Picture this: You’re at the start of your day, you’re feeling tired and need an extra kick of energy. As usual, you grab your favorite mug, make your way to start up a fresh cup of…and then it hits you. You just started a keto diet, and you don’t drink your coffee black. You might not even be sure if you can drink coffee at all.
If you’re an avid coffee lover and you’ve been thinking about starting up on a keto diet, this scenario may have crossed your mind. Odds are you’re not alone, but there’s good news: You can have coffee on a keto diet, and you can also add cream to your coffee.
But wait, can you have creamer in your coffee on keto?
Coffee creamer is usually high in sugar, and keto-friendly options are harder to come by. Not all forms of dairy are keto-friendly, and many non-dairy creamers also contain added sugar. So checking the label for low sugar options is the best way to go about it, says Amanda Lemein RD, MS. If low sugar options make drinking coffee unbearable for you, it’s okay to use creamer sparingly.
“I recommend using coffee creamers to taste. I think this is based on personal preference and what will satisfy you. Ultimately, if the rest of your diet is balanced, a little coffee creamer won't make a huge impact,” she says.
Whether you’re preparing to start your keto diet journey or looking to mix things up a bit, these coffee creamers will help you get the light-and-sweet flavor you love.