Low Carb Smoothies – Caveman Keto https://cavemanketo.com Weight loss through low carb cooking Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Coffee Smoothie https://cavemanketo.com/coffee-smoothie/ https://cavemanketo.com/coffee-smoothie/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:28:31 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5730 The recipe I was most looking forward to was a Coffee Smoothie! I’ve never tried to formulate a low carb blended ice drink at a coffee shop because I was always afraid of what they put in those things. I’ve tried making a Coffee Smoothie before with my old blender but I always was left …

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The recipe I was most looking forward to was a Coffee Smoothie! I’ve never tried to formulate a low carb blended ice drink at a coffee shop because I was always afraid of what they put in those things. I’ve tried making a Coffee Smoothie before with my old blender but I always was left with chunks of ice or a blended mess that’s half liquid. Now that I’ve got my trust Vitamix I knew I could bang one out of the park!  Read on for the recipe and also check out my  Low Carb Smoothies section for more great blended beverages!!Coffee Smoothie Ingredients

I really threw everything but the kitchen sink at this one but luckily other than the cream its all near zero calories. I used some Torani Sugar Free Syrups for both the sweetening and the flavoring for this smoothie. I actually used two different types of coffee.  I did some double strength coffee ice cubes and some regular cold coffee.Coffee Smoothie Before Mixing

Start by layering the ingredients into the Vitamix. You want the liquids to go on the bottom, then the powders or semi solids followed by the ice.  The liquids make it so that when the blending starts there isn’t an air gap and its more likely to blend. I’ve found that you generally you want an equal portion of liquid to ice for the recipe to blend well.Coffee Smoothie in Vitamix

Speaking of blending, here’s a GIF of the Coffee Smoothie during the blending process.  Isn’t it cool how it forms the ripple pattern while blending?Coffee Smoothie After Mixing

Now the recipe is ready for serving! I did use the taper to make sure all the ingredients made it into the blades.Coffee Smoothie

Mmm! This turned out amazing!

Coffee Smoothie
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 16 Oz
  • Calories: 216
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
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Ingredients
  • 6 Oz Cold Coffee
  • 4 Oz Heavy Cream
  • 4 Oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Oz Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Oz Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 16 Oz by weight Ice (Cold ice or frozen coffee, I used 6 Oz Coffee Cubes and 10 Oz Ice Cubes)
Instructions
  1. Add the liquids to the blender, then the powder and then the ice
  2. Use the smoothie setting on the Vitamix with the tamper attachment to push the mix towards the blades
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.
Metal Spoon Straws
You know those straws they always had for slurpies at 7-11? Relive your childhood with these metal, washable equivalents. Adds extra flair to drinks and adds a practical touch for Low Carb Smoothies!!

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Avocado Smoothie https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/ https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:15:47 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5695 You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me …

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You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me the blender I always wanted, the Vitamix Pro 750!! First up on my list to make is an Avocado shake that my sister raves about.  I’ve tried it before with my old blender but it always had big blocks of ice and didn’t ever fully mix.  I decided to revisit it with the Vitamix and it was awesome!

Look for more Vitamix Recipes as I experiment with this bad boy over the next few months. I also plan on starting a low carb smoothie series to cover all the keto options out there. Supposedly you can make all sorts of crazy nut butters and soups with this thing as well. If you have any good suggestions or recipes for me sound off in the comments!

Avocado Smoothie IngredientsHere’s the Vitamix with all the ingredients you’re going to use. The original recipe had all heavy cream but it was just way too many calories so I split it up into half Almond Milk and half heavy whipping cream.  You can use any sweetener but I prefer liquid EZ-sweetz since its concentrated, liquid and easy to use.Avocado Smoothie AssemblyIn an effort to reduce the number of pictures for each recipe, I tried entering the 20th century with a GIF! In general with blending, you want to add the liquids first, then the solids, followed by the ice.  The liquids reduce the chance of an air gap and help the blender mix the ingredients effectively.  Start with the almond milk, then the heavy cream, EZ-Sweetz, an avocado and then the ice!Avocado Smoothie Ingredients on Vitamix

Here’s the bad boy ready to rip!  I started with the variable section of the mixer but ended up using the smoothie setting.  It was a lot more effective in blending it and getting the right consistency.Vitamix Recipe for Avocado Smoothie Blended

Here’s the Vitamix in action destroying those avocados!Avocado SmoothieHere’s the finished low carb smoothie! The consistency is like a light yogurt with a nice, sweet taste. This is perfect on its own or could serve as a nice base for adding in other flavors like nut butters or protein powders! I served it in a 16 Oz. Ball Jar with a metal spoon straw. The Ball Jar’s are great because you can mix up a smoothie and throw it in the refrigerator for later.

Avocado Shake
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 587
  • Fat: 58g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 6g
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Ingredients
  • 3 Oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Drops EZ-sweetz
  • 1 Avocado (230g whole, 175g de-skined and de-seeded)
  • 6 Ice Cubes (3 Oz)
Instructions
  1. Add the Almond milk, heavy whipping cream and EZ-sweetz to the vitamix
  2. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and remove the flesh from the skin, add to the mixer
  3. Add in 3 oz of ice (6 cubes from my ice maker)
  4. Blend on the smoothie section of your vitamix or until the mixture is yogurt consistency if using a regular blender
  5. Serve or refrigerate!
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
Metal Spoon Straws
You know those straws they always had for slurpies at 7-11? Relive your childhood with these metal, washable equivalents. Adds extra flair to drinks and adds a practical touch for Low Carb Smoothies!!

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