This smoothie meets the meticulous requirements of a true ketogenic smoothie, with the correct ratios of energy coming from fats, carbs and protein.
When I was developing the Keto Smoothie Booster Blend, I looked around and was shocked to see how many smoothie recipes on the web claimed to be “keto” that were far from it.
If you’re seeking to stay in ketosis, this is the smoothie for you.
For a full explanation of the ins and outs of this smoothie, check out this video. I plan to record a more succinct version soon.
On a keto diet, it’s vital to ensure you’re getting enough fibre, and this smoothie provides a whopping ~20g of a 35g/day target!
Fermenting your smoothie is the magic trick to being able to enjoy all your favourite summery tropical fruits, while still staying in ketosis.
I know, it sounds gross. I promise, it’s not.
It’s not scary, just new and not as sweet, with a mild sour tang which you can offset with a sweetener of your choice if you like.
The fermenting process sucks the sugars out of the fruit, and replaces them with probiotics. Pretty cool, huh?
It also all but eliminates the carbs, leaving all the goodness and fibre behind.
Option 1: Ferment the whole smoothie
Throw ingredients into the blender the night before (ensuring the liquid covers the solids) and leave covered on the bench overnight. In the morning, whizz up with ice.
Option 2: Ferment fruit only (my personal preference)
I like this option because it means I have a freezer full of frozen tropical fruits at my disposal at all times. I prefer the smoothie blended with frozen fruit rather than room temperature fruit with ice added.
To ferment your fruit ahead of time, just cover your fruit with half Coconut Water Kefir half Water and leave overnight before draining and freezing.
Add the pre-fermented frozen fruit to your smoothie.
If following Option 2, you don’t need to add the 1/2 cup of Coconut Water Kefir to your smoothie. Replace it with plain water.
I adore Kultured Wellness’ Coconut Water Kefir which you can order here.
Laini is a mum of 5 and creator of STACKD Wholefood Blends, The Wholefood Collective + The No Fuss Nourished Method. She's coached tens of thousands of people on how to feel amazing using nutrition. She has a particular love for helping parents learn how to nourish their children and themselves without losing their marbles. Unconventional smoothies are Laini's obsession, and she's even developed a range of organic wholefood booster blends that target particular health goals and deliver maximum goodness in one complete and balanced meal. When she's not with her own family or coaching other families, you'll probably find her at the beach soaking up the sun and getting some much needed solitude.
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