The Perfect Keto Drink To Wash Down Delicious Keto Cookies
What’s better than munching on some delicious, freshly baked cookies? Washing them down with a tall glass of milk, of course. When you’re on a keto diet; however, the combination of cookies and milk is out of the question.
Thanks to wheat flour, cookies are already loaded with carbs. If you were to have a cup of dairy milk, which can have up to 13 grams of sugar per cup, with your cookies, you would exceed the keto diet's daily recommended dose of carbohydrates. The solution to the dilemma lies in the mindful substitution of cookies and milk for their health-conscious alternatives. Keto cookies are an easy substitute, but what keto drinks can you accompany them with?
The Best Keto Drink Is Water
The easy answer - and the best answer even for non-dieters - is water. And it’s a great idea to stay hydrated, diet or no diet. However, once in a while you’ll want to wash down your favorite keto cookies with something tastier to keep feelings of deprivation at bay. So aside from the ever trustworthy H2O, here are some keto-friendly drinks that are easy to make and good for the body.
Dairy Milk Alternatives
Nothing beats the original combination of cookies and milk, so if you don’t want to settle for other drinks, there are keto-friendly alternatives for dairy milk, such as soy milk or almond milk. When purchasing your almond or soy milk, make sure you get the unsweetened kind. As usual, remember to look at the labels - added sugars mean more carbohydrates.
Alternatives like almond milk are generally thicker compared to dairy milk, so you may not even feel like downing an entire glass of it. However, it still makes for a great dunking partner for your favorite keto chocolate chip cookie.
Coffee and Tea
A lot of people love to pair the sweetness of their cookies with a nice cup of coffee. Fortunately for keto lovers, coffee isn’t frowned upon, as long as it's black. A cup of unsweetened, black coffee goes well with some sweet keto cookies and you don’t have to worry about the carbohydrate content either. Sugar is the only worrisome component of coffee, but it is easier to drink unsweetened coffee if you’re pairing it with something sweet like cookies. If you can’t stand black coffee, you can add non-dairy milk or heavy cream to your coffee.
Tea is a healthier alternative to coffee, and advice relating to coffee also holds for tea. Skip the sugar and dairy if you can, but if you can’t, then soften the taste with non-dairy milk alternatives. Since you’re drinking tea with something sweet like cookies, it won’t taste that bland. If you can, make your coffee or tea at home. Beware of canned or bottled teas and coffees as they may contain added sugars or other ingredients that will give you more carbs.
If you want to add a bit more pizzaz to your coffee or tea, here are some nice recipe ideas:
- Bulletproof Coffee Recipe - The easiest way to make your coffee more keto-friendly is by adding a bit of butter into it. This recipe uses MCT oil and butter to turn a simple coffee recipe into a low carb, high-fat drink.
- Keto Masala Chai - This recipe is a keto-friendly version of Masala, a popular Indian tea. It uses black tea as a base with flavors of ginger and cardamon.
Caution with Cola
If you’re on a keto diet, cola is a no-no, but even if you’re not on a diet, cola is something that health experts discourage if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. Since sugar is the main culprit in soda, you can always try the diet version of your favorite cola if you can’t live without this carbonated drink. Diet versions use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to not only lessen the carbohydrate content but to make it safer for your blood sugar levels.
However, if you can skip the soda entirely, then it’s a better option compared to drinking their diet counterparts. In large doses, artificial sweeteners can cause dips in your body’s dopamine levels, which actually intensifies cravings instead of satiates them.
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