|November 27, 2023

Keto Activated Charcoal Smoothie

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Keto Activated Charcoal Smoothie

Charcoal smoothie recipe & content provided by Rosie Tran, Kale In The Clouds

Activated charcoal is one of my favorite ways to support a healthy gut, especially when I’m on the go. This charcoal smoothie is a delicious way to collect all of its naturally detoxifying benefits in a sweet and creamy beverage.

Related: 11 Detox Drinks Recipes to Cleanse Your Body

How does activated charcoal work? With a carbon source like coconut shells, high temperatures transform these materials into an “activated” powder that creates highly absorbent particles. This kind of charcoal has millions of pores to bind and remove toxins from your body — the same kind that can cause gas and bloating.[1]

This charcoal smoothie is packed with gut-loving ingredients. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides allow your body to quickly and gently digest its vital amino acids. Brain Octane adds antifungal and antiviral benefits, while cauliflower brings fiber and creaminess without a strong flavor. And with a natural sweetener like xylitol or stevia, this charcoal smoothie isn’t packed with sugary fruit that could make you crash.

Enjoy this charcoal smoothie whenever you need a quick detox from travel, unhealthy foods, or toxin-filled environments.

This paleo and keto activated charcoal smoothie packs fiber, fat, protein, and detox benefits into one dark and creamy beverage.

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Keto Activated Charcoal Smoothie


Start to Finish: 5 minutes



  1. Add all ingredients except collagen to a high-powered blender. Blend at high speed until ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  2. Add collagen and blend again on low speed until just incorporated to avoid damaging proteins.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve.

Makes: Serves 1

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 335
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sugar alcohols: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 3.2g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Salt: 228mg
  • Potassium: 303mg
  • Iron: 2%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Magnesium: 15%
  • Vitamin C: 77%

Note on ingredients: Avoid taking medications or supplements at least one hour (or preferably longer) before you enjoy this recipe. Since activated charcoal is so potent, it may negate the benefits you would get from these treatments.

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