Bananas on a low carb/keto diet? Heck yeah! This Low Carb Banana Milkshake goes together quickly and blends up smooth in the Ninja CREAMi.
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Kitchen Gear Needed to Make a Low Carb Banana Milkshake
This milkshake recipe is a little bit different in that we are going to make a low carb ice cream base and freeze it first, then blend into a milkshake. So, we need a few more utensils for this recipe than we use in most other milkshake recipes. Gather the following:
Ingredients & Substitutions for Making this Low Carb Banana Milkshake
Have these ingredients or substitutions prepped, so you can blend up a low carb banana milkshake in the Ninja CREAMi in no time.
Coconut cream I used coconut cream in this recipe, but you could substitute full-fat coconut milk. It has less fat in it than coconut cream and will probably result in a thinner milkshake consistency, but I think it’s still a good replacement option if you can’t find coconut cream. And it’s a good dairy-free option!
Banana & banana extract To create a strong banana flavor while keeping the carb level down, I use a combination of banana slices as well as extract. It’s essential to use an overripe banana for the best flavor, but as a banana ripens, the sugar content goes up. So it’s important to use just enough fresh banana for flavor and texture and then add some banana extract for extra flavor while not adding any more carbs.
Monkfruit sweetener This is my favorite low carb sweetener, but you could try your favorite in this recipe. Just remember to use the LITE ICE CREAM function on the Ninja CREAMi when blending it up.
Almond milk I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in this recipe, but you could use original almond milk, or even another plant-based milk in its place.
Low Carb Banana Milkshake Recipe
- 2/3 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup overripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 3 Tbsp monk fruit sweetener*
- 2 tsp banana extract
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- To prepare the base, pour the coconut cream into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Add the sliced bananas and lightly mash them with the back of a fork.
- Mix the monk fruit sweetener and banana extract in the bowl with the coconut cream and bananas and stir until the sweetener is dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into a CREAMi pint, making sure it doesn't go over the MAX FILL line, then put the lid on it.
- Place the pint in the freezer, making sure it's level. Freeze for 24 hours.
- Take the pint from the freezer, remove the lid, and place it in the outer bowl. Install the paddle in the lid and attach lid to the outer bowl.
- Plug in the Ninja CREAMi unit and install the bowl on the base.
- Press the power button and select LITE ICE CREAM.
- When the unit shuts off, remove the bowl from the base and remove the lid.
- Pour in the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and reattach the lid.
- Install the bowl on the base and select MILKSHAKE. When the process is done, serve immediately.
Calories: 334, Protein: 4g, Net Carbs: 15.4g, Fat: 29.7g
* See the Tips below the recipe card for substitution suggestions.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 2gSugar 48gProtein 2g
Nutrition information is an approximation and may vary based on the specific ingredients and amounts used when preparing the recipe.
Toppings for Your Low Carb Banana Milkshake
Now that you’ve made your low carb banana milkshake, you get to load up some tasty toppings if you like! Here are some low carb suggestions, but feel free to add others that might not be so low carb if you like.
- Fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries
- Chopped pecans or peanuts
- Whipped coconut cream
- Low carb chocolate chips
- Toasted, flaked coconut
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