23 Recipes for Thirst-Quenching Keto Drinks
Starting the day with a big green smoothie, grabbing a latte on the way to work, enjoying a cocktail or mocktail for a special occasion…
Often, we don’t really think about how much the things we drink are part of our routine.
But when you’re making the switch to keto, it’s not just about the food:
You have to think about the things you drink, too!
And to make the transition easier for you, we’ve gathered together a great selection of low carb drink recipes for you.
Here are just a few of the swaps you could try:
- Switch a regular latte for a Coconut Milk Latte
- Use the Keto Electrolyte Drink to get you through keto flu
- When you’re craving a smoothie, try our Keto Green Smoothie
- And we’ve got a Strawberry-Lime Margarita for when you’re in the mood for a celebration
And there’s more, too:
- Tea recipes which are perfect for a relaxing afternoon ritual
- Detox beverages, like a Ginger Detox Shot for fighting colds and flu
- A nourishing Supercharged Mineral Chicken Broth
- Plus different types of flavored water (Rosemary Mint Soda or Zingy Salted Lime, anyone?)
Missing your Starbucks? Check out this video on how to make Starbucks keto-friendly:
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Table Of Contents – Ketogenic Drinks Recipes
- Keto Tea Recipes
- Keto Coffee Recipes
- Keto Flavored Water Recipes
- Keto Shakes and Smoothies Recipes
- Other Keto Drink Recipes
Keto Tea Drink Recipes
Throughout history, chamomile tea has been given to people who were not feeling so good. It has a relaxing effect and can help you get to sleep at night. This makes it perfect for helping you to unwind after a busy or stressful day. You do not have to use peppermint in this recipe – just use your favorite mint to adapt the recipe to suit you.
There are fewer more refreshing drinks than a good low carb iced tea! And they’re so easy to make at home where you are in control of what’s in them. The lemon thyme adds a subtle lemon and herb taste to the tea that’s refreshing and light. It’s a lovely summertime keto drink recipe that will help keep you cool!
This nourishing Keto drink is more like an infusion than a tea, yet it still has all the goodness of turmeric and ginger. It’s a wonderfully reviving beverage if you are not feeling too great. Turmeric tea has long been used in Indian households as a remedy for colds and tummy problems. Adding the lime to this recipe provides a much fresher flavor.
– Primally InspiredIngredients: honeysuckle flowers, water, ice.
Honeysuckle has several health-giving properties. It is used in Chinese medicine as a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. And because of its natural sweetness, it makes a wonderful keto iced tea drink for hot summer days. Bruising the flowers before you make this helps to release the flavors and this can be done by gently pressing on them with a rolling pin. Why not ask a friend with a honeysuckle bush if you can pick the flowers, then you get the drink for free!
– KokopaleoIngredients: teabags or tea leaves, chia seeds, water.
Rooibos Tea has some advantages you might not be aware of. Registered Dietitian Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD says, “Rooibos tea is a healthy and delicious beverage. It is caffeine-free, low in tannins and rich in antioxidants, which may offer a variety of health benefits.”
And if you have never used chia seeds before, you might find them unusual at first, but chia seeds are a nutritious additive to this drink. Rooibos tea is a plant that is caffeine-free but produces a red tea that has a vaguely similar flavor to traditional black tea. If you would prefer a fruity edge to this keto-friendly drink you could add in some crushed raspberries as they go really well with the tea flavor.
– Primally InspiredIngredients: green tea, mojito mint leaves or spearmint or peppermint, cucumber, lime juice, sweetener of choice (use stevia), ice, lime (optional), mint leaves (optional).
Many green tea varieties can be helpful for those with digestive issues and can also assist with detoxifying the body. When teamed with lime and mint they can simply be used as a thirst-quenching keto drink that has such fresh flavors, it’s bound to leave you feeling rehydrated.
Keto Coffee Drink Recipes
Cacao coffee is a great idea for those of us who don’t tolerate caffeine too well as the levels are super-low in this recipe! With a subtle hint of spice from the cinnamon, this keto coffee can be enjoyed on chilly days to warm you. Don’t worry about adding the gelatin – although it is really good for you, if you don’t want to use it, just miss it out!
– Stupid Easy PaleoIngredients: coffee, coconut cream or coconut milk, cinnamon (optional).
This is a versatile keto coffee recipe as it can be made with almond milk if you are not a coconut fan, or you could serve it iced as a refreshing long drink for a hot day. The cinnamon is optional but it does add a gentle warmth which goes really well with coffee. If you use coconut cream you even get the frothy head that you would expect on a latte!
This keto coffee has such a great hit of spice that it is almost a Christmassy flavor in a cup! The ginger and cinnamon are warming as well as healthy for you and can be enjoyed at any time, but especially if you have a cold or are a bit run down. The gentle heat and lively flavor of this keto drink recipe are great for relaxing you and lifting your spirits!
Keto Flavored Water Drink Recipes
This is the perfect drink to keep in the fridge for hot summer days as it is fresh in flavor and with the small amount of salt added, can really help with rehydration. To make this drink look even more appealing you could dip the rim of the glass in some lime juice and then in salt, making it look like a fancy keto summer cocktail!
It has been noticed over the past few years that store-bought flavored waters can often have hidden additives that make it an unhealthy option, so why not make your own at home! Using fresh berries and citrus can help with hydration and can even encourage children to drink more water without taking in flavorings or preservatives. Perfect for a hot summer day, this keto flavored water served over ice is a great way to stay cool too!
This might not quite be one of our keto drink recipes, but it certainly adds some interest to a simple beverage. Flavored ice cubes can look amazing when you serve them at a party, but these ones can even be used simply to flavor water for you to drink at home. The basil leaves will give off a fresh aroma as they thaw, lending an air of sophistication to your low carb drink!
Cucumber is a cooling vegetable and makes a great addition to use as a flavor for water, especially for hot summer days. Adding the lime gives a zingy freshness to make these keto drinks even more refreshing. You can make this in a jug or buy a water bottle with an infuser in the middle. This bottle will hold the cucumber in the water and let it release flavor without it hindering you from drinking the water.
This beverage is great for boosting your electrolytes after a workout regardless of whether you are following a ketogenic diet! Aloe vera juice has a fresh tart flavor and when added to the lemon juice, it makes this drink a great thirst quencher. It is important to add the sea salt as sodium levels can fall quite fast during exercise and it adds a different level to the taste of the drink.
This drink is probably better suited to the adult palate as it has the flavors of the rosemary and mint, making it a great drink to serve at parties. Flavored soda waters can also be a great way to wean yourself off the over-sweetened fizzy beverages you have been taking, especially if you gradually reduce the amount of sweetening agent you add. Serve with ice in a tall glass and enjoy!
Keto Shakes and Smoothie Drink Recipes
Getting more greens into your Keto diet is always a good thing. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy keto breakfast smoothie recipe, then this one is it! It’s packed with nutrition too, so you can start your day right.
This keto shake is designed for anyone who is an athlete, works out a lot or just needs to start the day with a protein boost. It has a smooth and creamy texture and has the natural sweetness from the blueberries. These also give it an amazing color! If you are doubtful about the raw eggs, just be careful to use the best you can get and wash them first.
Cucumber and celery have such fresh flavors and the zing from the lime livens up this keto smoothie recipe! This green drink is such an amazing color that even the fussiest members of the family will want to try it.
Other Recipes for Keto Drinks
– The Paleo CoupleIngredients: strawberries, lime juice, seltzer water or mineral water, sea salt, and lime wedges.
This keto drinks recipe is the perfect way to use frozen strawberries and serving this beverage in a salt-rimmed glass makes it look like a cocktail! So why not run up a batch next time you are entertaining friends? Obviously, this would also make a great ‘mocktail’ for the designated driver!
– Primally InspiredIngredients: berries, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, ice, water, sweetener of choice (optional – use stevia).
Apple cider vinegar has been linked to many health benefits including helping with heartburn. So, why not give it a try like in this keto drink. This is a versatile recipe as you can use whatever berries you like – this one uses raspberries, but blueberries and blackberries also work really well. Add in some stevia if you think it needs sweetening, but fresh berries are often sweet enough.
– The Nourished CavemanIngredients: chicken broth, onions or shallots, garlic, herbs, peppercorns, bay leaves, Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, water.Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Using the feet and bones of the chicken to make this broth may put you off a bit, but remember that they give us the benefit of chondroitin which helps keep the joints supple. The apple cider vinegar helps aid digestion and overall it makes this keto chicken broth taste amazing! It is warming and satisfying and can be used to help anyone with a cold or flu, giving them much-needed nutrition if they are off their food.
– Linda WagnerIngredients: lemon, ginger, cayenne pepper, stevia.
Is your system in need of a cleanse? Beverages that can help you to detox can be really helpful in bringing your body back to full health and can help with healing or preventing colds and flu. This keto-friendly power drink has the citrus hit from the lemon and the heat from the ginger and you can even spice it even more by adding chilies if you like it super spicy!
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