Keto Beet Chocolate Truffles
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There’s a new holiday that’s coming up and its filled with lots of LOVE. Valentine’s Day.

Let’s get our creative juices flowing in the kitchen by bringing to you this mouth watering Keto Beet Chocolate Truffles as the perfect candy to surprise the love of your life. So, what makes this treat so special?

Lots of chocolate and of course BochaSweet with a hint of beets from our BOCHA-BEETS for a vibrant reddish-purple look. Who knew something so sweet can also be quite energizing!

Keto Beet Chocolate Truffles

 

Keto Beet Chocolate Truffles

Makes 36 truffles

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces dark chocolate (cacao that is unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2-4 scoops BOCHA-BEETS
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

 

Directions:

  1. Begin by cutting the dark chocolate into small shards on a diagonal. Add the coconut oil with the chocolate shards into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan until it boils then allow to simmer. Pour over the chocolate and coconut oil.
  3. Add the BochaSweet and BOCHA-BEETS to the chocolate mixture and stir in with a spatula until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and gently stir. Transfer the chocolate mixture to the refrigerator to firm up for at least 4 hours (or freeze for a quicker process).
  4. Preheat the oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the shredded coconut to the parchment paper lined baking tray and toast for 3-5 minutes until it starts to get slightly golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl and allow to cool.
  5. When the chocolate mixture is ready remove from the fridge and scoop out the truffles. Form into small balls by rolling between your palms. With a side dish filled with the unsweetened cocoa (and a couple extra scoops of BOCHA-BEETS), roll the balls until well coated and then transfer to the coconut and do the same. Repeat this process for the entire batch.
  6. Enjoy immediately or if you prefer allow to freeze further to your personal preference!

 

Keto Beet Chocolate Truffles

 

 

 

 

Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Starting off the New Year right with a delicious batch of Red Velvet Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies. The same great old fashioned taste just like grandma used too make but now recreated with a healthy twist!

So, what is going on with this healthy twist you ask? Keto. Low carb. Grain free.

This recipe will be featuring two of our incredible products. For that pre-workout boost we decided to add our newest product BOCHA-BEETS for a healthy dose of nitric oxide to help enhance blood flow and increase levels of endurance during exercise. Beets are a powerful superfood and we source from organic, NON GMO beets at a 50:1 extract to deliver 5x the amount of nitrates as leading brands. Combine it with our Supreme Sugar Replacement BochaSweet and you have a great tasting “keto approved” cookie. With absolutely no grains used in this recipe, the taste is similar to an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie from the chewy texture.

The great thing about the BochaSweet lifestyle is the freedom to recreate all your favorite childhood treats from the comfort of your home knowing that you are on path to achieving all your health and fitness goals. Let’s, together,  make 2018 the most BOCHASWEET year yet!

Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 15-20 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 scoops BOCHA-BEETS
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a large baking sheet greased with coconut oil or butter.
  2. In the food processor, add in the coconut flakes and sliced almonds. Process until mixture resembles an “oatmeal-like” consistency. Continue to add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, beet powder and salt. Pulse a few times until well mixed.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the softened butter with the sweetener. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract then add to the food processor with the flour mixture and blend until a dough consistency forms. Add in chocolate chips and stir gently by hand.
  4. Form into balls and place two inches apart on baking sheet. Then with the palm of your hand gently press down cookie to 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool until cookies are firm to touch.

Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Beetroot
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It has arrived…the only pre-workout, 50:1 beet root extract on the market sweetened with 100% kabocha extract. Typically many pre-workouts out on the market leave a BITTER or FUNKY aftertaste because they need the artificial flavors, artificial colors, additives, and bitter sweeteners to mask the unappealing taste. That all ends now that there is BOCHA-BEETS. A pre-workout drink that tastes great while boosting nitric oxide!

WHAT IS BOCHA-BEETS PRE-WORKOUT ALL ABOUT?

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In each scoop of BOCHA-BEETS you will find an enhanced blend of vitamins, amino acids, and electrolytes to help with maximum endurance and increased nitric oxide production. BOCHA-BEETS contains very little glycemic index which results in a keto-friendly and diabetic-friendly product that is 5x more potent in nitrates than leading brands.

Nitric Oxide Boosting Ingredients

Beetroot is a unique superfood which contains a high concentration of nitrates which dilate blood vessels for enhanced oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. This is beneficial for building muscle and recovery with 750mg BCAAs, 350mg Arginine, 2g Citrulline Malate, and 1.5g Betaine Anhydrous for a supreme nitric oxide performance booster.

Branched Chain Amino Acids are comprised of three amino acids: L-leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. These are found in a variety of proteins sources and help in protein synthesis and muscle growth.

L-Arginine is an amino acid found in seafood, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, and chickpeas. It help to support vasodilation within the blood vessels for better overall blood flow.

Citrulline Malate is a non-protein amino acid found abundantly in watermelon rinds, this natural substance found in many fruits helps to increase aerobic energy production, enhanced blood flow, and better physical performance.

Betaine Anhydrous is a compound found in beet root also known as trimethylglycine that helps to boost muscle strength and endurance.

BOCHA-BEETS also contain Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6 for energy metabolism. To finish off, a blend of electrolytes are added to help support electrolyte balance prior to physical exercise.

HOW TO USE BOCHA-BEETS

Beet juice

 

There are two options to go when it comes with using BOCHA-BEETS. Our suggestion is to start off with one scoop for supporting cardiovascular health. Easily mix with 6 ounces of water, juice, or smoothie once daily. The other option is to mix two scoops with 14 ounces of water 15-30 minutes prior to exercise to help support exercise stamina and performance.

Also great for athletes to support endurance and extend exercise tolerance.

WHAT’S THE BREAKDOWN?

L-Citrulline + L-Arginine: For Nitric Oxide Production

The combination of Arginine and Citrulline Malate work together to produce nitric oxide which enhances blood flow resulting in better performance.

An increase in energy efficiency from Citrulline Malate enables you to work out harder and longer reducing the time to exhaustion. It is  actually created in the body by one of two ways, either recycled from arginine (arginine converts to nitric oxide to produce citrulline) or from nitrogen.

For exercise, citrulline is definitely something you want to be taking to increase the rate of recovery after exercise [1] and for nitric oxide synthesis [2].

In two scoops you got yourself 2g of Citrulline Malate and 350 mg of Arginine to help assist in the vasodilation of the blood vessels for that sought after “muscle pump”.

Bocha Beets Supplement Facts

Betaine Anhydrous: For Muscle Strength and Endurance

In two scoops of BOCHA-BEETS there is 1.5g of Betaine Anhydrous. Betaine is gaining increasing popularity among pre-workout formulas and is an important component of beetroot.

TMG (trimethylglycine) is essentially glycine with three methyl gr0ups attached. This nutrient have been reported in studies to help improve muscle strength and endurance [3][4]. Betaine also can synthesize creatine in skeletal muscle, lower plasma homocysteine concentrations, reduce inflammation, and help support healthy cardiovascular health. [5]

For a supercharged workout, you want to have betaine to help aid in pushing through those tough final repetitions.

BCAAs 2:1:1 (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine)

BCAAs are well known to help promote protein synthesis and naturally available in protein sources. From a bodybuilding perspective, BCAAs help to enhance muscle growth.

BOCHA-BEETS adds 750mg of BCAAs in a total two scoops. These are plant-based derived and 100% vegan.

In a study, [6] “BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine), particularly leucine, have anabolic effects on protein metabolism by increasing the rate of protein snythesis and decreasing the rate of protein degradation in resting human muscle. Also, during recovery from endurance exercise, BCAAs were found to have anabolic effects in human muscle.”

Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin)

Vitamin B-12 is added to the formulation in its “methyl” form for superior bioavailability. Vitamin B-12 helps to support enzymes in DNA synthesis and energy metabolism.

This nutrient is often times found to be deficient for many people and hard to obtain sometimes through diet alone. A deficiency in Vitamin B-12 predisposes someone to neurological disorders and a form of anaemia (macrocytic).

BOCHA-BEETS contains 50mcg per 2 scoops to help combat the deficiency that can be seen among older individuals [7].

Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCL)

BOCHA-BEETS contains 5mg of Vitamin B-6 as Pyridoxine HCL. Vitamin B-6 is an essential vitamin that helps to maintain a healthy nervous system along with key metabolic processes. This means it is responsible for the communication between the brain and the nerve cells, which also aids in production of neurotransmitters.

Electrolytes

Electrolytes are key for optimal levels of hydration. By providing the body with adequate electrolytes prior to exercise it negates the drop in performance due to low mineral levels [8].

We made sure to add 50mg of Magnesium, 150mg of Potassium, and 50mg of Sodium. Many of us know how critical electrolytes are for our health.

BOCHA-BEETS Summary

BOCHA-BEETS is a synergistic blend of natural nitric oxide boosting ingredients which provide a true energy boost, enhanced blood flow, maximum endurance, and activates performance. By consuming a high potency nitrate beet root powder you will not only improve nitric oxide levels but also boost energy during exercise.

The unique thing about BOCHA-BEETS is the expected sweetness you desire from our BochaSweet™ 100% kabocha extract: there is no need for additives, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, or added stimulants.

 

 

References:

[1] Bendahan D, Mattei JP, Ghattas B, Confort-Gouny S, Le Guern ME, Cozzone PJ. Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle. Br J Sports Med. 2002 Aug;36(4):282-9.

[2] McKinley-Barnard S., Andre T, Morita M, Willoughby DS. Combined L-citrulline and glutathione supplementation increases the concentration of markers indicative of nitric oxide synthesis. J Int Soc Sports Nutr.2015 Jun 10;12:27. doi: 10.1186/s12970-015-0086-7. eCollection 2015.

[3] Lee EC, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ, Yamamoto LM, Hatfield DL, Bailey BL, Armstrong LE, Vloek JS, McDermott BP, Craig SA. Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Jul 19;7:27. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-7-27.

[4] Jay R Hoffman, Nicholas A Ratamess, Jie Kang, Stefanie L Rashti, and Avery D Faigenbaum. Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2009 Feb 20;6:7. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-6-7.

[5] Jason M Cholewa, Monika Wyszczelska-Rokiel, Rafal Glowacki, Hieronim Jakubowski, Tracey Matthews, Richard Wood, Stuart AS Craig, and Vincent Paolone. Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2013 Aug 14;10:39. doi: 10.1186/15550-2783-10-39.

[6] Blomstrand E, Eliasson J, Karlsson HK, Köhnke R. Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Jan;136(1 Suppl):269S-73S.

[7] Clarke R, Grimley Evans J, Schneede J, Nexo E, Bates C, Fletcher A, Prentice A, et al.Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency in later life. Age Ageing. 2004 Jan;33(1):34-41.

[8] Costill D.L., Saltin B. Muscle Glycogen and Electrolytes Following Exercise and Thermal Dehydration. Metabolic Adaptation to Prolonged Physical Exercise. 1975:352-360. doi: 10.1007/978-3-0348-5523-5_41.

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BochaSweet Makeover

BochaSweet Makeover

Amazing transformation over a year has resulted in Rose losing a combined 25 lbs. She is now the happiest she has ever been which allows her the freedom to fit in size XS/0.

                                                   (139 pounds May 2016)                                              (114 pounds November 2017)

 

For the past several months she has been incorporating BochaSweet into her daily lifestyle. She replaced sugar and HFCS in her diet with BochaSweet without making any major changes to her diet or exercise routine. One of her favorite daily rituals is enjoying a couple cups of coffee sweetened with BochaSweet while working as a nurse.

She is deeply satisfied knowing she can taste something so sweet and not worry about spiking her blood sugar levels or weight gain. In fact, she has noticed the weight continues to melt off and she looks and feels healthier than ever before!

“After a year I have finally achieved my flat tummy goal after losing 25 lbs. BochaSweet allows me the freedom to fit in size XS/0 and I now weigh 114. I love being able to drink my coffee and get my sweet taste fix on with Bocha while working 2 shifts as a nurse. Best of all, the weight continues to keep melting off. I look and feel healthier than ever before!” – Rose

Gluten Free Kabocha Pie
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Gluten Free Kabocha Pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means pumpkin is the flavor of the month. A Gluten Free Kabocha Pie is a must on the menu. This pie is easy to make and tastes identical to the store-bought pumpkin pies but with considerably less calories and zero sugar added.

The added sweetness will be from our BochaSweet™ 100% kabocha extract. A fantastic sugar replacement that replaces cane sugar 1:1 without the blood sugar spikes and insulin stimulation. There is no bitter aftertaste which is commonly experienced in other sugar substitutes and contains no other additives.

For this delicious recipe, we will also be using tigernut flour which is a nutritious gluten-free flour rich in protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats. It’s actually not a nut, but a small root vegetable gaining popularity as a superfood!

Gluten Free Kabocha Pie

INGREDIENTS

Makes 1, 9″ pie

Crust:

  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 1 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup BochaSweet

Filling:

  • 1.5 cup steamed kabocha pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon MCT/coconut oil

Directions

  1. First, steam kabocha pumpkin until well done. Remove peel from pumpkin and place it in a food processor.
  2. Next, combine all ingredients in filling in a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. For the crust, place all ingredients in a food processor and process until crumbly and broken down. Make sure the mixture stick together when placed between your fingers.
  4. Mold ingredients in a 9” pie dish greased with coconut oil. Pat down carefully and knead with knuckles to get the right structure. Add imprint into the edges to make sure it matches the height of the filling.
  5. Put in oven for 10-15 minutes. Lightly brown and remove. Let cool for roughly 15-20 minutes.
  6. Pour filling over the crust and smooth it out. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. If you want, finish it off with a side of banana chocolate caramel ice cream and  supreme sugar replacement frosting!
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares

In the mood for some Halloween treats with a sweet pumpkin taste? Look no further than these delicious Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares that are perfect for your sweet tooth.

These vegan squares are made with gluten-free flour and contain simple ingredients that makes this treat easy to make. For an extra boost in sweetness, add some BochaSweet for even more of a pumpkin kick.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares

INGREDIENTS

The Base

  • 10 medjool dates (pitted and diced, 1 cup)
  • 2-3 tsp BochaSweet
  • 1.5 cups oat flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 canned pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts (soaked in 1/2 cup of water)
  • 6 medjool dates (soak for 15-30 minutes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsp BochaSweet

DIRECTIONS

The Base

  1. Soak the dates in a small bowl of water for at least 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place the flour and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Add the soaked dates, vanilla, and almond milk in a blender and puree until smooth for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and add in the pumpkin. Mix with a wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  4. Scrape the batter onto an 8×8 inch parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook for 25-30 minutes at 375F until lightly browned. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  5. Add the Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting and then transfer to a refrigerator firm up the squares.

Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting

  1. Drains the nuts and discard the water.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add a little more water as needed during the blending.

 

Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti
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It is now time for the fall season where jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie are cherished. So, it would just make sense something with pumpkin would be on the menu.

How about a keto treat that you can enjoy with a hint of pumpkin spice and matches well with a hot cup of coffee? Let’s introduce to you our Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti that uses steamed kabocha. A unique twist to the canned pumpkin used in other recipes.

Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti

This recipe is gluten-free made from almond flour and has no sugar added. As a ketogenic recipe, you can enjoy biscotti as a delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the extra carbs and calories.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup kabocha puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Steam a whole kabocha in a steamer for one to two hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper prepared with extra avocado oil.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (almond flour, BochaSweet, spice, baking powder, and salt). Then, add in the remaining “wet” ingredient and whisk until the dough comes together.
  4. Add the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and roll into a log that is about 4 by 10 inches in size. Bake about 25 minutes until the biscotti is firm. Get ready to reduce the temperature to 200F.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing the biscotti into 12 even slices. Bake for another 30 minutes until they reach a light golden brown color. Turn off the oven and allow to cool in the oven until they firm up completely.
  6. Sprinkle some extra BochaSweet on top of the biscotti.

 

Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti

Mini BochaSweet Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes
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What happens when you combine a cupcake, cream cheese, and cinnamon to create a healthy treat? You get Mini BochaSweet Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes that stimulate your taste buds!

This delicious bite-sized treat instantly melts in your mouth and explodes with sweetness. Chances are you had to give up sweet tasting foods due to lifestyle goals or health reasons. A BochaSweet lifestyle now allows you to experience a culinary life to the fullest — sweet is now healthy. BochaSweet fits in perfectly to a low carb, ketogenic, or diabetic-friendly diet. Those same recipes you’ve been dying to enjoy from mainstream food bloggers or cooking channels have received a MAKEOVER. This is all thanks to our supreme sugar replacement. That reality is in your hands now.

Mini BochaSweet Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Choosing BochaSweet instead of xylitol or erythritol, which are derived from birch tree or corn cob waste, just tastes better and feels better. The kabocha is a nutritious vegetable with a sensational sweetness. This sweet taste is naturally present in the raw ingredient which is why we decided to bring to the market a product extracted from the kabocha. The texture is similar to cane sugar and has absolutely no bitter or unpleasant aftertaste. It stands on its own as The Supreme Sugar Replacement. There is no need to add other sweeteners, additives, or flavors to enhance the sweetness.

Mini BochaSweet Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

 

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1/2 cup fine almond flour
  • 2 tbsp BochaSweet 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Cheesecake Filling

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • 5 tbsp BochaSweet
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or cashew yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Frosting

  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 tbsp BochaSweet
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp heavy cream

DIRECTIONS

       Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and line a muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, BochaSweet, and cinnamon. Then add in the melted butter and whisk until the mixture begins to clump together.
  3. Divide the dough among the muffin cups and make sure to press into the bottom forming a crust. Bake for 7 minutes, then remove and allow to cool while preparing the filling.

Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Reduce oven temperature to 300F. In a separate bowl beat the cream cheese and BochaSweet together until smooth. Then, beat in the vanilla extract, egg, and cinnamon until a creamy consistency appears.
  2. For sprinkling purposes, add a little BochaSweet and cinnamon together in a small bowl to make cinnamon “sweet”.
  3. Divide the filling and add over the crust until it fills the top. Add a little bit of the cinnamon “sweet” sprinkles if you prefer.
  4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes until mostly set but the center is still soft. Turn off the oven and allow to remain inside for an extra 5 minutes, then remove and let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for a few hours until set.

Frosting:

  1. In a bowl beat butter with BochaSweet until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  2. Transfer to a piping bag and drizzle over the cheesecakes. Add some extra cinnamon “sweet” to enhance this delicious experience.

 

 

Low Carb Keto BochaQuake Cake
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We have been hearing quite a bit about Earthquake Cakes lately. There are posts all over the internet teaching recipes for this tasty treat.  This BochaSweet-eened Keto BochaQuake Cake takes it one step further with a low-carb, guilt-free version that fixes your sweet tooth.

Keto BochaQuake Cake

This was a surprisingly easy recipe for us to whip up in our kitchen. The sweet and creamy texture of this cake is similar to a brownie meets cream cheese cake. As a keto-friendly recipe, you will be substituting typical high glycemic flours for low-carb fine almond flour which has a similar texture to yellow cake batter. Plus, good healthy fats from butter, eggs, cream cheese, pecans, shredded coconut, and cocoa. There is no sugar added in this recipe. The preferable sugar replacement of choice is BochaSweet which has no bitter aftertaste and is diabetic-friendly. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Well, now you can have much more than that with this Low Carb Keto BochaQuake Cake.

Low Carb Keto BochaQuake Cake

This sweet indulgence can be enjoyed at any meal or time of day. When desserts are upgraded using BochaSweet, a zero glycemic, zero calorie kabocha extract that bakes, cooks, and tastes just like sugar, the calories are greatly reduced without giving up the taste. Go ahead savor the moment with this mouth-watering cake.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plain whey protein powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 14 tbsp melted butter (divided)
  • 1/2 cup coffee (freshly brewed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup extra BochaSweet 
  • 1/2 cup sugar free dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9×13 baking pan. Sprinkle the bottom with the shredded coconut and the pecans.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, BochaSweet, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs, 6 tbsp of the divided butter, freshly brewed coffee, and vanilla extract until well combined. Spread over the coconut and pecans.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the cream cheese with 8 tbsp melted butter until smooth. Beat in the extra BochaSweet. Combine into the cake mixture using a swirling motion.
  4. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Bake for about 45 minutes until cake is cooked through. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes. Sprinkle some BochaSweet and enjoy!

Keto BochaQake Cake

Sugar Free Lemonade
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BochaSweet Lemonade

Fresh squeezed BochaSweet Lemonade is a delightful, refreshing beverage to be enjoyed on hot summer days. This sugar-free beverage has that same old fashioned sweet lemon taste you’ve always loved. Get hydrated with this tasty beverage that contains electrolyte enhancing minerals from fresh lemons. So when life hands you lemons, make lemonade sweetened with BochaSweet!

Sugar Free Lemonade

The no bitter sweetness of BochaSweet mixed with a burst of fresh mint is a tasty combination in this low calorie lemonade. This fusion has the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Mint leaves are soothing for digestion, helps aid in weight loss, and is popular in detox.

  • 6 lemons (juiced)
  • 1 cup of water (for syrup)
  • 3/4 cup of BochaSweet
  • handful of mint leaves
  • cup of ice

In a sauce pan mix together 1 cup of water and 3/4 cup of BochaSweet, bring to a boil and allow to simmer. Whisk together until the sweetener is dissolved fully into the water to make BochaSweet syrup. Roll, juice and strain 6 lemons into a pitcher. Add the syrup mixture into the lemon juice and fill the pitcher up with extra water. Add ice cubes. Finish with a garnish of mint leaves for a refreshing beverage.

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