Did you ever make a recipe, and find yourself instantly addicted? That’s what this does for me, maybe I’ve just got a taste for turmeric. I’ve had this the last 6 days in a row first thing for breakfast. It’s smooth, nourishing and with a spoonful of MCT oil in there, it keeps me going right through to the afternoon.
Now, eating the same thing for breakfast for 6 days in a row may not be the most adventurous approach to dieting, but I take the approach that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The ketogenic diet can be particularly hard to adhere to, with a high drop out rate in many of the studies conducted. If you find something you enjoy on the diet, try to make eating or drinking that part of your routine, perhaps cycling through your favorite meals each week. Getting in the habit of having a bulletproof coffee, or a fat based breakfast smoothie each day is one of the easiest keto meals to get started with, and get set you on the right path for your eating decisions throughout the day.
The turmeric in this, and in particular the compound which gives it it’s bright yellow colour, Curcumin, has a whole host of health benefits, cinnamon too. Between them they pack an anti-oxidant punch, are both anti-inflammatory and can help with control of blood sugar and lipids.
If you wanted to make this more like a chai latte, you can add some black pepper and ground cardomom for further spice, though go easy on these as they can be a little overpowering. In this recipe I use a half and half mix of coconut milk and almond milk, I personally find using 100% coconut milk a bit too rich but do experiment to your tastes.
Getting enough fibre on a ketogenic diet can be difficult and is one of the main criticisms laid on the diet, which is why I add a teaspoon or two of chia seeds to all of my smoothies for a small boost, I recommend trying the same.
Turmeric Keto Smoothie
- 200 ml full fat coconut milk
- 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp granulated sweetener stevia etc, or other sweetener
- 1 tbsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp MCT Oil or use coconut oil
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds to top
- Combine all the ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender, add some ice and blend until smooth
- sprinkle chia seeds on top and enjoy!
Do you eat keto? Leave a comment below if you’ve tried this recipe!