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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe provided by Amanda Hokanson

These peanut butter chocolate layer bars are rich in taste and quite filling. They are loaded with healthy fats which make them quite satiating for those that follow a ketogenic diet and want a delicious tasting snack that won’t spike your blood sugar levels.

Chocolate ganache topping is a dessert lover’s dream come true, plus it blends perfectly with the peanut butter filling. Of course, using zero calorie BochaSweet sugar replacement allows you to enjoy this delicious dessert without throwing you out of ketosis.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Bars

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INGREDIENTS:

Crust:

  • 4 tablespoons BochaSweet 
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1  cup + 2 tablespoons almond meal or flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons BochaSweet
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar of natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
  • 1/3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • 1 cup BochaSweet
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 fl. ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (salted works too), softened

DIRECTIONS:

For crust:

  1. Place the rack in the middle of the oven, preheat to 350F, and line a 10 x 15 inch rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Measure the ingredients and add into the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Mix and pulse and scrape and mix and pulse and scrape some more until it comes it starts to come together in a large crumbly mixture. Press this mixture into the bottom of the baking sheet getting it as even as possible. This mixture will just cover the bottom of the pan–you may be left with a few small voids but these will fill in.
  4. Bake for 10 min, rotating pan halfway through.
  5. Allow to cool on rack for 5 minutes then use something flat to compress the crust into the pan (it will have puffed up a bit). Set aside while you prepare the peanut butter layer.

For peanut butter filling:

  1. Combine all ingredients together with a stand or hand mixer.
  2. Press over the crust (a rolling pin comes in handy) to help get it flat and even.
  3. Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes (I use this time to clean up the kitchen) and then start the chocolate ganache topping.

For chocolate ganache topping:

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, whisking frequently, until it is hot enough for the chocolate to finish melting (mine takes less than 2 minutes. Stir gently until it is thoroughly combined and glossy. Whisk in the butter and continue to stir until it is slightly cool.
  2. Remove crust and peanut butter layer from the freezer and pour the chocolate over the top. Use an offset spatula or butter knife to smooth out the chocolate.
  3. Place in fridge and allow to set for at least 2 hours.
  4. Use the aluminum foil to remove from pan and use a hot knife to cut into squares (wiping the blade frequently). I cut them into pretty small squares; they are rich and calorific. Store in refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature for 5 minutes before consuming–although I happen to like them cold!
Keto Vanilla Coffee Creamer
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Keto Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Do you love coffee?? Silly of me to ask since you’re reading this blog post! We love coffee–a nice rich, steaming cup of coffee first thing in the morning is just the thing to get the day started right.

So–of course–I had to create a Keto Coffee Creamer with a delicious vanilla flavor! Even better…It’s fast and easy to make. I mix this up in a mason jar and slap a lid on it and then enjoy it throughout the week.

The perfect keto vanilla coffee creamer should be rich, thick and oozing with vanilla flavor.

Don’t ya think?

Keto Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Keto Vanilla Coffee Creamer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Peptides (for an extra boost in protein)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until the BochaSweet has dissolved. About 1 minute.

Servings: 28 (one tablespoon servings)

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 107
  • Total fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Sodium: 24mg
  • Potassium: 6mg
  • Total carbs: <1g

Keto Coffee Creamer

 

 

 

MCT Oil
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If you are looking to boost physical performance, support brain function, and support heart health then you may want to consider consuming MCT oil. This is a saturated fatty acid derived from coconut oil which forms together to make medium-chain fatty acids. This is a unique energy source, as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and then transported directly to your liver to convert into ketones. The smaller carbon size (composed of C8, C10, C12 groups) is a defining reason why MCT oil requires less work by the pancreas to break down compared to long-chain fatty acids.

Long-chain fatty acids (13-22+ carbon atoms)  are typical of fats found in plant and animal fat. Surprisingly, MCT oil is a type of fat that does not produce fat in the body.

Here are some ways MCT oil works in the body to help make you more fit and healthier.

MCTs Boost Physical Performance

When it comes to boosting physical performance, MCT oil is beneficial for providing that efficient fuel source for your body. This helps you to improve your physical performance during exercise.

A study done on recreational athletes ingesting MCT’s reduced blood lactate levels and significantly increased the duration of high intensity exercise(1).

When it comes to endurance, MCT oil also seems to be quite promising. Ingestion of MCT’s among endurance-trained cyclists helped to improve cycling performance(2).

It makes perfect sense to ingest a MCT oil based food source prior to exercise for that clean energy. To optimize your workout performance,  be sure to try one of our BochaBars which features coconut MCT oil powder as one of its ingredients.

MCTs Support Brain Function

The conversion of MCT’s into ketones make it easy to pass through the blood-brain barrier which helps to support brain function.

MCTs help to improve brain fog, forgetfulness, and degeneration of the brain that occurs as you get older. Supplementing with MCTs is shown in a study from the journal Aging in Neuroscience to improve memory among subjects with memory impairment, which is due to the higher ketone levels found in the blood (3).

If you haven’t tried out MCTs yet, then you definitely want to start.

Next time you feel like you need a brain boost just remember to grab a BochaBar. A quick, tasty way to get not only MCTs for an efficient energy source but also healthy fats and protein to give you the nutrition you deserve.

MCTs Support Heart Health

Fat has been getting a lot of bad rap over the years due to the theory that it promotes heart disease. But, not all fat is created equal. The saturated fat found in coconut oil and/or MCT oil is beneficial for supporting heart health.

The MCTs found in coconut oil have the potential to support healthy cholesterol levels. A study done by the Journal of Nutrition on overweight men consuming MCTs led to an overall better lipid profile(4).

Other benefits of MCTs have been noted in this study to potentially reduce body fat, body weight, and blood trigylcerides when combined with an appropriate dietary regime (5).

Why Choose BochaBar?

It can be time consuming to add MCT oil into your diet when you are on-the-go or need something quick and convenient to eat. Our BochaBars are perfect for individuals looking to enjoy a great tasting snack which makes it easier to incorporate MCT oil into the diet.

Our BochaBars come in two incredibly delicious flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Almond Crunch.

Start improving all aspects of your health by making MCT oil a part of your daily lifestyle. By adding BochaBars into your daily diet, you can fuel your body with the optimal nutrition you deserve.

Remember to rip open a BochaBar and enjoy! Plus, look so cool while eating one! (Feel free to submit to us your BochaBar selfies on social media with the hashtag #GrabABochaBar.)

MCT Oil Protein Bar

Give BochaBars a try in our trial pack. This 4 count variety pack is custom to order with your own selection of Peanut Butter Chocolate and/or Vanilla Almond Crunch.

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie
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At times, you might be craving a delicious, ice cold smoothie on a hot summer day. This is why we decided to combine a couple of our favorite products together to bring you a Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie.

Bocha-Beets contains some awesome nitric oxide boosting properties and a synergistic blend of amino acids to help take your workouts to the next level. Plus, the added collagen is great for keeping your joints strong and healthy. Other nutritious ingredients added into this smoothie include strawberries, almond butter, cacao, and MCT’s from coconut. This smoothie is a perfect way to switch up your pre-workout nutrition.

Best of all – it’s also keto-friendly and tastes great! Of course, we can’t forget about BochaSweet sugar replacement to help us take our smoothie game to the next level.

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie

Prep time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup almond yogurt
  • Handful of strawberries
  • 2 scoops Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 heaping scoop Bocha-Beets
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 scoop MCT powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Handful of leafy greens or sprouts
  • 3 teaspoons BochaSweet
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • Optional: shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water or ice as needed (depending on desired consistency).
  2. Drizzle almond butter on top of the smoothie. Sprinkle some shredded coconut and extra strawberries.
  3. Enjoy as a nutritious pre-workout meal 45 minutes to an hour before a workout. Be ready to get PUMPED!

Bocha-Beets Strawberry Collagen Smoothie

 

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