Low Carb Protein Shakes
Want to add more protein to your diet without going overboard on the carbs? These low carb protein shakes will leave you feeling fuller for longer and help you stay on track. Whether you’re craving something sweet or just want a shake that will keep you satiated, you’re sure to find something you love on our list.
17 Best Low Carb Protein Shakes You Have to Try
1. Keto Protein Shake
This keto protein shake is ultra-low-carb and so good. It’s packed with 29 grams of protein and just 2 grams of carbs. Even if you’re not doing keto, you’ll love this shake. Just blend almond milk, coconut oil, cocoa powder, chocolate, peanut butter, protein powder and ice cubes together for a satisfying shake that will keep you feeling full all morning or afternoon.
2. Chocolate Almond Protein Shake
We love this chocolate almond protein shake because it’s loaded with healthy fats and has just four net carbs. Make sure that you use quality cacao powder in this drink. It’s rich in zinc, magnesium, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and omega-6 fatty acids. Chocolate protein powder would work well in this drink.
3. Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake
If you’re looking for low carb protein shakes that will satisfy your sweet tooth, this one is it. It blends nut milk with peanut butter powder, cream cheese, sugar-free maple syrup, cinnamon, bone broth protein powder, ice and whipped cream. The recipe also calls for granulated erythritol, but we recommend skipping this ingredient.
One serving of this shake will give you 18 grams of protein to keep you fueled for hours.
4. Iced Coffee Keto Protein Shake
Can’t live without coffee? Now you can have your cake and eat it, too. This low carb protein shake puts your morning coffee on steroids. Just add collagen protein, whey protein, almond milk and ice cubes to your morning cup of coffee. One serving has an impressive 32 grams of protein, just 2 grams of carbohydrates and 195 calories. It’s the perfect snack or morning pick-me-up to get your day started right.
5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
Peanut butter is the perfect shake ingredient because it’s rich in fat and protein while being low carb. This recipe uses creamy peanut butter and adds almond milk, cocoa powder and sea salt (optional). Try using monk fruit instead of erythritol or skipping the sweeteners all together.
If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you could try almond butter or hazelnut butter instead.
6. Keto Birthday Cake Protein Shake
Low carb protein shakes like this one will satisfy your dessert cravings and keep you full all afternoon. This shake is packed with protein (13 grams) and has 237 calories per serving. Grab your favorite nut milk and add heavy cream, grass-fed butter, whey protein powder, vanilla extract, almond extract and ice. Skip the sweeteners in this recipe if you want an even healthier version.
7. Chocolate Protein Shake
This recipe is a simple one, but it’s a classic and still a favorite for anyone wanting a low carb, high protein shake recipe. One serving has 18 grams of protein and about 8 grams of carbohydrates.
Best of all, this shake only needs five ingredients and one is optional:
- Whey protein powder
- Cacao powder
- Almond milk (or any nut milk you prefer)
- MCT oil (optional)
Blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy.
8. Vanilla Chai Protein Shake
Most low carb protein shakes are different variations of the same thing – peanut butter, protein powder and almond milk. But this recipe is a breath of fresh air. This vanilla chai protein shake is still low carb and high in protein, but the chai tea adds so much flavor and spice. Don’t skip the cardamom and nutmeg in this one – they add so much flavor.
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and then blend on high for a few minutes.
Try making this on a cool fall day. Those spices are sure to keep you warm!
9. Raspberry Protein Shake
This low carb protein shake tastes like dessert in a glass. It features nutrient-rich raspberries, heavy cream, almond milk (you can use whatever nut milk you like), protein powder and stevia sweetener. Pop all of the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
You can use fresh or frozen raspberries. Make sure that your protein powder is also low carb.
One serving of this shake has 29 grams of protein, 11 grams of carbs and 576 calories, which makes it a great meal replacement option.
10. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake with Avocado
This chocolate protein shake will keep you full for hours, and with 370 calories, it can serve as a full meal replacement. Use your favorite nut milk and add heavy cream, peanut butter, avocado, cacao powder, vanilla and ice. If you want, you can also add your favorite low carb sweetener.
Avocado may seem like a weird ingredient to add to a sweet shake like this one, but we promise, you won’t even know it’s in there. Avocado will add a rich creaminess to the shake along with healthy fat.
11. Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Peanut butter and bananas are a match made in heaven in this shake recipe. Bananas may not be the best option for a low carb recipe, but if you plan your meals right, you can absolutely add this shake to your diet.
This shake tastes more like a decadent dessert than a protein shake. Start with a protein shake (like Premier Protein), and add peanut butter, banana and ice to a blender. Blend and enjoy! We recommend going with a chocolate shake, but vanilla would taste great, too.
12. Keto Matcha Green Tea Protein Shake
We love low carb protein shakes like this one because they can replace our favorite morning and afternoon pick-me-ups. This shake has lots of healthy fat and protein along with a tasty matcha green tea powder.
Use your favorite nut milk and add:
- Whey protein powder
- Greek yogurt
- Matcha green tea powder
You can add sweetener if you want, but we think this recipe is perfect without it. Just be sure to use a quality matcha green tea powder and stick to vanilla flavored protein (if you use flavored protein).
13. Low Carb Green Smoothie
If you’re a fan of green smoothies, you’ll love this recipe. It’s rich in protein and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, like spinach and banana. Ingredients like chia seeds, Greek yogurt and protein powder add protein and other vital nutrients. Vanilla extract, almond milk and ice cubes are the only other ingredients you’ll need for this drink.
If you’re not a fan of spinach, you can choose another green that you love, like kale or even chard. If you’re worried about the carbs in the banana, you can use raspberries or blueberries instead. Any lower-carb fruit will work here.
14. Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Here’s a great shake for fall or any time of year if you love pumpkin. Pumpkin is rich in fiber and other essential nutrients, so your body will thank you for feeding it this tasty treat. To make this shake, all you need is:
- Pumpkin puree
- Almond milk
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin pie spice
We recommend using organic pumpkin puree, but you can also use fresh pumpkin if you happen to have one on hand.
15. Salted Caramel Mocha Shake
Here’s a healthy version of that famous coffee chain’s salted caramel mocha, and this one also has a generous dose of protein. Making this shake is so easy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Almond milk
- Chocolate protein powder
- Caramel extract
- Cocoa powder
You can use another non-dairy milk if you like for this recipe. Use strong coffee and a quality cocoa powder for the best flavor. You can find caramel extract online or at a specialty grocer.
16. Orange Creamsicle Shake
Here’s a great protein shake for the summer. Fresh orange juice, banana and vanilla protein powder are the perfect combination for a refreshing shake that tastes just like this classic dessert.
When blending this shake, let it mix for twice as long as you normally do to really blend it all together and get a creamy consistency. Top with slices of orange for an extra kick of flavor.
You can skip the banana if you want, but it helps tone down the sour citrus flavor and eliminates the need for any sweetener.
17. Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake
Can’t live without your morning cup of coffee? Why not swap your usual sugary coffee for this protein shake. It will leave you feeling full all morning long. It’s so easy to make this shake. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Almond milk or other non-dairy milk
- Vanilla protein powder
- Instant or brewed coffee
- Vanilla extract
The vanilla protein powder acts like coffee creamer to give this shake a rich, decadent taste. It’s like having dessert for breakfast.