VLC coconut/macadamia smoothie for efficient ketosis induction?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Hi, I'm trying to get back into ketosis after a week of horrible binging. I normally stay in ketosis with under 50g of carbs a day--it really helps me shed fat and control my appetite, as I'm about thirty pounds overweight. I can jump-start ketosis by limiting myself to only meat and cheese and not a lot else, and it only takes two days. I thought that this time, though, it might be fun to try something different: like a high-fat, very low carb smoothie made in my Vitamix using full-fat coconut milk, macadamia nuts, coconut butter and coconut oil with lots of ice. I could add whey protein, and make enough of it so it's my only food for the day. Does this sound good? Just thought it would be fun to mix things up a little. I've been really disciplined, but fall off the carb-wagon every five or six weeks.



on April 26, 2012
at 11:00 PM

Do the nuts blend well? Seems like they'd sink.

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on April 27, 2012
at 12:40 AM

My favorite smoothie : Coconut milk,canned pumpkin,egg protein,ice,stevia, and pumpkin pie spice....Its like drinking pumpkin pie filling before its cooked!!! Try it, if your a pumpkin fan like me...youll be hooked



on April 27, 2012
at 03:50 AM

The macadamia nuts will definitely blend. I'd add a protein shake or a tiny amount of cocoa powder for flavor. If you're not too worried about 5g of carbs, an avocado will thicken it up nicely.

Check out Primal Toad's website for a whole slew of primal smoothies:




on April 26, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Well, I'm sure it'll work, but to be honest I don't think it sounds "good" (as in delicious)... I'm also biased because whey doesn't agree with me.

Personally, I'd prefer to eat the macadamia nuts (That way you'll get to feel like you're chewing something :) and make the smoothie out of the coconut ingredients and maybe toss in some cinnamon for a little zing...

If you do blend it all together, please let us know how it works :)


on April 27, 2012
at 04:33 AM

My shake (most mornings as I don't have/make time for eggs, etc anymore) is the following:

  • 10 oz unsweetened regular (I don't lke the vanilla flavor) almond milk
  • 2 scoops ON Whey Protein (48 to 50 grams protein), usually vanilla or chocolate flavor
  • 1 or two TBSP coconut oil (I melt it and pour into almond milk, personal preference)
  • Few drops of liquid stevia
  • Couple ice cubes (your choice, I add after oil/powder/milk are mixed well, less oil clumping)

Doesn't hold me over the whole day (like I think you're looking for), but works for me.



on April 27, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I'm pretty much against drinking calories in any large amount if your relationship with food is less than ideal.

If you really want to kick start ketosis go on a 4 hour hike. You'll be in Ketosis before you get home....

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