Matcha Tea Cappuchino
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Can’t decide whether to jump start your day with a cappuccino or some matcha green tea? Why not just combine them both and make your mornings that more energizing. This cappuccino by @jinglifestyleblog will provide you a boost in high quality protein along with some healthy fats to get your body primed for some serious “fat burning”.

 

Matcha "BochaSweet" Cappuccino

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of organic coffee
  • 1/2 tsp ground matcha tea powder
  • 2 tsp MCT or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp BochaSweet
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp collagen protein
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Optional: chocolate powder and/or ceylon cinnamon to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

Add 1 cup of brewed coffee with all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until frothy.

 

CocoaNut Almond Cookie Dough Protein Bar
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Here is your on-the-go protein bar without any of the junk! It is loaded with superfood ingredients like BochaSweet, collagen protein, and tigernut flour. These protein bars taste just like candy and you would never guess it’s actually seriously healthy for you. This is also a diabetic-friendly, low carb, and paleo approved recipe.

Protein Bars

 

INGREDIENTS

Protein Bars

  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 4 scoops collagen protein
  • 4 tbsp BochaSweet
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 6 tbsp coconut shreds

Chocolate Layer

  • 3 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsp BochaSweet
  • Chopped sprouted almonds and shredded coconut sprinkled

DIRECTIONS

For Protein Bars

Begin by adding all ingredients for protein bars into a food processor. Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds until dough forms together. Form the bars on a non-stick surface, either using silicone molds or by hand. Chop the almonds and press into the top surface of the bars.

For Chocolate Layer

Using a double boiler melt down the cocoa butter and coconut oil. Add in the BochaSweet at the same time. Add in the chocolate powder and whisk until smooth consistency. Drizzle the chocolate over the bars and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

 

Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

Have a sweet tooth for ice cream but want to avoid the weight gain? This delicious guilt-free ice cream recipe created by Jonathan (@jinglifestyle) adds a healthy spin on the beloved traditional ice cream.

Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of ice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk/cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons maca powder
  • 1-2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon BochaSweet
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Pinch of sea salt

    Caramel and Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 teaspoon BochaSweet
  • 1 tablespoon mesquite powder
  • 1/4 cup melted cocoa butter
  • 2 teaspoon BochaSweet
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate powder
  • 1/4 cup melted cocoa butter

DIRECTIONS

Begin by filling a high-speed blender with 1 cup of ice, coconut milk, maca, frozen banana, egg yolk, and remaining ingredients. Blend for a solid three minutes until super creamy.  Prepare for the ice cream maker or place in a freezer in a bowl for 1-2 hours (momentarily check on it and stir clumps). Create the butterscotch caramel topping by mixing ¼ cup cacao butter in a bowl with BochaSweet and mesquite powder. Whisk briskly. For the chocolate syrup you will follow a similar process with cacao butter but mix with some cocoa powder. Scoop ice cream into a bowl and pour the topping over.

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BochaSweet is the perfect sugar replacement to use when making your favorite frosting. Here is some tips you can use to make sure your frosting comes out with a heavenly “melt-in-your-mouth” sweet taste.

  1. Make sure to start with butter that is at room temperature. If needed lightly melt the butter in order to speed up the mixing process.
  2. Add in some BochaSweet, with some whey, vanilla extract, and pinch of sea salt. Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl making sure to mash the butter constituents completely.
  3. Enjoy as a treat or layer on a cake, cupcakes, cookies, or however you desire!

 

Any good homemade chocolate requires the right touch of sweetness to make all the difference. That is why with BochaSweet you can swap out cane sugar and all other sugar alternatives to create the perfect chocolate. You can start making your own chocolate simply and easily using a few tricks.

The first thing you want to do is melt down some cocoa butter (your desired quantity) using a double boiler. Once, it nearly is melted down add in the desired amount of BochaSweet and begin to stir. This will slowly melt down the crystalline granules and easily dissolve into the cocoa butter. Slowly stir over a period of several minutes, and you want to make sure it doesn’t harden. So, remove the melted mixture from the stove and finish by adding in your favorite chocolate powder to make the perfect chocolate.

Insulin is released from the beta cells in your pancreas in response to rising glucose in your bloodstream. After you eat a meal, any carbohydrates you’ve eaten are broken down into glucose and passed into the bloodstream. The pancreas detects this rise in blood glucose and starts to secrete insulin. The higher the glycemic index of a sweetener, the larger amount of insulin the pancreas must secrete.

Insulin helps fat cells make fat. Consumption of high glycemic ingredients are a major cause of weight gain leading to obesity because of the large amounts of glucose rapidly passed into the bloodstream. Large amounts of insulin are then required to metabolize the glucose.

A lean healthy individual might secrete about 35 units of insulin per day, yet will have about 10 times this amount stored within his pancreas. By contrast, an obese insulin-resistant person might need to produce 100 units daily to maintain normal blood glucose levels.

Most people with type 2 diabetes can secrete insulin, but their bodies don’t process it well. As a result, Type 2 diabetics generally have too much insulin in their blood, which leads to insulin resistance.

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