16 Diner-Worthy Keto Shake Recipes With Zero Added Sugar
By: Amanda Suazo
Keto shake recipes are the perfect way to get quick and creamy flavor without the crash. Since they fill your glass with quality fat and protein, they’ll keep you full and focused — and you don’t have to wait until dessert to enjoy them.
What’s the secret to keeping your keto shake recipes wholesome? Swap out the carby milk and ice cream for high-fat, dairy-free alternatives like coconut milk and include creamy protein boosts from pastured collagen peptides and egg yolks. Swap added sugar for low-glycemic sweeteners like stevia and erythritol. Finish with clean flavors like real vanilla and cacao powder to capture the same tastes you love in a keto-friendly form.
Between classic diner favorites and fruity blends, it’s easy to find a keto shake recipe to love:
Classic keto shake recipes
Try a dairy-free spin on an old favorite. This keto shake uses coconut milk, rich cocoa, vanilla, and Brain Octane Oil to make a high-fat shake that delivers big satisfaction. Just 2 minutes of effort gets you a frothy shake with 3 net carbs.
Bulletproof Vanilla Milkshake
This keto shake is wholesome enough to enjoy after a hard workout. Whip it together with grass-fed whey protein and MCT oil, plus added flavor from real vanilla and creamy nut butter. With under 5 net carbs and 5 minutes to prep it, it’s easy enough to make every day.
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So easy, you can enjoy it all year round: This St. Patrick’s Day favorite blends peppermint flavor with protein powder and avocado, then tops your glass with whipped coconut cream and chocolate chips. To keep this 2-carb shake Bulletproof, use full-fat canned coconut milk, swap peppermint extract with food-grade peppermint oil, skip the food coloring, and trade in vanilla collagen protein powder.
Can’t decide between coffee and your post-workout shake? Get the best of both with this keto recipe. This one creates a thick and creamy concoction out of frozen cold brew coffee, cacao, cinnamon, and frozen avocado — all in under 10 minutes, with under 6 net carbs.
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Unleash the power of coconut with this simple keto shake. This recipe gets a double dose in the form of MCT oil and coconut cream, all blended with rich cocoa powder and almond butter. This shake runs under 3 net carbs. To keep it more Bulletproof, swap the drinking milk with full-fat canned coconut milk and use a raw nut butter.
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No plain vanilla here — this keto shake packs an extra nutritional punch from cauliflower and spinach, all topped with crunchy coconut flakes and cacao nibs. To stay more Bulletproof, steam your cauliflower and spinach (and freeze it) before adding it to your shake.
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A classic flavor pairing gets a ketogenic boost in this shake recipe. With coconut cream, spinach, and a sprinkle of salt, this sweet shake comes together quickly with 10 net carbs. To stay Bulletproof, steam spinach before adding to the smoothie, use food-grade peppermint oil instead of extract, and get fresh, high-quality almond milk.
Berry keto shake recipes
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You can easily incorporate low-fructose fruit on a keto diet, especially with this simple shake recipe. Blend non-dairy milks with fresh strawberries, vanilla, and MCT oil for an energizing beverage that runs under 7 net carbs. Stay more Bulletproof and use only full-fat canned coconut milk, plus fresh berries instead of frozen ones.
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Get all the sweet flavor of a chocolate-covered berry with none of the inflammatory refined sugar. Since this keto shake contains wholesome ingredients like cocoa powder, coconut milk, and fresh blackberries, it tallies up to less than 5 net carbs. Just avoid eating xanthan gum too often, since it can irritate your gut.
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Capture the delicious taste of berries and cream with this classic keto-friendly shake. A simple blend of frozen berries, coconut milk, and MCT oil deliver high-fat, high-energy results with just 7 net carbs. To stay Bulletproof, use water instead of almond milk, stick with creamed coconut milk in the recipe, and use fresh berries you froze yourself.
Cookie and cake keto shake recipes
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Like a frosty fat bomb in a glass: This keto shake mixes a creamy ice cream base with crispy cookie crumbs for a decadent drink that’s ready in under 15 minutes. To make this one more Bulletproof, use the suggested coconut milk options, skip the instant coffee, and avoid eating xanthan gum too often.
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You’ve never had cake like this before. This keto shake captures cake batter flavor with coconut milk, almonds, stevia, and powdered vanilla bean — all for under 4 net carbs. Stay more Bulletproof and use fresh, high-quality almonds and almond milk (plus, skip the garnishes).
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Don’t wait on your oven — get your cookie fix with this keto shake instead. Flavor from cashew butter, vanilla, and cinnamon capture sweet flavor without the added sugar. To make it more Bulletproof, use full-fat canned coconut milk, Ceylon cinnamon, and pastured whey or collagen protein. Plus, swap the frozen banana with frozen coconut chunks or keto vanilla ice cream.
Spiced keto shake recipes
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Warm cinnamon, collagen, and almond butter create a creamy keto shake you can enjoy for any meal of the day — all for 6 net carbs. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and use raw almond butter and full-fat canned coconut milk, and avoid eating flax too often (since it can be harsh on your gut).
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This satisfying golden keto shake gets anti-inflammatory benefits from fresh (or powdered) turmeric and ginger, plus natural sweetness from vanilla. Simply use full-fat canned coconut milk, Ceylon cinnamon, and a sweetener like non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol to keep it Bulletproof.
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Get all the warm, spiced flavor of a cinnamon roll in a fraction of the time with this keto shake recipe. Non-dairy milk blends with vanilla and cinnamon for an easy, frosty treat with an added collagen protein boost. Stay more Bulletproof and use full-fat canned coconut milk instead of almond milk, get raw almond butter, use Ceylon cinnamon, and skip the nutmeg. If you garnish it, go for coconut whipped cream instead of regular whip.
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