“It’s like a vacation in a glass. A delicious fat-burning vacation in a glass.”~ Kim L.
Keto Tropical, a fat-burning Keto smoothie recipe, is a refreshing and exotic blend that brings the taste of the tropics to your keto diet. With a fruity and creamy base, this smoothie is perfect for cooling down on a hot day or satisfying your sweet tooth.
Pineapple and mango are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can support immune health and aid in digestion. The healthy fats from coconut milk and MCT oil help maintain ketosis, while the protein powder and cauliflower rice provide essential nutrients for muscle recovery and overall health.
Everything You Need
The Keto Tropical smoothie ingredients are:
- cauliflower rice
- coconut milk
- MCT Oil
- vanilla protein powder
Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which supports a balanced diet and healthy digestion. Its high antioxidant content helps combat oxidative stress, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. The presence of glucosinolates in cauliflower contributes to detoxification and overall liver health, further promoting well-being.
Pineapples – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
Coconut Milk – Coconut milk, produced by mixing coconut meat with water, has recently become a popular alternative to traditional cow’s milk. It is highly caloric, but offers significant levels of manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium. Coconut milk also contains medium-chain triglycerides that have been show to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
MCT Oil – MCT oil is a supplement made from medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of fat found naturally in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. MCTs are unique because they are more easily absorbed and metabolized by the body compared to long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) found in most dietary fats. This rapid absorption and metabolism provide a quick source of energy, making MCT oil popular among athletes, those following a ketogenic diet, and individuals seeking to improve cognitive function or support weight management.
Stevia – Stevia is a sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is about 200 times sweeter than traditional refined table sugar, but contains no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients. However, many users find the aftertaste bitter and displeasing.
Whey Protein Powder – Whey protein powder is the most highly studied nutritional supplement readily available, providing great nutritional value and numerous health benefits. In addition to high quality protein, it also contains bioactive peptides called lactokinins. Whey protein powder promotes muscle growth and maintenance, helps lower blood pressure, can lessen the effects of Type 2 diabetes, and reduces inflammation.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Keto Tropical Smoothie
The Keto Tropical smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place cauliflower rice, pineapple, coconut milk, MCT oil, vanilla protein powder, Stevia, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Add a handful of spinach or kale for extra nutrients.
- Place cauliflower rice, pineapple, coconut milk, MCT oil, vanilla protein powder, Stevia, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Add a handful of spinach or kale for extra nutrients.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 7gSugar: 50gProtein: 48g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
What are some good low-carb fruits to use in a Keto Tropical Smoothie?
Some good low-carb fruits to use in a Keto Tropical Smoothie include avocado, coconut, pineapple, and mango. Avocado and coconut provide healthy fats and creaminess, while pineapple and mango add natural sweetness and tropical flavors. It’s important to keep the overall carb content in mind when choosing fruits for your smoothie, so be sure to measure and monitor the amount of fruit you use to ensure that it aligns with your ketogenic diet goals.
Can I use canned coconut milk instead of fresh coconut in a Keto Tropical Smoothie?
Yes, you can use canned coconut milk instead of fresh coconut in a Keto Tropical Smoothie. Canned coconut milk provides a creamy texture and a subtle coconut flavor that works well in tropical smoothies. Make sure to choose a can of unsweetened coconut milk without any added sugars or preservatives. Additionally, be mindful of the carb content of canned coconut milk, as it may vary between brands.
More Keto Smoothie Recipes
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