The Performance Keto Açaí Smoothie Recipe
You’re bored with blueberries and strawberries in your smoothie but are looking for a low sugar antioxidant packed option– SAMBAZON Açaí and beets to the rescue! This nutrient packed smoothie is a perfect quick pick-me-up that fits well into a keto lifestyle.
First, let’s remind ourselves about what ketosis is.
Ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when the body uses ketones derived from fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. This happens during extended periods of fasting or when there is a reduced carbohydrate intake.
Whether you’re new and experimenting with a keto lifestyle or a seasoned keto pro just looking for some new inspiration, this smoothie is super simple, fast, nutrient dense, and uplifting. Let’s break down why this smoothie is so amazing.
1. Açaí: The star vehicle
Açaí berries may be an exotic ingredient to some, coming from the rainforests of the Amazon, wild harvested, and picked by hand. They contain antioxidants, which are known to strengthen cellular defense mechanisms and support the immune system. This low-sugar berry powerhouse has a unique and flavorful presence and contains fatty acids omega 3,6,9 which may support heart health.
2. Zucchini: Low carb, fiber full, thickener
Enjoyed raw, frozen or fresh, zucchini, is a low-calorie vegetable, with a very mellow taste. You won't taste it in your smoothie, but the fiber and water content make it a gut friendly addition to bulk up your smoothie. Zucchini delivers essential vitamins like A, C, and K, along with minerals like potassium and magnesium. These nutrients play pivotal roles in maintaining bone health, supporting skin integrity, and boosting the immune system.
3. Protein Powder: Satiety and protein
Protein powder is a key player in supporting muscle health and recovery. Its starring attraction is its wealth of essential amino acids that play a vital role in tissue repair and growth. When sugar is low, the body has two other options to fuel itself. It can use protein or fat. When trying to be in a state of ketosis, you’re aiming for the body to break down fats for fuel. By ensuring protein is adequate, it lessens the chance that your body breaks down muscle tissue, therefore allowing you to maintain lean body mass. Protein and fat help keep your blood sugar steady. When blood sugar isn’t stable you might experience large shifts and swings in energy instead of a steady ride throughout the day. Additionally, protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer in comparison to a veggie and fat-only composition. This benefit helps in your decision-making for your next meal.
4. Beets: The Nitric Oxide Powerhouse
Maybe you see beets as that veggie that will ruin your clothes with its vibrant color, but they are an athlete’s best friend due to the nitrates which convert to nitric oxide in the body, supporting cardiovascular health and boosting athletic performance. Beets' nitrates are a potent vasodilator, enhancing blood flow and circulation. Additionally it’s a digestive dynamo aiding the liver in detoxification.
5. Coconut milk: MCT means fast energy
Coconut milk gives a smooth texture to our smoothie and provides us with a quick digesting yet stable source of energy due to its molecular fat structure. Because it is dairy free, it can be enjoyed by those who are lactose intolerant. Because it is naturally low in carbs, and has a sweet taste, it’s a great addition to most any smoothie.
Embracing a ketogenic lifestyle can be a transformative step towards enhanced vitality and well-being. By incorporating Açaí into your smoothie you will get a uniquely flavored antioxidant boost, sure to beat any smoothie boredom.
- 1 pack SAMBAZON Açaí
- ½ half small raw zucchini (frozen or fresh)
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (be sure there are no added sugars)
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup beets (Cooked or raw. Cooked will give the smoothie a smoother texture)
- * extra water or coconut milk to achieve preferred texture and thickness
- Add all ingredients in a high powered blender.
- Adjust liquid to personal preference.
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