Mike and I have been tweaking this breakfast shake for over a year. We’ve had some epic fails – too bitter, too thin, too thick, and sometimes a less-than-appetizing color and taste. I’m happy to report our efforts paid off! This shake has everything – nutrition, flavor, and a rich and creamy texture. It’s guaranteed to keep you satisfied for hours without a trace of hunger pangs. And it’s so yummy your kids will ask for seconds.
Despite the hefty amount of spinach in this shake, you won’t detect the bitterness that comes from oxalates in spinach. Oxalates function as chelators, meaning they help carry toxins out of the body. Love that, but I don’t usually love spinach-based shakes. This one is different. It’s simply delicious.
A few years ago, Mike and I invested in a high-powered blender. They’re definitely on the pricey side, so when Costco had a good deal on Vitamix, we jumped on it. It blends, chops, grates, shreds, kneads and makes amazing beverages, soups, sauces, dips, dressings, and frozen desserts. And it does it all faster than typical blenders.
This shake is full of healthy whole foods. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K as well as folate, manganese, and potassium. Greek yogurt is loaded with protein, healthy fats, and probiotics.
Whey and hydrolyzed collagen contain proteins that support muscle growth, maintenance and repair. They also provide a balanced amino acid profile, meaning you’re getting a more complete protein. MCT oil provides important medium chain triglycerides that are quickly digested and converted into fuel for the body and brain.
The frozen berries (besides tasting delicious) provide antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. This shake is a powerhouse of nutrition.
I promise you’re going to love this one.
Best Keto Breakfast Shake Ever
Fresh whole foods combine with protein powder, collagen, and MCT oil, delivering a nutritious, delicious power shake in only 10 minutes.
- 4 cups raw spinach
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup Cytosport or Muscle Milk whey protein isolate powder (vanilla flavored (we buy at Costco, but available at Amazon))
- 2 tbsp Perfotek hydrolyzed collagen and peptides unflavored powder (Amazon)
- 2 tablespoons MCT oil
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (I love wild blueberries)
- Combine spinach and almond milk in blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until mixture is completely emulsified.
- Add yogurt, whey protein power, collagen powder and MCT oil. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Add frozen strawberries. Blend for one minute.
- Add frozen blueberries. Blend additional one minute.
4 - 12-ounce servings
Excellent! I didn’t have the spinach or the yogurt but will for next time. This is exactly what I have been looking for.
Hi, Lisa. You definitely will enjoy it more using spinach and yogurt. : ) And I promise you won’t taste the bitter taste sometimes associated with spinach. Thanks for visiting and stay well!
This looks great! I actually asked Amy what shake she likes for on the go and she pointed me here. And thank you for allowing the serving sizes to be adjusted down to 1 or 2, etc
Hi, Elise! I hope you love the shake! Thank you for the visit. : )
It is delicious ! although mine is green? I thought I used 4 cups of spinach…
A quick ?? One serving is 7 net carbs correct?
Hi, Pamela! Not sure why yours turned out green. Yes, four cups of raw spinach, and 1 cup each of frozen strawberries and blueberries. 7 net carbs per serving is right! Green or purple, glad you thought it was delicious! : )
I thought Almond milk wasn’t keto friendly?
I’m brand new to trying keto is there a place I can find a list of what I can have?
Hi, Pam! Welcome to myketohome. We use unsweetened almond milk, which contains less than 1 net carb per one cup serving. Definitely keto-friendly! On myketohome.com, under “Recipes,” scroll down and click on “Keto Basics.” Scroll through the pages to find articles about what a keto diet is, why I decided to try a keto/low carb lifestyle, the benefits of a keto diet, food lists, stocking your pantry, etc. Hope that helps!
Hi, Pam! Sure, you can substitute the whey protein for another keto-friendly protein powder. We use vanilla flavor because we believe it improves the overall flavor of the shake. The serving size for this recipe is 4, but you can certainly cut the ingredients in half to serve 2. You can store any leftovers for a day in the fridge.
Just heard about your blog and excited to get started. I have tried the whey protein powder in the past and it makes my head feel a little light headed. Any suggestions? I would love this for breakfast most days.
Hi, Jane! Welcome to our site. So sorry to hear about your reaction to whey protein powder. There are a couple of substitutions I would try which remain quite low in carbs: egg white protein powder, or rice protein powder. Hope they work out for you. Thanks for visiting us and hope your find recipes you enjoy!
This is my favorite smoothie ever. Easy to make and nutritious. Thanks for sharing!
Hi, Natalie! I’m so happy you love our smoothie as much as we do. It is delicious and nutritious! Thanks for letting us know, and hope you find more recipes you enjoy.