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Yesterday afternoon, Sam and I enjoyed these glasses of Shikanji after an hour cycling. They were a delicious way to re-hydrate. 


I’ve always loved a cold citrus beverage. Who doesn’t? Lemonade, limeade, orangeade, any ade…they are all delicious! Even though the Mother and Max had me squeezing citrus for hours on end for restaurants and catering, I still love it and can’t get enough. The combination of sweet and tart is irresistible, especially on a hot day. Sam and I have been known to go to the store just for lemons to make shake-ups with vodka.

When we started eating keto, I thought I had to give up one of my favorite beverage groups. But no! I just had to find a work around. Little did I know I would actually discover an improvement to make them even better. The other day, I came across a new to me drink thanks to a Bon Apetit article about Priya Krishna’s new cookbook Indian-ish. I adapted her Shikanji recipe by using my KetoLuxe Allulose and Real Salt pink salt to make it ketolicious. While still a treat, my version of Shikanji provides essential electrolytes to avoid those nasty leg cramps. Sam thinks we should add vodka…

Before juicing the limes for Shikanji, Chef Alexa pops them in the microwave for a minute. That creates more juice. She also makes sure to use Redmond Real Salt for deliciousness and electrolytes. 

Often, this drink is referred to as Indian Gatorade because of the electrolytes and hydration it provides. Drink a Shikanji after exercise or on an extremely hot day. The refreshing taste of pepper and salt mixed with lime juice will make you wonder how you ever lived without it in your life. A refreshing beverage that is good for you? That’s KetoLuxe.

Want more recipes like this? Follow Chef Alexa on Pinterest. 

10 minutes

No cooking

7 limes, juiced
1 cup KetoLuxe Allulose
2 cups water
1 teaspoon Redmond Real Salt pink salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground Malabar black pepper
Freshly ground Malabar black pepper, as desired, for garnish
4 cups ice


  1. In a blender, combine lime juice, KetoLuxe Allulose, water, Real Salt pink salt, pepper, and ice.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Evenly distribute among four glasses.
  4. Garnish with pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.
4 servings

Microwaving the whole limes before juicing is a chef’s trick to yield the most juice.

Prefer lemon? Substitute it for the limes.

While I like Real Salt pink salt and Malabar black pepper, you can use your favorites.

Net carbs: 5 grams
Sugar alcohols: 37 grams
Total carbs: 41 grams
Fiber: 36 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 0 grams
Sodium: 591 milligrams
Calories: 30
Glycemic load: 2

Thank you to Redmond Real Salt for providing the salt used in this recipe. While I was given the salt at no charge, all opinions and recipe are my own (recipe adapted from Priya Krishna’s Shikanji recipe in Indian-ish).

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