The keto diet is still fairly new. However, over the past few years, it has really gained quite the following. People are seeing how great the keto diet can be!
An important part of keto dieting is making sure your body gets enough energy. Ketone drinks give you the energy you need to fuel you throughout the day.
Not every ketone drink out there tastes good. We wanted to create the perfect, tasty ketones drink using our favorite ketones drink mix plus a few extra additions. We think we nailed it with this tasty recipe!
Ketones are energy molecules that your body uses as fuel. The primary energy source for most people is glucose or sugar. However, glucose as an energy source is not very efficient. Your body will get a rush of energy (like a sugar high) and then crash.
When you start a keto diet and eliminate carbs and sugars from your diet, your body needs a new source of fuel. It will immediately switch to using ketones instead of glucose. Ketones are considered to be a better, more efficient energy source. They give your body and brain sustained energy without the harsh crashes.
Once you switch to having ketones be your energy source, you need to make sure you have enough ketones in your diet to give your body the fuel it needs. That is when you need a tasty ketone drink!
There are a lot of great ketones drink mixes on the market. Some are better than others. We tried quite a few but loved the Pruvit ketones drink mix the best. Pruvit ketones powders are individually wrapped and labeled as NAT ketones. There are lots of different flavors to try like Raspberry Lemonade and Lime Time.
There are quite a few ingredients in Pruvit ketones drink mixes that help fuel your body. It contains mostly exogenous ketones and caffeine. It has erythritol added as a sweetener and natural flavors, ketone salts and acids. You are sure to get a powder boost with this mix!
Most ketone drink mixes are simply added to water. They dissolve well and give you a nice refreshing drink. They are great for hydrating and also giving you a boost of gradual energy.
Ketone drink mixes are also very convenient. The little packets are simple to throw in your bag and use anytime you are feeling sluggish.
While ketone drink mixes are tasty on their own, we wanted to make one that’s even better than the regular old packet of powder. Take a look at our ingredients for ketones drink and you will instantly see why our drink is even better.
- Ketones NAT Pruvit Strawberry Peach Mix- The peach strawberry NAT ketones drink mix has a really yummy taste. It is fruity, flavorful and refreshing. You can choose to use any flavor you’d like as they will all work great with this easy ketones drink recipe.
- Lemon Seltzer- Lemon seltzer has a bright, bubbly taste that makes our ketone drink even more refreshing and enjoyable. Seltzer is typically sugar free and keto approved. Citrus flavored seltzers tend to taste the best in this recipe. Use orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit seltzer to make a very tasty ketones drink.
- Lemon Juice- Real lemon juice makes the drink taste vibrant and natural. Using real lemon juice highlights the lemony flavor of the drink.
- Mint- Fresh mint adds a nice bit to the drink. It adds a natural flavor that makes the ketone drink taste real and refreshing.
Some health food stores carry Pruvit ketones drink mixes but it may be best to order them online. You will find the best prices and the most flavor options there.
Making our ketone drink is pretty simple. All you need to do is measure and stir! Pour the seltzer into a tall glass first. Add the NAT ketone drink mix next. Adding the drink mix on top of the seltzer helps it dissolve better and prevents it from clumping at the bottom of the glass.
Add the lemon juice to the glass and gently stir everything together. Top the drink with some fresh mint and maybe a lemon wedge to get extra fancy.
You want the powder to dissolve completely. Try not to over stir or the bubbles in the seltzer will disappear. Drink the bubbly ketone drink as soon as possible. It is best when it is freshly stirred and cold.
If you are on a keto diet and looking for a carb-free way to give yourself an energy boost, a tasty ketone drink is your answer. Stock up on ketones drink mixes and seltzer and you will be all set! This is a delicious way to stick to your keto diet and get the energy you need.
Still have questions about ketone drinks? Hopefully these frequently asked questions and answers will help.
Is drinking ketones good for you?
Exogenous ketones can suppress hunger, increase energy and enhance cognition. If you are on a keto diet, drinking ketones will give your body and brain a boost of fuel.
What are the benefits of taking ketones?
Ketones have quite a few benefits. They can help prevent certain cancers from spreading, regenerate the nervous system, act like an antioxidant and even preserve muscle mass.
When should I drink ketones?
Drink ketones if you are looking for a quick energy boost. Have a ketone filled drink right when you wake up in the morning to give you steady energy for about 4 to 6 hours. You can also drink ketones about 30 minutes before a workout to help you power through.
Do ketones help you lose weight?
Ketones have been shown to suppress appetite. This may help you lose weight because you will be eating less. Studies have shown that people who drink beverages with ketones are about 50% less hungry afterwards.