If you’re on the ketogenic diet, then you’ll enjoy this keto-friendly recipe by Jen Fisch of ketointhecity.com and author of The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet. “My daughter feels like she is drinking a milkshake when I make this smoothie for her, but it is very healthy,” says Jen. “I love knowing that I can give her something delicious that is also powering her body and mind for hours and hours. Add the liquid stevia, a natural sweetener, if you prefer sweeter smoothies.”
SB verdict: Delicious! We made these without stevia and they are great. As the keto diet can be so confusing to get the ratios right, we can see why these simple recipes would help out. But, just beware as these are calorie dense, which works on keto, but you can’t cheat. Also, these make kinda small smoothies but don’t try to drink the whole recipe (two servings) as one serving, with the fat and protein content, it’s incredibly filling. Wait 20 minutes after drinking to see if you are still hungry before gulping down anymore! Make sure to see the Avocado-Berry Keto Smoothie as well!
Also, beware that the Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Powder is pricey at $59 per jar. And, that jar fits in the palm of your hand. You’ll get 15 servings, so about $4 per serving which still comes in less than ordering a smoothie out. But, as most of us are used to larger containers of protein powder (but this is not a protein powder, it’s keto powder, which is different), it may be surprising how small the container is when you get your package in the mail. That said, keto is hard to get your hands around and this recipe is simple, tasty and 100% keto.
Keto Recipe: Almond Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
- 1 scoop Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Powder in chocolate sea salt
- 1 ⁄2 avocado
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 ⁄2 cup berries fresh or frozen (no sugar added if frozen)
- 1 ⁄2 cup ice cubes
- teaspoon liquid stevia optional
- In a blender, combine the coconut milk, protein powder, avocado, almond butter, berries, ice, and stevia (if using).
- Blend until thoroughly mixed and frothy.
- Pour into a very tall glass and enjoy.
INGREDIENT TIP You can add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to boost this smoothie’s anti-inflammatory power. Or you can add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds that have been soaked in coconut milk for at least 20 minutes. The seeds will add extra fiber, iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids to the smoothie.