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When it comes to following a keto lifestyle, it can be quite difficult to bake low carb desserts and snacks that actually taste GOOD.  Sourcing keto-friendly ingredients can be time consuming and working with them requires a steep learning curve. But what if there is an easier way to make baking easy and fun again?

At BochaSweet, we have formulated a line of baking mixes that are beneficial for the keto lifestyle.

The best baking mixes for a keto lifestyle:

  • Keto Fudge Brownie Mix (1g net carbs)
  • Keto Cinnamon Muffin Mix (3g net carbs)
  • Vegan Pancake & Waffle Mix (1g net carbs)
  • Keto Variety Cookie Mix (2g net carbs)

These four baking mixes are ready to bake and only require eggs, butter (or coconut oil), and nut milk (pancake mix).

Transform your keto baking lifestyle with these 4 quick and easy keto-friendly and low net carb baking mixes. These mixes are made with high quality low carb ingredients that are high in fiber, MCT’s and best of all sweetened with BochaSweet Sugar Replacement, our all-natural, NON GMO, zero calorie sweetener that bakes, tastes, and cooks just like cane sugar all without the guilt. 

Keto Fudge Brownie Mix

Get ready to enjoy some deliciously indulgent, gooey keto fudge brownies with our Keto Fudge Brownie Mix.

This sugar-free, gluten-free, and keto-friendly fudge brownie mix makes 12 nutritious brownies with only 1g net carbs per serving:

  • Acacia Fiber: Also known as acacia gum is made from the sap of the Senegal tree, indigenous to Africa, rich in soluble fiber. Acacia also helps to support gut health.
  • Almond Flour: This is a healthy alternative for gluten-free baking and is rich in nutrients from protein, fiber, calcium, iron, Vitamin E, and magnesium.
  • Coconut Flour: This gluten-free flour is derived from coconuts with a variety of nutrients including healthy fats, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), fiber, and iron.
  • Cocoa Powder: This superfood is found in chocolate and contains polyphenols, flavanols, magnesium, manganese, iron, and zinc. Cocoa also makes a great addition to a healthy diet.
  • MCT Oil Powder: MCT’s are an extract from coconut oil. On a ketogenic diet, MCTs can be used as an immediate source of energy.
  • Pink Salt: This rock salt is derived near the Himalayas region of Pakistan and contains several minerals not found in regular salt.
  • Xanthan Gum: A natural baking ingredient that improves texture, consistency, flavor, and works as a thickener/stabilizer.

To finish up this mix, we added BochaSweet sugar replacement for a perfect combination of moist chocolate fudge texture with just the right amount of sweetness. Our brownie mix is made using high quality ingredients making it perfect for those that are on the keto diet, diabetics, or anyone following a gluten free or low carb diet.

Keto Cinnamon Muffin Mix

Hot ready-to-eat muffins straight from the oven make for a delicious breakfast treat.

That’s exactly what you can expect with our Keto Cinnamon Muffin Mix, which makes 12 muffins within 12 minutes! Simply add eggs and butter (or coconut oil). These muffins are packed with nutrition and contain almond flour, coconut flour, and MCT’s along with other great keto-friendly, sugar-free, and gluten-free ingredients.

  • Cinnamon: This is a common household spice that is loaded with antioxidants and is demonstrated in research studies to help improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Grass-Fed Collagen: We source our collagen from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows. Collagen provides your body with amino acids such as: glycine, proline, alanine, and arginine. Taking collagen supplements helps to improve skin elasticity, support nail growth, strengthen bones and joints, and hair health.
  • Psyllium Husk Powder: A form of fiber made from “Plantago Ovata”. This fiber is a great substitute in baking and creates a bread-like texture in baked goods.
  • Baking Soda: This familiar household ingredient goes by the name “sodium bicarbonate”.
  • Baking Powder:  An aluminum-free blend of sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, and monocalcium phosphate. It is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods.

Of course, these keto-friendly muffins are sweetened with BochaSweet for mouth-watering, sweet deliciousness. You can enjoy these cinnamon muffins however you want. Spice things up by adding in your favorite low-glycemic fruit or nuts.

Vegan Pancake & Waffle Mix

Transform the way you eat breakfast with scrumptious fluffy, golden-brown pancakes or perfectly textured waffles.

This plant-based pancake and waffle mix makes preparing breakfast quick and easy! This mix features plant-based protein sources that maximizes your nutritional support while on a ketogenic diet.

The ingredient profile found in this mix is similar to our cinnamon muffin mix but substitutes unique vegan-friendly protein sources:

  • Pea Protein: This protein is made by extracting protein from yellow peas and contains all nine essential amino acids especially rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s). We added this protein for easy digestion and absorption.
  • Hemp Protein: A “complete” protein that contains all nine essential amino acids, antioxidants and minerals, magnesium and iron, and a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fats.

What makes this pancake mix truly wonderful is that we made sure to sweeten it with BochaSweet so you can enjoy your pancakes or waffles even without syrup! You can get your creative juices flowing and top with fruit or our Powdered BochaSweet. If you want syrup, we offer a great homemade recipe on our blog.

Keto Variety Cookie Mix

Make all your favorite cookies simply with our Keto Variety Cookie Mix. Whether you’re in the mood for Traditional Shortbread, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, or a childhood favorite like Oreo’s…this mix allows you to get creative in the kitchen.

This cookie mix shares a similar ingredient profile as the Keto Cinnamon Muffin Mix. A combination of almond/coconut flour, grass-fed collagen, psyllium husk, MCT oil powder, and sweetened with BochaSweet for tasty, guilt-free cookies.

The addition of cream of tartar in this mix is used as a natural leavening and stabilizing agent.

You will get 16 cookies out of this mix with 1g net carbs per serving. These cookies bake quickly within 12-14 minutes.

Now, enjoy your favorite cookie flavors by simply adding in the ingredients you prefer.

Start BochaSweet Baking

BochaSweet offers a range of baking mixes that is quick and easy for a keto lifestyle. No more time wasted measuring out ingredients, we take out all the guesswork.

We have dedicated coutless hours and research to deliver what we believe are the best tasting BOCHASWEETENED keto and diabetic-friendly baking mixes out there.

By simply adding in a couple extra ingredients found in your kitchen you can have your BochaSweet breakfast, snacks, and desserts ready within minutes!

Try our baking mixes today and get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Whey protein has been around for decades and is notorious for being a popular “bodybuilding” supplement. Sold in protein tubs, bars, baked goods, drinks, and much more. This muscle-building supplement has been shown to help with muscle growth, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, reduction in inflammation, and weight loss. Whey protein has a high nutritional value and has been revealed to have numerous health benefits found in scientific studies. But, is it keto-friendly? Read on to find out.

What is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is derived from dairy, it is a liquid extraction that is created by separation of milk during cheese production. It is a complete, high quality protein that contains all nine of the essential amino acids.

Milk contains two main types of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%). Casein is a major component of protein found in bovine milk, in the form of micelle, to better simplify things it is the white color of milk. In its original state, whey is a mixture of water with some protein, fat, carbohydrates, and lactose. Whey is created into three different types of protein powders which can be conveniently added into shakes, meal replacements, and protein bars.

  • Whey Protein Concentrate – Contains about 70-80% protein, moderately concentrated form of whey with less lactose than whey protein powder
  • Whey Protein Isolate – Highly concentrated in protein content (90-95%), has had most of the lactose and fat removed
  • Whey Protein Hydrolysate – Considered the “predigested” form of whey protein as it has undergone partial hydrolysis, this helps the body more easily absorb the protein

Whey Protein Concentrate is the form of whey protein we have decided to add into our keto-friendly line of protein bars, BochaBars. The source we use is high quality and grass-fed from New Zealand cows.

The essential amino acids found in whey protein helps improve muscle protein synthesis and the growth of lean muscle mass.

This sounds like a beneficial protein source we should all take advantage of; hence, if you do not have any intolerance or allergies to dairy products.

Let’s dig further to see if it’s a good fit for the keto diet.

Is Whey Protein Keto-Friendly?

The ketogenic diet is commonly known as a high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet. This transition is what helps put the body in “fat burning” mode by converting your energy source from carbs (glucose) to ketones.

What are ketones?

These are chemicals made in your liver due to a metabolic response to being in dietary ketosis. You produce them when you don’t have enough insulin in your body to turn sugar, or glucose, into energy.

Protein is an important part of any weight loss program and that includes keto as well. A moderate amount of protein helps to build muscle and maintain a healthy body composition.

Since, whey protein preserves muscle mass it would be ideal to supplement with a product containing whey protein while following a ketogenic diet.

Whey protein shows promising results for both obesity and diabetics. A 12 week study conducted on Pubmed showed improvements in fasting insulin levels. Another study conducted on mice showed improvements in glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance in high fat diet fed mice.

Whey is definitely keto-friendly.

Which is why we decided to add grass-fed whey protein to our line of keto-friendly protein bars.

BochaBars contain a blend of grass-fed whey and collagen protein. With two great tasting flavors such as: Chocolate Peanut Butter (21g protein) and Vanilla Almond Crunch (20g protein).

When choosing a nutrition-rich bar, things you want to look for are:

  • Made with real food ingredients (no junk)
  • With at least 20 grams of protein
  • Sweetened with 100% kabocha extract

Compared to other protein bars on the market, BochaBar is not only better for you but tastes better too.

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Powdered BochaSweet with BochaBars
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Have you tried a BochaBar sprinkled with Powdered BochaSweet?

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY we want to offer you a FREE sample of our POWDERED BochaSweet sugar replacement to dust on top of your BochaBars for a decadent, low-carb dessert.

These bars were formulated to taste amazing, yet at the same time packed with the quality nutrition you deserve.

These delicious keto-friendly bars can be enjoyed anytime you need a boost!

Here’s Why You’ll Love These Tasty Protein Bars

Inside every bite is a nutritious mix of high quality ingredients packed with protein from grass-fed whey and collagen peptides, MCTs, prebiotics from acacia fiber, and nuts. These ingredients work synergistically to support your keto snack cravings while on-the-go, at work, in between meals, or to recover after your workouts.

Ketone Fuel On-The-Go
One bite of BochaBars provides coconut MCTs to provide the support to maintain energy, focus, and optimal performance.

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.

There are multiple studies done on athletes ingesting MCTs to increase duration of high intensity exercise.

Quality fats featuring organic coconut oil and almonds are added to keep you full and satiated.

Grass-Fed Protein Blend
Our unique protein blend contains grass-fed whey and collagen peptides. The BCAA’s naturally present in protein provide protein synthesis to help build muscle and recover from exercise. Collagen peptides contain the amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline.

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body which means it makes up an impressive 80 percent of your skin. Which means it plays a role in improving skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles, and boosting skin hydration.

After the age of 25, collagen production breaks down at a faster rate than what we can make. Thus, collagen has anti-aging benefits and can significantly reduce joint pain. Collagen is a great protein source to consume before or after a workout.

Sweetened with 100% Kabocha Extract
Our BochaBars are sweetened with 100% kabocha extract for an indulgent taste without any of the bitter. This zero calorie and zero glycemic sugar replacement is extracted from the kabocha pumpkin. Kabocha extract is metabolized in the body as a pure source of energy without the requirement of insulin. The kabocha is the best source for an alternative sweetener due to its potent pentose content, monasaccharide with a 5-carbon atom structure, which has a sweet taste just like sugar.

Real Food Ingredients
BochaBars are made with your health in mind which means the highest quality ingredients are a must. These bars contain nuts, healthy fats, almond flour, prebiotics, MCTs, and grass-fed protein to make sure you are getting the best nutrition in every bite. They are gluten free, GMO free, and contain no artificial flavors.

BochaBars Come in Two Flavors

BochaBars come in two great tasting flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Almond Crunch.  You will not find any cheap ingredients, artificial flavors, and other fillers that negatively affect your health. The clean, high quality ingredients in BochaBars were formulated with your health in mind.

So, go ahead and take advantage of our new offer and take your BochaBar fun to the next level!

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Keto Parmesan Garlic Vinaigrette recipe and content provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

This Keto Parmesean Garlic Vinaigrette made with MCT Oil will boost your ketone production and even better tastes amazing.

To whip up this creamy, indulgent parmesan garlic keto salad dressing, you’ll need a few simple ingredients. Most can be found around your house, but if you’re new to keto cooking and baking there are a few ingredients you’ll need to special order.

I created this keto salad dressing after returning from vacation where I had what I assume was a non-keto version. Conversations with my cousin who is a chef made me realize that sugar is hiding in everything, especially salad dressings. So, I set out to create my own version. I had wanted to experiment with using MCT oil as a base for salad dressing, and I felt this was the perfect opportunity.

I set to work, blending the neutral flavored MCT oil with a little tangy vinegar, a bit of sweet from BochaSweet and my secret ingredient to make the flavor pop— Dijon mustard.

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Keto Parmesan Garlic Vinaigrette

Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup MCT oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic power
  • dash cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon BochaSweet
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 147
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 249mg
  • Potassium: 6mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Calcium: 7.4%
  • Iron: 0.7%

 

Low Carb Pizza Sauce
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Easy Low Carb Pizza Sauce recipe and content provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

I’ve developed a few low carb pizza recipes throughout the years, but I hadn’t yet created an easy and delicious tomato based low carb pizza sauce to go along with it.

For my birthday, I got an Aerogarden…and I’ve been growing a few different types of fresh basil. This low carb recipe was inspired because I was looking for a way to use up the fresh basil I had just harvested.

When on a ketogenic diet and keeping carbohydrates low, remember that tomatoes are inherently high in natural sugars. So, any tomato based pizza sauce should be used in moderation. You may want to consider a creamy alfredo sauce instead if you’re keeping total carbohydrates very low.

This keto friendly pizza sauce freezes up nicely. You may want to double the batch, and then freeze in small containers for use later on!

Low Carb Pizza Sauce

Easy Low Carb Pizza Sauce

Start to Finish: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon BochaSweet
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil or avocado oil or olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to burn the tomatoes.
  3. Cool the sauce and use on keto pizza as desired.
  4. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Serves: 8 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 23
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2329mg
  • Potassium: 36mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Iron: 1.1%
Keto Coconut Frosting
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Low Carb Coconut Frosting recipe provided by Tara Wright, Whole Body Living

Coconut desserts are a family favorite in our household. I created this specific recipe for my youngest 13th birthday. She requested cupcakes with a creamy coconut frosting. I wanted to see if I could create something so good, she wouldn’t know it was a sugar free frosting!

With this Low Carb Coconut Frosting Recipe, I really outdid myself. (Her words). When she bit into the cupcake, she closed her eyes and nodded her head vigorously. She said “perfect”. If a 13 year old approves, it’s worth it, right?

These recipes, are, of course, meant for special occasions and not everyday indulgences. This is a way to stick to your low carb keto diet for birthdays and holidays where it may otherwise be tough.

After all, food is a part of life. We celebrate with cake on our birthday. Why shouldn’t you be able to remain sugar free, low carb and grain free? Have your cupcake and eat it too! You truly won’t believe these are keto!

Low Carb Coconut Frosting

Course: Dessert, Keto
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes

This low carb frosting recipe is creamy, rich and indulgent. It pipes onto cupcakes perfectly. I like to toast some unsweetened coconut and sprinkle on top for an added crunch & a pop of flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup culinary coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup BochaSweet
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut toasted (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For best results, bring your ingredients to room temperature by sitting them out on the counter for a few hours prior to making.
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the toasted coconut.
  3. Mix until combined on low speed. Then, gradually increase the speed to high and beat for 3 or 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Frost your cupcakes or cake and then sprinkle on the toasted coconut.
  5. Store your finished dessert in the refrigerator. Prior to serving, remove your dessert from the fridge a few hours ahead. This frosting is at it’s creamiest at room temperature.
Keto Coconut Frosting


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Calories: 74
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Potassium: 14mg
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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

Bocha Lime Pound Cake

A spinoff of the common key lime pound cake is this gluten-free cake sweetened with BochaSweet! This healthier version is perfect for the keto diet and also diabetic-friendly. In this recipe you will be substituting grain-based flour with gluten-free substitutes such as almond flour and coconut flour. 

Featuring pleasant tasting BochaSweet, instead of a bitter tasting sweetener, this reduced calorie recipe is a guilt-free, good for you key lime pound cake!

Bocha Lime Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS

Makes 8 servings

Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tsp key lime zest

Glaze

DIRECTIONS

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a small loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the butter and BochaSweet together until well combined. Add in the eggs until well combined, then add in half of the flour mixture. Whisk in the lime juice, lime zest, and almond milk. Finally, add in the remaining flour mixture.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until the top and edges are golden brown. Remove from the loaf pan and flip onto a wire rack to allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Glaze

  1. Whisk together the BochaSweet and lime juice together until an icing consistency forms. Drizzle over the cake once it cools.

Bocha Lime Pound Cake

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