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Top ingredients for a Delicious Healthy Keto Smoothie

by Charles Weller January 07, 2019

Top ingredients for a Delicious Healthy Keto Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious and an easy way to help boost your intake of fruit and vegetables. If you’re adopting the ketogenic diet, your usual favorite smoothies are loaded with fruit, which is off-limits due to a large number of carbs. Thankfully, keto-approved smoothies exist with plenty of healthy, delicious, and nutritious ingredients to keeping your body into a state of ketosis.

Avocado: The king of the keto diet, having more than 70 percent of the beneficial fat being monosaturated, widely known for promoting optimal health.

Coconut Oil: Crowned the queen of the keto diet, many people find that coconut to be delicious with a high proportion of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which enhance ketosis.

Low Carbohydrate Vegetables: Non-starchy vegetables are low in carbohydrates. Caution in count the carbs to stay under the 25-50g per day threshold.

Nuts/Seeds: Popular on the keto diet because of high in fat, low in carbs, and moderate in protein just like the diet!

Unsweetened tea or coffee: Served black are keto-friendly, boosting the work of the brain, reduced cravings, and less fat.

Cocoa Nibs or Dark Chocolate: Delicious and healthy option for those on low carb. Dark chocolate has been shown to improve heart health, aids in cholesterol control, and helps blood sugar.

Cinnamon: Its stimulating and warming properties is used to improve circulation and clear congestion. It is a well-respected gastrointestinal aid, particularly for bloating, overeating, and sluggish digestion and one of the best spices around for stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Vegan Protein Powder: Containing brown rice, hemp, flax, and pea powers that contain a minimal amount of carbs. Vegan protein powders have essential fatty acids for cell member structure and normal cognitive function.

Ginger: Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and help repair cartilage and joints. Numerous studies confirm that ginger lowers blood-level triglycerides linked to heart disease and diabetes.

Turmeric: Popular herb in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an aid for liver and gallbladder conditions. Turmeric has also been shown to be a useful aid for arthritis, osteoarthritis, and most inflammatory conditions.

Final Thoughts

When adopting a ketogenic diet, there are no limited choices for breakfast. When the sweet tooth craving strikes, its challenging to keep the carbs at bay without giving up the tasty factor. Add these ingredients for to your breakfast smoothie to starting the day on the right track towards your ketogenic diet goals.

References

Mancinelli, K. (2014). The Ketogenic Diet: A Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss. Ulysses Press.

Gladstar, Rosemary. Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (p. 69). Storey Publishing, LLC. Kindle Edition.

Krajcovicova-Kudlackova, M., Babinska, K., & Valachovicova, M. (2005). Health benefits and risks of plant proteins. Bratislavske lekarske listy106(6/7), 231.

 

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