A LOW CARB TASTE OF FRESHNESS
Smoothies on the keto diet can be quite tricky. They can often taste either really bland or like the keto sweeteners we put in them. It can be quite challenging to find the perfect balance between your smoothie tasting like pureed nothing and the tangy-sweet-fake taste of sweeteners like stevia, xylitol or erythritol. But with trial and error, you can find the perfect balance and create the perfect smoothie.
Fruit for keto smoothies
You wouldn’t think of it, but smoothies can be high in sugar and calories when we don’t choose the right fruits. Fruits high in sugar can be enough to take us out of ketosis. It’s important to note that not all fruit is made equal and when it comes to the keto diet you’ll want to stick to low carb options like blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.
… not all fruit is made equal and when it comes to the keto diet you’ll want to stick to low carb options like blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.
Should I use milk or water for my smoothie?
Here’s the thing. Water is zero everything. Zero calories and zero carbs. It’s the perfect liquid to keep your macros from being affected. However, if you are looking to add a creamier taste to your smoothie, you can definitely consider adding “milk” instead. And by milk, I mean either coconut or any other unsweetened nut milk. Cow’s milk often has a higher carb count than nut milk.
A note about keto sweeteners?
Depending on your preference, you might need to adjust the quantity of sweetener. I recommend you start with no added sweetener and work your way up a pinch or drop at a time. Note that granulated sweeteners take more than concentrated drops. So, you’ll want to start with nothing, taste. Add a pinch or drop, blend, taste again.