CINNAMON ALMOND KETO SHAKE
FOOD AS MEDICINE
The ketogenic diet can be so nourishing and satisfying, leading to reduced insulin levels, regulated blood sugar, balanced hormones and weight loss that can actually be maintained! In my virtual ketosis program and throughout my clinical work, my focus starts with real food, single ingredients that can be combined as strategy for for nourishment beyond macros. All of my recipes are free of non-caloric sweeteners such as stevia and erythritol which are the “least harmful” of the bunch, but I find that providing sweeteners in a program that works to shift metabolism away from insulin and glucose demands is not realistic and only perpetuates sugar cravings.
I focus on using the ketogenic diet as a tool to break up with sugar for good and reset your palate to what is sweet by predominantly channeling savory. This recipe is one of the most popular in my real food virtual ketosis program which offers the daily option of a protein shake using either Grassfed Whey or Collagen Peptides mixed with herbs, seasonings, leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables that fit well within a keto plan! It is important to drive with fat so using a base of full fat canned coconut milk or nut milk with an add of fat from avocado or nut butter is key!