It’s been proven that one of the most effective approaches to permanent weight loss is to follow a sustainable diet plan that keeps your carb intake low while enjoying high quality protein and fat sources. Sound familiar? That basically sums up keto in a nutshell! That makes this protein-packed keto breakfast smoothie a fantastic choice for anyone looking to get rid of those last few unwanted pounds. It’s packed full of protein and high quality fats thanks to the use of ingredients like protein powder, flaxseed meal, and cottage cheese, while the mixed berries add a blast of antioxidant power as well. This breakfast smoothie is absolutely fantastic for weight loss, boosting your energy, and improve your mental clarity.
The Perfect Way to Start Your Day
When it comes to making a protein-packed breakfast smoothie, the most obvious way to make sure that you’re getting plenty of protein is by using a high quality protein powder. This particular recipe calls for a single scoop of vanilla protein powder, but in all honesty, you could just as easily swap it out for a chocolate (or any other) flavor if you’d prefer. I’m a big fan of vanilla though, so that’s what I usually go with. The exact brand of protein powder I use is made by Perfect Keto and it’s made with a few added ingredients like MCT powder that really makes it perfect for recipes like this. You can get some for yourself by clicking right here.
It’s not just the powder that will be adding protein into the smoothie though as you’ll also be adding in some cottage cheese and flaxseed meal. Both of these ingredients will help to add a moderate amount of protein along with a tremendous amount of healthy fats. The flaxseed meal in particular is perfect for making breakfast smoothies, as it’s packed full of omega-3 fatty acids — 1.2 grams per tablespoon! It’s also an incredible food to include as part of a healthy diet anyway, as it’s been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease due to both its fat and dietary fiber content. (1)
The mixed berries help to add even more great health benefits to the package, as they’re an incredible source of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals. The choice of berries is up to you, but I always like to use a balanced mix of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries (check out this other great berry smoothie recipe as well). Each one of these berries is a potent source of antioxidants, and when combined, they provide you with a solid amount of beneficial properties when it comes to helping prevent the development of many types of chronic disease. (2)
You’ll also be adding some pure vanilla extract (yet another reason to opt for using vanilla flavored protein powder), crushed ice, unsweetened almond milk, and some liquid Stevia to polish off the smoothie. Be sure to give this recipe a try, as I’m sure you’ll be amazed at how much energy you’ll have afterwards — and at how well it helps to keep the pounds off.
More Keto Smoothie Recipes:
Fat Burning Strawberry and Peanut Butter Keto Smoothie
Very Berry Keto Fruit Smoothie (Creamy and Refreshing)
Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Keto Smoothie
The Best Keto Green Breakfast Smoothie Ever (Packed with Avocado)
Easy and Quick Keto Smoothie Recipe – Low Carb and High in Healthy Fats
Keto Breakfast Smoothie for Weight Loss
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
½ cups frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
¼ cup crushed iced
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
liquid Stevia to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.