The Best Keto and CBD Health Shake Recipes- Part 2
The best thing about shakes is they’re great nearly any time, mainly because they’re extremely versatile and can give you a boost of energy when you’re needing it most. They’re the best way to pack tons of nutrients and good things for your body into a small package that’s both easy to consume and easy to carry around. Whether you’re looking for a pick me up after the gym or you’re hoping for a good breakfast to start your day out right, a smoothie is almost always the answer. That being said, it can be hard to find recipes that cater to keto diets when you’re most in need of a smoothie. Especially if you’re in need of some balancing-act nutrients to help your body handle the high-fat diet you’re currently on. Don’t fret though, because we’ve found several more smoothies that are sure to steal your heart and give you the reliable energy you need while you’re on your diet. Check it out.
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Sure, smoothies are basically the best thing ever, as we’ve hashed out above. But have you considered putting them in a bowl? When they hit the interior of an adorably chic bowl, they’re more than Instagram-worthy, they’re healthy, and they’re just as nutritious as their on-the-go bottled counterparts. The best part about this particular smoothie recipe is it manages to be sweet without being chock full of sugars. Because, as you know, sugars spike your insulin and sends your body into the fat-storing mode that you’re attempting to avoid by being on the keto diet. Notably, though, the most impressive part of this combination of ingredients is how low-carb it is while being extremely satisfying. In this smoothie bowl, it’s more than likely you’ll be able to get to your 11:30 lunch date with Tricia without having to bust open the office snack drawer and eye those gummy bears for a solid three minutes before regaining your self control.
- 15-18 drops of liquid sugar-free sweetener (recommended: stevia)
- 4 tablespoons collagen protein
- 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened raw cacao powder (optional alternative: cocoa powder)
- 1 tablespoon CBD oil
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
Blend all of your ingredients except for your collagen powder into a consistent paste. Then add ice and collagen powder until the consistency of the smoothie is good and gently blend in pulses to avoid tearing apart the collagen powder’s protein structures. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with strawberries if you intend to enjoy the smoothie immediately. If not, allow to rest in the freezer for 30 minutes for a thicker consistency.
Keto-Friendly Blueberry Smoothie
The antioxidants in blueberries are what makes blueberries famous. They’re loaded with vitamin C and folate, which aid in proper cholesterol function and are just another reason why the keto diet has attracted many medical professionals who use it on their patients with pretty serious diseases like cancer, who can’t really be focusing on getting the nutrients they need from less nutrient-rich foods. Instead, the keto diet puts an emphasis on consuming very dense foods that provide more nutrients in a smaller package. Hence why blueberries take center stage quite often in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, and thus, the keto diet. The best part about this specific smoothie is that it you can replace blueberries with whatever berry you’d like, including strawberries or raspberries if you prefer their flavor.
- 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- ½ cup blueberries (or berries of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons CBD oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 30 grams of protein powder (recommended if using this shake as an after-workout snack)
Blend the ingredients until they make up a smooth consistency. If needed, add ice to the mixture to create a better texture.
Frozen Keto Smoothie
Ringing in at only 400 calories and full of tons of good fat, this delicious frozen berry treat is the best substitute for ice cream we’ve ever found. If berries are in season in your part of the world, this shake will be full of delicious flavor and you’ll totally fall in love with what it accomplishes with flavors. You can use a variety of mixed berries or you can stick to your favorite in-season option depending on your tastes.
- ½ cup frozen berries (mixed or uniform)
- ½ cup water (can add unsweetened almond milk for more flavor and increased fat content)
- ⅓ cup creamed coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon CBD oil
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
If you’re unfamiliar with how to “cream” your coconut milk, you can purchase it in a can and place it in the fridge overnight. Over time, it should solidify and be ready for your morning routine when you’re up. You can scoop out the solid coconut cream and discard the excess liquid. You’ll want to blend the coconut cream, frozen berries and water together first with a little excess ice. Once the texture is consistent in the blender, you’ll then be able to add the vanilla extract and CBD oil. Once it’s done blending and you’re happy with the thickness, it’s ready to serve.
Pecan Pie Smoothie
Having trouble keeping that sweet tooth at bay while you’re on your diet? Get this pecan pie smoothie recipe in your blender now to access all the good nutrients you need while sating your hunger for a little sugar. Don’t worry, it’s healthy.
As we all know, pecans were made into a pie once upon a time because they’re ridiculously delicious. They represent the buttery and delicate nuttiness that most nuts are just trying to be, but the pecans, they do it without any help. You can skip the pecan pie this year at Thanksgiving because you’ll be getting your pecan decadence fix without all the sugars and pound-packing components in pie. Instead, you’ll be able to remain keto-friendly and friendly with your tastebuds. This smoothie is chock-full of the good stuff: B-vitamins, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and omega-3 fatty acids that make for a great keto balance without trying too hard. Notably, you can even personalize this smoothie by roasting the pecans if you’re in need of a roastier, more developed flavor which certainly gives it a bit more of a fall-like taste, which is well needed as we’re rolling quickly up on the season of falling leaves and grey landscapes.
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla creamer
- 2 tablespoons raw or toasted pecans, chopped for easier blending
- 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon CBD oil
- 2 tablespoons macadamia, almond, or cashew butter
- 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
Blend the smoothie until it’s silky smooth and the serve. If you like your smoothies a bit on the cooler side, stick it in the fridge for around 15 minutes to let it cool and get a thicker texture.
These recipes aren’t just about going keto. They aren’t just about feeling better everyday. It’s about experimenting with what makes your body happy. You’re the one in your own skin every single day and you’re the only one that can seek out what makes you feel better and perform better every single day. Reach out to us and come visit to consult with one of our expert sales consultants about what CBD oil could do for you on your journey to health and wellness. We’re excited to help you get started today.