Cream cheese is such a perfect keto ingredient. It is already low in carbs and is a fantastic source of healthy fats. That's not all. It has a creamy flavor that goes well with so many recipes, with the most obvious being cheesecakes.
Smoothies are a less common choice. While cream cheese might seem like an odd addition to a smoothie, the approach works well. It creates a cheesecake-like taste to the drink, while also helping it to be creamy and fantastic.
With that in mind, this list highlights a wide range of keto cream cheese smoothie recipes. These recipes come from various amazing keto bloggers and all have their own advantages. Check them out to find your next breakfast.
Keto Cream Cheese Smoothies
PS. Fans of cream cheese should also check out our list of cream cheese fat bombs. These are exceptional and make great snacks at any time of the day.
PPS. For that matter, what about cheesecake recipes? There are some amazing keto cheesecakes, which often rely on cream cheese as a key ingredient.
Blackberry Cheesecake Keto Smoothie
Blackberry is one of the classic fruits for a cheesecake, so it's no surprise to see them in this cheesecake smoothie. The recipe comes from ieatketo.com and contains eight grams of net carbs per serving.
That's higher than many other keto smoothies, but still fine if you're having the smoothie instead of a meal.
Egg Cream Smoothie
Here's a fairly uncommon choice from wickedstuffed.com. As the name suggests, this smoothie heavily relies on eggs, along with cream and cream cheese.
The smoothie is a surprisingly tasty way to eat raw eggs. It also has a fantastic macro profile, offering 15 grams of protein per serving and 31 grams of fat – for only three net grams of carbs.
Low Carb Blueberry Smoothie
This recipe comes from afullliving.com and it is a slightly more complex blueberry cheesecake approach. The main difference is that there are more ingredients than normal, including some that make the smoothie taste more interesting.
The smoothie is also very good as a meal replacement drink – as it contains 17 grams of protein per serving.
Blackberry Cheesecake Smoothie With Almond Milk
Here's another blackberry smoothie to try out. It comes from ketovale.com and only contains around 3 grams of net carbs per serving. You're also getting 22 grams of fat per serving, which is a great balance. The shake would also taste great too.
Milkshake Smoothie With Raspberries
Raspberries are a less common choice in keto smoothies, but this recipe from savorytooth.com makes the fruit work well. The choice of ingredients means that you truly do get a drink that tastes like a raspberry milkshake. It will also be less icy than many other smoothies.
Raspberry Cheesecake Shake
Speaking of raspberries, here’s a recipe from Georgina at stepawayfromthecarbs.com. She mentions that you could make it with other berries instead, so you can choose your favorite type (or favorites).
Ice is an optional ingredient in the recipe. You can pour the shake over ice or blend the ice in. Including the ice will create a thicker texture that is similar to a conventional smoothie, while excluding ice will give you a thinner drink.
An alternative approach is to use frozen berries instead. These provide you with the same texture as ice, but they don’t dilute your drink. You could even simply use a bag of frozen mixed berries from the grocery store.
Just make sure that you are aware of the carb content.
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This recipe relies on blueberries as the fruit of choice, which is always a great idea. Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.
They also taste amazing. In this case, you end up with a smoothie that tastes a lot like a blueberry smoothie. Is there a better way to start the day?
You can find the recipe at buttertogetherkitchen.com. It's also a good choice for fat, as you're getting 43 grams of fat per serving.
Keto Connect Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Here's another blueberry cheesecake smoothie to try out. You’ll see the style often, as blueberries are one of the most popular keto fruits.
This time, the recipe comes from the site ketoconnect.net. The smoothie is extremely easy to create, as it only uses seven ingredients.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake
If you’re a little sick of all the berry cheesecake recipes, how about this one? TJ uses chocolate chip cookie dough as the flavor of choice, which really sounds amazing.
He relies on a somewhat complex combination of ingredients to get the flavor that he wants, but this isn’t a bad thing. Recipes like this are often worth the extra effort. You can decide for yourself by checking out the recipe at tjstaste.com.
Chocolate Mint Shake
This recipe comes from Georgina at stepawayfromthecarbs.com. Each serving contains five net grams of carbs, along with six grams of protein and plenty of fat. The smoothie is perfect if you want something simple.
There aren’t many ingredients and these can all be added into the blender at once. The inclusion of peppermint also helps to make the shake much more interesting than normal.
Raspberry Protein Shake
Emily, from resolutioneats.com, provides this recipe. It contains five net grams of carbs per serving and doesn’t need many ingredients.
While the recipe is fairly similar to the other raspberry shakes included in the list, Emily’s post is worth checking out. She has an engaging writing style and includes a fun video that might make you laugh.
Matcha Raspberry Smoothie
While many people get the benefits of matcha in the form of matcha tea, smoothies can be a good alternative. This particular recipe is one example.
It comes from the site stephaniedemontigny.com and uses matcha powder, raspberries, cream cheese and a few other ingredients. The chosen items work well together, creating a drink that is both unusual and tasty.
Here’s an ingredient that you don’t often see in keto recipes – mango. Steve from theketosteve.com has developed the recipe so that it fits well within keto macros. You make two servings of the smoothie at a time, giving you the chance to impress a friend or family member.
The recipe is a simple one, relying on just four ingredients. Just make sure to calculate the carbs and figure out whether the smoothie fits in your macros.
Steve doesn’t include the net carb count and the mango may mean that the smoothie contains more carbs than normal.
Paleo Lemon Smoothie
While most cheesecake smoothies rely on some type of berry, this recipe from tessadomesticdiva.com uses lemon instead. It’s an exceptional idea, as lemon has such a refreshing flavor.
The recipe is also on the unusual side and even has a hidden vegetable in the mix. Just make sure you choose your ingredients carefully. Tessa has multiple options listed for some areas and not all of the possibilities are keto friendly.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This recipe comes from the site thriftydiydiva.com and it would taste a lot like a strawberry milkshake. The recipe is a relatively simple one, so you won’t need to source any unusual ingredients.
Each serving contains just four net grams of carbs. This makes it easy to fit into your day. You could also add extra ingredients, like collagen powder.
Strawberries And Cream Protein Shake
Here’s another smoothie that relies on strawberries. This one uses whey protein isolate to provide an extra protein, which should make the smoothie more satisfying overall.
I love the way that Megan (from madcreationshub.com) has dipped the outer edge of the glass in chocolate. This contrasts perfectly against the pink of the smoothie.
Lauren from explorermomma.com offers this orange creamsicle recipe. I love the flavor choice, as orange is such a vibrant choice and one that you don’t often find in the keto diet.
The recipe also includes collagen and MCT oil. Both ingredients can help to improve health and don’t have a large effect on the flavor of the smoothie.
Immune-Boosting Shamrock Shake
This smoothie takes its inspiration from a McDonalds shake that is packed with sugar and artificial ingredients. Maria from mariamindbodyhealth.com has developed a much healthier version.
Her shamrock shake is low in carbs. It also relies on ingredients that are going to improve your health. Most of the flavor comes from mint extract and Maria mentions that you can change the extract to create a different flavor balance entirely.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This recipe should look familiar, as it is another strawberry cheesecake smoothie. It is also an unusual recipe, one that uses a different combination of ingredients than most others.
For example, cottage cheese is included along with the cream cheese. The process of making the smoothie is a little unusual too. You’re not just combining all of the ingredients in one step. You can find out more details at eattry.com.
Key Lime Cheesecake Shake
Here’s an interesting smoothie flavor to try out. The recipe comes from hypnoticnutrition.wordpress.com and follows a fairly typical style.
I personally love the choice of key lime as an ingredient. This creates a vibrant recipe that stands out from most other types of smoothies.
Sugar-Free Berries And Cream Shake
Olivia from livbreatheketo.com offers this recipe. It uses a selection of berries, so you get a nice combination of flavors. The recipe is a little more complex than others, but none of the ingredients are unusual.
This means that you should have most of what you need on hand already. The finished smoothie ends up being high in fat and protein. This combination should make it perfect to have instead of a meal.
GG’s Keto Quick Fat Shake
This smoothie comes from ketorecipesforbeginners.com. It’s another one that ends up tasting a little like eggnog, as the recipe includes one raw egg.
There is coffee too, which adds an extra kick to the smoothie. The shake is an exceptionally good one for boosting your fat intake.
Creamy Avocado Smoothie
While avocado is a common smoothie addition, it’s unusual to find a recipe that includes both avocado and cream cheese. This recipe from ambersketokitchen.com is one smoothie that does just that.
The smoothie is another good one if you need more fat in your day. Each serving contains almost 50 grams of fat, which is seriously impressive.
Simple Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake
It’s easy to see why this recipe is called a simple milkshake. There are only five ingredients and you’re mostly just blending everything together.
Even so, simple recipes have their place. You don’t need to worry about finding a large number of ingredients.
The strawberries are the only flavor ingredient in the smoothie, so you could easily swap them out for something else if you want to. The full recipe can be found at betterthanbreadketo.com.
Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie
This recipe comes from ketodietchannel.com. It’s another one that uses lemon as the main flavor. This creates a fantastic flavor that is complemented by the cream cheese.
The recipe is very low in carbs, with just 2.7 net grams of carbs per serving. You’re making two servings at a time, so there’s enough for you and a friend. The carb content is also low enough that you could drink both servings at the same time.
Avocado Protein Smoothie
The combination of ingredients in this recipe means that you could also call it a shamrock smoothie. The avocado is one of the main flavor additions, while mint extract is another.
While the final taste is more nuanced than many of the other recipes on this list, the smoothie would still taste very good. Nikki from furtherfood.com also provides some details about healthy additions that you can use with the smoothie.
Strawberries And Cream Shake
Here’s a recipe from the site easyketoliving.com. This time cream cheese isn’t a required ingredient. You can choose between using cream cheese and mascarpone cheese. The options should both create a similar result.
This is another smoothie recipe where you could change the fruit without too many problems. Just make sure that you take any carb difference into account.
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake
This strawberry smoothie doesn’t have the same color intensity that other similar smoothies have, but it should still taste fantastic. The recipe is a surprisingly basic one, with just four ingredients.
Chrystal calls for lactose free cream cheese in the recipe, but you could use a different type of cream cheese if you wanted to. The recipe can be found at happy-mothering.com.
Blackberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This final recipe comes from the site ketodietapp.com. It features blackberries as the main fruit, so you end up with the fantastic purple color.
Martina also mentions that blackberries are lower in carbs than the other berry options. That’s another reason to try out this recipe. The smoothie contains less than seven net carbs per serving and should taste just as good as it looks.