Keto Vanilla Cupcakes Feature
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Keto Vanilla Cupcakes recipes provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Have your cake & eat it too!

Living a keto lifestyle is sustainable even during the holidays with these delicious vanilla cupcakes.

I have paired them with a tangy lemon-lime frosting. These also taste great with my strawberry keto frosting, coconut keto frosting or vanilla peppermint keto frosting!

Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)

Keto Vanilla Cupcake

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup (30g) superfine coconut flour  
  • 1 cup (112g) almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons acacia fiber powder
For the Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 7 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil
  • Pinch salt

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories: 309
  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Total Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 5g

 

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets (Image
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Recipe and content provided by Amanda Hokanson

I was craving something beyond peanut butter and chocolate…it is rare but it does happen.

The plan was to make a key lime curd and ended up with these Strawberry Margarita Tartlets. The only unfortunate thing is the lackluster color of key lime curd — luckily the color belies the flavor punch.

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets (Image

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets

INGREDIENTS:

Key Lime Curd

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) key lime juice (or fresh squeezed)
  • 10 tbsp (150 grams) BochaSweet sweetener
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp (28 grams) Kerrygold butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp lime zest

Tart Filling

  • 8 ounces of softened Neufchatel cheese
  • strawberry sauce (to taste)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. If you’re fancy and have a bain-marie then get ready to put it to work. If you’re a commoner like me, find a heat proof bowl that will fit atop a large sauce pan or small pot to use as your double boiler. Fill your pan with water and set it on the heat and bring to a boil. It should be as full as possible without letting the bowl sit in the water.
  2. Whisk juice, sweetener, eggs, and whipping cream in the heat proof bowl. Reduce the heat on the pan to a low boil and place the bowl on the pan.
  3. Be prepared to spend some quality time with this curd. You must whisk, stir, scrape, and otherwise keep it moving to prevent scorching and keep it smooth. Adjust heat up and down, keep things moving without burning yourself but whisk like you’ve never whisked before.
  4. Once the curd mixture gets hot, it will start to thicken pretty quickly. Lift your whisk and when what falls off keeps a bit of its form before melting back in, take it off the heat.
  5. Beat in the butter, vanilla, and zest. Whisk until well incorporated. Allow to cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, then cover and place in fridge at least 4 hours.
  6. The tart filling is 8 ounces of softened Neufchatel cheese whisked together with the curd. I made almond meal tartlet shells and added some homemade strawberry lime chia sauce.

 

Strawberry Margarita Tartlets

BOCHA-BEETS Smoothie
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Can’t beet this.

This smoothie features our beetroot nitric oxide booster BOCHA-BEETS. It is a delicious pre-workout smoothie that contains collagen protein and healthy fats.

Many smoothies are packed with high-glycemic fruits and contain way too much sugar. The combination of wild blueberries and BOCHA-BEETS helps to keep this smoothie low glycemic and keto-friendly. Amazing superfoods like cacao, collagen protein, wild blueberries, beetroot, and sunflower seed butter makes this drink so satisfying. Plus, the sweetness of BochaSweet makes this smoothie quench your sweet tooth.

Next time you head to the gym, make yourself a keto beet berry smoothie!

Keto Beet Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup wild blueberries
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tsp BochaSweet
  • 1-2 scoops BOCHA-BEETS
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blitz until evenly combined, smooth and creamy.
  2. Depending on how thick you like your smoothie you can add in extra almond milk or water and re-blend until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

 

BOCHA-BEETS Smoothie

Tara's Choc Chip Cookie Pic 2
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Recipe and content provided by Tara Wright

The perfect keto chocolate chip cookie should have a cakey texture and just the right rippled appearance on top. To make this happen, I used a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Then, I used two secret weapons. Now I’m going to spoil the secret.

Secret Weapon #1: BochaSweet

BochaSweet is a super-food zero calorie sweetener made from a Japanese pumpkin called the kabocha pumpkin. If you haven’t already, you’ve got to try this stuff!

Secret Weapon #2: Nut Butter

Nut butter added the perfect texture to these cookies and really rounded out the macros perfectly. In this recipe, I’ve used macadamia nut butter. You can use any nut butter you wish to. Just keep an eye on the carb content of the nut butter and make sure there are no added sugars.

Tara's Choc Chip Cookie Photo 3

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies have the perfect cakey cookie texture. We like to bake them and store them in the freezer for when a sweet craving strikes. They are great to make and take along with you to potlucks and family functions, no one will know they are grain free, gluten free, sugar-free and keto-approved!

Servings: 40 cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/3 cup super-fine almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut butter
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter flavor (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees if you are using a convection oven).
  2. Prepare your baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or lightly greasing them.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine avocado oil and BochaSweet and cream together on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract, butter extract and macadamia nut butter and cream together on medium speed for 1 minute
  5. Add almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum and mix together for 2-3 minutes. Mixing this long helps the coconut flour absorb the liquid. Coconut flour is very absorbent!
  6. Mix in chocolate chunks.
  7. Drop cookies onto your cookie sheet in 1 tablespoon portions. I like to use a cookie scoop for this for easy measuring. You could also use a tablespoon measuring spoon and a small spatula.
  8. Using a fork dipped in water (or oil), gently press down on each cookie dough scoop to make a crosshatch pattern.
  9. Bake each sheet of cookies for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges and just barely set in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. These will set up as they cool.
  10. Once cooled, store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days. These cookies dry out (get crunchier) the longer they are out. We like to make these and store them in the freezer. They will last in the freezer for a few months. (If you don’t eat them all!)

Tara's Choc Cookie Pic 1

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 73
  • Fat: 86%
  • Net Carb: 5.5%
  • Protein: 6.5%

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