Even though water is your best bet when it comes to the healthiest keto drink, many struggle with using it as their only source of hydration.
If you’re used to drinking sugary sodas and lattes every day, water can seem especially boring. Thankfully, there are plenty of delicious keto-friendly options to choose from. Here’s what you can and cannot drink on the Keto Zone diet.
Coffee (hot or iced), espresso, and americanos are great keto choices. Coffee has been proven to aid the ketosis process, as it boosts fat loss, appetite suppression, and metabolic rate. (1, 2, 3) To learn more benefits of coffee, check out 13 Jaw-Dropping Benefits of Coffee.
If you don’t like your coffee black, add a splash of unsweetened heavy cream and some keto sweetener like stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol. Not ready to give up your lattes yet? Make it with unsweetened nut milk without flavoring.
MCT Oil Powder is always our go-to coffee creamer and is perfect for an extra boost of healthy fats in the morning!
Tea has been around for centuries for good reason. Green and black tea support the body by offering antioxidants, anti-aging benefits, weight loss improvement, heart disease protection, and a lower risk of cancer, (4, 5, 6 ).
You can also try herbal teas like peppermint, ginger, and Calming Keto Zone Chamomile Tea.
Fizz things up! Sparkling drinks such as non-flavored San Pellegrino are a great way to change up your water intake. Popular sparkling beverage, La Croix, even comes in many different delicious flavors like Blackberry Cucumber and Coconut that are low-carb and sugar-free.
Bone broth is made by boiling down bones from meat like chicken and beef. It can restore gut health, protect joints, offer a healthy dose of collagen, aid weight loss, fight osteoarthritis, and positively impact your immune system. (7, 8, 9, 10) Make some yourself by trying the Keto Zone Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bone Broth recipe.
Even though a lot of fruits aren’t keto-friendly, you can still enjoy a smoothie. (And even a shake!) Here’s what you need:
As tempting as it is to grab that diet or zero soda and call it keto-friendly, they’re often loaded with artificial sweeteners that will do more harm than good.
And as you probably guessed, regular soda is out of the question too. One 12 ounce can of Coca-Cola has 33 grams of sugar and 35.2 grams of carbs– not keto-friendly! (11)
Those juices marked down as healthy are more than meets the eye. Usually, fruit and even sometimes vegetable juices have an excess amount of added sugar. This goes for orange juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, and other sugary drinks like lemonade.
Beverages like Gatorade, Powerade, and even Vitamin Water are full of unnecessary sugar and carbs. One bottle of Gatorade has almost 40 grams of carbohydrates and 32 grams of sugar! (12)
At the end of the day, it’s best to stay away and make your own electrolyte drink at home using a pinch of salt and a glass of water. Or, you can drink low-carb, unsweetened coconut water instead.
You can also take Instant Ketones since they’re filled with electrolytes and are a perfect source of hydration.
Unfortunately, those pumpkin spice lattes, milky beverages, and Frappuccinos don’t make the cut. Their sugary, high-carb substances outweigh the benefits of the coffee, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite coffee treat. Try making a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mocha.
Water isn’t your only option. You have plenty of yummy, keto-friendly drinks to choose from to avoid getting bored or discouraged in the Keto Zone. Try out one of the recipes above and head over to our Keto Zone shopping page to purchase all of the products you need!