Developed and written by Kendall Smith of The Bespoke Bites
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
What’s better than a deliciously satisfying, super healthy, keto-friendly smoothie? A deliciously satisfying, super healthy, keto-friendly smoothie that tastes like actual dessert!
This Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie is a great option for breakfast or an afternoon snack and is perfect for those following a keto diet. It’s loaded with good healthy fats, lots of fibre, and keto-approved fruit! If you’d like to use this smoothie as a post-workout recovery, add a scoop of your favourite keto protein powder- a vanilla flavour would work perfectly!
Both flax seeds and chia seeds are included to deliver healthy doses of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation in the body. These seeds are also low in carbohydrates and provide fibre to aid the body in blood sugar stabilization.
This smoothie also makes use of hemp hearts, which are little keto-friendly powerhouses high in both omega 6 and 3 fatty acids. They’re an incredible source of plant-based protein and are a great supplement to add to any smoothie. For this recipe, I chose to blend my hemp hearts with the rest of the ingredients, but you could sprinkle an extra few teaspoons on top at the end as well!
Finally, MCT oil is added for a quick source of fuel for the body that will leave you feeling full longer and help curb those cravings! If you want to know more about why MCT’s are so beneficial to those following a keto diet check out MCT’s: for calories that count not just for counting calories!
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 4 tbsp (60g) full-fat cream cheese
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp erythritol or other sweetener of choice
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chia seeds for sprinkling on top
Add all of the ingredients, except for the chia seeds, to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Divide between two glasses and top with chia seeds for a dose of extra healthy fats! If you prefer a thicker smoothie, stir the chia seeds in and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The chia seeds will become slightly gelatinous as they absorb liquid.P.S we recommend checking out The Bespoke Bites for more awesome keto and low-carb friendly recipes.