Vegan Protein Powders

Whether you’re vegan or mostly plant-based, a common misconception is that it can be challenging to get enough protein in your “diet”. Enter: vegan protein powders. Made with brown rice, quinoa, hemp, pea protein, soy, or a blend of plant proteins, the latest vegan powders supply anywhere from 14 to 22 grams of the muscle-building macronutrient per scoop. And if you choose a vegan protein powder blend, they’re more likely to have a more complete amino acid profile.

To compare, the average animal-based protein powder contains 20 to 25 grams of protein per scoop. Even if you’re not vegan, you should still consider making whey for plant protein powders in your “diet”. Plant-based protein powders are packed with fiber, which takes longer for your body to digest so you stay fuller for a longer period of time. And unlike powders made with casein, whey, and eggs, vegan protein powders might be easier to digest for some people. Moreover, a scoop of the plant-based stuff delivers essential nutrients, like magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium.


How to Find the Right Vegan Protein Powder

Woman with protein shake

To help you pick out the best tub on the shelf, we rounded up the best vegan protein powder brands you can find at the grocery or nearest health foods shop. A good bet is to find one that’s organic because you know it’s also non-GMO.

Since I’m talking about plant protein, you don’t need to worry about synthetic hormones, but you do still want to know that the ingredient (soy, hemp, rice, etc.) wasn’t grown with a bunch of chemical pesticides and fertilizers either.

Some protein powders have a laundry list of ingredients, so go with one that has ingredients you know and understand. If you’re OK with artificial sweeteners or Stevia or monk fruit, that’s fine, but lots of folks want to avoid those. In that case, look for one with less than 10 grams of added sugar per serving.

Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Protein

Bobs red mill hemp protein powder

Protein source: Hemp protein

Protein payoff: 14 g per serving

While the protein count is much lower for hemp seeds than other plant-based sources, they contain 20 amino acids, including all nine of the essential ones. They’re also an excellent source of fiber and heart-loving omega-3 fatty acids. At 14 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber per scoop, Bob’s Red Mill’s powder has a mild flavor that you can easily blend into post-workout smoothies, energy balls, and baked goods.

$29.97 per 2-pack on Amazon


Aloha Plant-Based Protein Powder

Aloha plant based protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein, hemp seed protein, pumpkin seed protein

Protein payoff: 18 g per serving

Certified USDA Organic, non-GMO, and soy-free, Aloha is one of the cleanest vegan protein powders out there. Thanks to the powerful blend of pea protein, hemp seed, and pumpkin seed, you’ll get 18 grams of the muscle building blocks along with six grams of fiber and a generous dose of magnesium and iron. Aloha sweetens its powder with coconut sugar and monk fruit extract as well as adds pink sea salt, vanilla bean, and Madagascar cinnamon for a bold vanilla flavor that goes great with overnight oats and pancakes.

$29.99 on Amazon


Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Plant Protein Powder

Optimum nutrition gold standard plant protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein, brown rice protein, Sacha Inchi protein, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, chia

Protein payoff: 24 g per serving

Optimum Nutrition’s plant-based protein powder has one of the highest amounts of protein and provides all nine essential amino acids per serving. It also has four grams of naturally occurring BCAAs, which are branched-chain amino acids that help reduce muscle breakdown post-workout. In addition, each two-scoop serving offers vitamin B12, a generous dose of fiber-rich ancient grains, and beet powder for recovery.

$29.99 on Amazon


Amazing Grass Protein Superfood Protein Powder

Amazing grass protein powder

Protein source: Peanut flour, pea protein, hemp protein, chia, quinoa

Protein payoff: 20 g per serving

If you’re on a quest for efficiency, look no further than Amazing Grass’ protein powder, which combines greens, like spinach, spirulina, broccoli, and wheatgrass with pea protein, hemp protein, chia, and quinoa. It has a fruit blend of acai, banana, goji, sweet potato, pineapple, and raspberry, too. Bake with this protein powder to sneak some greens into your breakfast muffins.

$21.99 on Amazon


Ora Superfood Protein Powder

ora superfood protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein, rice protein, hemp protein, Sacha Inchi, amaranth, sprouted quinoa

Protein payoff: 21 g per serving

In addition to its excellent protein profile, Ora’s superfood protein powder also delivers a variety of anti-inflammatory foods, including blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, kale, and turmeric. It also packs in some prebiotic benefits with Jerusalem artichoke. And with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla chai, how could you resist?

$54.99 on The Vitamin Shoppe


Plnt By: (Plant Protein)

Plant protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein isolate, cranberry seed, chia seed, and Sacha Inchi seed

Protein payoff: 19 g per serving

With a complete amino acid profile, you can’t go wrong with Vitamin Shoppe’s Plnt protein powder, which comes in vanilla and chocolate. Free of GMOs, soy, nuts, and artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, or sweeteners, a scoop serves up 5 grams of iron, 40 grams of potassium, and 40 grams of calcium.

$17.99 on The Vitamin Shoppe 


Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake

Vega all in one shake protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein, quinoa sprouts, sunflower seed protein, chia seed powder, pumpkin seed protein, spirulina, Sacha Inchi powder,

Protein payoff: 20 g per serving

Three words: All. In. One. This protein powder gives you 20 grams of plant-based protein plus 50 percent of your daily value of eight different vitamins and minerals. Not to mention, it also packs gut-boosting probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids. Go for the plain, unsweetened variety if you want something simple or satisfy your sweet cravings with chocolate mint, chocolate, French vanilla, coconut almond, mocha, and berry.

$49.99 on Amazon


Garden of Life Plant Protein Powder

garden of life protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein, sprouted brown rice protein, amaranth sprout, buckwheat sprout, millet sprout, buckwheat sprout, garbanzo bean sprout, quinoa sprout, chia seed sprout, lentil sprout, adzuki bean sprout, lentil sprout, flax seed sprout, sunflower seed sprout, pumpkin seed sprout, sesame seed sprout

Protein payoff: 22 g per serving

Made with 13 sprouted proteins and a complete profile of all the essential amino acids, Garden of Life’s raw organic powder will help you meet all of your “get swole” needs. It also contains probiotics to support your digestive health and vitamins A, D, E, and K. From vanilla to chocolate cacao to vanilla spiced chai, these flavors will make your smoothies sing.

$32.89 on Amazon


Espira by AVON Plant Power Protein Powder

Espira by avon plant protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein isolate, artichoke protein, sprouted amaranth powder, sprouted quinoa powder

Protein payoff: 21 g per serving

Espira by Avon’s newly launched non-GMO plant protein powders for women are designed with 4,500 milligrams of BCAAs to help your muscles recover post-workout. It’s also infused with an enzyme blend that includes bromelain, which helps with reducing swelling and muscle soreness from exercise.

$36.94 on Amazon


NOW Foods Organic Plant Protein Powder

now foods organic plant protein

Protein source: Pea protein, brown rice, and quinoa

Protein payoff: 22 g per serving

Following the keto diet and want to keep your carb intake to a minimum? A scoop of NOW Foods organic plant protein powder has just three grams of carbs (and only one gram of net carbs) and zero sugar. Blend some into an avocado smoothie to ensure you’re getting ample amounts of healthy fat to maintain ketosis.

$34.99 on Now-2-U.com


Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Protein

Genuine health fermented vegan protein

Protein source: Fermented pea protein isolate, brown rice protein, hemp seed protein concentrate, quinoa sprouts, alfalfa herb top protein, spirulina, and mung bean sprouts

Protein payoff: 15 g per serving

While some protein powders can cause bloating and digestive issues, the high-quality blend of fermented plant proteins in this powder makes it easy to break down and absorb the nutrients. The best part is it also has all nine essential amino acids that help repair and build muscles.

$29.99 on Amazon


SunWarrior Protein Classic Plus

Sunwarrior plant based protein

Protein source: Pea protein, brown rice, quinoa, chia seed, amaranth

Protein payoff: 18 g per serving

The powerhouse protein blend of pea, brown rice, quinoa, chia seed, and amaranth in this powder will keep you energized to take on your day long after your a.m. sweat session. What’s more, it has a complete amino acid profile, BCAAs, and MCTs to help your body recover after some muscle-burning HIIT.

$36.71 on Amazon


Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Plant Protein Blend

Manitoba harvest plant protein

Protein source: Hemp and pea protein

Protein payoff: 20 g per serving

From hemp toppers to bites to protein powder, Manitoba Harvest has got us high on hemp—and we don’t mean the psychedelic kind. With two grams of omega-3 and 6 and three grams of fiber per serving, this Hemp Yeah! powder will restore your energy post-run and make you feel more satisfied after sipping on a green smoothie. It blends well with any dish you add it to and is also certified organic, non-GMO, and kosher-friendly. That’s pretty hemptastic!

$26.99 on Amazon


Nutiva Hemp Protein

Nutiva hemp protein

Protein source: Hemp protein

Protein payoff: 15 g per serving

Your zucchini bread, smoothies, oatmeal, and pancakes will instantly get a nutrition upgrade with the addition of this hemp protein powder. In addition to serving up 15 grams of hunger-curbing protein, it also boasts 8 grams of waist-whittling fiber as well as omega-3s, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

$16.99 on Amazon


Moonjuice Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein Powder

Moon juice mushroom protein

Protein source: Brown rice protein

Protein payoff: 20 g per serving

Unlike other protein powders on this list, Moon Juice provides a powerful dose of adaptogens, which are medicinal herbs and mushrooms that help your body manage stress and boost immunity. Cordyceps mushrooms, reishi, and ashwagandha can help improve cognitive function and fight off inflammation from high cortisol levels. Prepare a refreshing latte with a scoop of the powder to give you the mental stamina to take on your day.

$55 on Amazon


Naturade VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake

Naturade vegan protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein isolate, quinoa protein, chia protein, potato protein, chlorella protein

Protein payoff: 23 g per serving

You don’t get one but two scoops of this flavor-packed protein powder in one serving. Kick-start your day by adding a double of the crave-worthy chocolate to your morning smoothie. You’ll also get six grams of fiber and a wealth of other essential vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, D, and K, and manganese, selenium, and zinc.

$26.62 on Amazon


PlantFusion Complete Protein Powder

Plantfusion vegan protein powder

Protein source: Pea protein isolate, artichoke powder, sprouted amaranth powder, sprouted quinoa powder, whole algae protein

Protein payoff: 25 g per serving

Known for selecting high-quality ingredients, PlantFusion emphasizes purity in their products so you know you’re getting the best that’s out there. For example, their vanilla protein powder comes from vanilla beans in Madagascar and their yellow peas were harvested from the hills of northern France. Moreover, lucuma fruit from Peru, monk fruit, and yacon root have been added for a touch of sweetness while avoiding the sugar crash that comes with cane sugar.

$35.59 on Amazon


Final Thoughts

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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.


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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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The Best Vegan Apps

I’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people who want to up their vegan prowess. 

Following a vegan diet means not eating animal products. This includes meats, eggs, honey, and dairy-based foods like milk and cheese. Veganism can extend beyond diet to not wearing or using animal byproducts like leather or fur.

Anyone can decide to become vegan. People choose to follow a nonanimal-based lifestyle for many reasons. Some common motivations are taste preferences, religious beliefs, opposition to animal slaughter, or health aspirations.

There are many potential benefits of vegan diets, including weight loss and ethical satisfaction. But vegans must take extra care to ensure they don’t lack vital nutrients. This is especially important for children and breastfeeding mothers.

If you’re considering a vegan lifestyle, speak with a doctor or registered dietitian. They can help you figure out the right balance of foods and supplements. Together, these can help you guarantee you’re getting critical nutrients like protein, iron, vitamin B-12, and calcium.

Your new plan may seem overwhelming, limiting, and laborious at first. Many common products contain staple animal ingredients, like eggs, dairy, and other lesser known animal-based ingredients. Luckily, with the help of a trusty app, you can find the best vegan-friendly restaurants, products, recipes, and substitutions with your phone.

Here’s this year’s list of our top picks of the best vegan eating apps out there.


HappyCow

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: $3.99

For travel-savvy vegans and vegetarians, HappyCow is a must-have. With guidance for more than 180 countries, you can find vegan eats almost anywhere you go. Search restaurants by keyword or filters. Browse interactive maps and restaurant info. Searching by currently open restaurants can save you time, especially on the go.

Read reviews to see if a place suits your taste. Then save your favorites so you know where to visit (or not visit) again. If you’ll be without mobile Wi-Fi or wireless service, plan ahead and save restaurant details offline. The app also covers points of interest like stores, food trucks, and farmers markets. There’s a free Android version with limited capabilities.


Vegan Amino

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Vegan Amino taps into the social side of being vegan. The app connects you to a community of other vegans. You can create a profile and chat with others who share your diet. Find influential vegans via the reputation score and follow your favorites. Or build a following yourself by sharing your own tips, tricks, recipes, and more.

Struggling to get a dish from their library of recipes just right? Post a question about it and let other vegan cooks share their tips and techniques. The app even offers a vegan “encyclopedia” linking to recipes, vegan blogs, nutritional info, and restaurants. Check it out for the latest news and smart lifestyle hacks.


 

Veganagogo Vegan Travel

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Price: $2.99

Another traveler must-have is Veganagogo. This app can translate pre-crafted questions into 50 languages, helping you communicate your dietary needs. You can trust you’re asking the right questions as each is translated by a native speaker.

Veganagogo also uses graphics to help convey preferences, like no pork, fish, or dairy. With day and night modes, it’s easy to use the app anytime you want to eat.


gonutss

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

This app helps you find vegan recipes and substitutes for non-vegan foods and ingredients. It also highlights vegan products and raw materials. Tailor your search with filters like non-GMO, peanut-free, raw, fair trade, or sugar-free. The best features may be the app’s calculators. The egg-free baking calculator helps you adjust non-vegan recipes. The protein calculator helps optimize your protein intake for your dietary needs.


Vegan Wines

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Vegan Wines aims to help you make ethical choices about wine, beer, and spirits. The app uses open-source data to tell you which beverages are made completely animal-free. This includes production methods without animal derivatives like gelatin or seashells.

The latest version lets you filter by type of alcohol and country of origin. The app provides an offline database, too.


Oh She Glows

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: $1.99

Oh She Glows is a plant-based recipes app that draws you in. Elegant photography, crisp design, and a healthy amount of whitespace allows vibrant food colors to pop. Search by season, dish type, and more to find and try a range of delicious recipes.

Take recipes offline for convenience when you’re shopping or cooking. Customize your recipes and add your own cooking notes. The antilock capability means you won’t have to continuously unlock your phone with wet or food-filled hands.


vanilla bean | discover tasty vegan restaurants

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Vegans in or traveling to Europe can find a wide array of restaurant options using Vanilla Bean. The app boasts the widest selection of vegan restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It also highlights options in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. Filters, detailed descriptions, and a map feature help you find the best local options to try. Share your favorites on Facebook. Photos of restaurant interiors help you find the right ambiance to suit your mood.


Vegan Additives

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Created for vegans by a vegan, this app helps you identify additives as vegan-friendly or not. Items are searchable by name or E number. E numbers are given by the European Union to additives that have passed safety inspections. For each item, the app also provides helpful info, like a description, origin, and common uses.

Vegan Burger Recipes

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up burgers. This app has tons of recipes for creative burger options, like eggplant and pesto burgers. Each recipe tells you about the burger, the ingredients you’ll need, and how to make it. Search the catalog to find your favorites and bookmark them. You can also browse offline to shop for ingredients with or without mobile internet.


These are just some of the apps I used (when I had android) and the apps that I use now (iPhone). There are so MANY more vegan/vegetarian apps that are out there. Here is a list of more vegan iPhone apps that didn’t make my cut but deserve some love.


1.) Vegow-The Weekly Plant diet: This apps helps you track your nutrients for anyone who doesn’t eat enough vegetables. This app claims that it’s good for Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, and Paleo followers.

2.) 21-Day Vegan Kickstart: This app is good for anyone who is interested in trying to go vegan for the month or just looking for some fun and healthy vegan recipes.

3.) Food Monster: This app will give you TONS and I MEAN TONS of vegan recipes. There is a section called Cheesy Meals and for that section, there are 135 recipes. Some sections have less and some have more. Just be careful if you have food allergies and or sensitivities because at least for me it was hard to alter the recipes.

4.) Meetup: Meetup is a social networking “type” app. With Meetup, you can not only see the fun cool stuff that is going on in your area you can also find local vegans in your area how cool is that?


 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.

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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What Is The Pegan Diet

The pegan “diet” is a style of eating inspired by two of the most popular diet trends — paleo and vegan. The pegan “diet” promotes optimal health by reducing inflammation and balancing blood sugar. However, some components of this diet remain controversial.

 

Pegan DietWhat Is The Pegan “Diet”

The pegan “diet” combines key principles from paleo and vegan “diets” based on the notion that nutrient-dense, whole foods can reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and support optimal health. If your first thought is that going paleo and vegan simultaneously sounds nearly impossible, you’re not alone.

Despite its name, the pegan “diet” is unique and has its own set of guidelines. In fact, it’s less restrictive than either a paleo or vegan “diet” by itself.

Major emphasis is placed on vegetables and fruit, but intake of small to moderate amounts of meat, certain fish, nuts, seeds, and some legumes is also allowed.

Heavily processed sugars, oils, and grains are discouraged — but still acceptable in very small amounts.

The pegan “diet”is not designed as a typical, short-term diet. Instead, it aims to be more sustainable so that you can follow it indefinitely.

The pegan “diet”, while based on principles from both paleo and vegan “diets”, follows its own rubric and is designed to be sustainable over the long term

Foods to Eat

The pegan “diet” focuses strongly on whole foods or foods that have undergone little to no processing before they make it to your plate.

Eat Lots of Plants

The primary food group for the pegan “diet”is vegetables and fruit — these should comprise 75% of your total intake.

Low-glycemic fruits and vegetables, such as berries and non-starchy vegetables, should be emphasized in order to minimize your blood sugar response. Small amounts of starchy vegetables and sugary fruits may be allowed for those who have already achieved healthy blood sugar control prior to starting the diet.

Choose Responsibly Sourced Protein

Although the pegan “diet” primarily emphasizes plant foods, adequate protein intake from animal sources is still encouraged.

Bear in mind that because 75% of the diet is made up of vegetables and fruit, less than 25% remains for animal-based proteins. As such, you’ll have a much lower meat intake than you would on a typical paleo “diet” — but still more than on any vegan diet.

The pegan “diet” discourages eating conventionally farmed meats or eggs. Instead, it places emphasis on grass-fed, pasture-raised sources of beef, pork, poultry, and whole eggs. It also encourages intake of fish — specifically those that tend to have low mercury content like sardines and wild salmon.

Stick to Minimally Processed Fats

On this “diet”, you should eat healthy fats from specific sources, such as:

  • Nuts: Except peanuts
  • Seeds: Except processed seed oils
  • Avocado and olives: Cold-pressed olive and avocado oil may also be used
  • Coconut: Unrefined coconut oil is permitted
  • Omega-3s: Especially those from low-mercury fish or algae

Grass-fed, pasture-raised meats and whole eggs also contribute to the fat content of the pegan “diet”.

Some Whole Grains and Legumes May Be Consumed

Although most grains and legumes are discouraged on the pegan “diet” due to their potential to influence blood sugar, some gluten-free whole grains and legumes are permitted in limited quantities.

Grain intake should not exceed more than a 1/2 cup (125 grams) per meal, while legume intake should not exceed 1 cup (75 grams) per day.

Here are some grains and legumes that you may eat:

  • Grains: Black rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, teff, oats
  • Legumes: Lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans

However, you should further restrict these foods if you have diabetes or another condition that contributes to poor blood sugar content.

Foods to Avoid

The pegan “diet” is more flexible than a paleo or vegan “diet”because it allows occasional intake of almost any food.

That said, several foods and food groups are strongly discouraged. Some of these foods are known to be unhealthy, while others may be considered very healthy — depending on whom you ask.

These foods are typically avoided on the pegan “diet”:

  • Dairy: Cow’s milk, yogurt, and cheese are strongly discouraged. However, foods made from sheep or goat milk are permitted in limited quantities. Sometimes grass-fed butter is allowed, too.
  • Gluten: All gluten-containing grains are strongly discouraged.
  • Gluten-free grains: Even grains that don’t contain gluten are discouraged. Small amounts of gluten-free whole grains may be permitted occasionally.
  • Legumes: Most legumes are discouraged due to their potential to increase blood sugar. Low-starch legumes, such as lentils, may be permitted.
  • Sugar: Any form of added sugar, refined or not, is usually avoided. It may be used occasionally — but very sparingly.
  • Refined oils: Refined or highly processed oils, such as canola, soybean, sunflower, and corn oil, are almost always avoided.
  • Food additives: Artificial colorings, flavorings, preservatives, and other additives are avoided.

Most of these foods are forbidden due to their perceived impact on blood sugar and/or inflammation in your body.

The pegan “diet” discourages several foods and food groups. However, it is somewhat flexible. Limited amounts of banned foods may be allowed occasionally.

Potential Benefits

The pegan “diet” may contribute to your health in a number of ways. The strong emphasis on fruit and vegetable intake is perhaps its best trait.

Fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutritionally diverse foods. They’re full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds are known to prevent disease and reduce both oxidative stress and inflammation (123).

The pegan “diet”also emphasizes healthy, unsaturated fats from fish, nuts, seeds, and other plants that may have a positive impact on heart health (45).

Furthermore, “diets” that rely on whole foods and contain few ultra-processed foods are associated with an improvement in overall “diet” quality (67).

Because the pegan “diet”emphasizes nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, it may help prevent disease, promote heart health, and reduce inflammation.

Potential Downsides

Despite its positive attributes, the pegan “diet”also has some downsides that are worth considering.

Unnecessary Restrictions

Although the pegan “diet”allows for more flexibility than a vegan or paleo “diet”alone, many of the proposed restrictions unnecessarily limit very healthy foods, such as legumes, whole grains, and dairy.

Proponents of the pegan “diet” often cite increased inflammation and elevated blood sugar as the primary reasons for the removal of these foods.

Of course, some people do have allergies to gluten and dairy that can promote inflammation. Similarly, certain people struggle to control blood sugar when consuming high-starch foods like grains or legumes (89).

In these cases, reducing or eliminating these foods may be appropriate.

However, unless you have specific allergies or intolerances, it’s unnecessary to avoid them (81011).

Furthermore, arbitrary elimination of large groups of foods can lead to nutrient deficiencies if those nutrients aren’t carefully replaced. Thus, you may need a basic understanding of nutrition to implement the pegan “diet”safely (1213).

Lack of Accessibility

Although a “diet”full of organic fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed, pasture-raised meats may seem great in theory, it may be inaccessible for many people.

For the “diet” to be successful, you need significant time to devote to meal prep, some experience with cooking and meal planning, and access to a variety of foods that may be quite expensive.

Additionally, due to the restrictions on common processed foods, such as cooking oils, dining out may be difficult. This could potentially lead to increased social isolation or stress.

The pegan “diet” unnecessarily restricts several healthy food groups. It may also be expensive and time-consuming.

Sample Menu

The pegan “diet” emphasizes vegetables but also includes sustainably raised meats, fish, nuts, and seeds. Some legumes and gluten-free grains may be used sparingly.

Here is a sample menu for one week on the diet:

Monday

  • Breakfast: Vegetable omelet with a simple green salad dressed in olive oil
  • Lunch: Kale salad with chickpeas, strawberries, and avocado
  • Dinner: Wild salmon patties with roasted carrots, steamed broccoli, and lemon vinaigrette

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Sweet potato “toast” topped with sliced avocado, pumpkin seeds, and lemon vinaigrette
  • Lunch: Bento box with boiled eggs, sliced turkey, raw veggie sticks, fermented pickles, and blackberries
  • Dinner: Veggie stir-fry with cashews, onions, bell pepper, tomato, and black beans

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Green smoothie with apple, kale, almond butter, and hemp seeds
  • Lunch: Leftover veggie stir-fry
  • Dinner: Grilled shrimp and veggie kabobs with black rice pilaf

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Coconut and chia seed pudding with walnuts and fresh blueberries
  • Lunch: Mixed green salad with avocado, cucumber, grilled chicken, and cider vinaigrette
  • Dinner: Roasted beet salad with pumpkin seeds, Brussels sprouts, and sliced almonds

Friday

  • Breakfast: Fried eggs, kimchi, and braised greens
  • Lunch: Lentil and vegetable stew with a side of sliced cantaloupe
  • Dinner: Salad with radishes, jicama, guacamole, and grass-fed beef strips

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Overnight oats with cashew milk, chia seeds, walnuts, and berries
  • Lunch: Leftover lentil-veggie stew
  • Dinner: Roast pork loin with steamed veggies, greens, and quinoa

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Veggie omelet with a simple green salad
  • Lunch: Thai-style salad rolls with cashew cream sauce and orange slices

Dinner: Leftover pork loin and veggies.

 

The pegan “diet” emphasizes a vegetable-heavy “diet” that also includes protein, healthy fats, and some fruit. Grains and legumes are included, but less frequently.

Thoughts

The pegan “diet” is based on paleo and vegan principles — though it encourages some meat consumption. It emphasizes whole foods, especially vegetables, while largely prohibiting gluten, dairy, most grains, and legumes. It’s rich in many nutrients that can promote optimal health but may be too restrictive for many people. You can give this diet a try to see how your body responds. If you’re already paleo or vegan and are interested in modifying your diet, the pegan “diet” may be easier to adjust to.

 Final Thoughts

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Vegan Banana Bread

The Skinny on Trader Joe’s New Vegan Banana Bread

People go pretty crazy for banana bread — B-A-N-A-N-A-S. The sweet, tender loaves are brunch superstars, they shine brightly when it comes time for healthy dessert, and if you have a go-to favorite—you’re probably eternally committed to it. That all aside, as much as putting bananas in your bread may sound nutrition forward, it’s a tough task finding a loaf that won’t go against your healthy lifestyle. Trader Joe’s, who brings us all sorts of healthy treats, just dropped a vegan banana bread and we’re here to break down if its worth the slice.

A Closer Look at the Nutrition

PER SERVING : 210 calories, 9 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (1 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 2 g protein

Before taking a bite of TJ’s version of the classic loaf, here’s what to expect. It has a sweet banana-walnut flavor with a dense texture, topped in walnut pieces. And of course, there was no dairy or eggs used in the making. The loaves come with 8 slices — or servings — and each serving will cost you 210 calories and 9 grams of fat.

I think It’s a mistake to think that label claims, like vegan, are a good indicator of a product’s healthfulness. A quick peek at the ingredient list shows that this bread is made with enriched wheat flour, which is another way of saying refined white flour. Plus, with 13 grams of added sugar, this is definitely in the dessert category.

This comes as no surprise as many recipes and store-bought banana-nut breads fall into this category of empty calories. If you do choose to add this banana bread or others into your diet occasionally that’s okay, too, as long as you know it’s not considered a healthy treat.

Guilt-Free?

There’s no harm in mindfully enjoying dessert from time to time, but my best advice around dessert is to splurge on something that’s totally worth it in your calorie book. Whether that’s this banana bread, a cupcake, cake or something else is your call. An occasional slice of this banana bread, won’t make or break your healthy eating, but opting for a healthier banana bread recipe from home may be your best bet to indulge for more of a guilt-free treat.

Final Thoughts

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Keto//os vs. Ketones

Here is the first post of a few Pruvit related posts. Any pruvit posts are affiliated but I DO NOT make a commission If you click the link or buy anything.  All opinions in today’s post are my own. If you are looking to get into Ketones or you want to know to learn more about The Ketogenic Diet you can reach the person who I buy my ketones and reboot through here Pruvit Promoter Katherine S.

Did You Know?

That one serving of Keto OS elevates your ketone levels and puts you into ketosis.  The skinny is – you help your body burn fat rather than glucose (carbs/sugar). It suppresses appetite and is a great tool for Intermittent FastingWhat I love most about drinking ketones is how they make me feel – good and with sustained energy throughout the day, focused, and much better workouts!

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Ketones Vs. Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet will also put your body into ketosis, however, it’s very strict – less than 20 grams of carbs per day. To put that in perspective – one cup of rice has about 48 grams of carbs. But what if you don’t want to follow a super strict “diet” but you still want the benefits of being in ketosis?

Or what if you want to make your transition to a low-carb or ketogenic “diet” a lot easier?

 Please Keep On Reading!

This is where Keto//OS sets itself apart from every other supplement on the market and I’ll explain it this Keto OS review. 

Here are some of the benefits of drinking therapeutic ketones:

Sustained energy, Increased focus, Suppressed appetite, Better mood, Better sleep, Muscle preservation, Clear skin, Fat loss.

Keto OS Results – My First Time

I’ve had two rounds of experience drinking Keto//os, but the first time my commitment wasn’t there if I am being totally honest (my lifestyle/“diet” was since I’m being honest it was complete shit).

The first time I started drinking Keto//os (Raspberry Lemonade) was in December. 2017 and it helped me to eat healthier and get some fat loss going.  I lost about 8lbs in six weeks!

This was huge for me since the prior year I’d gained a little extra pouch through the holidays. I LOVE CAKE!!!!

I couldn’t seem to get any fat loss going. I’ll be honest I was putting my body through hell. I had food allergies and food Intolerances that I had no Idea about. And to top it all off I was going back and forth between vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Now I am gluten-free (because I gotta be) and I am vegetarian because with all the food allergies and Intolerances It just makes sense for me and my body. However, after starting the ketones I noticed my clothes started to fit better and I wasn’t as hungry. 

Like many ( I am no exception) with any lifestyle change we get excited about starting, I got complacent after a while. I got out of the habit of drinking Keto//os, and I started eating badly again! (Sorry Body)!

Keto Max Results – Committed to Ketones!

Round #2 with Keto//os It Was Now Or Never!

I joined beachbody on demand and I started doing  HIIT training – light running, yoga, and light weights) and I do that 2x per week and take Saturday and Sunday off.

I also ate a strict ketogenic diet (vegetarian) the first couple of weeks getting back on the ketones which helped a lot to get my body burning fat for fuel. But after a while, I just didn’t feel like following a strict Keto diet was for me, so I added back some carbs on my workout days and non-workout days.

Now I do a lot of Intermittent Fasting, and Intuitive Eating and I eat good “most of the time.”

Since being back on ketones, I have my energy back, my mood is lifted, my skin is clear, and I’m a LOT more focused and productive in life. 

Why Am I Writing About Pruvit Keto OS?

I originally set out to review Keto OS because before I tried it, my sister did and she had great results! She got me hooked, thanks sister! 

Drinking Keto//os gave her energy and helped suppress her appetite so she was able to make better food choices and get to those workouts in which all contributed to her body changes. She lost a lot of weight!

So what is Keto OS and how does this first-of-its-kind supplement put your body into ketosis?

What results can you expect with Keto OS? And does Keto OS have side effects? Keep reading my Keto OS review!

What is Prüvit Keto OS and How Does It Work?

Prüvit’s KETO//OS “Bio-hacks” your body into ketosis in under an hour.

Keto OS contains a patented formula of the highest quality ketone mineral salts (BHB -Betahydroxybutyrate) in a blend of amino acids and minerals.

Normally, ketones are only produced in the body during periods of fasting, but when’s the last time you fasted, or even at less than 20 grams of carbs in a day? Gave up pizza, bread, cakes, or even alcohol?😉

 

In fact, you can pee on a ketone test strip 45-60 minutes after you drink it to “pruvit.” These are available at drug stores.

However, don’t get too hung on on peeing on stuff, blood ketone tests are far more accurate than urine strips but they’ll give you an idea when you’re first getting started. Once you’re in ketosis for a while, your body will start to utilize the ketone bodies more efficiently. 

What is Ketosis? It’s Our Native State

 

Ketosis is our native state – when we were hunter-gatherers, we would go into ketosis and burn fat (instead of muscle) until we found our next meal. Our bodies thrive going in and out of ketosis!

Do You Have to Eat a Special Diet?Ketogenic diet

Many people ask me how to take Keto OS, and this is my recommendation:

  • Drink 1-2 servings of Keto OS per day and a new diet will follow naturally – because you won’t be as hungry and your carb and sugar cravings will be squashed!
  • Use the MCT or Keto Kreme in your coffee in the mornings, and a Keto Max in the afternoon(this is my current schedule)

Will you burn more fat if you eat a low carb or Keto diet?  YES, of course! At least go low carb if you’re looking for fat loss!

What Does Keto OS Taste Like?

Keto OS Orange Dream 2.1

 

Keto OS Orange Dream 2.1 tastes like a creamscicle and contains MCT.

Pruvit brought their exogenous ketones to the market place using Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s patented formula of ketones + MCT (medium chain triglycerides, which is fat extracted from coconut).

MCT allows the ketones to have a more “slow release” and can give an edge to appetite suppression and help keep you feeling full.

The Orange contains a bit of milk powder to bind the MCT to the ketone body (it’s gluten free and Kosher certified, but not dairy free or vegan). 

Keto OS Chocolate Swirl 3.0

Keto OS Chocolate Swirl 3.0 tastes like a tootsie roll and is delicious mixed with iced coffee and heavy whipping cream!

Chocolate Swirl is unique since it’s the only Pruvit flavor that contains a prebiotic which can help with digestion. 

It’s also Vegan, Dairy-free and gluten-free.

Keto Max Maui Punch

 

Keto Max Maui Punch tastes just like a fruity punch!

What’s different about the Max flavors?

Max salts are a bit different from the OS salts. Max contains the most pure, most bio-available form of ketones, meaning your body can more easily absorb it so there’s a faster uptake, quicker peak, and provides more energy – Max is 40% stronger.

All Keto Max flavors are gluten-free, dairy-free and Kosher Certified and contain CMed 100 (AC-11) for DNA repair.

Keto OS Max Raspberry Lemonade

 

Keto Max Raspberry Lemonade is so refreshing and tastes great with a squeeze of fresh lemon!

It’s the perfect mix of sweet and tart! I never seem to get tired of Raspberry Lemonade (even though it does have a bit of a salty after taste).

Keto Max Heart Tart

 

Keto Max Heart Tart was a Valentine’s Day exclusive, but since everyone loved it SO much, it’s now on the permanent menu!

Heart Tart reminds me of strawberry jello or a strawberry sweet-tart, it’s DELICIOUS!

Keto Max Splash

 

Keto Max Splash is a light, citrusy, watermelon-grapefruit fusion!

This new flavor contains AC-11 DNA repair and added B3, B6 and B12 Vitamins.

I love the Splash, I am low on Vitamin B so it gives me an added boost of energy and it’s very light and refreshing.

Keto Kreme with Functional Fat Technology (FFT™)

 

Keto Kreme is a fat supplement powder you mix with your coffee or tea that’s great for boosting fat loss, an energy and brain boost, and is very filling and yummy!

How to use:  FAST on the Keto Kreme until you get hungry, then drink a Keto OS or Keto Max, then when you get hungry (lunch time or later) eat a low carb/high fat meal. Super burn!

Or: Drink half hour before dinner (I love it with mixed with decaf tea) to help fill you up before dinner.

What’s in Keto Kreme?

  • Healthy serving of fat (12 grams) made from coconut oil, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides) and sweetened with stevia.
  • Four different patented collagen formulas, new “Functional Fat Technology” *FFT
  • Collagen, which benefits: hair, skin, nails
  • Can even mix with just water and ice as a shake
  • CMed 100 (AC-11) for DNA Repair

Keto Reboot 60 Hour Fast

Pruvit’s new is becoming a very popular way to reset your metabolism for a full body reset. A lot of changes can be made in 60 hours and bad habits broken.

The Keto Reboot was an AMAZING experience, and I’ve done it several times! Some people do it monthly! Keto Reboot is a 60 hour fast (no food) using Keto Max, Keto Kalm Tea, Keto Broth, and Signal-OS capsules for DNA repair.

 

Keto OS Blue Ocean Unleashed

 

If you like Pina coladas….

If you want to try Pruvit’s strongest product, Blue Ocean is amazing! THIS is the flavor I drink for those days where I have a lot of work to focus on, or a tough workout.

Amped ketones are magical, and Blue Ocean tastes like a pina colada!

Pruvit’s Special Flavors

Keto OS White Midnight Unleashed

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Pruvit released their “Mystery Max” Amped Midnight in early December.

This is a black cherry vanilla flavor and is “AMPED” like the Blue Ocean, contains AC-11, and its original release was purple (almost black in color) and is delicious!

They took the beet powder out so now it’s “White Midnight.”

Keto Max Envy (During St. Patty’s Day)

This St. Patty’s Day exclusive flavor tastes just like mint chocolate – GREEN ketones!

My favorite way to drink Keto Envy is to mix it with Swiss Cacao and whip up in a blender with ice, water and a little heavy whipping cream.

NOW we’re talking chocolatey mint cookie flavor! Which I love because I love chocolate and mint.

There are more new flavors such as Purple Reign (grape), Keto Jellies (jellybean), Key Limeade (awesome new lemon/lime flavor) and the new Harvest Sunrise.

Does Keto OS Have Any Side Effects?

Like any supplement, not everyone will have the same exact experience. If you’re sensitive to caffeine and drink the Charged version late in the day, then you may have trouble falling asleep, just like coffee may keep you up.

Some people report an upset stomach when they are adjusting to the Orange flavor (since it contains the MCT oils), and this is the reason to start with half a pack for at least a few days, or longer if necessary.

How I Feel Drinking Daily Ketones

I’ve been sailing through each day no longer experiencing those slumps of energy like I used to. And I’m not relying on coffee as much these days. No more brain fog, and no more afternoon coffee. Much more focused!

I’ve also been powering through my workouts at the gym and pushing myself whereas before I might just stop when it got too tough.

It gives me energy to get my butt to the gym when I would sometimes blow it off….you know how that goes. Half the battle is getting there!

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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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.


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

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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Zevia Organic Tea

Quick Note: I have a bunch of keto related posts coming soon. I have another 60 hr. Reboot posts coming, a keto reboot excel post, more keto grocery related content and much more. If keto is your thing or you know someone who is interested (beginners) then my blog is for you (or your friend). Don’t forget to check back daily for all the keto related content that is to come.

Zevia, is the leading zero-calorie, naturally sweetened beverage company, today announced Zevia Organic Tea, a line of eight Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Tea flavors. Like all Zevia products, these items are zero calories, naturally sweetened with stevia, and contain zero sugar. In addition, Zevia Organic Teas are non-carbonated, non-GMO, brewed with Fair Trade Certified Tea, and will carry the USDA Organic seal. The flavors include Black Tea, Green Tea, and herbal flavors, featuring two caffeine-free options.

With this announcement, Zevia’s product lines encompass a broad range of Liquid Refreshment Beverage (LRB) categories, including Soda, Energy drinks, Sparkling Water, Mixers and now RTD Tea. With simple, plant-based ingredients and products for every family member and usage occasion, Zevia has become a favorite among shoppers seeking better-for-you alternatives to sugary and artificially sweetened beverages.

Sugar reduction has rapidly become the number one consumer concern, with 84% of US shoppers seeking to reduce their sugar intake. Zevia was the first zero-calorie, naturally sweetened beverage brand, and they are continuing to build on their leadership with great-tasting new products to support a low-sugar lifestyle.

Almost half of the added sugar coming from beverages, Zevia provides an easy way for consumers to kickstart a sugar reduction program. Zevia Tea will be sold in 12 oz. sleek cans with a suggested retail price of $1.99 each, available nationwide now.

About Zevia

Zevia is the first beverage brand exclusively focused on naturally sweetened, zero calorie beverages, including Soda, Energy, Sparking Water, Ready-To-Drink Tea, and Mixers lines. With formulas that are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan, Kosher, color-free and Gluten Free, Zevia is sold at more than 40,000 grocery, natural and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Safeway, Kroger, Target and Amazon.


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.

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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Keto Reboot + What To Expect (Update)

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Prüvit products are not intended to diagnose prevent treat or cure any disease. If you are under medical supervision for any allergy, disease, taking prescription medications or you are breastfeeding contact your medical provider before adding any new supplements to your daily regimen.

If you’ve been with me for a while (at least a year) You would remember I did a 60hr fast and I tracked my progress (kinda).

In this Keto Reboot review, I’m going to tell you all about my experience so you can educate yourself and decide if it’s right for you. If you’d like to learn more about incorporating Ketones into your daily life. I’ve been drinking them 1 1/2 years.

Keto Reboot Review

When is the Next Keto Reboot?

Pruvit hosts the Keto Reboot on a monthly basis, and the next group start is February 10th, 2019. If you want to join the next reboot you have to wait 13 days for them to go on sale ( they usually sell out fast and you can only get the reboot kit right before the next reboot starts). And when they do go on sale they sell out fast. You can Click Here to get your reboot kit.

Keto Reboot Kit – What’s in it and what is the Goal?

Pruvit’s Keto Reboot is a kit that sells for $79 made up of various exogenous ketone powders you mix with water to make drinks or teas. This is a 60 hour “fast” or “cleanse” and all you need to complete the reboot is in the kit.

The goal of this 60 Hour Keto Kleanse is to reboot your system back to its “N8tive” state and get your metabolism reset and fired up! Whether you want more energy, to get in shape, eat a healthier “diet”, or simply want to feel better, the reboot will give you the optimal reset you need to get on track.

The Keto Reboot and Optimization post reboot is designed to keep your fat burning potential at its peak! There are no artificial colors or sweeteners in Pruvit products, and everything in the Keto Reboot kit is gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy free. The only product that’s not vegan is the Better Broths (bone broths).

What’s in the Keto Reboot Kit?

  • 2 Raspberry Lemonade Keto Max Charged
  • 2 Raspberry Lemonade Keto Max Decaf
  • 2 Caramel Apple Keto Kalm Teas
  • 1 Chocolate Keto Kalm Tea
  • 2 Better Broth Thyme flavor
  • 2 Better Broth Salted Caramel
  • 10 Signal-OS capsules (DNA repair)

What else do you need to complete the Keto Reboot?

  • Water, and lots of it. Pruvit recommends 1 gallon a day during the reboot
  • And of course your desire and commitment to better health!
  • My opinion is that you should have some Ketones on hand post reboot to optimize (optional)
  • If you made it this far I know you must be curious about getting rid of the bloat and some excess weight? Why not click this link to start on the road to better health.

Who Would Benefit from the Keto Reboot?

Anyone, male or female of any age, would benefit from this metabolic reset, so long as your at least 18 years of age and not pregnant or nursing.

Many people have asked me, why would you not want to eat for 60 hours? Are you nuts? Not nuts, but I’m into health and wellness, and I’ve done plenty of different fasts before and I know they are of great benefit to your health.

When you have a virus on your computer, what do you do? Reboot it right? Well, your body is the same, and it’s the most important computer you own!

The Keto Reboot was the easiest, and most effective cleanse I’ve ever done! And that is why It’s the only one I continue to do!

Keto Reboot Schedule

Keto Reboot products

The schedule and timing of drinking your Keto Kalm Tea, Keto Max, Keto Broth and Signal-OS is easy.

You can also adjust it to your schedule no problem! I happen to be on a very late schedule so I pushed everything back three hours.

It always starts on a Sunday night and ends on a Wednesday morning when you wake up to break your fast. People often ask me why it starts on a Sunday night and the reason is compliance. Generally, people cheat on the weekends.

Keto Reboot Instructions

Keto Reboot Day 1 – Sunday Night

Keto Reboot keto kalm tea

The Keto Reboot always kicks off on a Sunday night and that’s when you drink your first Chocolate Keto Kalm Tea, easy peasy.

Keto Kalm Tea contains ketones (BHB), magnesium, L-theonine, and other ingredients to help you relax and promote restful sleep.

It tastes really good and is sweetened with Stevia. Think hot chocolate more than a tea…it’s a powder you mix with warm water.

The Signal-OS is packed full of AC-11 for DNA repair and high levels of Vitamin B.

Note: they’ve optimized the reboot instructions so you don’t take the Signal OS your first night anymore, rather the morning you break your fast. 

It’s best to eat a light meal Sunday night. Don’t go binging on pizza and cookies before fasting, instead eat a sensible meal, preferably one lower in carbs.

Get a good night’s rest Sunday night, as Monday will be your first full day without food.

Don’t panic at the thought of this…ketones are a fuel source and provide energy. They are also filling and suppress your appetite. This is why you feel so good during the reboot!

Keto Reboot Day 2 – Monday

Keto Reboot schedule

When Monday arrives, you wake up and drink a Raspberry Lemonade Keto Max which tastes just like a country lemonade.

Making it is simple, you just add 12-16 oz of water and ice and shake, shake, shake!

Keto Max flavors are a mainstay of Pruvit’s line up, and the only ketones on the market bioidentical to the ketones your liver makes naturally. I drink Keto Max on a daily basis and it comes in many flavors.

If you have other Keto Max flavors on hand, or Keto Amped  (not a pruvit product I got mine through Amazon).you can drink any of these in place of the Raspberry lemonade if you prefer! I drank the Keto Max Heart Tart to switch things up!

A couple of hours after drinking your Keto Max, you take your Signal-OS capsules. During my experience during the reboot, some people preferred taking their Signal-OS with the broth, which is perfectly fine.

Lunchtime consists of Keto Thyme Better Broth which contains 7 grams of protein (it’s real bone broth with ketones). I’ll be honest it’s good when made into a slush. I took ice cubes and blended the bone broth and ice cubes together and made it into a slush.

Afternoon you drink a decaf Raspberry Lemonade and then dinner is the Better Broth Salted Caramel, which tastes just like caramel popcorn!

While I drank my Better Broth Salted Caramel with warm water as directed (not boiling), some people really enjoyed drinking it cold with ice. It doesn’t make a difference. It’s on the sweet side so diluting with more water is fine to suit your taste.

I also had no problem taking my Signal-OS separate from the broth, I followed the Keto Reboot instructions to a “T.”

Your last drink of the day on Day 2 is the Keto Kalm Tea Caramel Apple flavor, which is a bit sweet for my liking but easily drinkable.

Pruvit does a great job with their flavors but remember, ketone salts are just that…BHB salts (beta-hydroxybutyrate)…. so masking the salts is necessary. If you don’t like the taste, suck it up and know it’s all worth it!!

Don’t forget – drink LOTS of water during your reboot! It’s very important. You’re detoxing and you need to give the toxins a way out, or you could wind up with headaches or other unwanted side effects.

If you do get a headache, up your water intake and add a pinch of Himalayan salt to increase your electrolytes.

Keto Reboot Day 2 – How I Felt

I am used to intermittent fasting….every day I start my day with coffee and Pruvit’s MCT//143 oil and then drink Keto Max a couple hours later. I usually don’t eat my first meal until about 2:00pm. So how did I feel on Day 2? Pretty awesome! I wasn’t hungry at all.

They recommend depleting your glycogen stores on Day 2 to shift your body into ketosis more quickly. This isn’t the day to break any personal records at the gym, just doing a light workout is good, just do something! If you don’t feel up to working out It is okay to skip the gym. Remember you aren’t intaking that many calories.

It was also the evening of Day 2 that I starting really detoxing and making frequent trips to the bathroom. Yes, you’re gonna poop…this is a CLEANSE. You’re emptying the tank! I think I went about 6x.

It’s not a big deal and it’s not uncontrollable. You feel it coming on and you go to the bathroom. Some people are hesitant to do this while they’re at work but don’t be! You’ll be fine.

Some people didn’t have this happen until day 2, or even day 3. I guess it depends how backed up you are and how regular you are normally.

I think for some people, day 2 may be the hardest, especially if you’ve never done a cleanse before. So if you can just get through day 2, you’ll be fine come day 3.

By Day 3, you’ll be burning your love handles for fuel and you will feel a metabolic “shift.” You will be in a deep state of ketosis! 

Keto Reboot Day 3 – Tuesday

Keto Reboot review

Day 3 of the Keto Reboot is your second full day of not eating, and is a repeat of Day 2’s schedule so I won’t rehash it, but I will tell you how I felt as I was using my own fat for fuel!

Keto Reboot Day 3 – How I Felt

I wasn’t hungry at all by day 3. By this time, you’re in a deep state of ketosis and you’re body is tapping into its fat stores for fuel.  This is what they mean by a “metabolic shift.”

I did go on a walk, but only lapped my block in case I needed to go to the bathroom, which I didn’t until later that night. For me, it was always the dinner time broth that kicked that part in. Everyone’s different.

I didn’t experience ANY hunger “pangs” or pains.

But the ketones in all the products really do keep you feeling full and your hunger suppressed. Once you do start to feel a little hunger, it’s time for your next drink.

Even though I wasn’t feeling physically hungry, come evening time there was the thought of food…and being so accustomed to eating at certain times.

This is also why the reboot can really help break bad habits when it comes to food and snacking! Fasting is very empowering!

Testing your Ketone Levels

 

Post reboot I tested my ketone levels on a Keto strip and it was super dark! By this point, my liver was breaking down fat into ketone bodies and being used for energy!

By the way, don’t get too hung on peeing on stuff, blood ketone tests are far more accurate than urine strips but they’ll give you an idea. 

The Keto Mojo is a good one if you’re looking for a blood ketone/glucose meter and they offer free shipping.

Keto Reboot – Breaking the Fast

When my 60-hour reboot was complete, I woke up and I wasn’t hungry at all, but I felt a little weak so I knew I was ready to eat something. I actually went about 65 hours before breaking my fast.

It’s recommended you break your fast with some bone broth (any brand) and some scrambled eggs. I just opted for a couple scrambled eggs in butter.

Eat light the remainder of this day…. your digestion has been resting, your stomach shrank, and you won’t feel as hungry.

Keto Reboot Results – Reboot #1

So let’s face it, some of you will want to do this fast to kick start your fat loss! Who are we kidding? My main goal of the reboot was for ABS. I did lose 5 lbs and my stomach was FLAT and I felt amazing! I said goodbye to all the bloat and I had crazy amounts of natural energy.

Sidenote: Results may vary. Not everyone will have the same results as me or maybe someone you may know.

It completely reset my diet and I went on to eat a more strict vegetarian diet easily in following weeks. When you accomplish something so huge, you really think twice about putting something naughty in your mouth.

Food tastes so good after fasting that you have a much greater appreciation for healthy, nutritious foods!

One huge thing I noticed was how my gut improved…without TMI, let’s just say I’m very regular now and everything looks good!

Post Reboot Optimization

Optimizing post reboot is so important! If you want to stay in this fat burning state of ketosis, you can do that by continuing to drink ketones daily and following a lower carb “diet”.

Don’t just do the reboot and then get upset if you start eating bad and the weight creeps back on – you have to keep at it and the Reboot is a great JUMP START.  Old habits, “diet” hard, and continuing to drink your ketones daily is KEY!

And if you’re brand new to ketones –  heed my advice to Keto adapt a little BEFORE the reboot. Even that just means drinking one Keto Max per day for a week prior or maybe have some fat coffee using Keto Kreme and doing some shorter intermittent fasting day.

Keto Reboot Results – Reboot #2

I did my second Keto Reboot in May and I lasted the whole 60 hrs. I had so MUCH energy! It felt good to rely on just ketones and not ketones and coffee for those days I needed a HUGE pick-me-up.

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.

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

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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Keto Coffee Creamer

Today I talk about some of the best keto coffee cream creamers that are on the market today. I’ve done quite a few Keto posts. I’m curious to know if you like these type posts or no? If you enjoy these keto posts I will continue to do them if you don’t then I will do them once in a while. Just comment and let me know what you think.

If you are interested In the ketogenic lifestyle or going vegan or vegetarian you can reach me at the links I mentioned In the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

Keto Coffee Creamer by Left Coast

Left Coast Performance started with the goal of bringing affordable, high-quality MCT oil to the market. Since then, they have grown to sell other supplements, such as bone broth and ketone powder. They aim to use just a handful of ingredients in each of their products for maximum nutritional benefit. Because their keto coffee creamer is oil-based, it must be blended before use to get the right consistency. (leftcoastperformance)

Nutritional Facts: ghee, MCT oil. Servings: 32 , Carbs: 0, Flavors: cacao, unflavored

Form: liquid

Let’s compare some of the other features:

This creamer is gluten-free and contains only five ingredients

Has zero carbohydrates

Comes in two different flavors

Each bottle has 32 servings, which is over a month’s supply if you drink one cup a day

This creamer must be blended before use or it will not mix with coffee

The Left Coast website is minimal, without any useful resources

 Bulletproof Coffee InstaMix Creamer

Bulletproof is a health brand that sells numerous coffee products and even has several cafes located throughout the US west coast. In addition to coffee, they sell protein and other supplements, including MCT oil. Their product line is even more wide-ranged, including vibration plates, books, accessories, and clothing. Their website is impressive, featuring an educational blog and podcasts. A nice benefit with Bulletproof Coffee InstaMix Creamer is it is in powder form and does not require blending.

Nutritional Facts:  butter, octane oil, Servings: 14, Carbs: 6

Flavors: unflavored, Form: pre-blended powder

Lets compare some of the other features:

This Instamix does not require any blending; simply stir into coffee

Made with 100% grass-fed butter

Their website has lots of resources

Bulletproof specializes in coffee products and appears to be a well-rounded company

This creamer contains six carbs

Only has 14 servings per canister

Doesn’t offer any flavor options

Comes in powder form, which is not the most natural

 

 Laird Superfood Unsweetened Original Coffee Creamer

Laird Superfood is named after Laird Hamilton, a self-proclaimed “surfer, fitness guru and coffee connoisseur.” He founded the company with the mission of finding a keto coffee creamer alternative to butter. Laird has since expanded their product line to include hydration powders, mushroom powder, coffee and more. You can find an educational blog and a recipe database on their website. (lairdsuperfood)

Nutritional Facts: coconut milk powder, sea-algae, coconut oil

Servings: 227, Carbs: 1

Flavors: unsweetened, original, cacao, turmeric

Form: pre-blended powder

Lets compare some of the other features:

Available in many different sizes and flavors

One one-pound package has a whopping 227 servings

Is non-dairy, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan and non-GMO

Does not require any blending; simply stir into coffee

Contains no artificial ingredients, no added sugar, no chemicals and no fillers

Only contains one carb

Comes in powder form, which is not the most natural

 Coffee Booster Organic High-Fat Coffee Creamer

Ironically, Coffee Booster was inspired by its founder’s dislike of butter in coffee. The company’s mission was to create a keto-friendly coffee creamer that tasted good. They found the perfect recipe by adding in some cacao powder (and presumably some other techniques). So far their coffee creamer is their only product. You can learn a lot about the science of the ketogenic diet on their website. (coffeebooster)

Nutritional Facts: Carbs: 1

Flavors: cinnamon, naked, original, vanilla

Form: pre-blended powder

Lets compare some of the other features:

  • Does not require any blending; simply stir into coffee
  • Comes in several different flavors
  • Contains only three ingredients, which are all organic and non-GMO
  • Coffee Booster is solely focused on this product
  • Only contains one carb
  • Comes in powder form, which is not the most natural

 Omega PowerCreamer Butter Coffee Blend

PowerCreamer started developing their butter creamer in late 2014 and spent over a year in research and development before taking their product to market. Their Omega Power Creamer is their only product, offered in four different flavors. Their website features a blog and recipe database for using their creamer to make tasty and healthy coffee drinks. PowerCreamer’s founders, Greg and Nick, make an effort to respond to everyone who contacts them. (powercreamer)

Nutritional Facts:

organic grass-fed ghee, coconut oil, MCT oil

Servings: 20, Carbs: 0

Flavors: cacao, cinnamon, original, vanilla

Form: liquid

Lets compare some of the other features:

Contains zero carbs

Available in several different flavors

Only contains four ingredients, including organic, grass-fed ghee

PowerCreamer is solely focused on this product

This creamer must be blended before use or it will not mix with coffee

Only 20 servings per bottle

PowerCreamer is a very young company without a proven record of success

 

 Biona Organic Creamed Coconut

Biona is the UK-based child company of Windmill Organics, an organic food company. Biona sells a wide range of foods from pasta to yogurt and everything in between. Their creamed coconut contains 24 carbohydrates per serving, so while it may not be completely keto-friendly, it is a 100% whole food, making it one of the healthiest and least processed options out there. If you are strictly keto, this may not be what you’re looking for, but if you’re simply going for a healthy, whole food-based “diet”, this is about as close as you’ll get. (biona)

Nutritional Facts: coconut, Servings: unavailable

Carbs: 24, Flavors: none, Form: liquid

Lets compare some of the other features:

Contains only one ingredient and no additives

Biona doesn’t use any herbicides or pesticides on their crops

All of Biona’s products are non-GMO

Contains 24 carbs and 7 grams of sugar

Meant for use in curry dishes, not necessarily coffee

Number of servings per container is unavailable

As a liquid, this will most likely require blending to mix well into coffee

Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone MCT Oil Powder by Divine Health

Colbert calls himself “America’s #1 doctor for faith & medicine.” He has office locations in Orlando and Dallas, and users can make an appointment with him right on his website for anti-aging treatments. He sells superfood mixes, MCT oil, ketone powders, collagen and a few books he has authored. His website is very transparent, including several contact email addresses and phone numbers. You can also find a database of recipes, challenges, and health-related articles. (drcolbert)

Nutritional Facts: Base ingredients: MCT oil, Servings: 30

Carbs: 3, Flavors: hazelnut, coconut cream, French vanilla, unflavored

Form: pre-blended powder

 

Lets compare some of the other features:

Available in several different flavors

Has 30 servings per container, which is about a month’s supply if you drink one cup a day

Does not require blending, just stir into coffee

This product is non-GMO, gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and vegan

Can be used in a variety of ways, including with coffee, baking products, shakes and smoothies

Contains three carbs

Comes in powder form, which is not the most natural

Buyers Guide Information

I know you were looking for what are the best options, but here is some more detail as to why we might need good low carb coffee creamer products and brands to help us easily get a creamy tasting coffee without a load of sugary carbs.

Does Coffee Creamer Make You Gain Weight

Regular coffee creamer is a non-dairy creamer that usually contains high amounts of sugar to add to the taste. It usually has more sugar but less fat than half-and-half, and also may contain many unnatural additives. For those on a ketogenic diet, or just following a balanced “diet”, coffee creamer is not the best choice. One serving of coffee creamer can contain over a teaspoon of sugar. It will be difficult to remain in ketosis or lose weight if you start your day off with a splash or two of regular creamer in your coffee.

Can You Have Half-and-Half on Keto

Half-and-half is a slightly better option. It is made by mixing heavy cream with whole milk, resulting in a creamy but reduced fat choice. It only has about 20 calories per serving, 10-18% of which is fat. While half-and-half may be a wiser option than regular coffee creamer, it still contains lactose or milk sugar. Butter or low carb coffee creamers are overall the best choices for those wishing to lose weight through ketosis.

Benefits of Using a Low Carb (Keto) Coffee Creamer

~Avoiding the taste of butter or coconut oil

~Feeling satiated and alert for hours after consumption without needing to eat

~Avoiding the sugar and carbs of regular coffee creamers or milk-based creamers

~Enjoying a variety of healthy flavors

Some people are okay with using straight butter or coconut oil in their coffee, but not everybody can deal with the taste. That is the main reason people choose to use specially made low carb coffee creamers. (lowcarbyum)

Is Keto Coffee Creamer Bad for You

The short answer is probably not. The long answer depends on what creamer you are using. It’s always best to stick with the most natural form of food—which is why, technically, using straight butter or coconut oil is the healthiest choice. But what is not healthy is to force down something you hate the taste of. You have to enjoy your morning coffee—otherwise, what’s the point? That’s where low carb creamers come in. If you choose one that is processed with additives and artificial ingredients, then, of course, it’s bad for you. Instead, stick with whole food-based creamers with only a handful of ingredients.

And, Avoid These Other Ingredients

(If Possible)

Thickening agents

Preservatives

Artificial sweeteners and flavors

Added sugar

Hydrogenated oils

 

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