The Keto diet is one of the most popular diets in the world at the moment and for good reason. This low carb high in good fats diet helps the body burn stored fat through a process called “ketosis”, hence the name. The key to success is sticking with the diet because when you slip up, your body slips out of the ketosis state you’ve put it in. When it comes to sweet goodies this can be a little bit difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be! Here are 6 smoothie combinations for you to try playing around with that will feel like you’re cheating on your diet but are perfectly keto-friendly.
1. Coconut Chocolate Delight
Coconut is one of the best ingredients for a keto smoothie. It has those good fats your body needs in order for it to stay in ketosis. It tastes pretty good, but what tastes better than coconut? That’s right – chocolate. Chocolate and coconut are a smoothie match made in heaven and can be used to make a Keto smoothie bowl recipe that acts as an alternative to chocolate pudding. The coconut gives the mixture a really smooth and creamy consistency and using cocoa powder is a really healthy way to get your chocolate fix for the day. If you want to be extra healthy, you can substitute the cocoa powder with a chocolate protein powder.
2. Nut Butters
When choosing to go on a keto diet, not all of the joy and goodness of food is forbidden like other diets. A keto diet allows peanut butter because it’s full of those healthy fats you need to be getting into your diet. Almond and cashew nut butter are also a green light for a keto smoothie. They also make for a super creamy and delicious smoothie consistency. You can add a splash of almond milk to keep things at a drinkable consistency.
3. Mint Choc-Chip
Sadly, mint choc-chip ice cream isn’t keto, but you can make a yummy alternative. You can create a delicious alternative with Greek yogurt, coconut milk, a handful of baby spinach leaves, a dash of vanilla extra as well as a dash of peppermint extract. You can spruce it up with a scoop of protein powder or collagen powder. All of these ingredients keep this treat keto, but absolutely delicious.
4. Blackberry Cheesecake
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