I’m ready. Ready to clean off the grill. Ready for fresh, delicious, vibrant spring foods. Are you? The fresh fruits and vegetables. The delicious and refreshing flavors of citrus. Thirst-quenching drinks. Amazing spring keto recipes and foods that inspire healthy eating, healthy living, and a Keto Zone® Lifestyle.
We’ve gone back into recent posts and archives posts to bring you 10 reader favorites. Here are your picks for Refreshing Spring Keto Recipes.
Let’s start it off with everyone’s favorites. Sweet teas goes back for generations in families, in the fridge, on the table, and especially on the porch.
Here’s how to make it: Place 8 small tea bags or 1/3 cup loose leaf tea in a large pitcher or jar. Add 64 oz. boiling-hot water. Allow to steep 5-8 minutes. Remove tea from water, add stevia (equivalent of 1-1.5 cups sugar), and mix until completely dissolved. Allow tea to cool, and then place in refrigerator until cold.
*Alternatively, make “sun tea” by placing tea and warm water in large glass jar, and placing in the sun for 4-6 hours. Remove tea, add stevia and refrigerate. For fun, you can also add in fresh minced ginger root, fresh minced turmeric root, cinnamon sticks, lemon slices, or Fermented Green Supremefood.
Nutrition info per 8 oz.: 0 calories, 0 gm fat, 0 gm net carbs, 0 gm protein
From sweet tea, let’s go to everyone’s favorite spring keto recipe for dessert.
Our Fresh Keto Zone® Keto Rhubarb and Strawberry Crisp boasts health-boosting, high-antioxidant fruits and delicious flavors. What’s more, it only contains 4 grams net carbs per serving!
This one’s so good, you’ll definitely want to bring it to your next spring gathering.
What about dinner? Okay, spring is not all about refreshing drinks and desserts. We need dinner, too.
Try our Keto Zone Spring Rolls! These easy-to-make spring rolls are chock-full of healthful ingredients and just 8 grams net carbs per serving. They also provide 30 grams protein!
Combine 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon pure liquid stevia (to taste), 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (full-fat, shake well before pouring), 2 scoops Keto Zone® MCT Oil Powder (Coconut Cream OR Unflavored), and 4 cups ice all ingredients except lemon slices in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If desired, add more ice to thicken. Pour into glasses, garnish with a lemon slices, and enjoy!
If you’d like to add in more fun, try adding 1-2 teaspoons fresh chopped ginger, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 1/4 cup basil leaves, or 1 cup cucumber slices before blending. Delish!
Nutrition info: 35 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 0 grams net carbs, (3 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber), 0 grams protein
Of course, it’s always smart to have healthy Keto Zone® sauces ready for keto spring flavors. Here’s an all-time favorite.
Keto Zone® Pesto: Place 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves (or spinach leaves), 2 cloves garlic, ¼ cup pine nuts, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice in a food processor or blender. Process until coarsely chopped. Add 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil. Process until fully incorporated and smooth. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste. Optionally, add in 1/3 cup shredded parmesan and mix thoroughly.
Why not add an energizing smoothie to your day? Yes, please!
Here’s how to make an Energizing Basil Smoothie: Place 8 ounces brewed green tea OR 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned, full fat), 1/2-1 cup fresh basil leaves, 1 lemon, zested & juiced, 1/4 cup blueberries (or any kind berries), 1 scoop Keto Zone ®Hydrolyzed Collagen, 1 scoop Divine Health® Green Fermented Supremefood, and water or ice (as needed for desired consistency) in a blender. Process until smooth. Enjoy the energy!
Of course, salads are the stuff of spring!
Keto Zone® Kale Pomegranate Salad: In a large salad bowl, combine 2 cups chopped kale, 1/2 cups chopped roasted almonds, 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds, and and 8 ounces organic pitted olives. In a separate bowl combine 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Whisk oil mixture until thoroughly combined. Pour oil mixture over the salad mixture. Toss salad until kale is coated with dressing. Serve and enjoy!
Bust out, shovel off, and prepare your grill! Keto Zone® Cedar Plank Salmon is a delicious keto spring recipe that has readers coming back for more and more.
It may be the best salmon you’ve ever tasted, and it’s full of healthy fats and nutrients. Fire up your grill tonight!
Of course, it’s a great idea for anyone in the Keto Zone® to have good fat bombs ready to go. When it comes to refreshing flavors, make sure your fat bombs include lemon!
The fat bombs are easy to make. Here’s how:
Mix 1 ounce coconut butter, 1 ounce coconut oil, 1 scoop Vanilla MCT Oil Powder, 1 ounce unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon equivalent keto sweetener (xylitol, monk fruit, stevia), and 1/2 cup lemon juice into a bowl. Pour mixture into a small saucepan over low heat. Heat until just melted, then remove from the heat. Then, pour mixture into 8×8 baking pan. Place in the fridge and chill for 1 hour, until set. Sprinkle your choice of extra keto sweetener on top for added embellishment — enjoy!
Nutrition Info (16 servings): 281 calories, 20 grams fat, 2 grams carbs, 0.1 grams protein
(Recipe adapted from My Keto Kitchen)
Last but not least, it just doesn’t get better than Keto Zone® Berries and Cream!
Here’s how: Place 8 ounces mascarpone cheese (cream cheese is an optional substitute), 1 cup whipping cream, and 1/2 teaspoon stevia drops (vanilla stevia optional) in a large, chilled, metal bowl. Using an electric mixer on high speed, whip ingredients together until combined and thick. To serve, place a small number of berries in the bottom of glass or bowl (about 2 tablespoons). Add cream. Then, top with remaining 2 tablespoons berries (just 1/4 cup berries per serving). Note: For a beautiful presentation, scoop the mixed cream into a piping bag (or large baggie). Pipe cream over berries. If using a baggie, snip off a small portion of the corner of bag with scissors, and pipe through the opening.
Nutrition info (serves 12): 165 calories, 16 grams fat, 3 grams net carbs, 2 grams protein (87% fat)
There’s no shortage of delicious, refreshing keto spring recipes! Here are 10 reader favorites to start. Dust off the grill, get yourself some fresh fruits and vegetables, and enjoy the flavors of Spring!