What Are Keto Smoothies?
Keto smoothies are slightly different from other smoothies because we need to keep the carb content down. Most traditional smoothie recipes are loaded with fruits that are high in sugar. For those of us on a keto diet, this is a big no-no.
Most smoothies are loaded with high fructose sugars that give you a sugar rush, as we mentioned above. Keto smoothie recipes incorporate healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep you feeling satisfied with no crash.
Milk – There are several choices you can use for milk in keto smoothies. Low carb, plant-based types of milk all work well; just go for the unsweetened options. Almond milk, coconut milk, macadamia nut milk, flax milk, soy milk, cashew milk, and pea milk are great choices.
Fruit – You have to be careful with fruit because there are a lot of high fructose variants. Keto-friendly fruits include watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe, star fruit, blueberries, and strawberries.
Greens – Adding vegetables and greens to your keto smoothie will give you an extra boost of nutrition and fiber. Kale, spinach, celery, and avocado are all great choices.
Nuts and seeds – Get additional healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients by adding nuts and seeds to your keto smoothies. Flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and almonds all go well with smoothies.
Healthy fats – Because we are in ketosis, we need to make sure our body has an adequate supply of healthy fats. Adding a tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil is a great way to do this.
Protein – Adding a scoop of low-carb protein powder is a great way to give your smoothie a boost. With the additional protein, it will keep you feeling full and satisfied much longer. Make sure you carefully research which protein powders are keto-friendly.
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