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Things You Can and Can't Drink on Keto Diet (You’ll love the last two)

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Ashley Robertson

On a keto diet and wondering what you can and can't drink? Check out this blog post to learn some keto basics and the answer to the question we're all dying to know: "Can you drink coffee on a keto diet?"

Tea? Soda? Milk? Juice? Can You Drink Coffee On Keto Diet?

Many people tend to jump into or dismiss diets without knowing what they're really about. Are you thinking of starting a new diet? It’s a good idea to ask some questions. What you eat and what you drink are two of the most important decisions you make on a day-to-day basis. So, it pays to be informed when it comes to your diet. 

When you consume carbohydrates, the body breaks those down into simple sugars for energy. The goal of the keto diet is to have the body burning fat for energy. When your body is burning fat instead of sugars, the body enters the natural metabolic state of ketosis. I know, all you asked was, "Can you drink coffee on keto diet?" but the basics are important to understand. I promise we're getting there.

How many carbs a person can take and still reach ketosis depends on factors such as how long they've been practicing a keto diet, exercise routines, and body types. But, either way, the objective will be to keep carb intake low. With that in mind, you're probably getting thirsty, so let's take a look at your keto-friendly options.

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Can you drink juice on a keto diet?

Brand name fruit juices are almost always out of the question because of the added sugars. Fruits are naturally high in carbs, so even natural fruit juices are waving red flags. 

Smoothies can provide a good snack for the keto-dieter as long as its ingredients are mindful and not consumed too regularly. It is important to pay close attention and do research to find ingredients with the lowest possible carb content.

Can you drink alcohol on a keto diet?

If you're interested in spending a night out with friends, alcohol can be hard to avoid. It is best to abstain from all forms of alcohol if you want to go all-in on your keto diet. The trouble with alcohol is not only with carb content. People on a keto diet need to be careful because they tend to get drunk faster, and alcohol will also bring an immediate stop to fat loss. 

For a cheat night, the best route is whiskey or vodka since beer and wine are higher in carbs. Still, add a lot of ice and drink a small amount. And, really, don't take this as an endorsement. If you're going keto, stay in that lane and avoid alcohol whenever possible. Preferably always.

Can you drink coffee on a keto diet?

We hear the coffee drinkers dying to know: Can you drink coffee on keto diet? YAASSSS! If you do it right. The things you add to your coffee is what creates issues. If burning fat is your goal, caffeine makes a strong contribution. 

To make sure you are going the right route with your coffee, try Quivr’s True Cold Nitro Coffee. Great taste with nothing added. And, if coffee isn't your game, True Cold Nitro Black Tea achieves the same goal.

Can you drink milk and milkshakes?

The frustration might be high with all the things you should avoid on keto diets. The good news is, milk is high in fat, and you can make a delicious milkshake fit your meal plan easily. Still, you need to be aware of what you're mixing. 

Whole milk can take up a lot of your carb allowance, but unsweetened soy milk and almond milk are lower in carbs. Plus, we just mentioned that the right coffee is a useful addition to the keto-diet, so feel free to throw together a Coffee Milkshake.

Bonus: Can you drink Quivr on a keto diet?

Everything on Quivr’s line of beverages is keto diet approved. There are no carbs in any of our drinks. Everything we make provides nothing but plant-based energy. Our caffeinated beverages include True Cold Nitro Coffee, Black Tea, and Oolong Tea. We also offer True Cold Nitro Decaf Coffee and Hibiscus Tea so you’ll always have something to satisfy your cravings no matter your mood. Put together a Quivr Variety Pack to discover your favorites.

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