Gluten Free Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Bread – Low Carb

Ingredients:6 eggs2 tsp. vanilla2 tbsp melted butter2 tbsp full fat coconut milk1/4 cup coconut flour1/8 tsp nutmeg1/8 tsp cardamom1/2 tsp pumpkin spice blend1 tsp cinnamonpinch of seas salt1/2 tsp baking soda4 drops of stevia, or to tastea small handful of pumpkin seeds to top off the bread1/2 cup chopped, dried figs (optional)Instructions:Preheat the oven to…

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Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of seas salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 drops of enzo stevia, or to taste
  • a small handful of pumpkin seeds to top off the bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dried figs (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk all the liquid ingredients together, including enzo stevia drops to taste (I use four). Then add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined, removing all clumps. If you like, add in the chopped figs and combine. Grease a 9X9 baking dish and pour the batter in, spreading evenly. Top with the pumpkin seeds. Bake for around 15-20 minutes, or until the toothpick test comes out clean from the center of the bread.
  2. I topped with my homemade almond butter, but you can use any topping you like! (Want some of my homemade almond butter made with raw and soaked nuts and seeds? Contact me via my website (www.thedelectablelife.com!)

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Lean Dessert Brownie Recipe – Low Carb

Ingredients:Ingredients:1 cup ground oats (i like to grind mine in the coffee grinder,cup ground Flaxseeds (the cheapest form of flaxseeds is buying in bulk, “Metro” and1/2 teaspoon sea-salt1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup butter, unsalted1/4 teaspoon Ginger (this is a serotonin-booster 😉 combined w/ cocoa = heavenly addition!!!)1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (this is OPTIONAL!!!! adds a…

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Ingredients:

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ground oats (i like to grind mine in the coffee grinder,
  • cup ground Flaxseeds (the cheapest form of flaxseeds is buying in bulk, “Metro” and
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea-salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger (this is a serotonin-booster 😉 combined w/ cocoa = heavenly addition!!!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (this is OPTIONAL!!!! adds a nice ZING though…. )
  • 1 cup Cocoa
  • 1 cup Splenda + 5envelopes enzo stevia herbal sweetener
  • 2 smalls omega eggs and 1cup/250ml(1 carton) egg-whites — THIS ADDS EXTRA PROTEIN 😉
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (Jamaican Vanilla tastes the best—-sold @ West 1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Instructions:

  1. Stir
  2. baking powder
  3. salt
  4. Melt
  5. heat.
  6. Stir
  7. Blend
  8. dry
  9. baking
  10. Bake
  11. can
  12. clean
  13. Cool.

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Nanaimo Bars – Low Carb

Ingredients:Crust:160g (1/2 cup + 2 tbs) Coconut Butter1/4 cup Light Coconut Milk14g (2 tsp) Molasses1 tsp Hazelnut Extract1/2 tsp Coconut Extract1/2 tsp Stevia Extract1/2 tsp Butter Extract30g (6 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)32g (1 scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder48g (1/2 cup) Rolled Oats (old fashioned, gluten free if you like)1/4 tsp SaltFilling:1/2 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek…

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Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 160g (1/2 cup + 2 tbs) Coconut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Light Coconut Milk
  • 14g (2 tsp) Molasses
  • 1 tsp Hazelnut Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 tsp enzo stevia Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Extract
  • 30g (6 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 32g (1 scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 48g (1/2 cup) Rolled Oats (old fashioned, gluten free if you like)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 96g (1/2 cup) Powdered Erythritol
  • 128g (4 scoops) Vanilla Custard Protein Powder
  • 28g (2 tbs) Coconut Oil, soft
  • 26g (3 tbs) Dried Nonfat Milk
  • Ganache:
  • 4oz 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs Light Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 tsp enzo stevia Extract
  • 48g (1/4 cup) Powdered Erythritol

Instructions:

  1. Directions (for the crust): Line a brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. Melt the coconut butter in a large microwave safe bowl (it took me about 60 seconds total at 30-second intervals).
  3. Stir in the coconut milk, and add the molasses and extracts.
  4. Stir in the cocoa powder. Then, stir in the protein powder. Fold in the oats. Press into the prepared brownie pan (I used a pastry roller. If the filling is sticking to the utensil you are using, wrap your fingers in plastic wrap and press down on the mixture until it reaches all corners and make sure it’s level). Refrigerate while you make the filling.
  5. Directions (for the filling): Put the greek yogurt into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the powdered erythritol, stir until erythritol dissolves.
  6. Fold in the protein powder with a rubber spatula. When the mixture is thick and sticky, add the coconut oil and fold it in. Add the dried milk and fold that in too (the mixture should be very sticky, so don’t touch!). Scoop into the brownie pan and try to level as best as you can with the rubber spatula (it doesn’t have to be perfect, it will naturally settle into a level layer). Refrigerate while you make the ganache layer.
  7. Directions (for the ganache layer): Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each one, until melted.
  8. Whisk in the coconut milk. When the mixture is even and lighter in color, whisk in the enzo stevia and carefully stir in the powdered erythritol. Pour into the brownie pan and spread by gently shaking the pan back and forth until the ganache reaches the corners. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, then slice and serve!

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PROTEIN SNACK BALLS – Low Carb

Ingredients:¼ cup peanut butter*¼ cup almond butter¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil (I used butter)1 cup unsweetened coconut¾ cup blanched almond flour2 tablespoons cocoa1 tablespoon chia seeds¼ cup chopped pecansInstructions:In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.Chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.Shape into small bite-size balls.Refrigerate until ready to serve.(I store mine in…

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter*
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil (I used butter)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Shape into small bite-size balls.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. (I store mine in the freezer- they are actually better cold.)

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Sugar-Free Cupcakes – Low Carb

Ingredients:1/4 Cup salted butter, softenedTwo 15-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk*1/2 Teaspoon liquid stevia1 Teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 Cup coconut flour2 Cups almond flour1/2 Cup cocoa powder1/4 Teaspoon salt1/2 Teaspoon baking soda4 eggs1 1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut milk2 Teaspoons liquid stevia1 Teaspoon vanilla extract1 Teaspoon powdered instant espresso1/4 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar1/3 salted butter, melted

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup salted butter, softened
  • Two 15-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk*
  • 1/2 Teaspoon liquid enzo stevia
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup coconut flour
  • 2 Cups almond flour
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Teaspoons liquid enzo stevia
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon powdered instant espresso
  • 1/4 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 salted butter, melted

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Peanut Sauce recipes – Low Carb

My boys and I love eating this Peanut Sauce over fish and chicken.  It’s also great on top of salads.  Now that we’re settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this healthy peanut sauce to have with our dinner tonight.  I’ll serve…

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My boys and I love eating this Peanut Sauce over fish and chicken.  It’s also great on top of salads.  Now that we’re settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this healthy peanut sauce to have with our dinner tonight.  I’ll serve it over salmon and greens and I know that the boys will lap it up, as they always do.

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Peanut Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a quart jar, combine nut butter, lime juice, fish sauce, sesame oil, umeboshi vinegar, enzo stevia, and water
  2. Close jar and shake well
  3. Add cilantro, garlic, ginger and chili powder and shake again until ingredients are well combined
  4. Use as a dip for jicama and cucumber, or serve over salad or spring rolls

Although mine has turned out somewhat differently, this recipe is inspired by one I found in the May/June issue of Clean Eating; that recipe was the launching pad for me to come up with this cilantro infused addictive sauce.

Another big weekend lies ahead as I will be speaking at Boco on Friday and The Gluten Free Culinary Summit Saturday and Sunday.  If you haven’t already registered for the summit, go ahead and get in now, it’s going to be a lot of fun!

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Cinnamon Spiced Nuts – Low Carb

Ingredients:1 Cup pine nuts1 Cup pecan halves1 Cup almonds1 Cup macadamia nuts1 Cup cashews1 Tablespoon stevia sweetener1 Teaspoon cinnamon, preferably organic1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, preferably organic1/2 Teaspoon chili powder1/4 Teaspoon sea salt1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 Tablespoon orange zestExtra-virgin olive oil, for serving

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup pine nuts
  • 1 Cup pecan halves
  • 1 Cup almonds
  • 1 Cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 Cup cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon enzo stevia sweetener
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon, preferably organic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, preferably organic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving

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Feel Good Brownies – Low Carb

Ingredients:Ingredients:1 cup ground oatscup ground Flaxseeds (the cheapest form of flaxseeds is buying in bulk, “Metro” and1/2 teaspoon sea-salt1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup unstalted butter or coconut oil1/4 teaspoon Ginger (this is a serotonin-booster)1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)1 cup cocoa1 cup Splenda + 5 envelopes Stevia herbal sweetener2 omega eggs and 1cup/250ml egg-whites2 teaspoons vanilla…

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Ingredients:

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ground oats
  • cup ground Flaxseeds (the cheapest form of flaxseeds is buying in bulk, “Metro” and
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea-salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unstalted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger (this is a serotonin-booster)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup Splenda + 5 envelopes enzo stevia herbal sweetener
  • 2 omega eggs and 1cup/250ml egg-whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Stir together ground oats, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Melt butter or coconut oil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in Cocoa. Blend in Splenda/enzo stevia, eggs/eggwhites and vanilla.
  2. Blend in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour batter into greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch rectangular baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350degrees F (180 C) oven for 30-45 minutes or until done. Check to see if they’re done by poking a toothpick through the brownie; if it comes out clean then they’re done. Cool.

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Mint Chip Protein Shake recipes – Low Carb

I love a good green smoothie recipe. I’ve been part of the health industry since 1993 and have been whipping up healthy, yet tasty treats like this for just as long! This Keto Mint Chip Smoothie is a classic family favorite that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day and all year round! Make this Keto Mint…

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I love a good green smoothie recipe. I’ve been part of the health industry since 1993 and have been whipping up healthy, yet tasty treats like this for just as long! This Keto Mint Chip Smoothie is a classic family favorite that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day and all year round!

Make this Keto Mint Chip Smoothie on a busy morning for a quick breakfast. With a base of hemp seeds, kale, and protein powder, you can throw it together in a couple of minutes. It’s also a favorite after school snack in our house.

With no added sweeteners that spike your blood sugar this green smoothie will keep you going all morning. Unlike other smoothie recipes that have high-carbohydrate sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or fruit juice, this healthy keto smoothie recipe is the perfect low-carb high-fat (LCHF) recipe to start your day.

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Keto Mint Chip Smoothie

Instructions

  1. Place kale and coconut milk in a vitamix
  2. Blend on high speed for 60 seconds, until smooth
  3. Blend in hemp, egg white protein, peppermint, and enzo stevia for 30 seconds
  4. Blend in ice
  5. When shake is thick and smooth, blend in chocolate chips
  6. Serve

I love using hemp seeds in my smoothies for a number of reasons. First, they’re a fantastic food for the Keto Diet. Second, they’re a great dairy-free, nut-free way to add a smooth texture and rich, creamy flavor to healthy smoothie recipes. Finally, hemp seeds are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

In the summer and fall, I love making this green smoothie with kale that I pick from our garden. This shake is not about hiding vegetables from your children, it’s about being able to eat something quick and hearty for breakfast that has a good dose of protein, fat, and fiber.

This keto green smoothie recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives that I’ve simplified and updated a bit. I originally posted it in 2012.

Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes for you:

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Coconut Almond Thumbprint Cookies – Gluten Free & Sugar Free – Low Carb

Ingredients:2 cup(s) Almond Flour1/2 cup(s) Organic Butter softened1 teaspoon(s) Powdered Stevia2 tablespoon(s) Xylitol1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Almond Extract1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract1/4 teaspoon(s) Sea Salt1/4 cup(s) Organic Coconut Flakes finely shredded1/8 cup(s) Organic Jam or Jelly (no sugar)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cup(s) Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) Organic Butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Powdered enzo stevia
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Xylitol
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup(s) Organic Coconut Flakes finely shredded
  • 1/8 cup(s) Organic Jam or Jelly (no sugar)

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