Easy Vegan Keto Recipes

HAPPY SUPERBOWL SUNDAY EVERYONE! GO PATRIOTS! Here is another “lazy” or easy kinda of post. If you have been with me for a while now I did a series called the best/worst of something. I’ve been working to put all the best and worst posts into its own separate post so you can reference when you need it. Before the new year, I wanted to start a new series. I didn’t know what to call It in the beginning and I called it lazy keto vs. strict keto. I didn’t like the word lazy because that Implies that I am calling you lazy and I AM NOT calling anyone lazy. So I changed the name to “easy”  which is still not the final name. 

The Idea behind this series is that I give you the easy way out but still with max benefits. Let’s be honest there is really no “easy” way out but I’m giving you quick meal recipes, quick exercises that take less than 30 minutes a day and I give you exercises that you can do throughout the day that you might be doing already but didn’t know.

If you have any ideas that you want to see in this series you can comment on this post or you can reach me at any of the links plus my email that Is all linked at the bottom of every post.


From restaurant menus to new products on store shelves, ketogenic foods are all the rage right now. The keto diet focuses on high-fat, low-carb foods that are low in sugar with a moderate amount of protein. And if you’re interested in giving this diet a try, you may be wondering what plant-based foods are keto-friendly and if it’s possible to be vegan on a keto diet.

While there are certainly vegan items that should be avoided or limited—like starchy root vegetables, beans, and berries—there are tons of healthful, satisfying vegan foods, from leafy greens and cauliflower to almond butter and tofu, that you can eat when trying a keto diet!

We’ve scoured the web and some of our favorite food bloggers to find you the very best keto-friendly vegan recipes. 


Crispy Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Opt for almond butter! Recipe here.


Seitan Negimaki

Recipe here..


Tofu in Purgatory

This vegan take on shakshuka is sure to impress.


Zucchini Noodles With Avocado Sauce

This recipe looks healthy and satisfying.


 Coconut Bacon

You can sprinkle this stuff on everything!


 Vegan Thai Soup

A simple recipe that is packed with flavor. Recipe here.


Green Curry Kale & Crispy Coconut Tempeh

Get the recipe.


 Cauliflower Fried Rice

YUM!! Recipe here.


 8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna

This recipe is the perfect low-carb dinner!


Remember, plant-based diets are clinically proven to be one of the best ways to lose weight and safeguard against obesity. While the keto diet may be fine to try for a short period of time, it’s not recommended long term.

Additionally, scientific evidence that a nutritious plant-based diet is beneficial for your health continues to mount; countless studies show that vegans have lower rates of heart disease and diabetes and may even live longer!


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can also ALWAYS find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section. If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching or just looking for advice on how to jump-start a healthy lifestyle or how to stay on track during the holidays you can find all of my links which are ALWAYS provided in the “Thank You” section and in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.


Thank You

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

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Microwaveable Thanksgiving Sides

If you’re new to my blog hello how are you and welcome back if you’ve been with me for a while. I’ve done a series called the best and worst of something or sometimes I use the word horrible. When I do those type of posts I always link them at the end of those type posts. I realize not everyone may read that far down. So what I am going to do Is I will be posting just the bad and worst of something so that way If you are curious about something you can use that posts as a reference and as I continue the series I will continue to add the new best and worst of posts to that specific post I will keep you all updated as I update It I hope all of this makes sense?


The typical American spends nearly quadruple more time sweating in the kitchen on Thanksgiving compared to a typical weekend day, according to the USDA. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas, I get it: the roasted centerpiece takes long enough. So save time ( I know that you know that I know that you do)—and oven space—by hitting the “easy button” with these showy side dishes that can be cooked completely in your microwave.

I will cover everything from soups and salads to bread and dips, these microwave recipes will make your holidays far less stressful.


Paleo Pumpkin English Muffins

Paleo pumpkin muffinsSteering clear of wheat or maybe you or someone you know Is gluten-free? Bake a batch of these quick pumpkin English muffins. Made with coconut flour and cashew flour instead of all-purpose wheat flour, these muffins are gluten-free and Paleo-friendly. And the pumpkin puree and pie spice make them tender and tasty, too. Running to the Kitchen’s base recipe is for one, so simply multiply by the number of people sharing your table and cook each in a separate ramekin.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.


Microwave Cheddar and Herb Biscuit in a Mug

Microwave cheddar muffin

If you have 60 seconds, then you have all the time you need to “bake” Bigger Bolder Baking’s savory muffins in your microwave. A pat of butter and a couple spoonfuls of cheddar cheese lend a crumbly, rich texture worthy of your holiday menu. Present them in an eclectic array of microwave-safe mugs to fit the party vibe.

Get the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.


Low-Carb Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Mashed cauliflowerCourtesy of Wholesome Yum

Instead of serving your go-to mashed potatoes, why not swap the carby side for mashed cauliflower? Wholesome Yum recommends using the veggie’s florets, microwaving them until fully cooked, and squeezing out all of the water after microwaving. These three secrets to success will leave you with a creamy, keto-friendly spud swap that’s perfect for pairing with any entrée.

Get the recipe from Wholesome Yum


2-Ingredient Queso Dip

Queso dipCourtesy of Gimme Some Oven

Cheese, please! Gimme Some Oven’s queso is ideal for casual holiday parties. Cream cheese and salsa verde make snack magic once warmed together in the microwave. Serve this dunkable side dish with a platter of crudites and multicolored whole grain tortilla chips.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven


Grape and Bacon Goat Cheese Pops

Grape bacon cheese popsCourtesy of That’s So Michelle

Savory, sweet, salty, and tart all at once, a platter of these bite-sized snacks will disappear quicker than the last glass of eggnog. The only cooking required is crisping up the bacon in the microwave for the crumbly coating that surrounds the goat cheese-wrapped grapes. We’re not forgetting about the entrée!

Get the recipe from That’s So Michelle.


Healthy Russian Olivier Salad

Russian saladCourtesy of Wholesome Yum

Wholesome Yum’s twist in the classic Russian Olivier salad is a mainstay at holiday gatherings. And after skimming the easy instructions, we can understand why. The cauliflower and carrots are the only micro-cooked components, which get tossed with pickles, eggs (pro tip: buy them hard-boiled), peas, and a mayo-based dressing. The result is an upgrade on the picnic favorite potato salad in a dinner party-worthy package.

Get the recipe from Wholesome Yum


Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Kale Salad

Strawberry kale saladCourtesy of One Ingredient Chef

Come holiday season, it’s fitting to serve a salad inspired by dessert! Sure, you could just sprinkle a handful of candied pecans over romaine but we know you’d rather plate this red and green recipe from One Ingredient Chef. The kale, strawberries, and mint are refreshing and raw—and serve as a nice complement to the cocoa-powder-infused balsamic dressing. Microwave the vinegar, maple syrup, and cocoa for a few seconds to help them incorporate easily.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.


Microwave Pizza Dip

Microwave pizza dipCourtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Since three kinds of cheese are better than one, this kid-friendly side dish dreamed up by The Seasoned Mom features cream cheese on the bottom as well as mozzarella and Parmesan on top. In between the two, layer marinara sauce, turkey pepperoni, and your go-to veggie toppings. Then, microwave it for two minutes and pair with a “crust” of toasted baguette slices or warm breadsticks.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.


Roasted Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Squash carrot soupCourtesy of Blender Happy

Blender Happy proves that you can use your blender for more than just smoothies with this winter squash and carrot soup. Start with leftover roasted vegetables from last night’s dinner and blend with broth and garlic for a bisque-like bowl. For those who own a blender without a built-in cooking function, microwave each bowl before serving for one minute or until warm.

Get the recipe from Blender Happy.


Edamame Avocado Hummus

Edamame avocado hummusCourtesy of Well Plated

Get your greens with Well Plated’s guacamole-inspired hummus. First, microwave thawed edamame (which adds protein and thickens the texture), then blend with avocado, cilantro, and other healthy holiday ingredients. The result is packed with healthy, satisfying fats that will keep you from reaching for a second slice of pie.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.


One-Minute Brown Rice Risotto

Brown rice risottoCourtesy of Dinner Then Dessert

Normally, risotto requires many minutes of repetitive stirring and sweating over the stove—but this 60-second side requires just the opposite. Ready-to-serve brown rice, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese help it taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. You’re the only one who needs to know it was done quicker than a Christmas carol.

Get the recipe from Dinner Then Dessert.


Crunchy Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Cous cous saladCourtesy of Laughing Spatula

After microwaving the grains for Laughing Spatula’s veggie-centric couscous and chickpea salad, fold them together with the fiber-rich legume, plus broccoli, cucumber, tomato, and red bell pepper. Add a handful of feta for a salty kick and a splash of lemon vinaigrette for salad guests will reach to for seconds.

Get the recipe from Laughing Spatula.


Holiday Crab Dip

Crab dipCourtesy of Flour on My Face

 Okay, seafood, with Flour on My Face’s Old-Bay-seasoned crab dip. Cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo join forces in the decadent base while canned crab makes it a cinch to stir together in a flash. Warm your bones by serving this creamy side dish straight from the microwave and pair it with a basket of crackers or old bay-dusted buttery biscuits. Because cheat meals don’t count during the holidays, right?

Get the recipe from Flour on My Face.


Broccoli Salad

Broccoli saladCourtesy of Mama Loves Food

Since everything is better with bacon, add Mama Loves Food’s festively-hued salad to your holiday spread. Hot-from-the-microwave bacon lends savory, salty goodness into each and every bite. Sunflower seeds, carrots, dried cranberries, and a mayo-based dressing help this taste just like the broccoli salad of your childhood potluck memories.

Get the recipe from Mama Loves Food.


BBQ Bacon Ranch Football Cheese Ball

Football bacon cheese dipCourtesy of Julie’s Eats and Treats

This cheesy side is a surefire trophy-winner if you’re hosting a squad of sports fans to watch the on-field action during your holiday gathering. Inspired by the winning combination of bacon (the only microwaved ingredient) and ranch, this cheese ball recipe combines a barbecue-flavored cream cheese, a pecan-studded coating, and string cheese “laces” for extra points.

Get the recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats.


Microwave Hot Cross Bun

Hot cross buns

Yes, hot cross buns exist beyond the song you learned on the piano in music class! Big Man’s World’s hot cross buns are remarkably versatile with Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan variations. They’re also appropriate parallel to dinner or even as a sweet dessert. Microwave the dried-fruit-flecked buns in mugs or bowls and finish with a cross of protein-packed frosting.

Get the recipe from Big Man’s World.


Final  Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching you can always contact me from the mentioned links in the above section. If you just have some general questions you can always comment on the said post or you can contact me whichever you feel comfortable.


Thank You!

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

If you are a company or a person who would like to reach out so we can work together you can reach me here. Leighlei2009@gmail.com

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0 Carb Whip Cream 2 Ingredients

If you are Interested In a certain section of the blog I took the time to number each section so you can skip right to what you are looking for.

1. Desserts/ Sugar Alternatives

2. Replacing Traditional Flour

3. Why you should make homemade whip cream

4. Ingredients 

5. Pictures of the products I used

6. Directions

7. Picture of what mine looked like after about 8 minutes

8. Links

Desserts & Sugar Alternatives

Desserts can be hard to come by when you are following a low carb or keto lifestyle. Most desserts that “Claim” to be low carb taste like dried out gym socks and other ones have hidden carbs. If you are following a low carb lifestyle than most likely you are trying or avoid all together Sugar and Flour. You probably thought If you are avoiding sugar the dessert or baked goods might not taste good. The answer to that Is yes and no. It all depends what type of “sugar” alternative that company uses. There are many “sugar” alternatives out there that can make “almost” anything taste good. The one thing I found that works for my low carb baking Are Sugar-Free Syrups. I love to use them In place of sugar and even sugar alternatives. 

Replacing Traditional Flours

Flours aren’t part of a low-carb lifestyle. Coconut Flour Is okay to use and almond flour but what If you are allergic to almonds or coconuts and you want to bake something? You are probably thinking how to replace the flour. I remember back when I use to be Vegan that I used flaxseed meal A LOT! The best thing about flaxseed meal Is that If you ran out of flour or If you are low carb you can use flaxseed meal as a flour alternative. For example, in baked goods, coconut and almond flours, or almond or flaxseed meal, can be used in place of traditional all-purpose flour, and sugar-free or dark chocolate chips in place of milk chocolate (which contains more sugar). 

Why you should make your own homemade whip cream

Unfortunately, the store bought whip cream you are used to doesn’t jive with a low carb or keto lifestyle. If that doesn’t get you Into making your own homemade version of this frozen topping then maybe all the “other added” sugars and suspicious Ingredients that you can’t pronounce. There Is sugar-free cool whip. That does fit within a low carb or keto lifestyle the problem with It Is that It contains Hydrogenated oils and that Isn’t very healthy If you are trying to lose weight because of the cholesterol. Luckily there Is always a homemade version of your favorite treat you just have to look for the recipe and adjust It according to your dietary needs. You can make this “junk” free, easy and delicious homemade whip cream.

Here Is how to make this delicious homemade whip cream In about 10 minutes and 2 Ingredients!

Ingredients

1/2 cup of heavy cream (Ultra Pasteurized)

2-4 light drops of sugar-free pumpkin syrup (you can use any sugar-free syrup you like)

Here Is what I used. You want a high-fat content so the cream will turn Into whip cream the lower the fat content the lower chance It will work. I tried this recipe many times and this Is what has worked for me and hasn’t let me down.

                              Pictures Of What I Used

                                            Heavy Cream & Sugar-Free Syrup

Directions:

First Add your mixing bowl In the freezer about 15 minutes before you make this recipe.You can use a Hand mixer or a Hand whisk but the hand whisk will take longer.  I didn’t do that (I forgot) and It took a bit longer for the Heavy Cream to whip up. Start off on a low-speed setting. Add your sweetener of choice. Only add a drop or two of the sweetener so you don’t add too much. You can always add more sweetener you can’t take It away. As the cream thickens slowly Increase the speed. After about 4 minutes start checking If the cream starts having soft peeks, which Is what you are looking for. As you see the cream slowly starting to have soft peaks start lowering the speed. You DO NOT WANT TO OVERBEAT IT! When you over beat the cream will start to lose volume and break up like butter. Pay attention because you don’t want that to happen and It can happen VERY QUICKLY! If for some reason you forgot to adjust the sweetness you can do It at this point. And BOOM! There you have It homemade whip cream that won’t break your carb budget. 

1/2 cup of Heavy cream got me just little over 1 cup. So you can always double the recipe If you are looking to have a big batch on hand. When my whip was done I put It In the freezer like regular whip cream. If you opt for the fridge you can enjoy homemade whip cream for about 2 days. 

You can put It on pancakes Is what I did. You can eat It out of the bowl, use It for Ice Cream toppings or even frost a cake or cupcakes.

Picture of what mine looked like when It was done

20180430_131809As you can see from the picture It Is nice and fluffy. It’s sweet but not too sweet. Of course, If you are used to the frozen whip cream than this might be an adjustment for you. But If you are like me and you like to make homemade things as often as possible then I highly recommend this recipe. Another great thing about this recipe Is that you can make It Into homemade whipped frosting.

Links

Here are some links to recipes and where you can find me at and where I got my Pruvit Reboot Kit from. Disclaimer Some links are affiliate links but I do not make money If you click or buy anything from the affiliated links.

Chia Seed Pudding

(Link to the best Keto mousse around) Keto Mousse

(Links to Day 1 & 2 Of the Keto Reboot) Pruvit Keto Reboot Day 1

Pruvit keto reboot (Day 2) + Recap

(Where I bought the Reboot Kit From) katherineann.pruvitnow.com OR Katherineann.shopketo.com

How you can Reach her If you are Interested In doing the Reboot or If you have any questions on going Keto for the first time.  (Her Facebook) Katherine Serenbetz (@pruvitwithkat) There she posts everything from nutrition, recipes, at home workouts, and one on one consultation about your fitness and nutrition goals.

Her Instagram:  pruvitwithkat

I do hope you stick around as I put out sometimes shitty content (SOMETIMES) other times I post educational, Informative things. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me.

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1 Week Keto Update

A little over a week ago 9 days ago I finished the Pruvit Keto Reboot. (Link to that post will be at the end of this post). In today’s post, I will give you a rundown on how I feel and If after 1 week am I still doing Keto and If I plan on doing Keto long Term or just until I reach my fitness and health goals. Since this will be a lengthy post I’m going to label each section for you. So If you are Interested In reading a certain section you can scroll down and find that section. Everything I mention If possible I will add links to recipes that I mention some have links some don’t. I will mention pancakes that don’t have a link to the recipe will be at the end of this post.

  1. Keto Reboot Update
  2. 1-week post reboot
  3. Keto Update Continued/ Fat burning dressing (Link)
  4. Breaking Bad Habits
  5. Am I still doing Keto/ Intermittent Fasting
  6. Discalimer 
  7. Fitness/ Health Goals
  8. Links

Keto Reboot Update

9 days ago I finished the Pruvit Keto Reboot. I went 60 hours without food and survived on just liquids. I can’t say for sure If I lost any weight because I don’t own a scale. I will say this my clothes are a bit looser on me and my stomach Is flatter. I’ll Insert a 1-week picture update now. Scroll down for the continued update.

1 Week Post Reboot

20180425_120913 (1)This picture Is 100% real. I didn’t do any fancy posing I didn’t suck It In. This Is what my stomach looks like after 9 days post reboot and first thing In the morning with no food or water yet. Believe me when I drank water after I took this picture my stomach looked like I was 5 months pregnant.

Keto Update Continued

During the 3 days, I ate pretty light and I did eat keto per the Reboot after Instructions. I broke my fast around the 62-hour mark. I made a BIG cup of coffee and 2 eggs. It was the most delicious meal I ever had! My stomach was a bit queasy after. I think It was due to the fact that I broke my fast with coffee? (Yes I did drink water when I woke up). After I ate I made what Is called a fat-burning salad dressing. I will post the link to the original recipe below ( I did modify It to my personal needs I made It vegan).

https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2015/07/08/fat-burning-salad-dressing

I made a salad for lunch and pancakes for dinner. I will post the link to what I ate after the reboot. Day 2 post reboot I did keep It keto and simple keto simple recipes. The recipes were super simple and super easy to make but did require some Ingredients that I didn’t have on hand. (In a future blog I will post some of my favorite recipes from the past 9 days).  I have kept It Keto and haven’t gone back to my “old ways”.

Breaking Bad Habits

Since finishing the reboot I really, for the most part, haven’t gone back to my old habits. I have made some changes and If I didn’t do the Reboot this post wouldn’t even exist. When you are doing the reboot you aren’t allowed soda or caffeine or soda or anything. The reboot Is a liquid diet. During the reboot, my body detoxed from all the sugar and caffeine I filled my body with before and even the day of the reboot.

The main thing I noticed when coming off the reboot Is that I didn’t crave soda or sugary candy or junk food. It Is true what they say. This reboot does reset your body to a healthier lifestyle whether you are going keto or just want a fresh start for a healthier you. I did go back to soda (not often) when I do drink soda I drink coke zero and I will only have a small glass now back In the day before the reboot I could have a whole 2 liter In one day. I also didn’t go back to candy. I use to eat a whole bag full of sour patch kids In one day and In one sitting. I haven’t had sour patch kids In actually 2 weeks. I stopped eating candy 2 weeks before the reboot so my body wouldn’t go Into total shock. And as for junk food. I only eat either keto friendly junk food or Benitos chips. They aren’t that keto friendly In terms of carbs. But When the craving hits I just eat a few to satisfy that craving.

Am I Still Doing Keto/ Intermittent Fasting

I am still doing keto but It’s more of a trial basis. As currently I am recipe testing keto recipes and trying to either make It vegan It or make It vegetarian. I have been eating a lot more salads because It Is the easiest way for me to hit my macros and still have some room for when the junk food craving hit. I have started Intermittent fasting again and honestly, I didn’t do It on purpose I started drinking bulletproof coffee and I stopped eating when I wasn’t hungry anymore and with those things combined, I unintentionally started Intermittent fasting. I can’t say I mind It. The thing Is some days I can go almost 20 hours without eating because I’m just not that hungry. Also on those days, I eat maybe 1 meal and 1 snack for that day and that IS NOT HEALTHY!

So now I try and break my fast around 5 and eat until 10 or 11 pm. For some they don’t like going to bed full I, however, don’t mind going to bed feeling full. Also, I am up until 3 am so It does give my body some time to digest before I lay down.

Keto Long Term

As of right now, I can’t say If I will do It long term. I can say I do see myself continuing the Keto lifestyle for a long time but how long of a time Is to be determined. I can’t deny the results I maintained and saw from eating Keto for 9 days. The main thing I learned In these 9 days Is that keto Is mind over matter. If you are coming off of what Is called “The Standard American Diet” and you want to start the Keto Lifestyle than you might have to mentally prepare yourself. Keto Is a lifestyle, not just a diet. Diet Is something you do Short term to reach your ideal weight.

Disclaimer: I want to put a Disclaimer out there. If you have ever suffered from some type of eating disorder or your relationship with food Is bad. THAN KETO IS NOT FOR YOU! In the beginning when you switch your diet from low fat to high fat, low carb diet It can suppress your appetite. I should know. I think the reason for mine Is because of the Bulletproof coffee. Keto Is not designed for you to Intake little to no calories. Listen to me when I say the loss of appetite will go away and your body will go back to normal. Mine took about the 9 days to start being normal again and because your appetite Is suppressed you may also experience constipation. Before I went Keto I was “regular” and when I switched from an unhealthy vegetarian diet to a Keto/Vegetarian diet my body was backed up for about 3 days and then It took about 5 days to get back to full regular schedule. 

Fitness & Health Goals

I am VERY thankful to be a healthy woman. I don’t have any serious health “Issues” and for that I am thankful. I don’t have a certain weight I would like to see on the scale. I just go with the flow and If I had to put a number than I would say I would like to lose 30 pounds to start and then go from there. I stand at 5’5. So yes you can say I am overweight for my height. And as for Fitness goals. I do yoga 3-4 times a week to stretch and loosen my body back up. And when the gym opens up by my house I’ll join and start going to the gym. I also walk my dogs 2 times daily and to get some “extra” steps I walk the separate so that means I walk 4 times a day.

Links

 

Here are some links to recipes and where you can find me at and where I got my Pruvit Reboot Kit from. Disclaimer Some links are affiliate links but I do not make money If you click or buy anything from the affiliated links.

Chia Seed Pudding

(Link to the best Keto mousse around) Keto Mousse

(Links to Day 1 & 2 Of the Keto Reboot) Pruvit Keto Reboot Day 1

Pruvit keto reboot (Day 2) + Recap

(Where I bought the Reboot Kit From) katherineann.pruvitnow.com OR Katherineann.shopketo.com

How you can Reach her If you are Interested In doing the Reboot or If you have any questions on going Keto for the first time.  (Her Facebook) Katherine Serenbetz (@pruvitwithkat) There she posts everything from nutrition, recipes, at home workouts, and one on one consultation about your fitness and nutrition goals.

Her Instagram:  pruvitwithkat

I do hope you stick around as I put out sometimes shitty content (SOMETIMES) other times I post educational, Informative things. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me.

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Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

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Chia Seed Pudding

The one thing about being on Keto Is that we aren’t deprived. Honestly, since starting Keto I thought what about desserts? I have a sweet tooth and I like knowing I have a sweet treat on hand when the craving strikes. I am a seasoned baker In all different diet areas. I know how to bake for Paleo, Vegan.Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Atkins. Now I am learning how to bake Keto friendly desserts. For those of you who are new to my blog, I have food allergies and sensitivities. So baking sweet treats that are Keto friendly and safe for me to consume have been trial and error.

 Chia Seed Pudding Is so easy and only requires a few Ingredients most of them you probably already have. When I was Vegan I use to use melt Vegan Milk Chocolate and make Chia Seed Pudding that way. The old way I use to make It would take a bit longer. Now I can make Chia Pudding In 15 minutes and 99% of the time Is spend you mixing It. For this Keto recipe, I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate If you don’t like Dark Chocolate you can use whatever you like.

Here Is the Chocolate Powder I used

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4 Ingredient Keto Chia Pudding

You can change the Ingredients according to your preference and taste.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup of Plant Milk (I used So Delicious Almond Milk again you can use whatever you like)

4 Tablespoons of Stevia (or any sweetener of your choice)

1 cup of Chia Seeds ( I like chia seeds hence the cup but you can always use 1/2 cup)

1/4 Cup of Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark ( Use what you like)

Directions:

  1. Pour all the Ingredients Into a big bowl.
  2.  Mix for 15 minutes

20180422_131101 Pictured Is about 10 minutes worth of whisking. Don’t worry If It seems liquidy It will turn to pudding.

20180422_213526 This Is 15 minutes of whisking and as you can see It did turn Into a pudding!

3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

TIP: You can add some low carb whip cream on top or you can add some fresh berries.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe. If you change anything or If you made It as It please let me know how It turned out.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Keep an eye out because I will be posting more Keto, Allergy Friendly, and Gluten Free recipes. I’m In the test kitchen phase now and as each recipe turns successful I will share It you my lovely subscribers. 

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Low Carb Keto (Homemade) Pizza Sauce

Keto Pizza Sauce

The Best Damn Keto Mousse EVER! 

Keto Mousse

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Keto Pizza Sauce

This Is an easy no-cook (just a few minutes to heat through) pizza sauce. This sauce has no sugar, no dairy and It’s Gluten Free. If you want to make this Into a “pasta” sauce all you have to do Is change the seasonings and add some type of “milk” to make It thicker If you like your sauce on the thicker side. I like my sauce thin so I add NO liquid at all.

I decided I would post this recipe because It’s for anyone who Is low carb and Keto and this sauce Is just too good not to share with all of you. The one thing I set out to do with being Keto Is that I want to show all of you (my lovely subscribers) that spending hours In the kitchen making homemade Sunday sauce Is the thing of the past.

You probably remember that any sauce you buy Is loaded with garlic, onions, and herbs and the taste still didn’t seem right. The recipe I came up with Is a combo of two different recipes to make this very tasty pizza sauce. This recipe can get but Into a high powered blender! I honestly never made sauce before going, Keto. Did I mention that this recipe Is also vegan and allergy friendly? Sorry If you have any allergies to the Ingredients In the picture. I made this sauce according to my food allergies and dietry needs.

                      The Stuff I Used For The Recipe

The seasonings you see are the ones I chose to use for this recipe. You can always change the seasonings according to your taste or preference. 

Ingredients

1 28 oz. can of Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes ( Or just peeled tomatoes)

1 Dash of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

2 Tbsp of Italian Seasoning ( Or to taste)

2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder ( Or to taste)

2 Tbsp of Seasoning Salt (Or to taste)

2 Tbsp of Garlic Seasoning (Or to taste)

1 Medium red onion (roughly chopped) (Optional)

With the Ingredients above EVERYTHING can be made to your specific taste. I personally like Garlic so I don’t mind the Garlic taste.

                             Directions

In your food processor blend the red onions until slightly mushy. Now In your blender add EVERYTHING! Blend until all the Ingredients are well combined. (OPTIONAL) If you want you can heat the pizza sauce over medium-low heat until bubbly. 

And that Is It. You now have yourself the perfect pizza sauce. I paired this recipe with a homemade pizza dip (I’ll post the recipe soon!) 

   What It Should Look Like When It’s Done

It should look like this If you decided to heat It up

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Keep an eye out because I will be posting more Keto, Allergy Friendly, and Gluten Free recipes. I’m In the test kitchen phase now and as each recipe turns successful I will share It you my lovely subscribers. 

This Link Is an affiliate, however, I DO NOT make a commission If you buy anything.

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Here Is an Instagram to a woman who Is Into fitness and WWE and knows a thing or 2 about keto. Here Is here Instagram pruvitwithkat

Here Is her Facebook Page: Katherine Serenbetz (@pruvitwithkat) There she posts everything from nutrition, recipes, at home workouts, and one on one consultation about your fitness and nutrition goals.

Yesterday’s Post (Keto Mousse) 

Keto Mousse

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Bulletproof Coffee (Vegan,GF & Keto)

Today I bring you something cool. Bulletproof coffee. If you have been living under a rock then you already know that Bulletproof coffee has taken America by storm. Bulletproof coffee promises to Increase energy, help digestion, suppress appetite, and even help with metabolism. Bulletproof coffee started out In the Paleo community or even those who aren’t full Paleo or even Paleo at all.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

If you are unfamiliar with what bulletproof coffee Is I’m going to explain to you what It Is. It’s described as a clean way of drinking coffee without all the sugar and cream. Bulletproof Coffee Is non-toxic, pesticide-free, and herbicide free ( herbicide a substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.) You are blending It with chain triglyceride ( chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides. People use MCTs as medicine.) Bulletproof Coffee Is best If consumed first thing In the morning and on an empty stomach or with a light breakfast.

The original Bulletproof coffee involves blending coconut oil a well-known superfood high In medium chain triglycerides. If you didn’t know the original bulletproof coffee calls for grass-fed butter. The healthy fats blended with the coffee help create satiety (the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity) ward off hunger, jump-start the metabolism, and can help the caffeine from coffee digest more slowly, which prevents insulin crashes often caused by caffeine Intake. 

I know It sounds too good to be true butter and all. If you are all for grass-fed butter In your coffee you do you and add that butter. I am not too keen adding butter of any kind to my coffee. I’m going to give you some tips on how to make Bulletproof Coffee Vegan and still beneficial just like the original.

Tips:

1) If you aren’t keen on using grass-fed butter or even vegan butter you can simply replace the butter with 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil or non-organic depending on what you have. Also when looking for coconut oil make sure It’s cold pressed. By making sure your coconut oil Is cold-pressed you are avoiding pesticides and heating agents.

2) Another choice you can use In replace of butter Is coconut butter. I don’t use coconut butter mainly because It Is expensive. But It Is a good option If you are looking for a buttery taste to your coffee that leaves your coffee frothy. 

3) If you opt not to use coconut butter or any butter at all you can always add some heavy cream or some non-dairy cream. The coconut oil you add will still make your coffee frothy but by adding some type of creamer your coffee will be extra frothy.

I know you came here for the recipe and I’m about to give you the recipe. I just want to say sorry for adding some facts and getting sidetracked. I thought you would appreciate some facts before the recipe. 

Bulletproof Coffee Vegan, Gluten Free,& Keto

The Ingredients: 8 oz. of brewed coffee. ( I make 16 oz. because I love coffee)

1 Tbsp of coconut oil (or any type of butter you are using)

4 packets of stevia ( Or any keto, vegan or gluten-free sweetener of choice)

OPTIONAL: 3 dashes of Pumpkin Pie Spice

OPTIONAL: Creamer of choice

 DIRECTIONS: Blended the coffee and all of your Ingredients In a blender. Blend until nice and frothy. Pour Into your coffee mug and sprinkle some extra pumpkin pie spice as a garnish.

Use the pictures as a reference to what It should look like In the blender and I will post a picture of the Ingredients I use every day for my coffee. At the end of the post, I will tell you a little how I feel when I drink bulletproof coffee. 

The Ingredients I Use Every day For Bulletproof Coffee

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This Is What It Should Look Like While It’s Blending

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And This Is What It Looks Like When It’s Done Blending

 

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It’s nice and Frothy. When you pour It Into your mug the liquid will pour out first and then the froth. Don’t worry your coffee Is still nice and frothy on top. If you want you can add extra pumpkin pie spice I do. Pumpkin Pie Spice Is a good way to get flavor without extra carbs or calories. But like always you can add double the Ingredients If It fits your macros.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post?

Keep an eye out because I will be sharing tons of Keto recipes.

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Yesterday’s Post (Keto Mousse) 

Keto Mousse

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Keto Mousse

Since coming off the reboot I haven’t gone back to my old way of eating. I’ve tried to stick with Keto eating. I had some coke zero yesterday and I was fine no bloat or anything. Yesterday I made a small gut-friendly salad and for dinner, I made pumpkin spice pancakes all keto friendly. Today I will be sharing with you a recipe that Is SUPER SIMPLE to make and delicious. The best part about this recipe Is that It takes only 2 Ingredients with the 3rd being optional.

I honestly made this today and It was gone today. Seriously most of It was gone before It even hit the fridge to firm up. I mentioned that this recipe Is SUPER SIMPLE and that Is because It Is. This recipe Is super versatile. You can change It according to your keto needs and your macros.

                                  Recipe

~Ingredients: 1 box of sugar-free vanilla pudding mix

2 cups of Cold Heavy Cream (Not whipping)

Pumpkin pie Spice (Optional)

~Directions: Add the cold Heavy Cream to a stand mixer or a mixing bowl and then add the Vanilla Pudding Mix and If you’re using the pumpkin pie spice. On medium speed In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer mix until the Heavy cream starts to resemble a mousse.

It Should Look Like This

 

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You can either enjoy It now or you can pop It In the fridge for 1-2 hours for It to firm up. When I made this today hardly any was left after this picture was taken.

I hope you enjoy this recipe? Keep an eye out because I will be sharing tons of Keto recipes.

If you are Interested In joining the next Pruvit Keto Reboot I posted the link at the beginning of the post. Go check It out. There Is something for everyone.

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Pruvit keto reboot (Day 2) + Recap

I do hope you stick around as I put out sometimes shitty content (SOMETIMES) other times I post educational, Informative things. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me.

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