3 of the Best Keto Drinks You’ll Want to Try (With More Drink Ideas Too!)

 

 

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One of the things I thought I was going to have to give up on Keto was my favorite drinks (alcoholic and coffee drinks to be honest) but of course, that was a completely unfounded fear as there are so many ways to make your favorite drink keto, even dairy-free if you need to. 

What kind of drink do you want?

If you are looking for a hot drink, I love my herbal teas and there are so many varieties today that you really can’t get bored. One of my favorite flavors is the Licorice Spice from Stash tea which tastes really sweet and tickles your taste buds.

If you’re in the mood for a coffee drink on a hot day, I love my Maca Latte Drink, which will satisfy any chocolate and coffee craving and is really great for you too. 

On this list, I’ve also included my famous bone broth drink, packed with nutrients and easy to make — this will be one you’ll want to incorporate in your keto diet to feel fantastic every day. You can also use this on intermittent fasting days as it will keep you full and is loaded with electrolytes to keep you going. 

8 of the Best Keto Drinks for Every Day

  1. Soda water with lemon, lime, mind and stevia
  2. Herbal teas
  3. Green tea
  4. Matcha tea
  5. Bone broth
  6. Black coffee or coffee with full-fat cream
  7. Almond or coconut milk (watch for added sugars)
  8. Reverse osmosis water

What are the best low-carb or no-carb alcoholic drinks?

You don’t have to completely give up alcohol to stay in ketosis but there are a few things that you must know first. Keep in mind, alcohol can have a stronger effect on you in ketosis, especially if you’ve been fasting. I recommend having one drink of water for every drink of alcohol you have to make sure you stay hydrated and keep your drinking to a minimum. 

Of course, there are plenty of low-carb options for alcohol, so you can indulge from time to time. Here are some recommendations: 

Dry Red Wines

Look for the XD, or D wines that have less than 6 grams of sugar per liter. Pinot Noir’s and Cabernet Sauvignons are good options. There are plenty of choices to have that have low-carb counts too. 

The Skinny Girl Cabernet Sauvignon is a decent bottle that can usually be found anywhere and is good for the rice. 

Dry White Wines

Look for a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, there are plenty of low-carb white wines out there. I love the Ecco Domani 2015 Pinot Grigio, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy which is a bright, easy-drinking white wine with only 3 grams of carbs per serving. Cheers! 

Zero-Carb Liquor Options

Most liquor is zero carbs, so you have to be careful what you use as a mixer. I would also caution you on having too many vodka sodas if you are trying to lose weight on Keto because alcohol can lower your inhibitions (you might overindulge on foods you would normally avoid) and it can lower your metabolism too. But, enjoying a few drinks in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are in maintenance mode! 

When choosing drinks at a public bar, always ask for a “skinny” version of your favorite cocktail (without the added sugar) and you can’t go wrong with a gin and soda, or martini! 

Low-carb Beer

If you are not avoiding gluten, there are a few low-carb beer options that you can enjoy on Keto. One of my favorites is Corona Premier, which has 2.6 grams of carbs and tastes pretty close to the real thing! If you are looking for a gluten-free, low-carb beer, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Omission Ultimate Light but it may be hard to find. 

Whatever your drink preference is, know that you can still have a good time, a few drinks and stick to your Keto life!

1) Maca Cocoa Latte Keto Drink {coffee alternative}

Who doesn’t love a mocha latte? I know I do so I came up with this one that kickstarts your day with a healthy bang! You can make this anytime and it really does satisfy your Starbucks latte craving too!

This coffee alternative drink is the perfect pick-me-up in the morning and has added hormone regulating benefits. Plus, it’s low in carbs and high in healthy fats thanks to MCT, the perfect Keto drink.

Maca Cocoa Latte {low-carb; dairy-free option; coffee alternative}
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Maca Cocoa Latte {coffee alternative}

Course Drinks
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 4oz cups
Calories 433kcal
Author Kendra Benson

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Heavy Cream or Full-Fat Coconut Milk for dairy-free
  • 2 oz Water
  • 1 tsp Maca Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Natural Cocoa Powder or Lakanto Drinking Chocolate (see notes))
  • 2 scoops MCT Oil Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Real Salt
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Sweetener of Choice to taste (see notes)

Instructions

  • Add the cream (or coconut milk), water, maca, cocoa, MCT oil powder, cinnamon, salt, and sweetener to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk until the powders are incorporated into the liquids, about a minute.
  • Continue whisking occasionally as the cream heats up. Taste it about halfway through and if it is sweet enough to your liking, leave it as-is. If it needs more, add it now and taste again. Repeat until you get it where you want it.
  • Before it comes to a boil, spoon out a little of the cocoa and taste it to be sure it's the right temperature for you (you don't want to burn your tongue on it), remove from heat. Add the vanilla.
  • Put an immersion blender directly into the pan, placed on the bottom, and turn onto the highest setting, moving it around the bottom in a circular motion. Continue this for about a minute to emulsify the cocoa and add foam to the top.
  • Alternately, pour the prepared cocoa into a blender and run on HIGH for 30-45 seconds. This will give you a lot of thick foam on top (which I really like).
  • Pour directly into a large mug (not a regular small one or it might not all fit) and top with an additional sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired. Settling may occur if you don't drink it right away, so stir it up after a little while.

Notes

  • Nutrition Facts were calculated using Heavy Cream and a no-calorie sweetener. Carb-count will change if you use a natural sweetener like honey.
  • I use a scant 1/8 tsp of Stevia Glycerite or a tsp or 2 of Golden Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener to get my preferred sweetness.
  • OMIT sweetener altogether if you're using Lakanto Drinking Chocolate in place of cocoa powder.
  • This recipe makes a large mug of cocoa. My husband drinks the full 8-ish ounces, while I prefer to drink half and save the rest for the next day.

2) Low-Carb Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink

This is one of our most popular drink recipes for a reason — it looks as pretty as it tastes and will fit into your keto life! With barely any carbs to speak of, I love serving these beauties in a tall glass with a strawberry garnish. My friends all agree; this is one tasty drink that you can indulge in any day of the week.

My inspiration for this drink started when I went to Starbucks with a friend and ordered a passion fruit iced tea with sugar-free vanilla syrup. After I started drinking it, I realized that I could do this at home with any combination of flavors that I wanted!

Copycat Starbuck's Keto Pink Drink {low-carb; dairy-free option}
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Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink

Course Drinks
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 51kcal
Author Leah Benson

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Water
  • 8 bags Tazo Passionfruit Tea
  • 6 Tbsp Torani Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Stevia Glycerite
  • 8 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream or Full-Fat Coconut Milk/Cream (for dairy-free)
  • Strawberries optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add the teabags (hang the strings/tabs over the side and secure with a heat-safe clip or tie to the handle) and let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove teabags and squeeze out any excess tea. Discard.
  • Add the syrup and stevia, stirring to combine. Let cool slightly, then pour into a glass (or other heat-safe) container. Let cool a bit before storing in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Let cool completely before serving.
  • To serve, add 8oz to a glass filled with ice and sliced strawberries and top with 1 tablespoon of cream. Gently stir and serve immediately. Garnish with an additional strawberry, if desired.

3) Keto Fat Bomb Bone Broth Shake

Now, this is a drink that might not be as festive as my other two picks, but you’ll really want to incorporate this one into your diet as it is packed with goodness! It’s a great replacement shake for your morning breakfast and because I use the chocolate bone broth protein, you’ll swear you were drinking a real chocolate milkshake. It’s a super simple recipe too, just blend it up and go!

Getting over 70% of your fat calories and only 5% of your carbs from a serving is the perfect blend of Keto macros you need to stay in check!

Keto Fat Bomb
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Keto Fat Bomb

Course Drinks
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 483kcal
Author Rob Benson

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Bone Broth Protein I prefer chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp MCT Oil
  • 5 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 oz Water

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker cup, tightly twist on the lid, and shake shake shake until everything is well combined. Drink it right away.

 

 

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Last Updated 10/29/2019

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