KETO Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs (Recipe)

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s been a little bit since I’ve had time to post an update. Over the last month, we have celebrated Easter, had 2 birthdays (my own and Aidan’s), taken a few trips out of town, and had Spring awards shows at the girls’ school. We have been busy!

I have managed to stay on track with my Keto diet aside from one “cheat” on Easter. Full disclosure: I had a cupcake. A real, sugary, cupcake made with actual flour. I didn’t regret it afterwards, although I think I’ve definitely lost my taste for super sweet foods because it really wasn’t all that great. It did however kick me out of ketosis, and after that, it took me about 3 days to get back in. My weight also jumped up 2 pounds, but those came right back off and I think that may have been the result of some water retention. All of these things combined, made me want to get right back on track with my Keto lifestyle. And I did.

Immediately after finishing the cupcake.

The biggest downside to my little cheat was that I noticed some carb cravings had returned over the next few days. To combat this, I decided to make myself a Keto-friendly dessert that I could indulge in until those cravings pass again.

Using ingredients I already had on hand, (it’s strawberry season here in Virginia!) I decided to make these Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs from Perfect Keto, and they were a life-saver during this time! They are the perfect treat for these warm spring days, without all the guilt or the yucky feelings after.

If you’d like to try these yourself, Click here for the recipe!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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Keto Creamy Hazelnut Mocha (Recipe)

It’s been a beautiful, lazy weekend here so far, fueled by lots of coffee. One of the biggest upsides to Keto to me is being able to make creamy, decadent coffee drinks with no guilt. I consider coffee a treat, a snack and sometimes even dessert. Occasionally, an iced coffee even works for me as a meal replacement but maybe I shouldn’t brag about that. I typically drank my coffee black, with sugar before starting Keto. Super simple, no frills. Little did I know back then, that just those teaspoons of sugar were really adding up and practically wrecking my health.

It’s so amazing to me how my tastes have changed since starting this new way of life. I used to want my coffee as black as I could get it and basically thought it was ruined if creamers were added. Now, most mornings, I take my coffee with Heavy Whipping Cream and no sweeteners. Other times throughout the day, I make iced coffees and use sugar free syrups. These may not be considered strict Keto, but it’s one of my little indulgences. For this, I love to use Torani Sugar Free Syrups. These can be found in most grocery stores and also on Amazon. Here’s a link for a large bottle of my favorite flavor, the Hazelnut. Torani Syrup, Sugar Free Classic Hazelnut, 25.4 oz

My new love for creamy coffee drinks led me to coming up with this drink that I could have as a dessert. Disclaimer time though, this little recipe I’m about to share is so ridiculously simple, but so great after a meal when your sweet tooth is asking for a little something.

This is a black coffee, with a whipped hazelnut and chocolate topping that melts into the coffee, creating a delicious, creamy Mocha. This is an easy recipe with the ingredients listed for only one serving. However, this would be easy to make multiple servings by increasing the amounts of the topping ingredients and brewing a whole pot of coffee.

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Creamy Hazelnut Mocha – KETO

Servings: 1

Ingredients

1-2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 Tbsp Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup, I like Torani Brand

8 oz Fresh brewed Hot Black Coffee

Instructions

Whip together the heavy cream and cocoa powder, with a mixer, until blended and soft peaks start to form. At this point, add in the sugar free hazelnut syrup and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Spoon this over the hot coffee and enjoy!

I hope you love curling up with this drink and a good book as much as I do!

This recipe is approximately 85 calories per serving, 1.6g carbs, 7.8g fat, and 0.6g protein. 

**The nutritional facts mentioned in this article are approximate, and were based on the most accurate information I could find online and may vary. Always double-check your own ingredients. I also have to tell you that due to the simplicity of this drink, I am certain someone before me has probably posted a similar method of making this drink. I came up with it while experimenting in my own kitchen.