Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free]
Think milkshakes are out of reach on a low-carb diet? This Keto chocolate milkshake sure isn’t. Rich cacao and luscious avocado form the base for this healthy twist on a classic American favorite. With MCT oil added for an extra nutrient boost, this is one milkshake you can enjoy without worrying about falling out of ketosis.
A Short History of the Milkshake
Did you know that the first “milkshakes” were alcoholic? The first time the term milkshake appears in print refers to a drink made with eggs and whiskey! This was way back in 1885 and it didn’t last. By 1900, it had come to refer to a “wholesome” drink made with flavored syrup such as chocolate or strawberry.
Milkshakes, as we know them, were popularized in 1922, Ivar “Pop” Coulson, a Walgreens employee from Chicago who added ice cream to the already popular malted milk formula. The combination was a hit and pretty soon milkshakes were beloved across the country.
In the 1930s with the invention of the Freon-cooled refrigerator and the automated milkshake making machine, milkshakes became even more popular, cementing their place in food history!
Keto Milkshake and Smoothie Boosters
Even health low-carb drinks can benefit from added nutrients. Read on for suggestions on how to make your healthy smoothies and sugar-free milkshakes pack an even bigger punch with these additions. Just remember that tweaking a recipe make change the nutritional values, so be sure to substitute thoughtfully.
- MCT Oil – MCT oil is a great addition to any Keto smoothie or milkshake, such as this one. It is associated with a host of health benefits and has been shown to be particularly beneficial to those following a Keto diet.
- Protein Powder – There is some debate over how much protein to eat on the Keto diet, and whole foods are generally preferable, but protein powder is a lifesaver for those who avoid animal products or if you find yourself in a pinch.
- Collagen Powder – Try to find collagen specially formulated for those on the Keto diet, like the one in our link, and whenever possible pair collagen powder with MCT oil.
- Leafy Greens or Greens Powder – We all could use more greens. Pair greens with other boosters, like in this Keto green smoothie, for maximum nutrients in your drink.
- Matcha or Turmeric Powder – Both matcha and turmeric contain powerful antioxidants in their own right but they have also been shown to increase antioxidant activity on top of their own effects. [1,2,3]
More “Sneaky” Avocado Recipes
Or check out more Keto baking recipes with avocado!
A low-carb icy treat, overflowing with chocolaty flavor.
- Blend everything together really well. Add water or more coconut milk if needed.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 346
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 33 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 5 g