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Have you heard of Keto Chow?
I mentioned last week that we had recently gotten serious again about low-carb living.
It’s going great so far. I’m down 12 pounds in about six weeks, and my daughter is down 11 pounds.
We went to lunch this weekend with a friend we hadn’t seen in a few weeks and the first thing he said was that both of us looked like we had lost weight. YAY!
And this is a 20-something GUY so when he notices, we’re doing something right. 🙂 That’s the kind of thing that can make your whole week. Women notice if you lose half a pound. Dudes, not so much.
We’ve been trying out low-carb recipes and swaps, trying to make this thing something sustainable. I recently had come across Keto Chow. I had not heard of it so I decided to try it.
According to the Keto Chow website, it is a complete keto meal that gives us all the nutrients we need in a shake. Every Keto Chow shake has:
Here is the nutritional information for the Salted Caramel flavor:
As you can see, the nutritional info gives you the stats with a couple of options. You can use an oil or heavy cream.
I’m not a huge fan of drinking a lot of calories every day, because I really like to chew stuff. 🙂 But sometimes it’s nice to have a quick nutritional meal that you can drink on the go.
I couldn’t decide what flavor I wanted so I ordered a variety pack. The Starter Kit that I ordered contained:
- 6 Meals of Keto Chow:
- 1 Chocolate
- 1 Salted Caramel
- 1 Vanilla
- 1 Snickerdoodle
- 1 Strawberry
- 1 Mocha
- Keto Chow Blender Bottle
I really like that it is an ACTUAL Blender Bottle in the kit and not a knockoff. Blender Bottles work really well to mix ingredients.
It’s a plastic bottle with a little ball whisk inside.
This little ball is the key to the whole thing. You put your ingredients inside the bottle, add the little ball whisk and shake, shake, shake to blend everything.
I decided to try the chocolate flavor first, and I used the heavy cream option. You can also use an oil, or even butter. Then you add the powder and up to 2 cups of warm water.
Here was my bottle with the heavy cream, powder, and water, ready to be mixed.
I have to say at this point it was not super appetizing. It mixed beautifully but it was just kind of tepid and really thin. Runny. Warmish chocolate isn’t good. It’s got to be cold or all the way hot, like hot chocolate. 🙂
But the instructions say to refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight. I made mine in the morning, letting it refrigerate for several hours, and then I had it for lunch. Every so often when I would walk by the refrigerator, I would just give the drink a good shake.
I could tell it was getting thicker each time I shook it. When I had it for lunch it was really nice and thick and chocolatey. So I fully recommend letting this sit as long as possible. It definitely gets better with time.
I also recommend putting in the liquids first before the powder. I mixed one bottle full while putting the powder in first and it didn’t mix as well as putting the liquids in first.
I really enjoyed the shake and found it filling. I am going to work my way through the other flavors in the sample pack to see which ones I’d like to reorder.
The Keto Chow website has a recipe section where you can learn how to use the powder to make baked goods, popsicles, ice cream, and more. You don’t just have to use it as a shake.
If you are following a low-carb lifestyle, you might enjoy giving Keto Chow a try. I’d love to hear how you like it and how you are using it.
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