At times while on the Keto Diet, you may come across a meal or two that isn't fully “keto compliant”. Meals that are higher in carbohydrates tend to kick the body out of ketosis and turns to burning off the excess sugar first.
If you have been on the keto diet for awhile, then your body can pop right back into ketosis relatively quickly. But if you want a quick way to get those ketones flowing through your body, then utilizing low carb smoothies such as the Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie can be really effective.
Using products containing Exogenous Ketones can be a great way to switch the body back into a fat-burning state. Adding them into low carb smoothies, which are blended and help with initial stages of digestion, is a great way to get these ketones into your body fast!
Benefits of Using Exogenous Ketones
Exo, the root of exogenous, means external or outside. Exogenous ketones are coming from a source outside of the body, and are usually found in a powder form.
This form of ketones is great for when you ate (or drank) a carby meal. It tells the body that it is time to switch over to burning off of ketones (and fat) which definitely helps to kick you back into ketosis. There is a caveat here, if you have not trained your body to properly break down fats, then the exogenous ketones are just a bandaid to your problems. Look into our Keto Restore Program to learn more about preparing your body for fat-burning.
Another great time to use exogenous ketones is to avoid the keto flu. Also, if you are an endurance athlete, it can be a great fuel source for when you have burned out your glucose stores!
My Favorite Exogenous Ketone Supplements
I have been using the Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones as an added keto bonus for awhile now. Their products are very clean, meaning it is free of soy, gluten, dairy, artificial sweeteners, and binding agents.
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Directions for Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie
First make sure you have all the ingredients. I usually get my coconut cream from Trader Joe's but they have been out of it in my area for a few months. So now I am using this coconut cream from Thrive Market. Right now Thrive is offering 20% off on your first 3 orders!
Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender. If it is a hot day, feel free to add in a cup of ice to make it a nice cool drink!
Blend on high for 45 seconds, or until smooth. If you want to boost the chocolaty flavor of the smoothie, add in another scoop of the Perfect Keto Chocolate Sea Salt! When it is blended, enjoy the bounty of energy you'll receive from this tasty keto smoothie!
Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie
- 2 cups Water
- 1 scoop Perfect Keto Chocolate Sea Salt, *Optional add another scoop for flavor boost*
- 1/2 large Avocado
- 1/4 can Coconut Cream
- Add all ingredients into a high powered blender like a Vitamix.
- Blend on high for 45 seconds or until smooth.
- Feel free to add another scoop of the Perfect Keto Chocolate Sea Salt to increase the chocolate flavor, or add ice to make it a nice drink for a warm day!