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by | Apr 29th

Hey dudes!

If you’ve been a reading this blog for any given amount of time, you know I pretty much adhere to a Ketogenic/Paleo lifestyle– i.e. low carb, high fat. One of my missions is helping others find their own health through this approach (obvi, that’s why I created this 14 day introduction to Paleo Program). When I give presentations, or even just generally speak, about the health benefits of Ketogenic and Paleo eating, I always manage to receive the same response: “I just like sweets too much.” Listen peeps, I’m not trying to make your life boring. I’m not ever going to ask someone to live off of routine “diet food”- baked chicken and broccoli. If you’re a dessert person, you should be entitled to a lil’ after dinner treat, right? <Nod your head “yes”>. Because what happens if you deprive yourself? You fall back into unhealthy habits! So, obvious answer here is to create a Ketogenic/Paleo dessert! Duhhh….

I played around in the kitchen this past week and came up with 3 Keto/Paleo popsicles, equipped to give you lots of healthy fat, a dose of some awesome superfoods and nutrients, WITHOUT the sugar! Admittedly, I am one of those people that never really follows a strict recipe… you know, a dash or this, add more of that…so feel free to play around with these to your taste and quantity preferences!

Toasted Almond

Ingredients:

sliced almonds, organic almond butter, culinary coconut milk (canned, full fat, preferably guar gum free), unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla extract, liquid stevia

Directions:

In a blender, mix canned coconut milk (1 can should make about 4-6 pops, depending on mold size), 1/4 cup of sliced almonds, 1/4 cup of shredded coconut, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 3 tablespoons of organic almond butter, and a dash of liquid stevia and cinnamon.

Pour mixture into molds, and freeze until solid.

Using a baking sheet, bake sliced almonds at 375 degrees until toasty brown. Crumble into small pieces.

Once your pops are frozen, remove from molds. Spread a thin layer of almond butter around the top. Roll onto small toasted almond pieces.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Pudding 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado, 100% cacao powder, cacao nibs, unrefined coconut oil, culinary coconut milk (see above), liquid stevia

Directions:

In a blender, mix avocado (might want to slice into pieces first), 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, enough coconut milk to help liquify the avocado into a pudding, a dash of liquid stevia.

Pour into molds, and freeze until solid.

Once solid, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl. Stir in a teaspoon of cacao powder, and another dash of liquid stevia. Dip top of pops into mixture, coating it lightly. On a plate, roll coated wet pops in cacao nibs.

Enjoy! Also, if you’d simply like chocolate pudding… in it’s normal pudding room temp form, skip the pop molds! ; )

Raspberry Creme

Ingredients:

organic raspberries, culinary coconut milk, liquid stevia

Directions:

In a blender, mix 1/2 cup of raspberries, coconut milk, and stevia.

Pour into molds, and freeze until solid.

Enjoy!

 

Pretty simple, huh? Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated, and it definitely isn’t about deprivation, sillies!

Gotta Keto or Paleo fav dessert? Share away- would love to hear!

xo,

Tina

 

 

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