If you like having a protein shake after your workout but want to keep it low-carb, then this creamy Raspberry Keto Protein Shake is for you. It has only 7g of net carbs per serve and is substantial enough to count as lunch or breakfast.
The Low Down On Protein Powder
I have used 1 scoop of protein powder to keep the protein levels low.
An important distinction to make with the Ketogenic Diet is that it’s a high-fat, low-carb and moderate protein diet. There is a common misconception that low-carb, high-fat diets (LCHF) mean eating astonishing amounts of protein. This couldn’t be further from a true ketogenic or low-carb diet.
It is actually important that protein in the diet is kept to moderate levels – 20% protein or less (by calorie) which is in the range of 90-150g per day.
Why is this so?
If you consume too much protein, any excess will be converted into glucose. This process is called gluconeogenesis. So just while you are trying to keep carbs/sugars to a minimum, eating excess protein creates more!
Then of course the glucose in your system kicks of hunger and cravings and you are back where you started. So eating too much protein can sabotage your efforts to stay in ketosis and lose weight.
To learn more about this process and how much protein you should be consuming click here. If you are aiming to stay in ketosis and depending on what other protein you are consuming that day, keep the protein low. Otherwise feel free to add a second scoop of protein powder, based on your protein requirements.
Look out for a low-carb protein powder – I am currently using the Isopure Zero Carb brand, which has a lot of great flavors. For this recipe though, use unflavored or vanilla protein powder. Enjoy!
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Raspberry Keto Protein Shake
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp low-carb protein powder
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen if using fresh berries, add a few ice cubes
- 5 drops liquid stevia or low-carb sweetener
- Place all ingredients in a blender or Nutri-bullet.
- Process for 1 minute.
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Aloha Abbie, I just found this recipe and your blog today so I haven’t made any of these BUT I read where you said that you have a Bulletproof coffee habit. Perhaps you have some insight to offer me. In July of 2018 I was near 200lbs. I had never weighed more than 140lbs. ever. I bought and started drinking Bulletproof coffee. Only one cup in the morning. It gave me energy and I wasn’t able to eat until 4-5pm. I’d prepare myself a keto dinner such as chicken with asparagus. By late October I weighed 124lbs. I should mention that I’m Type 2 Diabetic. I ate no sugar. NONE and nothing “white”. I began to cheat. I figured that I was thin enough that I could afford a slice of cake here and there. That was the end of it for me. I’m back up to my previous weight. Here’s where I’m hoping you can tell me your experience with the Bulletproof coffee. It stopped working for me! It no longer curbs my appetite. Not at all. Have you had this experience? I appreciate your time. Please feel free if you prefer to contact me via my email address and if you feel this comment isn’t right here where I’ve posted it, I won’t be offended if you delete it. Mahalo (thank you).
Hi Janice. Bulletproof coffee only works as part of a ketogenic diet. It helps you to stay in ketosis and keeps you full during the day as you mentioned. Once you start introducing sugars or more carbs back into your diet, insulin spikes and causes cravings and hunger again. This is probably more pronounced when someone is diabetic. And you would certainly cause an insulin spike if eating cake or similar foods. They trigger hunger as you get kicked out of ketosis. Best to stick with bulletproof coffee in the morning, then eat nothing else until the afternoon (or until hungry) and then keep to a strict keto diet over the rest of the day so you keep your hunger under control. Once you reach your goal weight again, be careful introducing high carb foods. Start by adding small amounts of rice or sweet potato in the evening. You can keep drinking bulletproof coffee if you maintain a low-carb diet but you need to experiment with what amount of carbs works for you to maintain your weight. Bulletproof coffee is quite high in calories so if you drink it while eating a high carb diet, you’ll certainly gain weight and won’t be in ketosis. If you have further questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have the collagen protein powder is that ok on the keto diet? I want a drink after my work out to replace my dinner?
Yes – the collagen protein powder would be great. As long as the one you are using doesn’t have any carbs or sugar.