The ketogenic diet requires decreasing your intake of carbs and instead opting to source most of your calories from fat. While this is all well and good, it poses some serious challenges for smoothie lovers.
Some of the most common smoothie staples are high in carbs which makes them a no-go zone. That means no fruits, no honey, no yoghurt and no milk. So if these foods can’t be added, what can?
Our guide below will help keto kings and queens alike to still enjoy their beloved smoothies whilst remaining in ketosis with the help of some keto-friendly alternatives.
In the way of veggies, our top picks include spinach, frozen zucchini, pumpkin and cucumber. And guess what, you can still enjoy fruit too! It just depends on the type of fruit. While bananas and mangoes may be off the menu, berries get the green light as they’re surprisingly low carb. So the next time you’d like to add some sweetness to your smoothie, opt for raspberries, blueberries or pretty much any other berry your heart desires.
And for added creaminess, we suggest opting for frozen cauliflower, avocado, greek yogurt, nut butters, coconut yogurt, beans, soaked cashews, full fat cottage cheese, silken tofu or heavy cream.
Our other faves include chia seeds, protein powder, hemp seeds and, of course, our beloved Beauty Brew – Keto Coffee!