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Keto smoothies are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles! This smoothie contains my favourite supplement and an ingredient I use in smoothies on a regular basis - maca powder.

So what is maca?

Just like turmeric, maca is a powerful adaptogen that will help you adapt to - and avoid - damage from environmental factors, like stress, diet, and toxins. It's high in phytochemicals, it will boost your energy levels, strengthen your immune system, and increase stamina and libido.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.2 grams
Protein14.6 grams
Fat43.8 grams
Calories500 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 12%, fat 83%

Total carbs10.9 gramsFiber4.7 gramsSugars2.8 gramsSaturated fat25.5 gramsSodium114 mg(5% RDA)Magnesium139 mg(35% RDA)Potassium643 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

If you are new to maca: start wit 1 teaspoon of maca powder to avoid potential digestive issues. You can gradually add more as you get used to it.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients: almond butter, collagen, maca powder, ... Keto Almond & Maca Smoothie
  2. ... MCT oil, almond milk, coconut milk, and blend until smooth either in a regular blender or using an immersion blender.
    Keto Almond & Maca Smoothie Enjoy! Keto Almond & Maca Smoothie

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.7 g0.9 g2.2 g25 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
1.6 g1.1 g12.1 g111 kcal
Almond butter (organic, unsweetened)
2 g6 g16 g212 kcal
Gelatin powder, hydrolyzed (collagen)
0 g6 g0 g23 kcal
MCT oil
0 g0 g13.6 g117 kcal
Maca powder, organic
1.9 g0.5 g0 g10 kcal
Total per serving
6.2 g14.6 g43.8 g500 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Is the coconut milk you used from a can? What brand do you suggest?

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I use Aroy-D for smoothies which is liquid and from a carton. You can use canned coconut milk too, just shake before using and use room temperature coconut milk (to avoid splitting). I like Aroy-D because it tastes best.

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May I use just almond milk instead of coconut milk?

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Yes you can do that - even cashew or macadamia milk would be great options.

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This smoothie is absolutely delicious!! I added a bit of stevia extract but I don't think it needs it. This will serve as my go-to smoothie. Yummy and filling, and I may try to make it even creamier.

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Thank you Kes!

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Just got all the stuff to try this recipe thank you soooo much can't wait to try!!!

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Can I use  protein  pea powder instead?

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Yes you can, Nuzest is a good option.

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Good recipe, I will try. My coconut oil is always hard, what can i do?

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You can use coconut oil, even if it's not melted, as long as you blend it well 😊

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I’m just starting out with the keto diet for health reasons. Maca powder seems to be high in carbohydrate. 100 g of Maca powder contains 60.9 g of carbohydrate and only 10 g of protein. Is this any good for the keto diet?!

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Yes, it is relatively high in carbohydrates but you can use it because you will only need a small amount. It is meant to be used as a supplement. The health benefits outweigh the carb content 😊

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Is there a substitute for maca powder? I live outside the US and do not have access to it.

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You can use other "superfood" supplements such as lucuma powder, turmeric, baobab powder, etc. I hope this helps!

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I can't find collagen, can I use something different?

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You could use regular gelatin powder, or protein powder (up to 1/4 cup), or ground chia seeds (1 tbsp).

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Would fresh raw milk work in place of the almond milk?  We have cows and it would seem silly to buy almond milk.

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It depends... Most people avoid milk because it's relatively high in carbs. If that's not an issue for you, then you could use full-fat milk from grass-fed cows. Keep in mind that 3/4 cup of full-fat milk contains 8-9 grams of carbs (almond milk is low in carbs and low in fat).

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