What does being on a diet mean to you? When you think of dieting do you automatically think of fat free and tasteless food? What if I told you that desserts are OK and even welcomed on the keto diet? What if I also told you that the keto diet has tons of research suggesting it yields weight loss and health benefits while still allowing you to eat delicious food?
What is the ketogenic diet? The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet. Read all about the ketogenic diet and ketosis in Ketogenic Diet For Beginners. Being on the keto diet forces the body to burn fat rather than carbohydrates, since carbs are nearly excluded from the person’s diet altogether. This is called being in ketosis.
If people constantly compare dieting with disgusting and unsatisfying foods, then eventually the diet will fail. The person dieting will always be waiting for that chest day to consume their favorite meals. Instead of turning their new diet into a lifestyle, like they should, the diet turns into a temporary fad and whatever weight has been lost eventually finds its way back.
The keto diet revolutionizes the way we all think about dieting and weight loss! This diet features all the foods we love, with a few healthy tweaks. Now we can have the pizza, the burgers, and even the desserts! We just need to be mindful of the amount of carbohydrates that are present in these foods.
You can make these satisfying keto desserts when you’re missing your favorite high-carb comfort desserts. There’s no reason why you can’t still enjoy mouthwatering cookies, cakes, and pies just because you are dieting. The keto diet is a lifestyle! And with this lifestyle, you’re allowed to eat your favorite foods while sticking to your goals.
So today I’m excited to bring you 3 super easy keto dessert recipes you can sink your teeth into that feature delectable low-carb flavors and textures.
1. Keto Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fat Bomb Cups
These keto peanut butter and chocolate cups feature just four ingredients (and one of them is optional)! On top of that they’re no-bake! Did I mention they’re also vegan!
Have you ever tried the SlimFast Keto line of desserts and snacks? If you have, you know they’re delicious. And they’re also expensive. How can you beat four ingredients and a great taste? These are so simple. And in my humble opinion, they also taste better!
What You Need:
2 cups natural peanut butter
2 cups coconut manna (coconut butter)
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp Stevia In The Raw (Optional)
Instructions:The first thing you want to do is to melt your coconut butter. You can do this in the microwave. Add the coconut butter to a bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds. Add in the natural peanut butter and cocoa powder.
Now this step is optional and I guarantee you these keto fat bombs are delicious with just these 3 ingredients. But if you prefer your desserts more on the sweet side you may add 2 tbsp of Stevia In The Raw to the mixture and stir to combine.
All that’s left to do is scoop the yummy mixture into the cupcake liners to fill about 1/3 of each cupcake liner. You may use an ice cream scoop to do this, or just an old fashioned spoon. And place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours. Enjoy and rave about these easy to make, vegan, and keto fat bomb cups! You’ll literally never have to buy them again.
These keto fat bomb cups melt easily if left out. Store in the refrigerator or freezer using freezer safe ziplock bags.
If you’re new to keto, these ingredients might be new for you too. So let me tell you about them.
-Natural Peanut Butter- Natural peanut butter contains only peanuts. There are no vegetable oils added and no sugar. These two ingredients are found in typical conventional peanut butter. Salt is also found in conventional peanut butter. Salt is sometimes added to natural peanut butter as well.
-Coconut Butter/ Coconut Manna- Coconut butter, also known as coconut manna- is literally one ingredient- coconut flakes. You can make your own coconut butter at home using a food processor, and may add Stevia and salt if you’d like. You can also buy coconut butter.
-Unsweetened Cocoa Powder- To make unsweetened cocoa powder, cocoa beans are dried and then ground to produce cocoa powder.
2. Keto Chocolate CakeYou may find it hard to believe that you can still enjoy a satisfying chocolate cake while doing keto. With these low-carb ingredients you can make a delicious chocolate cake while staying on track with your goals! You won’t even believe it’s “diet” cake.
This recipe for keto chocolate cake is also super easy and simple! It features just 5 ingredients! (And a few extra optional ingredients such as salt, Stevia sweetener, and vanilla extract).