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Chocolate Keto Smoothie

|Chocolate Keto Smoothie

Keto smoothies are some of the most popular recipes on my blog: they are easy & quick to prepare and so filling! Just like my Vanilla Keto Smoothie, this one used pastured raw eggs. If you're worried about using raw eggs and want to know how to minimise any risk of potential diseases such as Salmonella, have a look at this post from Mark Sisson. Or you can simply use the alternatives I listed below in the ingredients :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving):

4.4 grams 1.8 grams 34.5 grams 46 grams 31.1 grams 570 calories
Total Carbs6.2grams
Fiber1.8grams
Net Carbs4.4grams
Protein34.5grams
Fat46grams
of which Saturated31.1grams
Energy (calories)570kcal
Magnesium45mg (11%)
Potassium560mg (28%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (24%), fat (73%). Nutrition facts may change with the suggested alternatives.

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in a blender (I use Kenwood blender).
    *If a recipe calls for raw eggs and you are concerned about the potential risk of Salmonella, you can make it safe by using pasteurized eggs. To pasteurize eggs at home, simply pour enough water in a saucepan to cover the eggs. Heat to about 140 F / 60 C. Using a spoon, slowly place the eggs into the saucepan. Keep the eggs in the water for about 3 minutes. This should be enough to pasteurize the eggs and kill any potential bacteria. Let the eggs cool down and store in the fridge for 6-8 weeks.* |Chocolate Keto Smoothie
  2. Add cream (or coconut milk), water, cacao, stevia and ice. Use clear or chocolate flavoured stevia extract like I did - I get mine on Amazon. |Chocolate Keto Smoothie
  3. Add the MCT oil or coconut oil and whey or egg white protein powder. Both MCT and coconut oil will boost fat burn and work great in this recipe. MCT oil is more suitable for cold drinks, as it doesn't solidify like coconut oil does. If you use coconut oil, make sure you blend it well! |Chocolate Keto Smoothie Optionally, you can use natural PG-free food extract - my favourite in this smoothie is cherry extract from Frontier.
    |Chocolate Keto Smoothie
  4. Pulse until smooth and serve immediately! |Chocolate Keto Smoothie

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Hi there. Day 1 of this plan and I'm struggling with this smoothie. I must have done something wrong as it is horrible. With a terrible after taste. What I did do wrong?

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Could it be the stevia? NuNaturals is great and doesn't taste bitter. Or could it be the coconut milk? Not all coconut milk products are equal and some have an aftertaste because they contain guar gum. Have you tried Aroy-D? This product has no guar gum and tastes amazing!

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I am not sure I understand correctly the 1/4 cup chocolate part. What kind of chocolate is that? 25 gramms of chocolate contain a huge amount of sugar. I put a few pieces of chocolate and the smoothie was yummy but sweet. Putting extra stevia for sweetness was out of question.

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Hi Ili, that's because it's not "chocolate" but chocolate or plain whey protein or egg white protein powder = protein isolate (the link will take you to Amazon and you can see some examples). I used protein powder that has no sweetener in it (Reflex Natural) but you can use a plant-based one that contains natural low-carb sweetener: ketodietapp.com/.../product-review-and-giveaway-nuzest

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I plan to start a ketogenic diet next week, and I am preparing recipes and a shopping list at this point.  I plan to try this smoothie.  My reason for commenting is to say what a kind and patient person you must be.  All the questions, and some unfair criticisms, and yet you stay tolerant and longsuffering.  This will be a pleasant, not to mention helpful, blog to follow.

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Thank you Patty! I haven't always been so "easy-going" but after several years of blogging and dealing with email support, I got used to criticism. Sometimes it's unfair, sometimes it's constructive but it's important to learn accept criticism without taking it personally Smile

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Man, this is awesome, thanks so much. I had a killer craving for something creamy and chocolate aka a chocolate milkshake and this nailed it on the head. I added a tablespoon of two of peanut butter into mine for extra awesomeness.

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I was calculating the nutritional values and I show the chia seed substitute has a lot more carbs... is this the case? In 2 Tbsp I'm showing 12g carbs and my daily alottment is 20g/day.... Can it really be that high? New to all this, thanks!

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That doesn't sound right. Chia seeds are low in carbs. My guess is that you're using an online tracker or app that uses a "shared" database (database created by their users). We only use verified database so it is very accurate (1 tbsp contain < 1 g net carbs/ 6 g total carbs).

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I am soon starting my program and just reading thru comments but my chia seeds is also 5g of carb per tbsp. If this is too much carb what could be done?

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That's fine - it's 5 grams total carbs but they are very low in net carbs. You can read more in this post: ketodietapp.com/.../Total-Carbs-or-Net-Carbs-What-Really-Counts

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Eggs are NOT vegetarian!  It contains a chicken embryo.  It amazes me how often people use the word vegetarian for their recipes and products all the while including chicken eggs.

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That's simply not true. There are several vegetarian approaches. In fact, the most common approach includes eggs and dairy. I think you may be confusing this with a vegan approach.

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Also, it doesn't include "a chicken embryo" unless there's some tragically bad animal management, it just includes the stuff to MAKE a chicken embryo.  It's the difference between menstruation and pregnancy.  No animal died to make your eggs, so it's vegetarian.  IF you want "no animal participated in any way", you need vegan.

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It is very unlikely that an egg contains a chicken embryo. A rooster would have had to fertilize the egg and there is no reason a farm would let a rooster do this unless they were trying to hatch them. Saying all chicken eggs contain an embryo is like saying you have an abortion every time you get your period.

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I made this this morning but used chia seeds instead of eggs. It was too thick to mix fully so I had to added about 1/2 cup of more water. Is that ok to do?

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Yes, you can add as much water as you need if it's too thick Smile

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I am so glad I discovered all these keto recipes. They are a blessing. Thanks for sharing them. I would just like to add one fact. Whey protein powder, even if sugar free spikes insulin pretty high. Egg yolk on the other hand does not. So for those who suffer from hyperinsulinemia it is not the best choice. I use egg yolk (Not egg white) instead, which has much less effect on insulin. People who suffer from hypoglycemia, prediabetes or diabetes must not over do the use of whey protein powder.
Have a wonderful day.

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Thank you so much for your tips and kind words, Sylvia!

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Martina - have you ever used MCT Powder instead of the oil? Wondering if that would make the smoothie thicker without changing your original recipe too much...

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Hi Katie, I'm not familiar with MCT powder but will blog about it once I do Smile

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Quest MCT powder is far better than the oil. I don't use the oil anymore at all. The powder makes shakes even maltier and delicious...and no undesirable side-effects.

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Any reason that you can't leave out the stevia?
Also is almond milk ok to use instead of coconut milk?

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Hi Sam, you can leave it out or use another sweetener instead. You can use almond milk instead - just keep in mind that it will have an impact on the nutrition facts (less fat).

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Made this just now I searched for sevetia drops have seen only granules, I added a few fresh blueberries. I have Protein Powder (Raw Vegan Sun Warrior chocolate sprouted & fermented  rice protein) which I need to use up before I buy another. Probably not 100% Keto. I can't eat eggs.

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I haven't used that one but I think you might want to try Jay Robb, Pulsin or Reflex Natural (whey protein if you can tolerate dairy). These are, in my opinion, the best options if you can't eat eggs.

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Is Hemp protein powder kosher? I had a look and its 4.8 g of carbs per 4 tbsp.

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Hi Carolyn, yes, it should be kosher.

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So it's ok to eat the eggs raw like this? Obviously years of fear mongering have made me nervous, haha.

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Yes you can but it depends on where you get them from. You can always use pasteurised eggs or pasteurise them at home to be safe.

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Is it whole eggs or only yolk/white?

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Hi Christian, I used whole eggs but it works great with just egg yolks too Smile

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Thanks for this, just tried it. really thick and yummy. Will make for an alternative to a meal every now and then. Didn't taste the eggs at all.

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Thank you - glad you liked it! Smile

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I make smoothies similar to this but add a handful of spinach. You can't taste it. Also, I add half an avacado It's a good way to get greens in first thing in the morning.

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Yes, I think it's great for those who don't like spinach because it masks any taste of it. Avocado is great in smoothies, I use it quite often Smile

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