This is the perfect time of the year to make a low carb eggnog shake. Makes for a healthy keto breakfast drink or you can use it to make a cocktail! It’s low in carbs, high in protein but also tastes delicious and there are no raw eggs! One serving has only 2.5g net carbs and 14.3g of protein! This drink would make a good low carb meal replacement shake.
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I confess I’ve never had eggnog until a few weeks ago. It never sounded appealing to me but my hubby bought some and my son loved it. So I dutifully tasted it and decided to make this low carb eggnog shake for my son.
It’s healthy and full of protein yet it’s low carb and the taste is delicious! And I admit I really like it too. In my opinion it’s better than the eggnog my hubby bought and doesn’t contain any eggs! Plus I think it would be a pretty good meal replacement.
You can also drink it as a cocktail with a little added rum. But I don’t suggest you use the rum for your breakfast smoothie. 🙂
Eggless Low Carb Eggnog Ingredients
As I mentioned above you can make this as a morning smoothie or as a cocktail. The only added ingredient would be rum for the cocktail. The other low carb ingredients I used were almond milk, heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, Swerve confectioners sweetener, Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla protein mix and glucomannan.
By the way, I used protein powder in this smoothie because it adds flavor, thickness and of course protein as well as other nutrients.
What is Glucomannan?
First of all let me say that you don’t need to have glucomannan to make this eggnog drink. Glucomannan is considered a dietary fiber. It is made from the roots of a special yam and is also called konjac. It’s the main ingredient of shirataki noodles if you know about those.
Glucomannan can be added smoothies and drinks to thicken and to add fiber. Because the fiber and carbs are the same, the net effect is 0g so that’s why I like to use it in smoothies, gravies or sauces to thicken sometimes. But again it’s optional in the recipe.
Low Carb Eggnog Shake Recipe
All you need to do is whizz all the ingredients together except the glucomannan in a high speed blender like a Vitamix. I also added some ice to make it frosty. The ice will also thicken the shake if you don’t have any glucomannan.
Keto Eggnog Cocktail
To make this into a keto eggnog cocktail all you have to do is add rum. Rum doesn’t have any carbs so this would be a rather healthy cocktail????? This recipe makes 2 servings so you will want to use 2 shots of rum in the whole thing. You could also use vodka or bourbon and they also do not have any carbs. They all have calories though.
Keto Eggnog Recipe Notes & Tips
- This recipe can be used as an eggnog flavored morning smoothie, meal replacement or cocktail.
- To make a cocktail just add 2 shots of rum, vodka or bourbon to the blender. This recipe makes 2 servings so one shot per serving.
- I used heavy cream to make this more decadent but if you want to shave some calories off, just use almond milk in place of the cream.
- I also used glucomannan to thicken the shake but it’s entirely optional.
- You can use your favorite protein mix but I suggest IsoPure Zero Carb Vanilla. Just make sure the one you use is low carb and vanilla flavored. The protein mix is key to this recipe so don’t skip it. It adds flavor, thickness and healthy nutrients.
Well this is our new favorite low carb smoothie and I hope you like it too. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
286 cals / 213.9 fat / 3.7g carbs / 1.2g fiber / 14.3g protein = 2.5g net carbs
Low Carb Eggnog Shake or Cocktail
This is the perfect time of the year to make a low carb eggnog shake. Makes for a healthy keto breakfast drink or you can use it to make a cocktail! It's low in carbs, high in protein but also tastes delicious and there are no raw eggs! One serving has only 2.5g net carbs and 14.3g of protein! This drink would make a good low carb meal replacement shake.
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop IsoPure Zero Carb Vanilla Protein Powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners sweetener
- ½ teaspoon glucomannan (optional)
- ½ cup ice
First add the ice to a high speed blender like a Vitamix.
Next add in the cream and almond milk. Then add the rest of the ingredients except the glucomannan.
Blend on high until the ice is crushed and it's mixed well. Then turn it on the lowest setting and pour in the glucomannan until it's blended into the drink.
The glucomannan will continue to thicken when in the refrigerator so if you want it thicker, just refrigerate it for 15 minutes.
If making into a cocktail, add 2 oz of rum, vodka or bourbon and the end.