When you just need a drink…

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Alcohol:

The Keto Do’s & Don’ts

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need a drink. Watching your carbs on a ketogenic lifestyle can make it hard to partake in an alcoholic beverage so here are my tips and a few recipes I like to use to stay in ketosis.

Beers (top 5 lowest carb)

  1. Budweiser Select 55 – 1.9 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving
  2. Michelob Ultra – 2.6 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving
  3. Budweiser Select – 3.1 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving
  4. Busch Light – 3.2 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving
  5. Beck’s Premier Light – 3.8 g net carbs per 12 fl oz serving

Wine (Red & White)

  1. Sauvignon Blanc – 2.7 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  2. Champagne – 2.8 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  3. Pinot Grigio – 3 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  4. Chardonnay – 3.1 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  5. Pinot Noir – 3.4 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  6. Cabernet Sauvignon – 3.8 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving
  7. Merlot – 3.7 g net carbs per 5 fl oz serving

Zero Carb Liquors:

  1. Vodka
  2. Whiskey
  3. Tequila
  4. Rum
  5. Gin
  6. Brandy

Watch for specialized versions of these with added sugars. Varieties such as “Honey Jack Daniels” will have sugar! Keep it basic and use a plain liquor and add a mixer. The flavored vodkas and rums do have carbs in them, but if you factor that into your macros you’re fine.

My Go-To Mixers: Crystal Light, Bai, Diet soda

Orange Cream Dream

Recipe: One shot vanilla Smirnoff vodka

              1 can Monster Orange Sunrise Energy Drink

              1 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream

*You can do this without the vodka and still tastes amazing

 

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