This delicious keto golden smoothie was created to be totally suitable for a low-carb diet! It’s keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, paleo, primal, vegetarian, AND vegan. Blend everything up and you’ll have a delicious and anti-inflammatory smoothie in minutes!
This incredible turmeric smoothie is so delicious and easy to make! With this smoothie being compliant with so many diets and eating lifestyles, it’s a great recipe option to keep on-hand!
The GOLDEN smoothie… no pun intended
You may have noticed “golden smoothies” gaining popularity on the web. They have become the go-to drink of choice, primarily for their awesome ingredients and health benefits (the wonders of turmeric, am I right?!).
Many are made with ingredients not quite suitable for the keto diet, so I thought I would put together a version that’s as low in carbs as it is delicious. It’s a “golden” smoothie, both in theory AND reality!
Minimal time commitment is required to make this keto golden smoothie
When I say “no time,” I mean it. If you have time to brush your teeth, you have time to make this smoothie! It requires just FIVE minutes of prep time, but it will most likely take even less.
You’ll probably spend more time gathering ingredients than actually making this yummy drink, which makes the ultimate breakfast choice when you’re running late for work and need something to sip on during your commute!
Only a couple of kitchen tools are needed
As for measuring materials, you will need the following measurement cups and spoons:
- 1/8 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- 3/4 tsp
- 1 tbsp
- 1/4 cup
These are the measuring cups and spoons that I love and use every single day. They are stainless steel, dishwasher safe, and never rust or bend. Much better than the old plastic measuring utensils that I used to use!
Keto golden smoothie net carbs per serving
This keto golden smoothie has 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving. It will fit perfectly into your daily net carb allowance, regardless of whether or not your ultimate goal is to reach and maintain a state of ketosis! I love that this delicious drink is so easy to fit into my diet.
This recipe yields one cup, which is equal to one serving. To make an additional serving or two, simply double or triple the ingredient amounts as desired.
You can make this recipe coconut-free
Though I LOVE that this is a coconut smoothie, I know that some people prefer to (or altogether need to due to allergies) stay away from anything coconutty. If that’s you, don’t worry. You can EASILY make this recipe coconut-free!
First, altogether omit the MCT oil powder as it is derived from coconut.
To do so, use heavy cream in place of the canned coconut cream. This recipe will work well if the heavy cream is used at a 1:1 ratio, meaning you will need 1/4 of a cup of heavy cream and then you can altogether omit the canned coconut cream.
Note: If you use heavy cream in place of coconut cream, the nutrition facts will change.
Using stevia or other keto-friendly sweeteners in smoothies
I use Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener for this ginger smoothie, but other options will work too. If you have Lakanto’s Golden version on hand, you can use that at a 1:1 ratio and you will achieve the same flavor.
Prefer to use erythritol, Truvia, or Swerve? Feel free to do so, also at a 1:1 ratio.
If stevia is your sweetener of choice, that will work too; just be sure to look on the brand’s website to determine the correct conversions. This is because stevia a lot more potent than monk fruit sweetener, so you will need less stevia, regardless if the stevia is powdered or liquid.
If you’re unsure about how much stevia to use, I suggest starting with a really small amount, taste testing, then adding more stevia based on your sweetness preferences.
Storing your keto smoothie
If you wind up with some leftovers in the blender or decide to batch-make this golden smoothie, be sure to store it in an airtight glass jar, like a mason jar, in the refrigerator. This will ensure the smoothie stays fresh and flavorful.
Enjoy your smoothie within 2 days for ultimate freshness and flavor!
Make this incredibly simple and healthy Keto Golden Smoothie today!
Assemble ingredients needed to make keto golden smoothie.
To a high-speed blender, add all ingredients excluding water.
After all the ingredients are added to the blender and before turning it on, pour in a ¼ cup (2 oz) water.
Screw on blender lid, making sure it is properly sealed.
Mount blender cup into blender base, and pulse until well-combined. Remove blender lid, pour in remaining 2 tbsp (1 oz) water, and blend again.
Serve and enjoy!
This low-carb smoothie is compliant with SO many diets
- Keto and Low-Carb: This keto, low-carb golden smoothie contains only 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving.
- Primal: The ingredients in this recipe follow primal guidelines.
- Paleo: This is a paleo-approved turmeric smoothie recipe.
- Gluten-Free: This recipe does not use gluten products. It’s safe to consume for those with Celiac or other gluten intolerances.
- Grain-Free: This recipe is completely free of grain products.
- Nut-Free: This coconut smoothie is free of peanuts and tree nuts.
- Dairy-Free: No dairy products used in this recipe.
- Coconut-Free: While not originally written this way, this recipe can easily be made coconut-free by omitting the MCT oil powder and substituting canned coconut cream with heavy cream.
- Egg-Free: This keto smoothie does not use any eggs.
- Vegetarian: There are no meat products in this recipe.
- Vegan: The ingredients in this smoothie are vegan-friendly! This is a great option for keto vegans.
- Sugar-Free: This recipe does not use sugar.
More Real Balanced smoothie recipes
If you like smoothies as much as us, you’ll LOVE these Real Balanced creations too! Get your daily dose of veggies with this Keto Green Smoothie, or indulge in your sweet tooth with this Chocolate Fat Bomb Smoothie!
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- To a high-speed blender, add all ingredients excluding water. After all ingredients are added to blender and before turning blender on, pour in ¼ cup (2 oz) water and pulse until well-combined.
- Remove blender lid, pour in remaining 2 tbsp (1 oz) water, and blend again.
Coconut Substitution: For a coconut-free version, altogether omit the MCT oil powder and substitute heavy cream in for canned coconut cream at a 1:1 ratio. Note that the nutrition facts will change if you do this.
Storage: Store smoothie in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator and enjoy within 2 days.
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