In the mood for a sweet salted caramel frappuccino without the sugar and caramel sauce?
This keto-friendly version of a coffee shop favorite is packed with energy-promoting ingredients.
You’ve got ketones, caffeine, and medium-chain triglycerides all rolled into one satiating coffee beverage.
That’s right — you get more energy and ketones while avoiding the sugar crash of your traditional caramel frappuccino.
You’re also avoiding those weird sugar-free chemical-based sweeteners that many low-carb drinks offer.
This low-carb frappuccino is:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients:
- MCT oil
- Heavy whipping cream
- Vanilla extract
3 Health Benefits of This Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino
#1: Boosts Physical Performance
There’s nothing worse than getting to the gym and realizing that you just don’t have the energy to do your workout.
Your mind is with you, but your body is saying no.
While there are many supplements you can take to boost your performance and kick things into high-gear, caffeine may be the most simple and effective tool.
In a meta-analysis of 40 double-blind studies, researchers found that consuming caffeine improved physical performance by 12%. This was especially true for people performing endurance exercise.
In essence, the participants in the caffeine group found that their time to exhaustion was significantly greater than the placebo group[*].
#2: Enhances Heart Health
You know the world is on your side when a craving for chocolate results in a benefit to your heart health.
Cocoa is one of those fantastic ingredients that doubles as a medicinal plant. In fact, records of human consumption of cocoa date back to 1000 BC[*].
Cocoa contains plant compounds called flavanols, which are known for their heart-health boosting properties. In fact, consumption of cocoa is correlated with a reduced risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.
It seems as though cocoa (via its flavanol compounds) may assist in reducing your blood pressure, improves the function of your blood vessels, and reduces blood clotting. That’s quite a lot for one plant.
It’s likely the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of flavanols that create these health benefits[*].
#3: Supports Brain Function
This is not the frappuccino you’ll find at Starbucks.
Aside from the fact that it only has three grams of carbs per serving, this frappuccino has a secret ingredient — ketones.
Specifically, you’re getting a boost of the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).
The benefits of this ketone basically make up the entire reason you’re following a keto diet in the first place. It acts as both an anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant, and research shows it may even boost brain function.
While research continues on this fascinating energy source, one proposed mechanism for BHB’s effect on neurological function is the anti-inflammatory activity.
It’s even been suggested as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease[*].
Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino
When the sun’s out, there’s nothing like an iced cold coffee drink to get your morning started. Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are great — but this keto frappuccino is excellent.
And here’s the best part;
The sugar-free caramel flavor comes packed with exogenous ketones that will set your energy soaring.
You could even add in some MCT oil powder, heavy whipping cream, or coconut milk for an extra creamy frappuccino.Print
Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino
This salted caramel keto frappuccino coffee drink puts the Starbucks version to shame. It’s sugar-free, creamy, low-carb and deliciously keto-friendly.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 frappuccinos 1x
- Add everything to a high-speed blender, blending until well-combined.
- Evenly divide into two glasses and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 frappuccino
- Calories: 197.5
- Fat: 20.5g
- Carbohydrates: 3g (1g net)
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1.5g
Keywords: Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino