast, it was the smoothie bowls I fell in love with. Every cafe and restaurant had their own signature bowls, made with different fruits and loaded with a plethora of toppings. When I returned from Bali, I started making my own. Since going keto, I had to nix my usual frozen banana but instead, replaced it with cauliflower, and it was just as delicious!
I’ve been meaning to share a keto smoothie bowl recipe for quite some time. It’s often assumed that smoothie bowls are packed with carbs because of the fruit added to them, but that’s quite the contrary! This smoothie bowl has NO banana and NO high carb fruit, but you’d never tell.
No refined sugar and no grains are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is extra thick and creamy, almost like ice cream. It’s sweet and masked by the berries, so you won’t taste the cauliflower at all!
A friend came over after a heavy workout the other morning and I made us these smoothie bowls and he could NOT believe that they were low carb- He thought it was full of bananas or other high carb fruit!
How do you make a keto smoothie bowl?
- Frozen cauliflower– Use frozen cauliflower pieces, not cauliflower rice. The latter has already been finely chopped, so it will lose much of the thickening power.
- Frozen berries– Berries are considered a lower carb fruit, so use a combination of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.
- Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but any milk of choice can be used.
- Toppings– Your favorite low carb toppings! Keto granola, cereal, and even sugar free chocolate chips are all fantastic additions!
Start by adding all your ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor until just combined and smooth. Transfer into two large bowls and add your toppings of choice.
Tips to make the best low carb smoothie bowl
- Do not over blend your smoothie, otherwise, it will not be thick enough to hold itself up.
- Feel free to change up the berries, or add in a small amount of other non-berry fruits, like coconut, pineapple, or kiwi fruit.
- For a richer smoothie bowl, replace the milk with heavy cream or double cream.
- This smoothie bowl is not overly sweet, relying on the fruit for the sweetness. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie bowl, add a few drops of liquid stevia or keto maple syrup.
Storing and freezing smoothie bowl
- To store: Smoothie bowls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours. The smoothie will become less thick, but will still be perfectly drinkable.
- To freeze: You can freeze portions of the smoothie in shallow containers and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to consume, add the frozen smoothie pieces into a blender and blend until smooth.
More keto breakfast recipes to try
Keto Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup frozen berries blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- 3/4 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add all your ingredients and blend until thick and creamy.
- Transfer into two large bowls and top with your favorite toppings
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