The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet.
Common Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet has been used for decades to treat epilepsy by completely eliminating seizures in both kids and adults.
More recently, the ketogenic diet has also gained attention as an effective way to lose weight, reverse type 2 diabetes, calm the stomach, and decrease sugar cravings. Being in ketosis may also improve blood pressure, decrease acne, and increase physical activity.
What is Ketosis?
If you correctly follow the keto diet for just a few days, the body goes into ketosis. While in ketosis, the body's primary source of fuel changes from glucose to ketone bodies, which are compounds derived from fatty acids. Unlike many other molecules, ketone bodies can permeate the blood-brain barrier and provide energy for the brain in the absence of glucose.
This recipe stemmed from an intolerance to a common way to make ketogenic coffee (Bulletproof coffee), and has been better tolerated by some because of the addition of a little carbohydrate and a little protein added to the fatty drink. This drink is creamy, frothy and delicious! Enjoy!
Rocket Fuel Latte
8 oz brewed coffee or tea
1 Tablespoons MCT oil
1 Tablespoons cacao butter
1 Tablespoons hemp hearts
1 Tablespoons grass-fed collagen
2-4 drops alcohol-free stevia, optional
Brew coffee or tea; add to the jug of your high-powered blender along with MCT oil, cacao butter, and hemp hearts. Blend on high for one minute. During the last 10 seconds, add collagen, Transfer to a cup and enjoy.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods and not afraid to eat fat :)
Recipe courtesy of Healthful Pursuit