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Keto Hot Chocolate And Pumpkin Spice Recipes

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Fall is in full swing, and winter is rapidly approaching. 

Scarves, flannels, toboggans, and knee-length boots are being seen more and more frequently.

And, many of us are trading our iced beverages for warm mugs of hot chocolate and pumpkin spice.   

Unfortunately, those fall and winter classics can be loaded with carbs and sugar. A keto nightmare! 

So, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy these delicious, warm, seasonal treats without ruining your ketogenic lifestyle…look no further! 

Keto Hot Chocolate 

1 cup unsweetened almond milk 

2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners’ style sweetener

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well for 2-3 minutes or until all ingredients are well incorporated and desired temperature is reached. 

**Serves 1 (142 calories, 3 g net carbs)

Keto Hot (Dark) Chocolate

6 oz dark chocolate, chopped or shaved (100% cacao unsweetened baking chocolate was used in this recipe)

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon Besti Allulose (or your preferred keto-friendly sweetener)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, heat almond milk, heavy cream, and sweetener over medium heat only it begins to gently simmer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and dark chocolate, whisking constantly until chocolate is completely melted. 

**Makes 4 servings (193 calories, 4 g carbs, 1 g net carbs)

And, if you simply can’t live without marshmallows sitting atop your keto hot chocolate, here’s a keto marshmallow recipe to go along with your hot, creamy, cup of keto, chocolatey goodness! 

Keto Marshmallows 

(Recipe from The Keto Diet, by Leanna Vogel)

1 cup water, divided

3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin

1 cup confectioner’s style erythritol

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoons finely ground sea salt

Prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining with parchment paper (drape ends over side for easy lifting. Place ½ cup water in a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Do not stir. Let sit as you prepare other ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine ½ cup water and remaining ingredients, turn heat to medium and stir occasionally until mixture begins to boil rapidly and almost spills over. Remove from heat. Reduce heat to low and keep at a low boil for 5 minutes.

Transfer hot liquid to the mixing bowl with gelatin. Using a whisk attachment on your mixer, whisk at high speed for 6-7 minutes, until the mixture thickens to a spreadable consistency (similar to marshmallow creme). Do not overbeat or the mixture will be too stiff to spread. 

Once thickened, transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Smooth the fluffy marshmallow mixture with the back of a spatula. Allow marshmallows to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours, until firm, then cut into 1 inch squares. 

Keto Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup coconut cream

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 scoop chocolate MCT oil powder

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Combine coconut cream and unsweetened almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to desired temperature. Once heated add mixture to a blender along with remaining ingredients and blend until well combined. 

**Serves 2 (307 calories, 31g fat, 2.5 g carbs)

Keto Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

1 cup unsweetened cashew milk

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

⅛ teaspoon liquid stevia (adjust to taste, or use keto friendly sweetener of your choice)

1 small pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk until fully dissolved. Heat over medium heat until desired temperature is reached. Serve immediately. 

*Serves 1 (40 calories, 5.2 carbs)

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

½-1 tablespoon allulose (to taste, can also substitute with keto friendly sweetener of your choice)

½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ tablespoon full fat coconut milk

1 shot espresso (if you prefer a less strong version, simply opt for ½ cup of your preferred coffee, freshly brewed) 

Slightly warm pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan (this small amount won’t take much). Stir in sweetener until combined. Add unsweetened almond milk and full fat coconut milk, stir to combine, and simmer until warm. Add vanilla and whisk until frothy. 

Pour espresso or freshly brewed regular coffee into a mug and add the pumpkin spiced milk. 

Optional garnish: homemade whipped cream (or your preferred keto friendly brand) and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. 

**Serves 1 (70 calories, 2 g carbs) (nutritional value does not include optional whipped cream garnish)

This “super-chocolate” might be better than sex & stops cravings

I don’t know about you…

But I don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate.

Chocolate cake… Chocolate ice cream… Chocolate milkshakes… I love it all!

It’s why I was so excited when I found out about the power of a unique type of Peruvian chocolate. You see, most chocolate is grown on the west coast of Africa.

But small batches of chocolate also come from the jungles of Peru.

And the difference is incredible.

Peruvian cacao is not only sweet like regular milk chocolate… It’s also one of the healthiest and highest antioxidant foods on the planet.

Being 12x healthier than blueberries… 16x healthier than kale… And 37x healthier than even broccoli.

This delicious chocolatey gift has been the food of emperors for nearly 2,000 years. And the growing process was finally perfected during the late Incan empire.

This is what gives us this unique Peruvian chocolate that not only tastes delicious, but can also…

* Promote healthy blood sugar

* Reduce free-radicals & fight inflammation, thereby slowing down aging in the body

* Make you fall asleep faster and STAY asleep through the night

* Even help preventing brain aging

It’s no wonder people have been saying things like…

“It has been a wonderful discovery and my body and mind have never been better. My aches and pains are minimal, my gut health has been amazing – gas and cramping is gone!” – Angela Kiesow

“This chocolate is so incredibly delicious, it really feels great to be eating something so healthy and satisfying. I’m losing weight, I feel great, and I have NO food cravings at all during the day!” – Dolores Adkins

“It actually makes me smile every time I eat some, it’s that good! It also gives me energy without the jittery side effects of too much caffeine. I used to get a Starbucks Mocha almost every day, and this healthier drink has taken its place.” – Jennifer Wilson

There is only ONE season a year that they grow this unique South American chocolate… So make sure you get some BEFORE the end of this year’s growing season.

Find out the details on this page below:

>> This unique Peruvian chocolate is healthier than kale (tastes incredible AND packs more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than any vegetables)

Enjoy!

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Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas for Busy Weeknights

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For many people, weeknights are a busy time filled with work, errands, and other obligations. This can make it difficult to find the time to prepare a healthy dinner, leading many to rely on unhealthy takeout or fast food options. However, with a little planning and some creative recipes, it is possible to create quick and healthy meals that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

One key to success is to have a well-stocked pantry and refrigerator. This will make it easier to throw together a meal without having to run to the store every night. Some staples to keep on hand include whole grains like quinoa or brown rice, canned beans, canned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, and lean proteins like chicken, tofu, or fish.

Another important element is to plan ahead. Take some time at the beginning of the week to map out your meals and do any necessary prep work, such as chopping vegetables or marinating meat. This will save time during the week and make it easier to put together a quick and healthy dinner.

Here are some quick and healthy dinner ideas for busy weeknights:

1. Stir-fry: Stir-fries are a great way to use up leftover veggies and proteins. Simply sauté your favorite vegetables with some protein (chicken, tofu, or shrimp) in a little bit of oil and soy sauce. Serve over brown rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

2. Sheet pan dinners: Sheet pan dinners are a lifesaver on busy nights. Simply chop up some vegetables and protein, toss with olive oil and seasoning, and roast in the oven until cooked through. You can use any combination of vegetables and proteins, making this a versatile and easy option.

3. One-pot pasta dishes: One-pot pasta dishes are quick and easy to make, as everything cooks in one pot. Simply add your favorite pasta, vegetables, and protein to a pot with some broth or water, and cook until the pasta is cooked through. Top with herbs and cheese for a delicious meal in no time.

4. Salad bowls: Salad bowls are a quick and healthy option for busy nights. Simply top a bed of greens with your favorite protein (chicken, tofu, or fish), vegetables, nuts or seeds, and a simple dressing. This is a great way to get in a lot of nutrients in one meal.

5. Quesadillas: Quesadillas are a quick and easy dinner option that can be customized with any fillings you like. Simply fill a tortilla with your favorite ingredients (black beans, chicken, peppers, cheese) and cook in a pan until crispy. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a satisfying meal.

By incorporating these quick and healthy dinner ideas into your weeknight routine, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals without spending hours in the kitchen. With a little planning and creativity, you can make healthy eating a priority even on the busiest of nights.

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Easy and Delicious Dinner Recipes to Try Tonight

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After a long day at work or running errands, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen preparing a complicated dinner. Luckily, there are plenty of easy and delicious dinner recipes that you can try tonight that will have you sitting down to a satisfying meal in no time.

One option to consider is a simple and hearty one-pot pasta dish. Start by boiling some pasta of your choice in a large pot of salted water. While the pasta is cooking, sauté some garlic and onions in a separate skillet until they are soft and translucent. Add in a can of diced tomatoes, some Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Stir everything together, top with parmesan cheese, and dinner is served!

If you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter, consider making a grilled chicken salad. Start by marinating some chicken breasts in your favorite dressing for at least 30 minutes. Heat up a grill or grill pan and cook the chicken until it is cooked through and has nice grill marks. While the chicken is cooking, prepare a salad with your favorite greens, vegetables, and dressing. Slice the grilled chicken and lay it on top of the salad for a protein-packed meal that is both healthy and delicious.

Another quick and easy dinner option is a stir-fry. Start by slicing up some vegetables of your choice, such as bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots. Heat up a wok or large skillet over high heat and add in some oil. Toss in the vegetables and cook them until they are crisp-tender. Add in some cooked protein, such as chicken, beef, or tofu, and stir in a sauce made from soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a pinch of sugar. Serve the stir-fry over rice or noodles for a quick and satisfying dinner.

No matter what type of cuisine you are in the mood for, there are plenty of easy and delicious dinner recipes that you can try tonight. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can whip up a homemade meal that is sure to impress. So put down that takeout menu and try one of these recipes tonight – your taste buds will thank you!

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Redefining Dessert: 10 Innovative and Mouthwatering Recipes to Try Today

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When it comes to dessert, the options are endless. From classic pies and cakes to trendy treats like donuts and macarons, there is something for every sweet tooth to enjoy. But why not shake things up a bit and try some innovative and mouthwatering dessert recipes that will redefine the way you think about sweet treats? Here are 10 recipes to try today that will have you coming back for seconds.

1. Avocado Chocolate Mousse: This creamy and decadent dessert is a healthier twist on traditional chocolate mousse. Made with ripe avocados, cocoa powder, and a touch of sweetener, this dessert is rich in flavor and smooth in texture.

2. Grilled Peaches with Honey and Mascarpone: This simple yet elegant dessert is the perfect way to celebrate summer. Grilling the peaches caramelizes their natural sugars, while the creamy mascarpone cheese and honey add a touch of sweetness.

3. Spiced Carrot Cake Cookies: These soft and chewy cookies are the perfect way to satisfy a carrot cake craving in a convenient handheld form. Packed with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, these cookies are a comforting treat for any time of year.

4. Watermelon Mint Sorbet: This refreshing and light dessert is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. Made with just a few ingredients, including fresh watermelon and mint, this sorbet is a guilt-free way to indulge in something sweet.

5. Caramelized Banana Split: This fun take on a classic banana split features caramelized bananas drizzled with homemade caramel sauce and topped with your favorite ice cream flavors. Add some whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top for a dessert that is as visually appealing as it is delicious.

6. Lemon Thyme Shortbread Bars: These tangy and herbaceous shortbread bars are a unique twist on the classic buttery treat. The lemon adds a bright and refreshing flavor, while the thyme adds a subtle earthy note that pairs perfectly with the rich shortbread base.

7. Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies: These indulgent brownies are a sweet and salty sensation that will satisfy any craving. The gooey caramel and crunchy pretzel topping add a fun twist to this classic dessert, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

8. Matcha White Chocolate Truffles: These elegant truffles are a sophisticated dessert that packs a flavorful punch. The earthy matcha powder adds a unique twist to the creamy white chocolate, creating a decadent treat that is sure to impress.

9. Raspberry Rose Panna Cotta: This delicate and elegant dessert is a perfect way to end a special meal. The floral notes of the rose water pair beautifully with the tart raspberries, creating a dessert that is both visually stunning and delicious.

10. S’mores Stuffed Cookies: These gooey and indulgent cookies are a fun twist on the classic campfire treat. Stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate, these cookies are a fun and interactive dessert that will have everyone coming back for more.

These innovative and mouthwatering dessert recipes are sure to take your sweet tooth on a culinary adventure. Whether you’re looking for a fresh twist on a classic dessert or a completely new flavor combination to try, these recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. So why not step outside of your dessert comfort zone and give one of these recipes a try today? Your taste buds will thank you.

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