Mint Coco Keto Smoothie

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Why Everyone is obsessed with The Ketogenic Diet 

It seems like these days everyone is on the ketogenic diet--and while this high fat, low carb diet was originally used to treat epilepsy, now the diet is being tested for use in a variety of lifestyle conditions-- cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and most notably weight loss. The diet is touted for it's ability to boost weight loss through the conversion to using ketones (a fat derivative) instead of glucose (carbs) as the body's main source of energy. However, it is important to note that the ketogenic diet creates a highly acidic state, which can reduce its benefits, and therefore it is essential to include a variety of non-starchy alkaline vegetables like spinach, kale, zucchini, cauliflower, chard, beet greens, arugula to help neutralize the acidic state. If you are experimenting with a ketogenic diet try this Mint Coco Smoothie-- with only 6g of net carbs and a TON of alkaline ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 4oz full fat coconut milk
  • 4oz water
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop collagen protein 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • dash of ceylon cinnamon 
  • dash of himalayan sea salt 
  • optional toppings coconut flakes, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced macadamia nuts

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

 

 

carlyn rosenblum