Keto smoothie Basic Guidelines
Liquid - 2. Healthy Fat - 3. Flavoring - 4. Additional Nutrients - 5. Toppings
This is the base component of your smoothie. In following with keto goals, the choice should avoid high sugar options such as orange juice. The choice can include high-fat. So for example choosing a low fat almond milk is not necessary and instead, coconut cream would be appropriate and add to the creaminess of the smoothie. Examples are:
Unsweetened coconut milk
Cashew nut / seed milk
These help to make the smoothie creamy. They also provide essential energy sources. Keep in mind though that the fats you consume can take away from the fats you burn if you become carried away.
These are in addition to or as an alternative to the basic smoothie recipe.
Unsweetened vanilla extract
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Flavored cooking extracts (no sugar added)
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
Spices could include:
These pack in more nutrients addressing a wider range of biological needs and helping in those situations where cooking is difficult. Do remember though that no supplements can take the place of Whole Foods in terms of having the complete combination of vitamins, minerals, fats and enzymes.
Unsweetened coconut flakes