Peace Love and Low Carb 2017-06-25T15:45:16Z http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/feed Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Paleo 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=10010 2017-06-21T16:04:44Z 2017-06-21T15:18:50Z Paleo 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo. With just a couple of ingredients and 2 minutes of your time, you have a fool proof mayo recipe that works every time.   I have an almost embarrassing love affair with mayonnaise. I have loved it ever since I was a kid. If left to my own devices...

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Paleo 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo. With just a couple of ingredients and 2 minutes of your time, you have a fool proof mayo recipe that works every time.

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Foolproof 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo - Paleo, Low Carb | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

I have an almost embarrassing love affair with mayonnaise. I have loved it ever since I was a kid. If left to my own devices as a child I would always eat a heaping mound of mayonnaise smeared on a piece of white bread. While my dietary choices have drastically changed, my love of mayo remains unwavering. One of my favorite things about mayonnaise is that you can use it to add creaminess to dishes without adding extra dairy.

It’s amazing to me how many years I bought store bought mayonnaise when it is so easy to make your own mayonnaise at home. Not to mention, it is so much better for you. Most of the mayos in the store have a lot of nasty things added to them.

This paleo and whole30 complaint mayonnaise recipe is absolutely foolproof and sets up perfectly every time. How many times have you tried a clean mayo recipe only to have it be a runny, oily mess? Yeah, me too! I promise that if you do not deviate from the ingredients and you follow the directions exactly as stated, that you will get perfectly thick mayo each and every time. You will see a lot of recipes that tell you the egg needs to be room temperature. I just use an egg straight out of the fridge and it works every time.

That being said, I cannot stress enough how crucial having an immersion blender is for this recipe, or any mayo really. It is a small investment that is a total game changer in the kitchen and can be used for so many things. Pureeing soups and stews, making dips, dressings and sauces, and so much more. The one that I have even comes with a whisk attachment. No more whisking by hand. Think of how fast you could get egg white to stiff peaks with a powered whisk attachment. WORTH EVERY PENNY!! This is the one that I have and I love it. It is a Kitchenaid

Now go make some deliciously perfect mayonnaise. And when you are done with that, use it to make my Paleo Dill Chicken Salad. SO GOOD!

 

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Paleo 2 Minute Avocado Oil Mayo
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Average: 4.5/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup avocado oil (I use this brand)

Instructions

  1. To a tall, wide mouth mason jar add the lemon juice first, then the egg, seasonings, and finally the oil. Let the ingredients rest for 20 seconds or so.
  2. Put the immersion blender all the way at the bottom of the mason jar. Turn it on high speed and leave it at the bottom of the jar for about 20 seconds. The mayonnaise will immediately begin to set up and fill the jar.
  3. After the mayonnaise is almost all the way set, slowly pull the immersion blender towards the top of the jar without taking the blades out of the mayonnaise. Then, slowly push it back towards the bottom of the jar. Repeat this step a couple of times until all of the ingredients are well well incorporated.
  4. Taste and add more salt, if desired.
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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9993 2017-06-20T18:20:15Z 2017-06-20T18:08:37Z Quick and easy and just like the real thing. Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes     Todays amazing Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes Recipe is a guest post from Cristina Curp, the face behind the popular paleo blog The Castaway Kitchen. This girl knows her food. She takes beautifully drool worthy food pictures and creates delicious and healthy low...

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Quick and easy and just like the real thing. Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

 

Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes

 

Todays amazing Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes Recipe is a guest post from Cristina Curp, the face behind the popular paleo blog The Castaway Kitchen. This girl knows her food. She takes beautifully drool worthy food pictures and creates delicious and healthy low carb and paleo recipes with easy to source ingredients. Not to mention, she lives in my happy place – Hawaii. Given that Hawaii and food are 2 of the things in my top 5 all-time favorite things ever, having her guest post again was a no-brainer. Her extreme talent was just icing on the low carb cake. Be sure to also check out a couple of her other recipes that I really love –Leftover Turkey Pot Pie  and Keto Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

About: Chef, Wife, Mama, Eater & Dreamer. Cristina has found health, happiness and vitality through a low carb paleo diet. Suffering from a painful autoimmune disease most of her life, and learning the connection between diet, gut health and her skin condition was life changing, now she spends her days cooking and spreading the healing goodness. Find more delicious recipes on her site: Castaway Kitchen, Follow along with her cooking adventures on Facebook. For drool worthy food porn, follow her on Instagram: @thecastawaykitchen.

 

From Cristina: Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes!

Paleo pancakes are a pet project of mine. Ever since my son Jack could chew, he has loved pancakes in the morning. While his first variations were some mashed banana concoctions, as he has grown, so have my healthy pancake making skills. These days I’ve narrowed my search, I’ve wanted to make a recipe that was fluffy, delicious, low carb and nut free. Yeah, that’s a tall order ! But you know, breakfast is the first meal of the day, and for me, at least, it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I know my body does best with a low carb meal and plenty of good fats!

This recipe is pancakes dreams are made of. They look and feel like legit silver dollar pancakes. The flavor is so close too. You can always sweeten the batter if you want to for the super authentic taste, but I like to save the carbs for the toppings!

For these I made a maple flavored chocolate sauce, a good way to add more good fats to the dish, and sweetened it with monk fruit syrup that’s super low carb. It was tasty and the whole family loved this. I’ve been hoarding this recipe for a while now, I’ve been meaning to write a breakfast recipe ebook, but it’s one of those things that I always put on the back burner, you know, because work… life… etc.

Hope you love these as much as I do! If you want lower carb paleo recipes come see me at TheCastwayKitchen.com

 

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Silver Dollar Keto Pancakes
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Average: 4/5
21 ratings

Yield: 3 Servings

Serving Size: 3 pancakes

Ingredients

    For the Pancakes
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tbsp MCT oil (I use this brand)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp collagen peptides (I use this brand)
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean scraping (vanilla powder)
  • 5-6 tbsp coconut flour (I use this brand)
  • ¼ cup sparking water
  • For the Chocolate Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup (get it here)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter

Instructions

    For the Pancakes
  1. Heat a flat cast iron skillet or griddle on medium heat while you prepare your batter. If you didn’t know, this is the proper way to heat cast iron so it’s non-stick. Low and slow! It will take about 10 minutes to come to temperature.
  2. So while that heats, in a large bowl crack open all your eggs. Add in the MCT oil and whisk together.
  3. Next add in the baking soda, salt, vanilla, collagen and coconut flour. Whisk until the mix is smooth and thick. You might want to start with 5 tbsp. Once it thickens add in the sparkling water, I just use whatever flavor La Croix I have on hand, it doesn’t mess with the flavor.
  4. Mix until well combined. Let the batter sit in the fridge for 2-3 minutes. When your remove the batter from the fridge, if it has not thickened, this varies a lot depending on coconut flour brand, add in the remaining tbsp. of coconut flour. Mix in until your batter resembles melted ice cream.
  5. Lightly grease your skillet and make 2-3 pancakes at a time using ¼ cup of batter. When the pancakes are dry around the edges and look fluffy and white, flip them over. Cook another 2 minutes, until the center feels bouncy and firm when touched.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter. Makes about 9 pancakes.
  7. For the Chocolate Sauce
  8. In a microwave safe container mix the Lakanto Maple Syrup and the cocoa butter.
  9. Heat on medium for 30 seconds.
  10. Add in cocoa powder and ghee or butter. Mix until smooth.
  11. Pour over pancakes!

Notes

Makes 3 servings: Nutritional Info WITH chocolate sauce: Calories: 509 | Fat 38.6g | Protein 15.3g | Carbs 14.4g (7 net g carbs) Just the pancakes: Calories: 317 | Fat 23.9g | Protein 14.6g | Carbs 8.8g (2.5 net g carbs)

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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9977 2017-06-20T16:45:03Z 2017-06-15T22:31:48Z Quick and easy Keto Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream. Have your ice cream and eat it to.      Way back in 2012 I made ice cream out of heavy cream. Then somehow I forgot about it and never did it again. This week my newsfeed has been inundated with the 5 minute mason...

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Quick and easy Keto Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream. Have your ice cream and eat it to. 

 

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Keto Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Way back in 2012 I made ice cream out of heavy cream. Then somehow I forgot about it and never did it again. This week my newsfeed has been inundated with the 5 minute mason jar ice cream video. After seeing it the first 3 or 4 times, I just knew that I had to make a low carb mason jar ice cream version. I couldn’t believe that a quick and easy, no churn ice cream could taste so amazing. It is rich and creamy and best of all it comes in at just over 2 carbs per serving.

By now you are probably no stranger to the low carb Halo Top ice cream craze. People are rushing out to their grocery stores trying to find new keto ice cream flavors and often times finding empty shelves. The true struggle isn’t in finding it though, it is in not eating the entire pint once you get it home. This Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream is the solution to that problem. Even if you are all 4 servings, it would still only be 9 grams of carbs. I know I would be willing to splurge 9 carbs of a rich, decadent low carb dessert. How about you?

With just 5 ingredients or less and 5 minutes of your time, you can make an awesome homemade ice cream that won’t break the carb bank. Best of all, you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it happen. Just a wide mouth mason jar with a lid and you are set!

 

 

 

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Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream
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Average: 3.5/5
193 ratings

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 2 cups (4 Servings)

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional info does not include optional sugar free chocolate chips

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated Swerve (I get it here)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free chocolate chips, optional (I use this brand)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a wide mouth pint sized mason jar. Screw the lid on and shake vigorously for 5 minutes. The liquid in side should double in volume, filling the mason jar.
  2. Freeze for 3 hours up to 24 hours.
  3. Scoop and enjoy!

Notes

Per Serving (1/2 cup) - Calories: 206 | Fat:22g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 2.25g

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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9944 2017-06-05T17:32:23Z 2017-06-05T06:59:00Z Starbucks Chonga Bagel Copycat Recipe – All the flavors of your favorite Everything Bagel, but without all the carbs and gluten. Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels    Oh how I miss the days of going to Starbucks for a mocha and a toasted Chonga bagel with cream cheese. The chonga bagel is their version of an...

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Starbucks Chonga Bagel Copycat Recipe – All the flavors of your favorite Everything Bagel, but without all the carbs and gluten. Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels 

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Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels | Peace Love and Low Carb

Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Oh how I miss the days of going to Starbucks for a mocha and a toasted Chonga bagel with cream cheese. The chonga bagel is their version of an Everything Bagel, with the addition of cheddar cheese. Sinfully delicious. There are not a lot of things I miss from my old lifestyle, but those morning trips to Starbucks are one of them.

These days I’m making my bulletproof coffee and low carb bagels at home. Or if I am on the go, I grab a low carb, keto friendly Starbucks drink and just skip the bagel altogether.

I’m sure by now you are no stranger to the infamous fathead cheese dough. It is so incredibly versatile and can be made either savory or sweet. I have used it to make low carb empanadas, keto chicken pot pie, low carb pizza roll ups and more. With each new recipe, I tweak it just a bit, playing with the almond flour to mozzarella ratio and occasionally adding in coconut flour like in these Keto Hot Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups. The end result is always the same. Delicious!

Gluten free keto friendly fathead bagels were a no brainer since I already have Low Carb Everything Bagel Dogs on my site. After playing around with a few different variations, I settled on a combination between my Bagel Dogs and my fathead pizza crust to make just the right texture for these.

 

 

 

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Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels
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Average: 4/5
73 ratings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 Bagels

Serving Size: 1 Bagel

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour (get it here)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (I use this brand)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 3 cups shredded low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning (I use this one)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried Italian seasoning. Mix until well combined. I like to put the mixture through a flour sifter to ensure that all the baking powder gets mixed in with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Crack one of the eggs into a small bowl and fork whisk. This will be the egg wash for the top of the bagels. The other two eggs will go in the dough.
  4. In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to combine. Return to microwave for 1 additional minute. Mix until well combined.
  5. To the mixing bowl, add the remaining 2 eggs and the almond flour mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. If the dough gets too stringy and unworkable, simply put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften and continue mixing.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball.
  7. Gently press your finger into the center of each dough ball to form a ring. Stretch the ring to make a small hole in the center and form it into a bagel shape.
  8. Brush the top of each bagel with the egg wash.
  9. Top each bagel with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  10. Bake on the middle rack for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Per Serving - Calories: 449 | Fat: 35.5g | Protein: 27.8g | Total Carbs: 10g | Fiber: 4g | Net Carbs: 6g

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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9907 2017-06-02T20:38:46Z 2017-06-02T20:37:03Z Fresh and light. The perfect low carb summer snack or appetizer – Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes   Tomato season is upon us. I had some beautifully ripe tomatoes on my kitchen counter, just begging to be used. I figured I would let them be the star of the show with their beautiful deep red color....

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Fresh and light. The perfect low carb summer snack or appetizer – Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes | Peace Love and Low Carb

Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Tomato season is upon us. I had some beautifully ripe tomatoes on my kitchen counter, just begging to be used. I figured I would let them be the star of the show with their beautiful deep red color. That and I’ll eat just about anything if you put cheese on it. Are you with me? For this low carb Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes recipe I used Roma tomatoes, but you can use any variety of tomatoes you have on hand. Tomatoes aren’t the lowest carb fruit or vegetable in the world, but in my book, the health benefits of tomatoes far outweigh the higher carb count. Besides, I didn’t get overweight in the first place from eating too many tomatoes.

Here are some of the amazing health benefits of tomato:

  • They help to reduce cholesterol and promote heart health
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • High in antioxidants
  • Rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, which both help promote healthy skin
  • Help build strong bones
  • Help to naturally balance blood sugars
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Help to prevent kidney and gallbladder stones

 

 

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Oven Roasted Basil Parmesan Tomatoes
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Average: 3/5
11 ratings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 Roasted Tomato Slices - 6 Servings

Serving Size: 2 Roasted Tomato Slices

Ingredients

  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (I use these spices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the ends off the tomatoes and then slice them into thirds. If you are using a larger tomato that a Roma, you will likely get double the amount of slices.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and pepper.
  4. Line the tomato slices in a single layer across the parchment paper. Sprinkle both sides of each slice with the seasoning blend.
  5. Top each tomato slice with a fresh basil leaf and then top each slice generously with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown

Notes

Per Serving (2 tomato slices) - Calories: 60 | Fat: 2.67g | Protein: 3.67g | Total Carbs: 5g | Fiber: .70g | Net Carbs: 4.3g

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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Low Carb Chocolate Covered Everything – Giveaway!]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9909 2017-05-31T21:14:37Z 2017-05-31T21:14:37Z If you are looking for keto friendly chocolate portable snack, then you have come to the right place. Low Carb Chocolate Covered Everything – Giveaway!   Click on any of the photos below to see some of the other amazing products LC Foods carries:     Sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate. Am I right? Sometime a...

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Low Carb Chocolate Covered Everything - Giveaway! - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate. Am I right? Sometime a guy just needs some chocolate too. Chocolate does not not discriminate with it’s enticing deliciousness. I was excited to taste these low carb, keto erythritol sweetened, sugar free, dark chocolate covered nuts and fruits. Erythritol is really the only sweetener I like. All the rest have an aftertaste that does not agree with my tastes. I also love that they come in these portable low carb snack packs, It really helps with portion control. At only 3-4 net carbs per pack and only $2.50 each, you really can’t beat them. I like to mix some of each them together and make my own little chocolate covered trail mix.

With minimal ingredients and a great price tag, they are sure to become a low carb chocolate lovers dream come true.

You can grab some for yourself – HERE.

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds: Just 4 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Dry roasted almonds, unsweetened chocolate liquor, Erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla.

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts: Just 3 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Dry roasted hazelnuts, unsweetened chocolate liquor, erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Raspberries:  Just 4 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Freeze dried raspberries, unsweetened chocolate liquor, erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Barberries:  Just 4 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Barberries (zereshk), unsweetened chocolate liquor, erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Pepitas:  Just 4 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Dry roasted pepita/pumpkin seeds unsweetened chocolate liquor, Erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla.

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts: Just 3 net carbs for the entire package. Ingredients: Dry roasted peanuts, unsweetened chocolate liquor, erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla.

 

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You may remember the Low Carb Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from one of my earlier reviews. Think of a healthified, low carb version of Nutella. I spread it on their low carb and gluten free bread and I also used it as a frosting on top of their low carb and gluten free brownies. But now they are back with two new flavors and I like them EVEN BETTER! Hands down, my favorite is the Low Carb Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. I may or may not have just eaten it by the spoonful. Chocolate and peanut butter are pretty much the perfect union. Especially when it is low carb chocolate and peanut butter. It comes in at just 2 net carbs per 2 tablespoons. Get it – here.

I can’t wait to try out some different keto fat bomb recipes using these spreads. Stay tuned!

 

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread: Inulin chicory root fiber, palm oil, peanuts, erythritol, cocoa powder, sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract.

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: Inulin chicory root fiber, palm oil, sunflower oil, roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, erythritol, lecithin, vanilla extract, stevia rebaudiana leaf natural herbal extract.

Dark Chocolate Almond Spread: Inulin chicory root fiber, palm oil, sunflower oil, roasted almonds, cocoa powder, erythritol, lecithin, vanilla extract, stevia rebaudiana leaf natural herbal extract.

 

You can grab some for yourself – HERE.

 

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Low Carb Chocolate Covered Everything - Giveaway! - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

And as if the spreads and chocolate covered EVERYTHING wasn’t enough, check out their new and improved Decadent Chocolate Bars

Not only are they sugar free and gluten free, but they are a great source of fiber and contain no artificial ingredients. Perfect to cure that sweet tooth or for a portable low carb snack option. Best of all, since they are only sweetened with erythritol and stevia, they have no artificial sweeteners, no nasty after taste and they won’t cause any digestive distress. This is quite possibly my favorite thing about all of their products. They really care about quality ingredients, making their products keto friendly, many of them paleo, diabetic friendly and best of all, really low in carbs.

Low Carb, Sugar Free Decadent Dark Chocolate Almond Bar: Just 2 net carbs for the entire bar. Ingredients: Chocolate liquor 55%, chicory root fiber, cocoa, butter, erythritol, almonds, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla, natural stevia.

Low Carb, Sugar Free Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bar: Just 3 net carbs for the entire bar. Ingredients: Chocolate liquor 55%, chicory root fiber, cocoa, butter, erythritol, raspberries, soy lecithin, natural vanilla, natural stevia.

Low Carb, Sugar Free Decadent Dark Chocolate Bar: Just 3 net carbs for the entire bar. Ingredients: Chocolate liquor 60%, chicory root fiber, cocoa, butter, erythritol, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla, natural stevia.

Low Carb, Sugar Free Decadent Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar:  Just 3 net carbs for the entire bar. Ingredients: Chocolate liquor 55%, chicory root fiber, cocoa, butter, peanuts, erythritol, soy lecithin, natural stevia.

Low Carb, Sugar Free Decadent Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar: Just 2 net carbs for the entire bar. Ingredients: Chocolate liquor 55%, chicory root fiber, cocoa, butter, erythritol, coconut, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla, natural stevia.

You can grab some for yourself – HERE.

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Peace Love and Low Carb http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com <![CDATA[Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie]]> http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/?p=9872 2017-06-20T23:06:38Z 2017-05-25T18:33:57Z Paleo Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie    Todays post is brought to you by Rootz Nutrition. Jon and I have been testing out some of their products recently and we are really liking what we are tasting. Since Jon and I both workout pretty intensely, we are always looking for clean ways to...

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Paleo Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie 

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Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie | Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Todays post is brought to you by Rootz Nutrition. Jon and I have been testing out some of their products recently and we are really liking what we are tasting. Since Jon and I both workout pretty intensely, we are always looking for clean ways to fuel our workouts and then adequately recover. If you are no stranger to protein powders, then you already know that the best tasting brands taste the way they do  because of all the crap ingredients. In my experience, it has been really hard to find a quality product that met all of the criteria I needed it to – 1. First and foremost, it tastes good. 2. It has clean ingredients. 3. It is low carb and gluten free. That shouldn’t be a tall order, but in the supplement world, it can be a lot to ask for. So given this, I was a little skeptical when Rootz asked if I would like to try their products and give an honest review of them. I am happy to say that not only did I really like them, but that they exceeded my expectations and met my non-negotiable top 3 requirements. Let’s dive in, shall we??

 

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Let’s start with the Pre-Workout Paleo Energizing Superfood in Raspberry Lemonade Flavor. You simply mix one scoop of the powder with 8-12 ounces of water and drink it about 20 minutes before your workout. You can even work your way up to 3 servings if you need an extreme burst of energy. It is clean tasting, gluten free, keto friendly, low carb, soy free, non-gmo, no artificial ingredients and no added coloring. WOW! Right? So, what exactly are the ingredients you might be wondering? Well, I will tell you.

From their site: “Our Paleo Energizing-Superfood is a blend of natural superfoods, plants, and herbs that aims to provide sustained energy and the proper nutrients for high intensity exercise. This product is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and contains plant-based energy enhancers that will provide an extremely powerful boost for an amazing workout, and a sense of wellbeing that will continue well after taking this product.”

Ingredients: This product features four different blends that work together to provide the most complete pre-workout supplement available.

Energy and Strength Blend
Yerba Mate Extract, Guarana, Tongkat Ali Root, Rhodiola, Schizandra Berry, Asian Ginseng, Ginko Biloba

Metabolism Stimulation Blend
Raspberry, Lemon, Matcha Green Tea, Yohimbe Bark

Vascularity and Anti-Inflammation Blend
Beetroot, Turmeric, Ginger, Devils Claw, Cinnamon

Superfood Blend
Goji Berry, Blueberry, Acai, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly

Other Ingredients
Stevia Leaf, Natural Vanilla Extract

I’m sure your next question is about the carb count. Am I right? It is 5 total carbs per serving and just 3 net carbs. You can grab some here from Rootz. They also have sample packs so that you can try a small amount before buying a full container.

Grab it – HERE Use code peaceloveandlowcarb for 15% off

Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie | Peace Love and Low Carb

Next up, let’s talk about the Post-Workout Paleo Protein Superfood in Chocolate Banana Nut Flavor. It has minimal ingredients, is low carb, keto friendly, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, soy free, non-gmo, no artificial ingredients and no added color. You can grab some here.

Like I said about, it is really hard to find a low carb keto protein powder. Especially one that actually tastes good. I love that the flavor on this is subtle, without being overly sweet, but yet it holds up on it’s own without adding anything besides your favorite non dairy milk. When I mix up a shaker bottle to drink after my workout, I usually just mix it with coconut milk or cashew milk. BUT, my favorite way to drink it is as a Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie. You’ll find that awesome deliciousness below, but first let me tell you a little but more about the protein powder .

 Chocolate Banana Nut

From their site: “Our Paleo Protein-Superfood contains egg white protein, hemp protein, and sacha inchi protein, combined with a blend of all natural superfoods to provide delicious post-workout nutrition that promotes the growth of lean muscle mass and overall health. This product contains only the cleanest ingredients available, and can be consumed as a post-workout protein shake or as a complete low calorie meal replacement at any time during the day. The Paleo Protein-Superfood contains a full spectrum of nutrients that will rejuvenate your body and get you ready for your next workout.”

Ingredients: This product features four different blends that work together to provide the most complete post-workout nutritional product available.

Protein Blend
Egg White Protein, Sacha Inchi Protein, Hemp Protein

Electrolyte Blend
Coconut, Banana

Superfood Blend
Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Acai, Goji Berries, Blueberries, Royal Jelly

Green Detox Blend
Spirulina, Chlorella, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli

Other Ingredients
Natural Chocolate Extract, Natural Vanilla Extract, Stevia Leaf, Cinnamon, Natural Sea Salt

It comes in at just 5 total carbs per serving, and only 1 net carbs. I don’t know about you, but I like those numbers!! Now, on to the recipe… Because COFFEE!! It shouldn’t surprise you that there are so many photos of the recipe. If you have ever seen my Instagram, then you already know that photographing coffee is just part of my daily life.

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If there is something I love more than writing low carb, keto recipes, it is coffee. So naturally, I will try to sneak coffee in wherever I can. I have been on a big cold brew kick lately, so I figured why not combine a delicious low carb protein powder with my beloved coffee addiction. It is so simple, but it just tastes so, so good! Don’t miss the awesome giveaway after the recipe. If you are looking for more delicious coffee recipes, check out my Perfect Keto Boosted Coffee

Rootz Nutrition is generously offering two lucky readers a prize pack that contains both of the products. You can also get them here.

 

A couple notes about this recipe:

  • For a frothier protein smoothie, use heavy cream.
  • If you still want a paleo version that is creamier, use canned coconut cream.
  • You can also combine all the ingredients in a blender for a thicker shake
  • This is the milk frother I use. It whips heavy cream into a milkshake like texture.
  • You can grab this low carb, paleo protein powder and pre-workout from Rootz Nutrition here.

 

 

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Perfect Keto Boosted Coffee with MCT Oil Powder. Get a boost of natural energy in your morning coffee. 

Butter Coffee Boosted with MCT Oil Powder

 

I’ve been changing up up my morning coffee routine these days. One of the things I haven’t loved about my boosted coffee variations in the past is that awful oil slick on the top of my cup once the ingredients settle. You know, on the rare occasion that I don’t drink my coffee like the world is actually ending any second. Even after I use my milk frother to get it nice and creamy, it still settles and separates again if you don’t drink it fast enough. One of the ways I have been able to counteract the oil slick is by switching over to an MCT Powder instead of the oil. I found an awesome company called Perfect Keto that makes it in a powder form. Not only is it zero net carbs per serving, but it is gluten free, keto, and dairy free too. Before I get too far into what MCTs actually are, let me tell you a little bit more about the convenience of MCT Powder versus MCT oil.

WHY MCT POWDER OVER OIL?

  • Easier on the digestive system than oil
  • More effective at raising blood ketone levels (up to 1.0 mmol)
  • Easier to mix into any recipe or beverage than oil
  • Flavorless, odorless, no oily residues
  • Powder travels much better than oils

 

So now you might actually be wondering what is MCT? MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. Since I am not a doctor and I don’t want to steer you wrong, I will let Dr. Mercola explain it:

“Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become increasingly popular as people are learning more about the health benefits of nutritional ketosis, which is achieved by replacing net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) with high amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of high quality protein.

Some of the health benefits of coconut oil relate to the MCTs in the oil. But  MCT oil is a more concentrated source, so it tends to be more appropriate for clinical uses, which include:1

  • Appetite reduction and weight loss2,3
  • Improved cognitive and neurological function with possible implications in neurodegerative diseases
  • Increased energy levels and improved athletic performance
  • Improved mitochondrial function and subsequent reduced risk for diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases and epilepsy4
  • As part of a specialized dietary therapy for the treatment of epilepsy
  • Prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)5

Short-, Medium- and Long-Chain Triglycerides

The disastrous “low-fat diet” dogma of the last half century has led to a devastating drop in most people’s intake of healthy saturated fats, including MCTs, as most people have bought into the erroneous assumption that saturated fats are unhealthy and will raise their risk of heart disease.

Besides coconuts, coconut oil and palm kernel oil, small amounts of MCT can be found in butter and other high-fat dairy products from grass-fed cows and goats.

Be sure not to confuse the extremely unhealthy industrial versions of coconut and palm oils (which are historically used as hydrogenated oils in industrial baked goods) with organic, virgin and unrefined oils available as “health foods.”

MCTs get their name from their chemical structure. Fats consist of chains of carbon molecules connected to hydrogen atoms. Short-chain fats have six carbons or less.

Medium-chain fats contain between six and 12 carbons, while long-chained fats, such as the omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), have 13 to 21 carbons.

The shorter-chained MCTs, on the other hand, are more readily converted into ketones, which are an excellent mitochondrial fuel. Ketones also help suppress ghrelin (a.k.a. the hunger hormone) and enhance another hormone that signals your brain when you’re full.” Continue reading…

Republished with permission from: Mercola, J. “The Many Health Benefits of MCT Oil ?” Retrieved August 22, 2016,  (Source here)

I shared part of the article from Dr. Mercolas site not to confuse you, but to show you that MCT Oil isn’t just some new fad going around. It is nutrition based in science. Now that you know a little more about what MCTs are, let me tell you a little bit more about what they do:

Benefits of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides):

  • Improved cognitive function
  • Helps to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Increase feelings of satiety
  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Reduced appetite
  • Increases energy levels
  • Helps support hormonal balance
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Antiviral and antibacterial properties
  • Supports healthy gut bacteria
  • Aids in weight loss on a ketogenic diet
  • Improves mood
  • Supports healthy cardiovascular function

 

Now let’s get to the good stuff… COFFEE!!

 

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Boosted Coffee - MCT Oil Powder

Butter Coffee Boosted with MCT Oil Powder

Butter Coffee Boosted with MCT Oil Powder

 

Perfect Keto Boosted Coffee with MCT Oil Powder

If you google terms like “Is Bulletproof Coffee Good For You?”, “Benefits of Butter Coffee” or “What is BPC?” You will likely get a mixed bag of reviews. Some sites will tell you to drink it everyday and that it is a game changer when it comes to weight loss. Other sites will tell you that ingesting that much fat will make you fat. You will even find the middle of the road reviews that will tell you that it tastes good but really isn’t necessary. I find that it is a matter of personal preference. What works for some may not work for others. Every body is different. For me personally, I don’t like to eat first thing in the morning. I’m just not hungry. Without intentionally setting out to do it, I began intermittent fasting as part of my ketogenic lifestyle. I just started listening to my body and only eating when I’m hungry. Most of my eating happens in an 8 hour window. I typically work on a 16/8 IF schedule. This means that for 16 hours – typically about 8pm until about noon, I don’t eat anything. Then my meals take place been 12pm and 8 pm. If I am hungry outside of that window, then I eat. I listen to my body… and YOU should too! Well, you should listen to your body. I’ll keep listening to mine 🙂 Typically my first meal of the day is a butter coffee or boosted coffee as I like to call it. It keeps me fueled for my morning workout and leaves me feeling sated until lunch time.

My routine tends to change by what sounds good, but my coffee almost always contains a big, fat serving of grass-fed butter. Pun intended. From there I will either add coconut oil or MCT oil, some sort of flavoring, grass-fed collagen peptides (Read about the benefits) and usually a splash of heavy cream. I mix it all up in my frother and enjoy the creamy goodness along with the boost of energy it brings with it. But lately I have been using this Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder and I am loving it. It’s not oily, it is portable and it is flavorless and odorless, so really I could get all it’s vast benefits by adding it to just about anything. However, my favorite way to use it is in my coffee. Here is one of my favorite coffee recipes.

 

 

You can grab your Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder here.

 

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Low-carb diets have been popular for many decades.

They used to be highly controversial, but have now been gaining mainstream acceptance.

Low-carb diets tend to cause more weight loss than low-fat diets, at least in the short-term (1).

They also improve numerous health markers, such as blood triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure (2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

However, not all low-carb “diets” are the same. There are many different types.

Here are 8 popular ways to do a low-carb diet.

 

1. A Typical Low-Carb Diet

The typical low-carb diet does not have a fixed definition.

It is simply referred to as a low-carb, low-carbohydrate or carb-restricted diet.

This diet tends to be lower in carbs, and higher in protein, than a typical “Western” diet.

This type of diet is usually based on meats, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats.

It minimizes the intake of high-carb foods like grains, potatoes, sugary drinks and high-sugar junk foods.

The recommended carb intake per day generally depends on the person’s goals and preferences, but here is a popular guideline:

  • 100–150 grams: Weight maintenance or frequent high-intensity exercise. There’s room for plenty of fruit and even some starchy foods like potatoes.
  • 50–100 grams: Slow and steady weight loss or weight maintenance. There’s room for plenty of vegetables and fruit.
  • Under 50 grams:Fast weight loss. Eat plenty of vegetables, but limit fruit intake to low-GI berries.

For a detailed guide to a typical low-carb diet, read this.

Bottom Line: The typical low-carb diet is much lower in carbs and higher in protein than a regular diet. The recommended carb intake depends on individual goals and preferences.

2. Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It is often referred to as keto.

The goal of a ketogenic diet is to keep carbs so low that the body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis.

When carb intake is very low, insulin levels go way down and the body releases large amounts of fatty acids from its body fat stores.

A lot of these fatty acids are transferred to the liver, which can turn them into ketone bodies.

Ketone bodies, or ketones, are water-soluble molecules that can cross the blood-brain barrier and supply energy for the brain.

Instead of running on carbs, the brain starts running largely on ketones. The little glucose still required by the brain can be produced by the body via a process called gluconeogenesis.

Some versions of a ketogenic diet even restrict protein intake, because too much protein may reduce the amount of ketones produced in some people.

A ketogenic diet was traditionally used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children. It may also have benefits for other neurological disorders, and metabolic problems like type 2 diabetes (7, 8, 9, 10).

It has also become popular for fat loss, even among some bodybuilders. It is a very effective diet to lose fat, and tends to cause a major reduction in appetite (11, 12).

A ketogenic diet involves high-protein, high-fat foods. Carbs are generally limited to less than 50 grams per day, and sometimes to less than 20–30 grams.

A conventional ketogenic diet is referred to as a “standard” ketogenic diet (SKD).

However, there are other variations that involve strategically adding carbs:

  • Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD): Add small amounts of carbs around workouts.
  • Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD): Eat a ketogenic diet on most days of the week, but switch to a high-carb diet for 1–2 days each week.

Here are two incredibly detailed guides about ketogenic diets, one from a fat loss and general health perspective and the other from a muscle gain and performance perspective.

Bottom Line: A ketogenic diet, or keto, involves reducing carbs sufficiently to induce a metabolic state called ketosis. It is a very powerful diet to lose fat, and has powerful benefits for several diseases.

 

3. Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF)

LCHF stands for “low-carb, high-fat.”

This is a fairly standard very low-carb diet, except an even greater emphasis is put on eating whole, unprocessed foods.

The LCHF diet has become very popular in Sweden, as well as other Nordic countries. It focuses mostly on meats, fish and shellfish, eggs, healthy fats, vegetables, dairy products, nuts and berries.

The recommended carb intake on this diet can range from under 20 grams per day, to under 100 grams per day.

Here is an incredibly detailed guide to the LCHF diet.

Bottom Line: The LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet is popular in Sweden. It is a very low-carb diet that focuses mostly on whole, unprocessed foods.

4. Low-Carb Paleo Diet

The paleo diet is currently one of the world’s most popular “diets.”

This diet involves eating foods that were likely available in the paleolithic era, before the agricultural and industrial revolutions.

According to paleo proponents, humans evolved eating such foods, and returning to the diet of our paleolithic ancestors should improve health.

There are several small studies showing that a paleo diet can cause weight loss, reduce blood sugars and improve risk factors for heart disease (13, 14, 15).

A paleo diet is not low-carb by definition, but in practice it tends to be fairly low in carbs.

It involves eating meats, fish, seafoods, eggs, vegetables, fruits, tubers, nuts and seeds. A strict paleo diet eliminates processed foods, added sugar, grains, legumes and dairy products.

There are several other popular versions of the paleo diet, such as the primal blueprint and the perfect health diet. All of them tend to be much lower in carbs than a typical Western diet.

Bottom Line: The paleo diet involves eating unprocessed foods that were likely available to our paleolithic ancestors. It is not low-carb by definition, but in practice it tends to be low in carbs.

5. The Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet is the best known low-carb diet plan.

This diet involves reducing all high-carb foods, while eating as much protein and fat as desired.

The diet is split into 4 phases:

  • Phase 1 — Induction: Eat under 20 grams of carbs per day for 2 weeks.
  • Phase 2 — Balancing: Slowly add more nuts, low-carb vegetables and fruits to your diet.
  • Phase 3 — Fine-tuning: When you get close to your goal weight, add more carbs until weight loss becomes slower.
  • Phase 4 — Maintenance: Eat as many healthy carbs as your body tolerates without gaining back the weight you lost.

The Atkins diet was originally demonized, but modern science has now shown that it is both safe and effective. This diet is still popular today.

Bottom Line: The Atkins diet has been popular for over 4 decades. It is a 4-phase low-carb diet plan that allows eating protein and fat until fullness.

6. Eco-Atkins

A diet termed Eco-Atkins is basically a vegan version of the Atkins diet.

It includes plant foods and ingredients that are high in protein and/or fat, such as gluten, soy, nuts and plant oils.

It tends to contain about 25% of calories from carbs, 30% from protein and 45% of calories from fat.

This is a bit higher in carbs than a typical Atkins diet, but still much lower than a typical vegan diet.

One 6-month study showed that an Eco-Atkins diet caused more weight loss and greater improvement in heart disease risk factors than a high-carb lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet (16).

Bottom Line: The Eco-Atkins diet is a vegan version of the Atkins diet. It is higher in carbs than a typical Atkins diet, but still very low in carbs compared to most vegetarian and vegan diets.

7. Zero-Carb

Some people prefer to eliminate all carbs from their diet.

This is called a zero-carb diet, and usually includes only foods from the animal kingdom.

People who follow a zero-carb diet eat meat, fish, eggs and animal fats like butter and lard. Some of them also add salt and spices.

There are no recent studies that show a zero-carb diet to be safe. Only one case study exists, from 1930, where two men ate nothing but meat and organs for a year but remained in excellent health (17).

A zero-carb diet is lacking in some important nutrients, such as vitamin C and fiber. However, it seems to work for some people.

Bottom Line: Some people follow a zero-carb diet, which excludes all plant foods. No quality studies have been done on this diet.

8. Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is very popular, especially among health professionals.

It involves selecting foods that were (supposedly) consumed in the Mediterranean countries earlier in the 20th century.

Studies have shown that this diet can help prevent heart disease, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes (18, 19, 20).

A low-carb Mediterranean diet is basically like a Mediterranean diet, except that it limits higher-carb foods like whole grains.

It is similar to a regular low-carb diet, except that it emphasizes more fatty fish instead of red meat, and more extra virgin olive oil instead of fats like butter.

A low-carb Mediterranean diet may be better for heart disease prevention than other low-carb diets, although this needs to be confirmed in studies.

Bottom Line: A low-carb Mediterranean diet is similar to a regular low-carb diet. However, it contains more fish and extra virgin olive oil.

Which Low-Carb Diet Plan is Best?

If you’re going to do a low-carb diet, pick a plan that suits your lifestyle, food preferences and personal health goals.

What works for one person may not work for the next, and the best diet for YOU is the one you can stick to.

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Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Today I am here to tell you about the new low carb kid on the block. Nush Foods. They are a newer company, making low carb and gluten free, keto friendly snack cakes. They come in 4 different flavors: Lemon Poppyseed Cake, Carrot Spice Cake, Banana Nut Cake and Cocoa Cake. They come in at just 2 and 3 net carbs per cake. If you are subscribed to Keto Krate like I am, then you likely got to taste one of their delicious cakes in the April box.

From their site: 

“Our founder, Muffy Mead-Ferro, knew her whole family would be healthier if they ate less sugar and fewer carbs. But as the primary grocery shopper, it was hard to find prepared foods that weren’t full of sugar and carbs. And let’s face it, we need prepared foods to live this nutty life we live. We’re on the run sometimes! Especially in the morning, right? So she started baking. Tasting. Researching. And baking some more. Eventually what came out of the oven was a new company: nush

The more we read and the more we know about how our bodies work, the more committed we are to helping people get off the sugar-and-carb roller coaster. And it is a roller-coaster! Have you ever noticed when you have one chocolate chip cookie, all you want is 10 more? That’s partly because your blood sugar is spiked, and then crashes, and the quickest way to prop it up again is more sugar. Meanwhile, you’re growing a huge colony of sugar-loving microbes in your gut that are also demanding more sugar. We think it’s time to turn this train around!”

Let’s dig into the cakes now, shall we?

 

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They make is easy to try all 4 flavors. Why pick just one when you don’t have to. You can order them in a mixed case of 12 and then you get 3 of each flavor. It saves you money and then you get more low carb cake!! You can check out the mixed box Here.

Carrot Spice Cake Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Carrot Spice Cake Lemon – 3 Net Carbs – Get them HERE Use code PLLC for 20% off your order!

Ingredients: Ingredients: water, organic flax seed, organic erythritol, organic egg, organic carrot, organic glycerin, organic walnuts, organic canola oil, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), sea salt, organic soy lecithin, organic allspice, organic rosemary extract, organic cinnamon.

Isn’t it refreshing to read an ingredient list and to know and understand what each item is? We live in a world full of Frankenfoods and it is always refreshing to see companies make it their mission to bring great products to market, made with real, whole ingredients.

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Lemon Poppyseed Cake – 2 Net Carbs – Get them HERE Use code PLLC for 20% off your order!

Ingredients: water, organic flax seed, organic erythritol, organic egg, organic glycerin, organic canola oil, organic citric acid, natural flavors, organic poppy seed, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), sea salt, organic soy lecithin, organic rosemary extract.

If I had to choose, I would say that this is my favorite flavor. I am a huge fan of lemon flavored everything! So, I wasn’t surprised that I liked this one best.

 

Banana Nut Cake Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Banana Nut Cake – 3 Net Carbs –  Get them HERE Use code PLLC for 20% off your order!

Ingredients: water, organic flax seed, organic erythritol, organic egg, organic banana, organic glycerin, organic walnuts, organic canola oil, natural flavors, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), sea salt, organic soy lecithin, organic rosemary extract

Missing banana bread? Well here you go. You can stop missing it and have your cake too!

 

 

Cocoa Cake Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes - Peace Love and Low Carb

 

Cocoa Cake – 2 Net Carbs – Get them HERE Use code PLLC for 20% off your order!

Ingredients: water, organic flax seed, organic erythritol, organic egg, organic glycerin, organic cocoa powder (processed with alkali), organic canola oil, natural flavors, sea salt, organic soy lecithin, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), organic rosemary extract.

I couldn’t even wait, I had to take a bite of this one before I photographed it. 🙂 Let’s face it, who doesn’t like chocolate? No one that I know. Or should I say, no one that I want to know. 🙂
Want to get your hands on some of these Nush Low Carb Keto Snack Cakes for yourself? You can order them directly from the site here. They ship super fast and you will have them in your hot little hands in no time! What are you waiting for?

They are also generously giving away 5 MIXED CASES. Yes, you read that right! 5!! I am giving away 3 here on the blog, 1 over on my Instagram account and 1 in the Peace Love and Low Carb Friends Group. Lots of chances to WIN!

 

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