Easy Meal Prep For The Ladies

Here is another “lazy” or easy kinda of a post. This time I bring you easy meal prep ideas just for the ladies (don’t worry men yours is coming tomorrow). 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.


On a weeknight after a long day of work, looking forward to a good dinner that you already have prepped is a game changer. Odds are, you probably don’t want to come home and make a meal that’s going to take a ton of time. For moments like that, we’ve rounded up our favorite, easy dinner meal-prep recipes (many of which only require one pot or pan to make!). But just because they’re quick, doesn’t mean they are lacking flavor. You won’t have to spend your entire Sunday afternoon meal prepping with these super simple recipes.


10-Minute Creamy Bucatini

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Beef & Broccoli Bowl

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Sun Dried Tomato Chickpea One-Pot Pasta

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 Grilled Veggie & Black Bean Bowl

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 Sheet-Pan Tilapia

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 20-Minute Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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 Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps

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 One-Pot Spinach Pea Pasta

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 Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

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 Chili Lime Sweet Potato Skillet

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 Mozzarella Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken

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Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

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One Pan Baked Fish and Chips

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 Middle Eastern Three Bean Salad

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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

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Vegan Comfort Food

As you can tell by the title today I bring you a vegan comfort foodstyle post. I made some of these recipes and let me tell you they are delicious. I do have to be honest that I can’t say that the pickiest eater will enjoy these recipes because that is not always the case. What I can tell you is that you can alter these recipes pretty much for your dietary needs. You need gluten- free you can make it gluten-free. For all of my, Keto peeps sadly these recipes are not for you. If you want me to do a keto/vegan? keto/vegetarian style recipe post let me know and I will be more than happy to do it.

Also, you would want to stay tuned because I have a lot of exciting things coming in the coming weeks. Don’t forget that all of my links are posted in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section towards the end of the post.


Comfort-food staples like waffles and chicken pot pie probably don’t hold much of a spot in your weight-loss plan. Enter: Vegan cooking.

By slashing the calories and cholesterol of meat and dairy, you can make rich, savory, comforting classics that’ll slim you down. Whether you’re a meat lover, hardcore vegan, or just looking for #MeatlessMonday inspiration, these simple plant-based recipes show how you can healthify mac and cheese, burgers, pancakes and more.

ORANGE SWEET POTATO WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKES

There’s no shame in devouring a stack of these pancakes made with whole-wheat flour, sweet potatoes, applesauce, orange juice, and other wholesome ingredients. Top them with fat-fighting fruit for a breakfast worth waking up for.

Per serving (2 pancakes): 249 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 388 mg sodium, 50.6 g carbs, 3.6 g fiber, 7.7. g sugars, 6.4 g protein

Get the recipe here on Holy Cow!

3-INGREDIENT POTATO-LESS MASHED POTATOES

Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes may be a “yes, please” for your mouth, but a “heck no” for your waistline. But you can get a fix by using zucchini and olive oil in place of spuds and butter. (Yes, really.) Zukes blend to a velvety texture and they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, and freshness.

Per serving: 511 calories, 56.4 g fat, 8.1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 6.6 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 3.4 g sugars, 2.4 g protein

Get the recipe here on Vegan When Sober.

EASY MACARONI AND “CHEEZE”

What’s more comforting than a heaping helping of mac ‘n’ cheese? Not much — until the guilt sets in. In this slimming alternative, swap dairy cheese for “cheezy” nutritional yeast, creamy tahini and spices. (If you choose a “nooch (nutritional) yeast” that is fortified with B12, you’ll also get 100% of your RDA for the essential vitamin.) Low-fat and low-sodium, the resulting dish will be your new classic.

Per serving: 254 calories, 4.3 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 42.1 g carbs, 4.3 g fiber, 14.1 g protein

Get the recipe here from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.

COCONUT YOGURT CHERRY PARFAIT WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS

Sometimes only an ice-cream sundae will suffice. Until you try this yogurt parfait with cherries, granola, crunchy pumpkin seeds and a hint of cinnamon, that is. It works for breakfast just as well as dessert. Quercetin-rich cherries (which fight inflammation) complement chewy unsweetened coconut flakes perfectly. You can also add trendy chia seeds for a fiber boost.

Per serving: 335 calories, 18 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 41 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 15 g sugars, 7 g protein

Get the recipe here from The Healthy Apple.

VEGAN POT PIE

Who would’ve thought that a comfort food staple that relies on meat and dairy can be transformed into a vegan winner? Here, sweet potatoes and tofu (along with the traditional trio of onion, carrots and green peas) snuggle in a flaky, golden-brown crust. You won’t miss the meat and cream (or the attendant calories). For extra flavor, sprinkle in dried herbs like tarragon, oregano, and rosemary.

Per serving: 359 calories, 15 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 0 g cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 43 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 11 g protein

Get the recipe here from Holy Cow!.

WHITE BEAN-DILL SPREAD

Some things in life just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Fall and football. Ranch dip and just about anything. Unfortunately, it’s often loaded with sodium, calories and fat. This healthy alternative made from just a handful of ingredients. Cannellini beans (which are ideal in meals for weight loss) mingle with olive oil, lemon juice, fresh dill, and black pepper. It pairs wonderfully with veggies and crackers, and even as a topping for toast.

Per serving: 160 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 409 mg sodium, 21 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 8 g protein

Get the recipe here on The Healthy Apple.

CACAO CORNBREAD

Healthy chocolate cornbread? S-O-L-D. This gluten-free vegan stunner includes raw cacao nibs, which packs magnesium, iron, and antioxidants. Chili powder and cinnamon provide a spicy kick—along with a metabolism boost.

Per serving: 312 calories, 13 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 439 mg sodium, 43 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 7 g protein

Get the recipe here from The Healthy Apple.

CHICKPEA BURGERS WITH TAHINI SAUCE

You’re likely to abandon carnivore tendencies after your sinking your teeth into this hearty chickpea burger spiked with coriander, cumin, and cayenne, and dressed in rich tahini with cucumbers. The flavors in this dish are so bold, you won’t even miss that this falafel-inspired sandwhich isn’t deep fried.

Per serving: 281 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 45 g carbs, 11 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 13 g protein

Get the recipe at Fat Free Vegan.

 

HEALTHY CHIA WAFFLES

The brunch staple gets a healthy vegan makeover with whole wheat flour, chia seeds, and almond milk, in what is bound to become your weekend regular. There’s also an added nutrient boost from flaxseed meal, which is rich in heart-protective, fat-burning omega-3 fatty acids.

Per serving: 283 calories, 18 g fat, 13 saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 7 g protein

Get the recipe here on Holy Cow!

 

QUINOA PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATOES, GARLIC, AND BASIL

Spaghetti and meatballs. Fettucine alfredo. Bolognese. Pasta, we can’t count the ways in which we love you. Turns out, you can eat your pasta and keep it plant-based too. There are countless stellar vegan pasta recipes, but we love this garden-fresh version with quinoa linguini. No basil? Wilted spinach works great as well.

Per serving: 170 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 361 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein

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.


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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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Healthy and Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes To Try This Fall

Today I bring you some of my most favorite sweet potato recipes. These recipes have been made over and over and that is why I feel confident in sharing these with you. The links to these recipes are with each section. As always with any recipe, if you have any dietary needs and need to change any ingredient remember that you may need to add more or take away some of the measurements. You can always google how to convert measurements when you take away or add ingredients. Because nothing can be more frustrating than getting soggy or burnt food. If you are a sweet potato lover and want some sweet potato recipes that can take you from all the way through the winter then please keep on reading.

25 Healthy and Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes for Fall

With summer in your rearview mirror, chances are you’re in the mood for heartier fare. And as the weather gets crisper, your kitchen is beckoning you to get back to whipping up homemade meals. There’s no other vegetable that can kick off this season of comfort food cooking than sweet potatoes.

On top of its strong fiber game, sweet potatoes supply excellent sources of fiber, vitamin A (beta-carotene), potassium, and vitamin B6. The good news is that it’s not hard to reap the benefits of these root vegetables. From spaghetti to muffins to veggie burgers to pizza crust, these versatile veggies transform into any kind of dish your heart desires. These creative sweet potato recipes include dishes you can prepare in advance so you can take your meal prep skills to a whole new level. Please keep reading on to get a bite of these healthy sweet potato recipes.


Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles with Ginger Peanut Tempeh (Vegan & Keto)

Spiralized sweet potatoes with ginger tempehCourtesy of My Darling VeganSwap your Asian-style glass noodles for this spiralized spaghetti for a low-carb option that won’t sabotage your weight loss or keto efforts. A slightly spicy and sweet peanut sauce coats the sweet potato noodles and helps soften them up. Top with sliced green onions, roasted peanuts, fresh lime, and cilantro.

Get the recipe from My Darling Vegan


Curried Sweet Potato Burger with Tomato Chutney and Cilantro Aioli (Vegan)

Vegan curried sweet potato burger with tomato chutney and cilantro aioliCourtesy of My Darling VeganCraving a veggie burger? These super flavorful sweet potato burgers will satisfy your cravings for a hearty dish. Packed with lentils and quinoa and spiced with coriander, turmeric, paprika, and cayenne, these plant-based patties take up only 10 minutes to cook.

Get the recipe from My Darling Vegan.

 


BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Pizza

BBQ chicken sweet potato pizzaCourtesy of Pinch of YumPaleo pizza is possible on a gluten-free diet with a sweet potato crust. Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum shows us just how with this delectable pie. Top with barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, red onion slices, mozzarella cheese, and chopped cilantro, you get the flavors you love for fewer calories and carbs.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.


 Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet potato breadCourtesy of Flour on My FaceStudded with fresh cranberries and seasoned with heartwarming spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, this hearty sweet potato loaf is the perfect fall treat. Enjoy it with a schmear of almond butter for a filling breakfast or snack.

Get the recipe from Flour on My Face.


Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup (Vegan)

Silky ginger sweet potato soupCourtesy of How Sweet EatsAs the temperatures drop, you’ll want to cuddle up to a bowl of this heartwarming sweet potato soup. This vegan-friendly dish is made with sweet potatoes, low-sodium vegetable stock, coconut milk, and fresh ginger. Top with thinly sliced green onions and hemp hearts for a healthy crunch that packs omega-3s.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.




Healthy Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Muffins

Healthy chocolate chip sweet potato muffinsCourtesy of Ambitious KitchenWhen you’re tempted to dig into a cupcake, these chocolate chip sweet potato muffins are your saving grace. Greek yogurt keeps the muffins moist and ups their protein content while pure maple syrup naturally sweetens them without raising your blood sugar too much.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.


30-Minute Sweet Potato Butter

30 minute sweet potato butterA Healthy Slice of LifeThis delicious butter is totally our jam! Made with sweet potato puree, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and a load of spices, you get burst of all of fall’s delicious flavors in one bite. Add it to whole-grain toast or crackers.

Get the recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life.


Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal

Sweet potato pie oatmealCourtesy of The Seasoned MomAdd more bulk to your morning oats with some pureed sweet potato. The starchy veggie not only adds filling fiber, but it also infuses it with a creamy texture. Pack in flavor with pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and a touch of brown sugar. Top with chopped pecans for a healthy crunch.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

 


Sweet Potato Brownie Bites (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Sweet potato brownie bites vegan and gluten freeCourtesy of Eating Bird FoodMoist and rich with flavor, these bite-sized treats are all you ever wanted in a brownie—minus the exorbitant fat and calories. Coconut flour and sweet potatoes make these brownies gluten-free and the almond butter gives it a nutty flavor.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.


Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast 4-Ways

Breakfast sweet potato toast 4 waysCourtesy of Eating Bird FoodYou’ll get more fiber and health-boosting nutrients when you swap bread for these sweet potato toasts. Whether you like it savory or sweet, one of these open-faced sandwiches is guaranteed to keep you satisfied. For something lean and green, choose the avocado and egg toast. If you’re in the mood for something nutty, try the almonds with coconut butter and cacao nibs.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.


Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sweet potato lasagnaCourtesy of Minimalist BakerThis one-pot dish is ideal for a weeknight meal that takes just 20 minutes to prep. Then, leave it to your oven to do the rest of the heavy lifting, er, heating. Simply slice the sweet potatoes thinly and then prepare the “ricotta” filling, which is made with tofu and B vitamin-rich nutritional yeast, to go in between the layers.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.


Vegetarian Bouillabaisse

Vegetarian bouillabaisseCourtesy of Green Kitchen StoriesVegans and meat-eaters alike will absolutely fall in love with this plant-based dish. Carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and fennel serve as the “meat” in this recipe, giving it a hearty texture and taste. Serve with slices of sourdough bread for dipping.

Get the recipe from Green Kitchen Stories.


Mashed Potato Cakes with Cheese & Bacon

Mashed potato cakes with cheese and baconCourtesy of Recipe Tin EatsIf you’re looking to upgrade your breakfast, these savory patties pack mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, bacon, and scallions. Bonus: You can prepare them ahead of time and reheat them in the morning.

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.


Vegan Gluten-Free Coffee Cake

Gluten free sweet potato crumb cakeCourtesy of Vegan RichaThis vegan-friendly recipe gives the classic coffee cake a healthy makeover. The special twist? Adding sweet potato puree in the batter. Almond flour, potato starch, and brown rice flour give the cake a soft and airy texture that matches its gluten counterpart. Instead of blood-sugar-spiking white sugar, we swap in maple syrup and coconut sugar. To prepare the crumble, combine almonds flour with oat flour, coconut sugar, pecans, vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, and a little coconut oil.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.


Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cakes For Two

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Courtesy of Oatmeal with a ForkSplitting dessert just got easier with this cookie for two. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour the batter into two small ramekins. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and then bake them in the oven for 17-20 minutes.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal With a Fork.


Potato Donuts

Potato donutsCourtesy of A Beautiful MessYou’ll never guess that potatoes are the secret ingredient in these donuts. They make these baked goods denser and more filling than your average fritter.

Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.


Sweet Potato Breakfast Bars With Vanilla Coconut Butter Icing

Sweet potato breakfast bars with vanilla coconut butter icing vegan gluten freeCourtesy of Eating Oatmeal with a Fork. Many store-bought granola bars often pack unnecessary amounts of sugar and fat. Instead, make a batch of these sweet potato breakfast bars, which use wholesome ingredients. Oatmeal, dried apricots, walnuts, and coconut butter give these bars the chewy crunch you crave.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal With a Fork.


Potato & Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Potato and rosemary focaccia breadCourtesy of Love and Olive OilThe classic sheet pan bread gets a colorful dose of multi-colored potatoes in this delicious recipe. Focaccia is normally light, airy and yeasty, but adding potatoes gives it more depth and texture. Sprinkle some fresh rosemary for a savory finishing touch.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.


Beetroot Gnocchi With Capers and Leek Gremolata

Beetroot gnocchi with caper and leek gremolataCourtesy of To Her Core. As if its vibrant color isn’t enough to make you want to dig in, this delicious beetroot gnocchi packs mouthwatering flavors you love and delivers a wealth of health-boosting nutrients. While this dish is a labor of love, it’s one worth preparing on a rainy day. It not only brightens up your table, but it’ll warm your tummy, too.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.


 Loaded Potato Bites

Loaded potato bitesCourtesy of Begin With NutritionIf you’re hosting a tailgate party, these loaded potato bites are the perfect finger foods for game day. Plus, they’re easy to prep and are gluten-free. Slice red potatoes, drizzle them with a little olive oil and sprinkle a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper before heating them in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once they’re golden and crispy, top with mashed avocado or guac, some salsa, and cilantro.

Get the recipe from Begin Within Nutrition.


Sweet Potato Spice Latte Shake

Happy hour sweet potato spice shakeCourtesy of The First MessThere’s no better way to refuel after a workout than with this creamy sweet potato smoothie. Adding sweet potatoes increases the fiber content and supplies hefty doses of beta-carotene. It also has some cold brew for a boost of caffeine and protein powder for muscle recovery and repair.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

 


Freezer Breakfast Burritos W/ Sweet Potato Hash And Black Beans

Freezer breakfast burritos with sweet potato hash and black beansCourtesy of Cookie and KateIf you’re not a fan of oatmeal or smoothies, these breakfast burritos are made for you. Packed with protein-rich eggs, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, and onions, these freezer-friendly meals make a great meal-on-the-go. Store them in the freezer and reheat when you’re ready to eat.

Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.


Sweet Potato Noodle Carbonara

Corn feta and basil sweet potato noodle carbonaraCourtesy of Half Baked harvest sweet potato noodles doesn’t come to mind when you think of the high-calorie carbonara dish. This recipe saves you calories and carbs by swapping in sweet potato noodles. Instead of slapping on a ton of cheese as most carbonara recipes call for, Tieghan Gerard prepares a white miso egg sauce and folds in some crumbled feta for some cheesy flavor.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.


 Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any sweet potato recipe I should try please comment and let me know. If you have any suggestions on other ways to use sweet potatoes, please comment below and let me know how you use sweet potatoes. If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please don’t hesitate in reaching out and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


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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Skinny Dips

Ditch the store-bought chips, dip, and veggies. Today I’m going to give you 3 healthy alternatives to store-bought dips that are sure to be a slam dunk at your next BBQ or pool party.

Pico De Gallo

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Pico De Gallo

 Ingredients: 1 container of cherry or grape tomatoes~ 1 medium red onion ( white works just a good) ~ 1 medium jalapeno (optional if you don’t like spice)~ 2 tbsps of lime juice~ and finely chopped cilantro ( this part is up to your personal taste)

Recipe: In a medium bowl combine, 1 container of cherry or grape tomatoes cut the tomatoes into small pieces, chop 1 red or white onion. Chop 1 medium jalapeno (optional). 2 tablespoons of lime juice. And finally, you’ll need to finely chop cilantro ( the amount of cilantro is up to your personal taste.) Don’t forget salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Facts: 5 calories, <1g of fat, per 2 tbsp serving

Guacamole

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You need to a food processor or a high power blender for this recipe.

Ingredients: 3/4 cup frozen or fresh edamame~ 3 tbsps of lime juice ( you can always add more if you like a stronger lime taste)~ 1 firm ripped avocado ~ 3 tbsps of chopped cilantro~ and 1 tbsp of finely chopped jalapeno (you can omit the jalapeno if you don’t spice)

Recipe: In a food processor (or blender) combine 3/4 cup of frozen (or fresh if you have it) edamame and 2-3 tbsp of fresh lime juice. You’ll want to pulse it until it resembles a coarse puree. Add 1 firm ripped avocado, and 3 tbsps of fresh chopped cilantro and 1 tbsp of finely chopped jalapeno (optional). Pulse a few times. What you are looking for are chunks of avocado but not too chunky.

Nutritional Facts: 31 calories, 2g fat, per 2 tbsp serving

White Bean Hummus

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This hummus is anything but traditional. First, there aren’t any chickpeas in this recipe I know can you believe it and second, there is absolutely no oil either. This recipe is made with cannellini beans (white beans) and this recipe uses peanut butter in place of the oil. 

Ingredients: 1- 15 0z. can of cannellini beans (white beans)~ 1/4 cup of warm water~ 3 tbsp of reduced fat peanut butter (smooth not chunky)~2 tbsps of fresh lemon juice~ 1 tbsp of chopped garlic (you can always add more garlic if you like the garlic taste)~ 1 to 2 tbsps of cumin. 

Recipe: In a food processor combine 1 15-0z can of cannellini beans, 1/4 cup of warm water,3 tablespoons of reduced fat peanut butter, 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp of chopped garlic and 1-2 tsp of cumin. You want to pulse until nice and smooth. 

Nutritional Facts: 48 calories, 2g of fat, per 2 tbsp serving

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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 <3

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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.

Here some links to my Social Media Handles

Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

Snapchat: amandaleilei (CoffeeandGlutenFree)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Here some links to my Social Media Handles

Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

Snapchat: amandaleilei (CoffeeandGlutenFree)

 

 

 

 

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. 

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

AFFILIATE LINK —->katherineann.pruvitnow.com Or Katherineann.shopketo.com

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.

Low Carb Keto (Homemade) Pizza Sauce

Keto Pizza Sauce

The Best Damn Keto Mousse EVER! 

Keto Mousse

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.

Here some links to my Social Media Handles

Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

Snapchat: amandaleilei (CoffeeandGlutenFree)

 

 

 

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.

AFFILIATE LINK —->katherineann.pruvitnow.com Or Katherineann.shopketo.com

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

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.

Here some links to my Social Media Handles

Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

Snapchat: amandaleilei (CoffeeandGlutenFree)

 

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.

If you are Interested In joining the next Pruvit Keto Reboot The Affiliate Links will tell you when the next reboot starts.

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

AFFILIATE LINK —->katherineann.pruvitnow.com Or Katherineann.shopketo.com

Yesterday’s Post (Keto Mousse) 

Keto Mousse

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.

Here some links to my Social Media Handles

Instagram: coffee_glutenfree

Twitter: Amanda Explains It

Snapchat: amandaleilei (CoffeeandGlutenFree)

 

Pruvit keto reboot (Day 2) + Recap

A few days ago I mentioned that I was embarking on a 60-hour pruvit keto reboot. that reboot Is 100% liquid based. I’ve never a liquid detox before so I was excited and curious to see how my body would react to no food. If you are curious about how day one went here Is the link.

              Pruvit Keto Reboot Day 1                     Pruvit Keto Reboot            katherineann.pruvitnow.com –> This Is an affiliate link, however, I do not make a commision if you buy anything.

If you are Interested In getting the reboot for yourself here Is the link so you can grab one for yourself before the next reboot starts. Side Note: The reboot Is currently sold out but should be going on sale soon. You can put your email In and get notified when It becomes available.

Disclaimer: I will be showing a before and after picture. The before picture has some of my bra In It. Don’t worry you don’t see any actual boob or nipple.

                                     Reboot Day 2

Today I’m going to talk about how day 2 went. My day 2 started at 11:30 In the morning just like day 1. I got up and made my Raspberry Max Keto//OS And then I took 2 Signal//OS capsules.

Around 1:30pm I made my first “meal” It consisted of the Salted Caramel Bone Broth. This time I didn’t make It hot I made It Into a slushie. I took a tray of Ice and the Bone Broth and In the blender, I crushed It up like a slushie. It was good. My feelings were that I wasn’t hungry I just wanted food.

3:00pm I had my next and final Keto Max//OS. My feelings changed. I wanted food and my stomach started to grumble for the first time during the “detox”. My mood became weird. I can’t explain It. I wasn’t grumpy but I wasn’t happy either.

Around 6:00pm When everyone else In the house was eating dinner I decided It was time for me to “eat” my final meal. Again It was my final packet of the Salted Caramel Bone Broth. I made It the same way like I did In the afternoon the only difference Is that I crushed the Ice up finer like a snow cone. And honestly, If I had a snow cone paper holder I would’ve eaten like a snow cone.

FEELINGS: After I finished my “meal” my mind started counting down the hours until 11:30 pm. Because If I made It to 11:30 then I’m done with the liquid “detox” and when I wake up I will officially be 60 hours In.

11:30 pm I made my final Keto Kalm In the flavor Caramel Apple. Just like the first night It was very sweet so I diluted It. And I took my last 2 Signal//OS capsules. My friend was hanging out which made the final hours go by really fast.

Wednesday Hour 60. I woke up with a headache. I don’t know If It’s because I didn’t have like soda caffeine or coffee caffeine In at this point a little over 60 hours. But I was excited to FINALLY get something Into my stomach. I made 2 eggs since that was recommended for breaking the “fast/detox”. I made the eggs and they were delicious but my stomach got upset and I didn’t feel well. I felt like I did on day one when I started to have to use the bathroom a lot.

Recap + before and after Pictures

I broke my fast with 2 eggs and since then my stomach has been upset. Overall I do feel lighter and pretty good considering that my stomach Is a bit upset. I do notice a difference In my stomach area. I can’t be for sure If I lost any weight because I don’t have a scale. I can tell you that my pants and underwear are loser meaning I need new underwear that isn’t big on me.

Before Picture Sunday 11:30 Pm Hour 0

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After Picture Wednesday hour 61 1/2

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As you can see from the pictures there Is a difference. This reboot Is not for everybody. You have to be mentally prepared for It. If you aren’t prepared mentally you will fail. Or If you like a challenge than this Is for you.

FOOD: In the morning I had eggs and later In the day I had had a keto friendly salad. I made my own dressing. And I had a few bites of cake. I still have a slight headache and my bathroom has gone back to normal a bit. I made myself another cup of coffee and sipped on It for a bit and I got coke zero because that Is keto approved and I also sipped on that. I’m going to eat small things until my body gets used to food again. The food I did eat I don’t feel bloated at all I still feel nice and light.

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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