Milk is considered a complete protein, as it contains all nine amino acids responsible for your body’s function. But it’s also high in carbs, hence why some keto dieters choose to swap it for keto milk. Discover in this post, how you can make a keto milkshake delicious, tasty and low in carbs.
Cow’s milk is an excellent dairy product for various reasons. For one, it contains calcium, an essential mineral responsible for maintaining the health of bones and teeth. Being a high source of protein, it aids in muscle growth and repairing body tissue. Furthermore, milk is also a great source of magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamine (B1), vitamin D, B12, and potassium. So how does exchanging it for keto milk affect you?
WHAT IS KETO MILK?
The demand for non-dairy milk has increased tremendously in recent years, and as a result, the market has become saturated with a range of plant-based options. Cow’s milk has long been promoted as one of the greatest sources of proteins, but the reality is that it’s for everyone. Plant-based milk generally contains less fat and carbs making it an ideal substitute for dieters on the keto diet.
Almond milk: one cup (249 g) contains 56 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and 8.1 grams of carbs.
Coconut milk: one cup (226 g) contains 445 calories, 48 grams of fat, and 6.4 grams of carbs.
Oat milk: one cup (241 g) contains 130 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 29 grams of carbs
A milkshake is a good choice when you need a quick snack or keto breakfast. Flavorful and nutritious, the drink is incredibly adaptable, allowing you to add any spice, food, or keto fruit of your choice to get your desired taste. Play around in the kitchen and find your new favorite, such as this delicious sweet cinnamon smoothie.
1. KETO AVOCADO & COFFEE MILKSHAKE FROM AHLAN WA SAHLAN
The avocado juice, also known as Jus Alpukat, is a rich beverage with a creamy texture originating in Indonesia. Mostly sold by local street vendors, the drink is rather thick, hence why it’s widely referred to as a milkshake. Swap the condensed milk for a plant-based option to make it keto friendly.
2. KETO MOCHA FROSTY FROM BEAUTY & THE FOODIE
This one is for all the keto coffee lovers out there! The keto mocha milkshake is a low-carb drink packed with flavor. Cold and frosty, the shake consists of five ingredients, including cocoa powder. However, feel free to swap it for cacao powder if that’s your preference.
3. KETO TURMERIC MILKSHAKE FROM I EAT KETO
Originating in India, turmeric is a dynamic plant known for its anti-inflammatory effects and for being a robust antioxidant. It also has some remarkable skin benefits to help give your complexion a glowy and even look. Make this nutritious shake using plant-based milk, a sweetener, and ginger for a needed energy boost.
4. KETO STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE FROM HUNGRY FOR INSPIRATION
A refreshing strawberry keto milkshake on a warm and sunny day, does it get any better? This sugar-free drink is made using almond milk, heavy cream, liquid sweetener, and frozen strawberries. After tossing the ingredients in the mixer, blend it for 30 seconds and enjoy it ice-cold.
5. KETO COOKIES N’ CREAM MILKSHAKE FROM GNOM GNOM
This cookies n’ cream milkshake is a real treat. Not only is it keto-friendly, but it’s also suitable for those with a gluten and dairy intolerance. The shake is similar to oreo cookies, minus the added sugar, and takes only 15 minutes to make.
6. KETO GOLDEN SPICE SMARTER SMOOTHIE FROM TASTY YUMMIES
You can make this golden shake by mixing frozen cauliflower rice, liquid MCT oil, pumpkin pie spice, amongst other things, in a high-speed blender. The gluten-free keto milkshake is a good source of protein and fat and is filling enough to keep you going for a while.
7. KETO NUTELLA MILKSHAKE FROM HOW TO DO KETO
Nutella is a product found in many homes. But despite its popularity, the hazelnut spread is considered unhealthy as it contains a lot of sugar and palm oil. In fact, according to a consumer center in Germany, sugar is the main ingredient in this drink. This keto smoothie is a great substitute as it’s sugar-free and only has two net carbs.
8. KETO PEANUT BUTTER MILKSHAKE FROM EAT BEAUTIFUL
Peanut butter tends to contain sugar and oil, making them a no-go on a keto diet. But for this recipe, you’ll use organic produce to create a creamy and smooth texture. And while the recipe is gluten and dairy-free, you can easily swap the coconut cream for low-carb heavy cream. Make sure you use a high-power blender as you’ll use lots of ice.
9. KETO VANILLA MILKSHAKE FROM WHOLESOME YUM
We all love to mix and match when making a keto milkshake, but sometimes a simple vanilla flavor is enough. This sugar-free keto vanilla shake has only four products yet has a decadent taste. Use coconut milk for this recipe, and if you prefer something else, you can simply exchange it for that.
10. KETO CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE FROM SUGAR FREE LONDONER
Who doesn’t love chocolate? This full-flavoured keto dessert is a healthy substitute for chocolate. And despite swapping the products for healthy options, this low-carb shake is surprisingly similar to a traditional chocolate milkshake. Use the recommended coconut milk, or opt for another plant-based milk of your choice.
MORE YUMMY KETO COOKING RECIPES TO TRY
We also have 100+ keto breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack recipes to choose from.
All of our recipes or keto meal ideas are delicious, once you have tried them you’ll want to make them again and again. By mixing or swapping carb-heavy ingredients with a keto alternative, you can enjoy some of your favorite cuisines without feeling like you’re missing out.
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