Vegan beverage brand Koia will debut the Koia Keto line exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in 2019. The new low-sugar, high-fat smoothie line crafted especially for those following a ketogenic (“keto”) diet features three flavors: Cake Batter, Chocolate Brownie, and Caramel Crème. Keto practitioners aim to consume 80 percent of their daily calories from fat, which they typically source from meat and dairy products—an issue that Koia aims to tackle with its new beverage line. “Keto people are usually sacrificing decadent flavors and dessert options, so we talked to Whole Foods about filling the gap,” Koia CEO Chris Hunter to BeverageDaily. “Koia Keto is a plant-based keto option that really is close to the ideal [macronutrient] ratios.” Koia Keto smoothies are made with a blend of coconut cream and plant-based protein (derived from peas, rice, and chickpeas), and boast a keto-friendly macronutrient ratio of 74-percent fat, 18-percent protein, and 8-percent carbohydrates.
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