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Keto Peanut Butter Cup, a Reece’s Knockoff

Keto Peanut Butter CupWho says adapting to the ketogenic way of eating means an end to sweets? Not me! I have to LIVE, my friends. So allow me to show you a Keto peanut butter cup that will have Reese’s running in their sugar-filled boots! Here goes…

Keto Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

1. In a pan on low heat, melt and stir the following: 8 T kerrygold butter, 1 T sugar-free peanut butter, 1/2 t vanilla, 1-2 teaspoons Pure Monk brand monk fruit.

2. Stir in 1 cup almond flour. Set aside.

3. In separate pan, melt dark chocolate of your choice. For this recipe, I use Moser Roth 85% cocoa bars from Aldi (3 individually wrapped bars). Adding Keto sweetener is optional. Lily’s is a popular brand of sugar-free chocolate among Keto enthusiasts.

4. Drip about 1 teaspoon chocolate into mini baking cups and chill for 5 minutes.

5. Add 1 T almond flour mixture to each cup, pat down, and top with remaining dark chocolate. Almonds are optional. Chill and eat!

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

*Note for the Keto Police: Moser Roth chocolate has a wee bit of sugar. If someone says sugar isn’t Keto, I say keto(sis) is a metabolic state, not a food. We each do the best we can!

Monk Fruit is extraordinarily sweet, so if you use a different keto sweetener, you’ll need to adjust the recipe accordingly. It is now my favorite sweetener, after using Pyure, which is a blend of stevia and erythritol. Pyure is great for recipes since it measure the same as sugar, but I am digging monk fruit now. Pure Monk Fruit is harder to find, so I ordered mine online. I have seen Pyure in Walmart and grocery stores. .

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

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Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup from Berries, Butter and Coconut Milk
Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

Omg. OMG. Oh. Mygawd. Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup might be my greatest creation to date. Dear readers, you must understand…before Keto, I barely cooked. Beyond boxed Mac and cheese that is, and sticking a spoon in a half gallon carton of mint ice cream. I will not babble a moment longer. Here is the recipe.

Homemade Keto Pancake Syrup

1. Heat the following in the microwave for 30 seconds: 2 medium strawberries, 5 fat blueberries, 1 T Kerrygold butter, 1 T coconut milk, pinch of your favorite Keto sweetener, 2 drops of vanilla, dash of salt.

2. Blend that beautiful concoction in your *food processor. Done.

Macros: 7 net carbs | 13g fat | 140 calories | 0g protein

*If you don’t have a processor or blender, this in the Ninja I have and love because of the single serving cups perfect for recipes like this! 5 years old and no problems.

Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups
Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups

I recently started using pure Monk Fruit keto-safe sweetener. Very, very sweet so it takes just a tiny pinch. I also like this blend of stevia and erythritol which is granular and about as sweet as real sugar, so easy for following recipes closely.

Keto Sweeteners Monk Fruit and Stevia Erythritol Blend
Keto Safe Sweeteners

The Keto Pancake

Now the pancake itself is from a Paleo Pancake Mix I bought at Costco. Note the crispy edges. Yep, it is cooked in butter. For my teenagers who are not full Keto, I combine the paleo pancake mix with regular mix. If you’re transitioning to Keto, nothing wrong with making small changes as you learn…anything to reduce carbs will help you get there.

What’s My Keto Story?

I stumbled upon Keto eating 2 years after having gastric bypass surgery when seeking a solution to several scary episodes or reactive hypoglycemia, a side effect of the surgery. I had NO IDEA that it could relieve depression, fatigue and brain fog as well. I’ve been at this keto thing about a year, and I do it absolutely imperfectly, but I am fascinated by the multiple health benefits. This blog chronicles what is working for me, which is plant-based, gluten-free, processed food free, low net carb, moderate protein, high healthy fat and fiber. In short, KETO (ketogenic). I bought one excellent Keto Book, which is wonderfully researched with lots of gorgeous pictures. Please check with a nutritionist or your doctor for medical advice, and check out more Keto recipes like:

Fathead Pizza

Keto Sangria

Keto Donut Holes

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Dairy-Free Keto Berry Slush

So I was out picking weeds and watering flowers (July in the Midwest, aka 90+ degrees) when a fierce thirst came over me. With the keto way of eating, dairy is allowed, but it’s not a requirement. Dairy doesn’t bother me, but I do see sense in cutting back, which is what I have been trying to do of late. It was at this moment that the dairy-free keto berry slush was born.

Dairy-Free Keto Berry Slush Recipe

In a blender (I used the single serving blender component of my Ninja Blender), combine the following ingredients, blend, admire, sip and savor!

Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups
Ninja Blender with 2 Single Serving Blending Cups

2 ounces Spindrift lemon flavored carbonated water

1/4 cup Thai Kitchen coconut milk1/2 to 1 T Pyure Keto friendly sweetener

Pinch of salt

3 medium strawberries (or the berry of your choice)

1 C ice

Maybe a splash of water if it’s too thick, or more Spindrift

Reminder to Read Labels

One might assume the carb count in these innocent-looking unsweetened cans of carbonated water would be the same. One would be wrong. The grapefruit has 4 carbs per can, so if you’d like to make a Keto Berry Slush with that flavor, 2 ounces would equal 1 carb. The raspberry lime flavor has 2 carb per can. The lemon…1 carb per can, and y’all, I’m gonna call that ZERO carbs in this recipe, because I ain’t counting 1/4 of a carb! :-)I suppose this could be considered a fat bomb. If you’ve heard that term and need more explanation, read this post. If you wanted to be festive and turn this into a libation, I think a little rum would do nicely. Here is more about alcohol and keto.

Final Macro Count: 5g net carbs | 12g fat | 0 protein | 135 calories

If you’re new to keto, you might find the following links helpful.

Daily Meal Plans By Leanne Vogel

Keto Beginners: Keep It Simple!

Fathead Homemade Pizza Crust- AMAZING!

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