Smoothies are kind of amazing. They’re a quick and easy way to grab some food when you’re on the go, they help you get a bunch of nutrients at once, and, of course, they taste pretty awesome.
But when you’re on a high-fat, low-carb diet like keto, it’s natural to wonder if you can even have smoothies. After all, plenty of them are loaded up with fruit, juice, milk, and other ingredients that aren’t exactly keto-friendly.
Luckily, plenty of culinary creatives have come up with delicious and nutritious keto smoothie recipes. What do they have in common? They’re packed with heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats from whole, healthy foods, says NYC nutritionist Gina Keatley, C.D.N. Think: raw nut butters, coconut oil, chia seeds, and other fat-filled yummies.
But what about the carbs and sugar? Don’t worry, they’re also low-carb, and most of the carbs they do pack from from fiber, says Keatley. Apart from helping you stay fuller, longer, aiding in digestion, and even boosting your heart health, fiber can also help keto dieters meet their macro goals. Here’s why: While you should cap your daily carb intake at 50 grams on a keto diet, you still need to get between 20 and 30 of those grams from fiber. So, yeah,…
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