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What Are the Best Keto Shakes and Smoothies?

What Are the Best Keto Shakes and Smoothies?

August 13, 2021

Our generation has seen some of the most advanced medical technology our world has ever seen. Despite this, as many as 2.8 million people die each year from diseases related to obesity. Why?

One of the reasons overweight people state for not losing weight is that it is just so hard to make lifestyle changes. They can't find a diet that works, and they enjoy it.

Want to learn more about keto shakes that you can drink while on a ketogenic diet? Then keep reading to learn to make the best shakes.

Fun Fact: The Keto Diet Isn’t New!

Many people think that the keto diet and all the fun keto smoothies you can eat as part of this diet are just trends. This diet has been around since 1921. It was created to treat epilepsy by Russel Wilder. 

Since then, the keto diet has been studied extensively to see what value it has for people. Learn more about the keto diet here.

Should You Make Keto Shakes if You're Not Doing the Keto Diet?

Keto shakes are for everyone. You don't have to be following the keto diet to take advantage of some of these healthy lifestyle recipes. Everyone loves shakes, so why not make them healthy?

If you find that you are often short on energy, you can benefit from the MCT oil most keto shakes use. It's fast energy that anyone can use.

The ingredients in keto shakes and smoothies are very healthy, too. You can add more healthy fats and enjoy a good snack at the same time.

Best of all, keto shakes are low in sugar. Most people eat too much sugar. You can cut back on your sugar intake by enjoying keto smoothies that are good for you and taste great, too.

Whether you are on a keto diet or not, keto shakes have other benefits besides low sugar and low carb. If you want to learn more about the keto diet, check out these resources.

Best Shakes for Your Morning Coffee

Coffee and low-carb shakes? Sure - why not. If you need your morning boost from your caffeine, coffee keto shakes are the way to go.

Bulletproof Coffee Shake

You may have heard of this trendy morning drink before. It’s super easy to make, and it will give you the energy you need to get on with your day quickly.

Start by brewing a cup of your favorite coffee. It doesn’t matter what kind you use, but good organic coffee can make a better smoothie. Some people like to use a French Press to make their coffee.

Let the coffee cool to room temperature. You can also add 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds to 3 cups of cold water. Then, let it sit overnight to brew.

Once your coffee is cold, add it to the blender with a cup of coconut cream, ice cubes, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons of MCT oil or coconut oil. If you like your smoothies a bit sweet, add Stevia to taste. Hit blend, and you’re ready to go.

If you want to make it a little fancier, top it with heavy whipping cream and a dash of cinnamon.

For people who prefer their coffee hot, skip the ice. You may want to use the more traditional butter instead of coconut cream.

Mocha Coffee Keto Shakes

If you like a chocolate boost, this is a great shake for you. Start with your cold brew coffee and add 3/4 of a cup of coconut milk, a scoop of chocolate keto protein powder or shake mix, and a tablespoon of cashew butter.

Blend until smooth, and you’re ready to run.

Mocha Frozen Latte Keto Shake

This is one of the most delicious morning keto smoothies, and it’s so easy to make.

Start with half a cup of unsweetened almond milk and a quarter cup of heavy cream. Add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and a tablespoon and a half of cacao powder. Finish it off with 1 and a half tablespoons of MCT oil, 1 teaspoon of Stevia (or to taste), and a cup of crushed ice.

Been it until it is smooth and it’s ready to drink.

4 More Amazing Keto Smoothies for Any Time of the Day

Making shakes isn’t just a morning thing. Sometimes you need a boost to get you through the day, and low-carb shakes are great for after a workout, too. Try some of these smoothie recipes whenever you need a pick-up.

For these next 5 recipes, please start with the same base for all them. 1 cup of Almond Milk, half a cup of ice, 2 teaspoons of heavy whipping cream, and 1 teaspoon of almond butter.

Make a Blueberry Lemon smoothie by adding 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries and 2 tablespoons of cream cheese. A teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest adds a delicious tang.

Pumpkin Spice smoothies are great for fall. Combine 2 tablespoons of 100% pumpkin puree, a tablespoon of almond butter, 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and Stevia to taste. Add to the base and blend.

A Tiramisu Keto Shake is a delicious treat. Put in the ingredients for the base and then add a shot of espresso or strong coffee to a square of dark chocolate, a teaspoon of cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of cream cheese, Stevia to taste.

Is it your birthday? It doesn’t have to be to enjoy the Birthday Cake Low Carb Shake. Add half a scoop of vanilla protein powder or shake mix to your base, and then include a teaspoon of melted butter and Stevia to taste. Top with some sugar-free sprinkles for fun.

Once you have the ingredients for your shake combined, give it a 30-second blend. You may need a little more time if you are using ice. Pour into a glass and enjoy whenever you need a boost.

Tip: Make Coconut Milk Ice Cubes for Smoothies

Many of the keto shake recipes that you’ll find will use coconut milk as a base. Ice is always needed to give it that cool, delicious texture. Why not combine them?

Add MCT Oil

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. They are made up of fatty acids from coconut oil. This type of fat is quickly metabolized and converted into energy.

MCT oil is a great way to get some quick energy. Many athletes use it for that reason.

For others, it can help lower bad cholesterol and decrease triglycerides in the blood. There has been some evidence that MCT oil is beneficial for brain conditions like Alzheimer's or ADHD.

What’s with the Cashews?

Cashews are very versatile. They are great for a snack, and you can add them to recipes for texture. They also make amazing nut butter.

Why not use them in your keto shakes? They provide the much-needed protein and healthy fats, but they have minerals, vitamins, and trace minerals, too. There’s even some evidence that they can help with weight loss.

Why Use The Coconut Milk Cubes?

The fat and protein in these coconut cubes help to satisfy hunger longer. They make keto smoothies come out creamy and add a great flavor.

The Recipe

Make sure you have all the ingredients. You need 2 cups of cashews, 8 ounces of MCT oil, and an 8 ounce can of full-fat coconut milk. Make sure the coconut milk is at room temperature.

Put the cashews in the blender first and blend until they are finely ground. Hit the pulse button 10 times for 1-2 seconds.

Next, add the coconut milk and MCT oil. Blend until it is creamy.

Add the mixture to ice cube trays and freeze overnight.

Try These Coconut Based Keto Shakes

Now that you have all those coconut milk ice cubes ready, what do you do with them? Anything you want! Try these delicious low-carb shakes.

Keto Key Lime Pie

This delicious smoothie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island. Use 1/4 cup to half a cup of your coconut ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Then add 4 tablespoons of lime juice, half an avocado, a handful or two of your favorite greens (spinach, arugula, etc.), 2 tablespoons of coconut butter, and Stevia to taste. Blend well.

Minty Chocolate Chip Keto Smoothie

If you like a refreshing taste with your chocolate smoothie, you’ll love this recipe. Start with your coconut milk ice cubes and blend well.

Next, add a tablespoon of vanilla, a 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream, a block of dark chocolate, a tablespoon of cacao powder, half an avocado, and a tablespoon of MCT oil. Finish it off with 5-8 fresh mint leaves and blend well.

Keto Avocado Tumeric Smoothie

You might think that turmeric doesn’t sound very appetizing, but it is a flavor you quickly get used to. It makes beautiful and colorful smoothies, too.

Blend your coconut milk cubes first. Then add half an avocado and a quarter cup of almond milk, a teaspoon of lime juice, a teaspoon of grated ginger, and half a teaspoon of turmeric. Finish it off with Stevia to taste and blend slowly until smooth.

Live a Healthier Life, Feel Better, Improve Mood

If you just want to improve the quality of your life, keto shakes are a fun way to start with that. You don't have to make all necessary changes at once, but keto smoothies are an easy change with many benefits.

Changing your entire diet is hard. Drinking a yummy keto shake once a day is easy.

Check out our keto blog for more information about the keto lifestyle.

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