Lemon Blueberry Mojito – Keto Low Carb Recipe
I couldn't let summer get away without sharing this delicious keto blueberry mojito recipe with you! I made this a couple of times this summer entertaining poolside before the big move and it was always a hit. A blueberry mojito with lemon flavor makes this sugar-free drink extra refreshing.
Adding fruit to your cocktails can be tricky. Most fruit has a lot of carbs, but berries and in particular blueberries in moderation are keto friendly.
Blueberry Mojito Recipe: Just Add Lemon
The pairing of blueberry and lemon together is classic and makes this keto mojito recipe extra refreshing.
One of the easiest ways to make keto cocktails is to be careful with your mixers. Cocktail mixers are generally the biggest source of carbs in a cocktail recipe. Things like bloody mary mix, ginger beer, margarita mix and more often have lots of sugar or corn syrup.
I've linked the mixers mentioned above with great sugar free, clean ingredient and low carb versions that I use!
Another major source of carbs is traditional simple syrup. It's full of sugar and using it is a surefire way to increase the carb count in your drink. The best way to keep your cocktails keto friendly is to use Keto Simple Syrup. It's super easy to whip up a batch and it lasts a long time. Since a traditional mojito uses simple syrup, we're using that recipe here to make this version a keto mojito with the extra refreshing addition of low carb fruit, blueberries and lemon.
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Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
Looking for a blueberry keto mojito mocktail? This variation is ridiculously easy! All you need to do is leave out the rum, substitute a little extra sparkling water and this keto drink is still quite delicious and alcohol-free.
Are Blueberries Keto Friendly?
You know I don't like calling any specific food “keto”…ketosis is a metabolic state, not a food. However, certain foods are more keto friendly than others and berries, including blueberries are a good choice. A cup of blueberries has about 84 calories, 22 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber (18 net carbs), two grams of protein and near zero fat.
Since this keto mojito recipe has 8 servings, the carb count works out to around 3 net carbs per drink with all of the ingredients added. As always, carb count depends on the nutrition information you use as well as the exact ingredients you use.
Want to cut carbs even further? Reduce the amount of blueberries in the mojito recipe to 1/2 cup and add some sugar free blueberry extract.
Blueberry Lemon Mojito – Keto Low Carb Recipe
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup white rum
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup mint leaves, lightly packed
- 1 teaspoon keto simple syrup, to taste, or stevia
- 4 cups sparkling water
- twist of lemon
- mint leaves
- Place all ingredients except the sparkling water into a Vitamix, nurtribullet or blender and puree until smooth.
- Taste to adjust sweetness, if desired.
- Place the mixture into a large pitcher, pour in the sparkling water and stir to combine
- Serve in lovely cocktail or highball glasses and garnish with a twist of lemon and mint leaves, if desired.
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