Keto beverages with whey protein and natural fats

Keto beverages with whey protein and natural fats
The ketogenic or “keto” diet has been among the top trending diets of the past few years. Seen by a growing number of consumers as a lifestyle oriented strategy for maintaining or reducing body weight, and warmly welcomed by the sports and fitness crowd, the diet calls for strict adherence to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat food regime. Following a ketogenic diet activates a metabolic state called ketosis, which switches energy to be sourced from body fat.

Popular potential
Keto diets have also inspired a broad range of keto-tailored products from meal replacement bars to ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, with many brands eager to seize its potential. In fact, the combination of consumer interest and product innovation has seen a global CAGR of 175% in product launches for the 2017-2020 period, with North America strongly leading the trend.

Beverages set the pace
New product launches with a “keto” claim more than doubled in 2019 compared with 2018 – a year in which launches had already quadrupled over 20171. But it’s the beverage segment that is setting the pace for keto diet products. Protein ready-to-mix shakes and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are perfect for the popular low-carb, high-fat KETO diet. They serve as a great snack on the go – or as a meal replacement with the necessary ratios of nutrients to achieve the fat-burning benefits of ketosis.

All-natural, keto-tailored ingredient
Lacprodan® SP-7017 is a high-fat whey protein developed specifically for beverage applications. It contains double the fat content compared with whey protein concentrate and is a simple solution for producing high-protein, high-fat keto beverages. Using a blend of natural dairy fats and coconut MCT, this ingredient’s fat content is unique in its natural composition.

Advantages of Lacprodan® SP-7017:

  • Whey protein from 100% grass-fed cows2
  • High in protein (70%)3
  • Naturally high in fat (20%)
  • Just 0.6% carbs
  • No added sugar and sugar-free4
  • Heat-stable
  • Great taste

  1. Innova Market Insights, 2021
  2. During periods of shortage of pasture growth and nutritional value of the grass, our farmers may give the animals foliage-based supplemental feed such as silage or hay. 2. The nutrition of our cows may also include the incidental feeding of grain, which may occur to ensure the animals’ well-being. Livestock may only be
    given feed that complies with the relevant legal requirements. 3. We believe that the above-mentioned points are fully consistent with the USDA definitions of Grass/Forage Fed.
  3. According to 21 CFR § 101.54
  4. According to EU Regulation (EC) 1924/2006