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Dairy-Free Keto Berry Slush

So I was out picking weeds and watering flowers (July in the Midwest, aka 90+ degrees) when a fierce thirst came over me. With the keto way of eating, dairy is allowed, but it’s not a requirement. Dairy doesn’t bother me, but I do see sense in cutting back, which is what I have been trying to do of late. It was at this moment that the dairy-free keto berry slush was born.

Dairy-Free Keto Berry Slush Recipe

In a blender (I used the single serving blender component of my Ninja Blender), combine the following ingredients, blend, admire, sip and savor!

Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups
Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups

2 ounces Spindrift lemon flavored carbonated water

1/4 cup Thai Kitchen coconut milk1/2 to 1 T Pyure Keto friendly sweetener

Pinch of salt

3 medium strawberries (or the berry of your choice)

1 C ice

Maybe a splash of water if it’s too thick, or more Spindrift

Reminder to Read Labels

One might assume the carb count in these innocent-looking unsweetened cans of carbonated water would be the same. One would be wrong. The grapefruit has 4 carbs per can, so if you’d like to make a Keto Berry Slush with that flavor, 2 ounces would equal 1 carb. The raspberry lime flavor has 2 carb per can. The lemon…1 carb per can, and y’all, I’m gonna call that ZERO carbs in this recipe, because I ain’t counting 1/4 of a carb! :-)I suppose this could be considered a fat bomb. If you’ve heard that term and need more explanation, read this post. If you wanted to be festive and turn this into a libation, I think a little rum would do nicely. Here is more about alcohol and keto.

Final Macro Count: 5g net carbs | 12g fat | 0 protein | 135 calories

If you’re new to keto, you might find the following links helpful.

Daily Meal Plans By Leanne Vogel

Keto Beginners: Keep It Simple!

Fathead Homemade Pizza Crust- AMAZING!

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Keto Sample Menu Looks Like This…

Questions that dominate ketogenic forums for beginners: Do you have a sample keto menu? What do meals look like? What do you eat? Newbies are rifling through contradictory info, dire warnings, food police who holler that keto is not 21 carbs/day, it’s only 20 (grrr!), fear, desperation, doctors who are unfamiliar with it, family members who’ve heard erroneous horror stories, and through it all, they are possibly experiencing the whole reason they ended up looking into the ketogenic way of eating in the first place … HOPE. Hope after years of failed attempts to keep weight off after successfully losing it. Read here why long-term calorie restriction does not work.

Keto Electrolyte Go-To Box

The first picture is chicken fajitas with full-fat sour cream and low sugar salsa. What makes it qualify as a keto meal? No gluten and therefore no tortilla. Low Sugar. The proper fats. Nothing highly processed, meaning not loaded with preservatives or concocted in a factory.

Keto Fajitas

 

The second picture is a box of fat bombs and electrolyte replacements, because you must regularly replace them or you will get the dreaded Keto Flu, a nauseating, dizzying, headachy, fatigued state as your body goes through the switch of changing its energy source. When you eat lots of carbs, your energy source comes from those carbs in the form of glycogen. Eat more carbs than your body can burn, and even if those carbs come from healthy sources, the excess is stored as body fat. When you eat keto, your ingest very few carbs (but note all the veggies in the picture above). Your body is designed to find an alternate source of energy, and that is stored fat! Yay…that is why you hear incredible weight loss stories.

Keto Cream Cheese Fat Bomb Drizzled with Dark Chocolate
Keto Cream Cheese Fat Bomb Drizzled with Dark Chocolate

The third picture is ground beef, veggies, and marinara. What makes it a good addition to any sample keto menu? The beef is grass-fed which means cows are eating the proper food, not corn, and the result is meat that has the proper ratio of omega 3s and 6s. If your budget is tight, then buy the leanest cuts of meat you can afford, and add healthy fats back in when you cook it. Preservatives and hormones are stored in an animal’s fat, so you can improve your health by avoiding those. You will hear the term Clean Keto, which means you consider more than the macro ratios of fats to proteins to carbs; you consider the source and quality of those macronutrients as well. This meal also has very low sugar, gluten, and was coked with healthy fats that are not inflammatory.

Keto Sample Menu: Chicken with Black Olives Rao's Marinara
Simple Keto Chicken with Black Olives & Rao’s Marinara

For more beginner info on how to get going with Keto, please poke around the blog. I keep things simple. You can learn as you go! You may notice links to products I like… If you click and buy, I earn a small commission, but you do not pay one penny extra. Thank You!

New To Keto? Keep it Simple!

Stocking Your Keto Kitchen

Excellent Keto Book

Recommended Keto Book & Meal Plans

Recommended Keto Book
The Keto Diet, by Leanne Vogel

Keto meal plans for $ .26 per day? I’ve had people ask me for meal plans, but I cannot beat the price of one of the industry’s Keto Queens in the world: Leanne Vogel. So take a look at her meal plan deals. It is her first keto book that I love, one comprehensive resource that offers flexibility, humor, and empathy.

I have been doing this keto WOE (way of eating) for about a year, and still consider myself a newbie. Like most keto warriors, I have experienced confusion and conundrums, missteps and masterpiece recipes, and also victories and benefits and experimentation that have convinced this is the way of eating for me. I cannot believe the energy I now have, and I am off 3 out of 4 drugs for depression and fatigue. Friends of mine have taken notice, and I’ve hosted keto sampler parties to spread the good news, and started this blog in January 2018. I am THAT stoked about it. I was outside drinking my vitamin-rich Hibiscus Tea and having some quality me time, so I recorded a few pages as I flipped through the book.

Read Reviews of the Keto book

Click Here To Read Reviews or Buy It. Let me share why I like it. First, I trust it. There are 4 solid pages of sources the author used to write it. I belong to some chat groups online. Most are very supportive, but there are some serious keto police out there nagging, and lots of cases of the blind leading the blind, offering inaccurate advice. Second, it has gorgeous pictures, and lots of them, on every recipe! Third, the organization. There are sidebars and graphs and cross references. Fourth, the options. The author has alternatives for people with varying food tolerances, so dairy free or nightshade free? It’s all covered. And fifth, the author covers the nitty gritty: the keto flu, constipation, bad breath, all of it! The author has a website with so much info as well: Healthful Pursuit.

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What Keto Has Done For Me

I hope Keto can do for you what it’s done for me, first and foremost, give me hope that I will never be a slave to food again. And that I can prevent disease and continue to enjoy less pain in my joints, more energy, less brain fog, and more. For a few ideas on how to stock your keto kitchen, I wrote this post. Please poke around the blog…I keep ads to a minimum so that you can read uninterrupted. You will see links to products I like, and if you choose to buy them, you will pay NO additional costs but I will earn a small commission. Thank you! I’d love to hear any stories you may have about discovering a keto version of a favorite non-keto snack or meal. Share in the comments. We are all doing this keto life together, no matter the version of keto that we choose for ourselves, from lazy keto to strict. Best of luck and Keto On, Warriors!

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