BOCHA-BEETS MOBILE SLIDER FITNESS GIRL
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You have heard the ads on the radio and TV raving about beets and how beetroot powder helps with nitric oxide production by supporting healthy circulation and blood pressure. If you tried beetroot powder you have realized firsthand that this powerful extract definitely works, but you may have been put off by the bitter aftertaste you get with our competitors’ beet supplements sweetened with stevia.

Our own upgraded beetroot formulation gets the same high quality GMO FREE all-natural beetroot powder found in other products. But to take things to the next level, it is sweetened with our great tasting keto-friendly sugar replacement, BochaSweet.

Our specially formulated Bocha-Beets has everything you could ever want in a beet powder mix, especially as a pre-workout supplement.

This is why we created Bocha-Beets!

A stimulant-free beetroot supplement that is sweetened with 100% kabocha extract. The best tasting keto-friendly sugar replacement on the market! No more chugging down beet powders that leave an unpleasant artificial taste! Or that has added flavorings which taste like cough syrup!

Bocha-Beets was created with your health in mind and contains ingredients that helps to support a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Non-GMO Beetroot Extract
  • Citrulline Malate
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • Branched Chain Amino Acids
  • L-Arginine
  • Vitamin B6/B12
  • Electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, and potassium)

Non-GMO Beetroot Extract

In our Bocha-Beets formula we made sure to source a high quality GMO free, organic beetroot powder that has a high nitrate content. Beetroot has been increasing in popularity in recent studies due to its claims that it can improve athletic performance, support healthy blood pressure, and increase blood flow.

The abundance of dietary nitrates found in beets convert intro nitric oxide in the body. The purpose of nitric oxide is to help relax and dilate the blood vessels.

Citrulline Malate

The amino acid L-citrulline is included to help with endurance and delaying the onset of fatigue during exercise. This amino acid is popular in pre-workout formulations and helps to assist further with blood and nitric oxide production in the body.

When it comes to your workouts, citrulline can help you perform more reps and reduce post-workout muscle soreness.

Betaine Anhydrous

Betaine is found in beets and is a powerful bioactive compound that helps to support a healthy heart and regulates homocysteine levels in the body.

Branched Chain Amino Acids

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) are added into Bocha-Beets for muscle growth by promoting protein synthesis. These branched chain amino acids are composed of leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

L-Arginine

The amino acid L-arginine creates nitric oxide and relaxes the blood vessels. The body converts L-citrulline into L-arginine; therefore, adding L-arginine into Bocha-Beets helps to support healthy circulation.

Vitamins B6/B12

Vitamin B6, known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that your body utilizes for creating neurotransmitters and regulating homocysteine levels.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the world’s leading nutrient deficiencies. Adding B12 to Bocha-Beets provides benefits to the central nervous system.

Electrolytes

The electrolytes added into the formulation is magnesium, potassium, and sodium. By including these electrolytes into Bocha-Beets, you can prevent the drop in performance during exercise that comes about from low mineral levels.

Summary – Bocha-Beets Nitric Oxide Booster

Bocha-Beets is a stimulant-free beetroot supplement that is sweetened with 100% kabocha extract. The best tasting keto-friendly sugar replacement on the market!

Simply purchase a 10.6 oz jar of Bocha-Beets and you will automatically receive a FREE 1 Lb pouch of BochaSweet with your order.

Click Here To Learn More About Bocha-Beets

Goji Berry Valentine's Day Brownies
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These fudgy brownies infused with goji berry is the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat!

Finally. We took our latest brownie recipe and adapted it for Valentine’s Day for truly one of a kind deliciousness. This recipe came out with a tasty fudgy consistency that instantly melts in your mouth with a sweet chocolate taste. This is the kind of dessert your partner will absolutely love when you surprise them with these fudgy brownies.

The addition of goji berry adds a nice superfood touch along with collagen peptides for an extra boost in protein. To get even more creative be sure to add some rose petals to truly bring out the Valentine’s theme — don’t be surprised if you find your partner loves you even more!

Fudgy Goji Berry Brownies

Fudgy Goji Berry Valentine’s Brownies

Start to Finish: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 2 tablespoon MCT oil or coconut oil (add extra if too dry)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (1/4 cup mixed with cacao butter for melted chocolate)
  • 1 tablespoon goji berry powder (optional)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Collagen Peptides (optional)
  • 1 cup almond flour + 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried goji berries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place 1/2 cup cocoa butter on a stove top or over a double boiler in a heat-proof bowl. Add in 1/4 cup cacao powder and mix together until it makes a chocolate syrup consistency. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add in the eggs, egg yolk, MCT oil/coconut oil and BochaSweet for a few minutes or until light and fluffy. Turn on your mixer on a low setting. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Next, slowly add in the chocolate syrup mixture until completely mixed.
  5. Add in the cocoa powder, goji berry powder, collagen, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in the chopped almonds. (Optional: you can add in your choice of nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever you desire). Blend on medium speed in your mixture until a creamy batter forms. Sprinkle dried goji berries if you prefer.
  6. Pour the batter using a rubber spatula into a greased 9×9 baking dish (layer with parchment paper if you prefer). Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting. You can place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes after brownies cool to make it easier to cut. Decorate with goji berries and rose petals.

Makes: 8

Collagen Peptides
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Protein is a “buzzword” that is often emphasized when it comes to feeling satiety on a diet. Especially the keto diet which is now a hot trend among health advocates. A keto diet focuses on higher amounts of protein and fats with considerably less carbs. That said protein is very important for optimal health. There is a protein source that can help keep you looking young, and that is collagen.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. It makes up an impressive 80 percent of your skin which means it improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, and boosts skin hydration. It also helps give you healthy, strong hair and strengthens your bones. Collagen is also rich in three amino acids that are deficient in today’s standard diets. The amino acids are glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. There is so many benefits to consuming collagen that it’s no wonder it has become such a popular protein source.

Collagen’s Role in Anti-Aging

As we age, our collagen production tends to naturally decline. This means we start to show wrinkles and fine lines. After the age of 25 collagen breaks down at a faster rate than what we can make. To keep collagen production up,  it would be wise to add more collagen into your diet either by supplementation or regularly consuming foods like bone broth or organ meats. For many people simply adding a scoop of collagen protein into your coffee, smoothie, or water can help you receive many benefits from this wonderful protein.

When it comes to improving skin elasticity, collagen is something you want to be consuming to help combat the effects of aging.

Collagen for Stronger Joints

Keeping our joints healthy is important for our overall quality of life. Collagen helps to strengthen your joints and can even significantly reduce joint pain. The reason for this is simple. Collagen acts as a cushion to your joints to prevent friction between the connecting bones. Since you start to break down collagen at a faster rate when you age it makes sense to increase your consumption of collagen to help keep your joints healthy.

For those living an active lifestyle, collagen is a great protein source that can be consumed before or after a workout for recovery. The amino acid glycine found in collagen may help with adding lean muscle mass.

If you are looking for a quick and convenient source of collagen to supplement your diet, then you should definitely check out our BochaBars. These delicious, keto-friendly protein bars contain grass fed collagen peptides and other real food ingredients designed to fit into your lifestyle needs.

Collagen is Good for Keto

The idea behind the keto diet is to be very low carb with a high amount of fat. The amount of protein you need to consume on keto is not so straightforward. The general rule of thumb for sedentary adults is to consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass. If you are more active, an athlete, or looking to build more muscle then you may want to consume 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass.

Of course, collagen is good for keto. In fact, it is highly recommended to make sure you are consuming enough collagen rich foods like bone broth, leafy greens, citrus fruits (Vitamin C plays a major role in collagen synthesis), and grass fed meats. Protein is a very important macronutrient and should not be overlooked. Collagen is a great protein source that helps to complement the keto diet leading to better skin health, strengthening your joints and bones, muscle growth, and much more.

Where Can You Buy Collagen?

Collagen is pretty popular and widely available online, in health food stores, and supplement shops.

To make it easy for you we decided to offer a hydrolyzed grass fed collagen peptides supplement that is unflavored and has a pleasant smooth taste. You can easily mix 1-2 scoops into water, coffee, and smoothies. Enjoy with our BochaSweet sugar replacement for the most delicious recipes ever!

 

Bocha Keto Brownies
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This keto and diabetic friendly dessert has ingredients like cacao butter, almonds, and egg yolks that work together for a decadent chocolate taste. When you’ve got a chocolate craving, it can be hard to find a brownie that doesn’t contain a high amount of sugar, dairy, and processed flour. To solve this issue we went ahead and developed a recipe that contains plenty of nutrients from superfood ingredients – cacao and almonds – plus, sweetening with BochaSweet for your desired sweetness. Brownies are now nutritious and tasty at the same time!

This keto-friendly brownie recipe is quick and easy to make. A simple list of ingredients that you can readily find available in your nearest grocery store means this recipe will be convenient for you to prepare.

Keto “Bocha” Almond Brownies

Bocha Brownies

Start to Finish: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (1/4 cup mixed with cacao butter for melted chocolate)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour + 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place 1/2 cup cocoa butter on a stove top or over a double boiler in a heat-proof bowl. Add in 1/4 cup cacao powder and mix together until it makes a chocolate syrup consistency. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add in the eggs, egg yolk, and BochaSweet for a few minutes or until light and fluffy. Turn on your mixer on a low setting. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Next, slowly add in the chocolate syrup mixture until completely mixed.
  5. Add in the cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in the chopped almonds. (Optional: you can add in your choice of nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever you desire). Blend on medium speed in your mixture until a creamy batter forms.
  6. Pour the batter using a rubber spatula into a greased 9×9 baking dish (layer with parchment paper if you prefer). Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before cutting. You can place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes after brownies cool to make it easier to cut.

Makes: 12

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
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Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream recipe & content provided by Jennifer Winder

Best keto ice cream on the planet?

The problem with most traditional ice cream recipes is the high sugar content. That problem is solved by substituting out the high glycemic sugar content with BochaSweet.

This chocolate ice cream gets not only a keto upgrade but the sweetness you crave. Healthy fats like egg yolks and cocoa powder blended into a creamy, delicious ice cream so satisfying you won’t recognize the difference from traditional ice cream.

Thanks to our friend Jennifer Winder for this awesome keto recipe!

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup BochaSweet

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream and vanilla to hot but not boiling (about 120 degrees if you use a thermometer).
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder. Let stand for a few minutes to cool a bit.
  3. With a stand mixer whip egg yolks and sweetener until pale yellow.
  4. Leave stand mixer on medium and very slowly add the hot egg mixture (drizzle). If you add it too fast you will make scrambled eggs. Once everything is mixed together, pour back into the pot.
  5. Place pot over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken and remove from stove (it should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon).
  6. Cool completely before pouring into your ice cream maker. Follow the ice cream mixer directions.

NOTE: If you want ice cream quickly you can cool the hot mixture using an ice bath. If you want to make ahead and store in the refrigerator, make sure you touch the surface of the custard mixture with plastic wrap so that a thin rubbery layer does not form.

eto Christmas Coconut Clusters-2
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Keto Christmas coconut clusters recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

We love chocolate, especially for our keto Christmas smorgasbord! This keto Christmas recipe is one of our all time favorites and is very adaptable.

You can swap out the coconut for your favorite chopped nuts. You can put the melted chocolate into molds to make them pretty. You can adjust how dark the chocolate is using a little heavy cream and melted cacao butter!

And of course. You have full control over how sweet (or not sweet) they are!

Adjusting the level of richness is totally customizable with a few tricks. You can add some heavy whipping cream (but not too much). You can also grab some cacao butter and melt that down using low heat and mix that into the chocolate.

KETO CHRISTMAS COCONUT CLUSTERS

Keto Christmas Coconut Clusters

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons BochaSweet
  • Sea salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin by toasting your coconut in a 300 degrees oven for about 3 minutes. Make sure you watch the coconut closely as it can burn quickly!
  2. While you allow the coconut to cool, chop your chocolate and place it in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute on power level 4. Stir and repeat, decreasing the time to 30 seconds once the chocolate is 2/3 melted.You don’t want to overheat the chocolate as this will break the temper and the texture of your finished chocolates won’t be right.
  4. Once the chocolate is cooled, mix in your sweeteners and a pinch of salt. Sweeten to taste. If you prefer a lighter milk chocolate, mix in ¼ c to ½ cup of heavy whipping cream. We prefer very dark chocolate and left it out.
  5. Finally stir, in your toasted coconut. Allow the mixture to set for 10-20 minutes, but keep a close eye on it because if your house is cold it could set quickly. Once it firms up a bit, drop by tablespoons full on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt and some BochaSweet. The clusters should set in 10-20 minutes.
  6. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to two weeks!

Servings: 24 clusters

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Potassium: 135mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Vitamin C: 0.2%
  • Calcium: 1.3%
  • Iron: 11.9%
Keto Sugar Cookies Featured Image
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Keto Sugar Cookies

Keto sugar cookies recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Keto sugar cookies with only 1 g total carb per cookie! Merry Christmas to YOU!! Oh yeah…these melt-in-your-mouth keto sugar cookies will satisfy your Christmas sugar cookie cravings.

At least if my 6 year old nephew is any judge of sugar-cookie awesomeness. We were sitting around together playing a board game and my nephew (age 6) asked for a snack. I asked him if he wanted to try my new sugar cookies and he said, “Yeah, I’ll tell you if they are as good as mom’s.”

I chuckled a little and handed him a cookie. His eyebrows went up and he said “YUM”… chew…bite…chew…“These like…melt in your mouth.” Chomp, chomp, chomp.

“Can I have another?”

There’s not a better compliment!!

KETO SUGAR COOKIES BLOG POST

Keto Sugar Cookies

Start to Finish: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup coconut oil, softened (209g)
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon beef gelatin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups almond flour (224g)

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Cookies are soft and difficult to handle when they come out of the oven so you’ll want to use parchment paper so you can easily slide them off the sheet onto your counter/cooling racks. Soften your coconut oil so it mixes easily.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened coconut oil, and BochaSweet.
  4. Mix in vanilla extract, almond extract and beef gelatin. Mix in your egg.
  5. In a separate bowl, weigh out your almond flour. Then mix in salt and baking soda and stir to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  7. Scoop with a cookie scoop onto your parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  8. You can roll the sugar cookies in extra BochaSweet if you wish.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. NOTE: Cookies will seem not quite set up in the middle. The cookies will be quite fragile when they come out of the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before using the parchment paper to transfer them to a cooling rack.

Serves: 32 cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 101
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 78mg
  • Total Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0.1%
  • Calcium: 1.5%
  • Iron: 1.6%
  • Potassium: 1mg
Keto-Lemon-Pie Feature Image
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Keto Lemon Pie

Keto Lemon Pie recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

On the keto diet and craving something sweet? Me too! I’ve paired a tangy lemon curd with real whipped cream and a sweet hazelnut pie crust to create the perfect keto holiday dessert.

We really love lemon pie around my house. Now that I have a pie crust that I’m happy with, I’m going to start experimenting with different fillings. What is your favorite kind of pie?

I perfected my lemon curd earlier this year and simply adapted that recipe to fill a pie crust. Leaving plenty of room for real whipped cream of course. Lemon pie has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember!

I used to just love the Bakers Square Lemon Supreme Pies– do you know the one’s??

I can’t tell you how many times I stopped at a Village Inn and ate a slice for dinner! Back in the day when I didn’t know just how bad that was for me. I mean….pie. Yum. That’s about as far as my thoughts went. Ya know?

This keto lemon pie reminds me of that pie. Rich, creamy and oh-so-satisfying! The difference is I feel good after eating this version!

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Keto Lemon Pie

Start to Finish: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

Pie Crust

  • 1 cup hazelnut flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tiger nut flour
  • 3 tablespoons BochaSweet
  • ½ cup butter cold, sliced
  • 1 egg

Lemon Curd

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup BochaSweet
  • Lemon zest grated
  • 1 cup lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut in pieces
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5-8 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional)

Pie Shell

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup BochaSweet
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

Keto Hazelnut Pie Crust

  1. Combine hazelnut flour, coconut flour, tiger nut flour, BochaSweet and sliced cold butter in food processor.
  2. Use pulse to process until mixture resembles wet sand.
  3. Add egg and pulse together until combined.
  4. Place in parchment paper (or plastic wrap) shaped into a circular round.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  6. Remove from fridge and roll crust out between two sheets of parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. For a fully baked pie crust, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I recommend using a crust shield to make sure the edges don’t over bake.

Keto Lemon Curd

  1. Prepare your tools so that you can work quickly. You will need a mesh colander like the one pictured in the video to strain the lemon curd. You will also need a bowl you that the mesh colander will fit in so that you can pour the lemon curd into the colander with ease. Have this set up beside your cooking area.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix the eggs, BochaSweet and lemon zest together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add lemon juice and butter and turn heat to medium.
  4. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and come to a gentle simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 seconds. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour lemon curd through the mesh colander that you have set up with a bowl underneath. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, work the lemon curd through the colander. Set the colander aside.
  6. Add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 5 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional). Taste the lemon curd and add additional drops of oil until you’re pleased with the tartness.
  7. Allow the lemon curd to cool for about 30 minutes before pouring it on top of your cheesecake. (Cheesecake should still have the springform pan on it.)
  8. Pour the lemon curd onto your finished cheesecake and spread until even. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours prior to serving.

Real Whipped Cream Topping

  1. Once lemon curd is cooled, pour into pie shell. To top, whip together 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup BochaSweet and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Refrigerate and enjoy as a special treat.

Servings: 10

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 433
  • Total Fat: 42g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 208 mg
  • Sodium: 142mg
  • Potassium: 89mg
  • Total Carbs: 8g
  •  Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 24.5%
  • Vitamin C: 12.5%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 7.7%

Recipe Notes: Nutrition facts are for 1/1oth of a pie. Nutrition facts are estimates.

Orange Ginger Pumpkin Loaf
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Orange Ginger Pumpkin Loaf recipe provided by Amanda Hokanson

This orange ginger pumpkin loaf is a gluten and sugar free take on traditional pumpkin loaf. While most recipes use high glycemic flours or sweeteners to make a sweet tasting loaf with a moist texture, this recipe uses no gluten and is sweetened with BochaSweet.

How is this pumpkin loaf made without high glycemic flours? Simple. This recipe gets a makeover with low carb, paleo, and keto-friendly flours like coconut and almond flour which also packs a protein boost from whey protein powder.

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this orange ginger pumpkin loaf makes for the perfect addition to your holiday menu.

Orange Ginger Pumpkin Loaf

Orange Ginger Pumpkin Loaf

Makes one 4.25×8″ loaf but this recipe lends itself well to doubling! Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour loaf pan.

Tip: plain or complementary flavored protein powder is a great substitute for flour if you are strictly gluten free or avoiding any hint of additional carbs.

INGREDIENTS:

Loaf Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (increase to 1/2 if using unsalted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon oat fiber
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder (81% whey concentrate)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • Zest from one large orange (reserve juice for glaze)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Glaze Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons BochaSweet
  • 2 fl. oz. fresh, strained orange juice
  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Loaf Instructions

  1. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Whisk together Bocha Sweet, eggs, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl (or stand mixer)
  3. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, mix until just combined, then add butter and finish mixing thoroughly.
  5. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. This allows the coconut flour to hydrate and I think it helps the whole thing get a better rise.
  6. Quickly and thoroughly mix in the apple cider vinegar. Immediately transfer to baking pan and place in oven.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and then lightly cover with foil (my pans are dark and things get REALLY brown).
  8. Remove from oven and cool on a rack–still covered in foil–for about 15 minutes.
  9. Tip out of pans and allow to cool further while you make the glaze.

Glaze Instructions

  1. Whisk together everything over medium heat until smooth and fragrant.
  2. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour over loaf ensuring that all the crevices are completely filled.
  4. Lick spatula.

Servings: 8 portions

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Total Carbs: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg
  • Sodium: 872mg
  • Potassium: 220mg
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Vitamin A: 92%
  • Vitamin C: 6%
  • Calcium: 9%
  • Iron: 26%

 

Low Carb Pumpkin Bars
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Low Carb Pumpkin Bars

Low Carb Pumpkin Bars recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Fall wouldn’t feel complete without smooth and delicious low carb pumpkin bars loaded with a velvety cream cheese frosting. These keto pumpkin bars have no added sugar and are just about as low in carbs as a low carb pumpkin bar can get.

Instead of sugar, I use a combination of sugar alternatives and just a hint of molasses. To get just the right level of moisture and creaminess, I’ve used sour cream in the filling.

Wondering if these could possibly be keto?

They are! In moderation. Keep reading to get the full nutrition facts.

Low Carb Pumpkin Bars

Low Carb Pumpkin Bars

Start to Finish: 45 mins

These low carb pumpkin bars are the perfect thing when a pumpkin craving hits. They are low enough in carbs to be an acceptable keto pumpkin bar option. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (54 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 cup BochaSweet
Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup BochaSweet
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. Grease a 9×9 baking pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a small bowl combine coconut flour, xanthan gum, cream of tartar and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, olive oil, sour cream pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, almond, sweetener and mix until combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix for about 1 minute or until all ingredients are well combined.
  7. Pour batter into greased 9×9 baking pan.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool completely before serving.
  10. Store covered or in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Begin mixing on low, slowly increasing the speed to whip the frosting. The frosting is done when it is whipped and smooth.

Servings: 18

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING):

  • Calories: 211
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 174mg
  • Potassium: 124mg
  • Total Carbs: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 83.6%
  • Vitamin C: 1.5%
  • Calcium: 5%
  • Iron: 4.8%

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