Trying hot apple cider vinegar bedtime drink

I’ve seen many variations of this recipe online so I’ve kept it simple in the hope I can add to it in future. I won’t go into the benefits of apple cider vinegar as there’s so much info out there already. I will say this was lovely, reminiscent of hot Christmas cider and made me feel very calm before bed.

Ingredients:

2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

1 cup of chamomile tea (nothing added)

Couple of drops of vanilla stevia

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Method:

1. Add all the ingredients to the cup of camomile tea

New recipe for 15 minute keto pizza

I’ve previously tried the fathead dough recipe, made with cream cheese on Keto and it’s a bit of a faff. I was therefore pleased to see some people have evolved the recipe to a much simpler one so I tried it and tweaked it to make it my own.

Ingredients:

Pizza base:

200g almond flour

2 -3 tablespoons MCT oil

2 eggs

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon of oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Baking parchment

Toppings:

Mozzarella cheese grated

Parmesan cheese grated

Skinny ketchup or low carb tinned tomatoes crushed

Toppings of choice. I liked anchovies and onion

Method:

1. Mix all the pizza base ingredients together with a wooden spoon until incorporated

2. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of baking parchment lay on a pizza tray or metal baking sheet

3. Place a second piece of parchment on top and press until you have a 1/2 cm thick base

4. Peel off the top papet

5. Bake at 200 degrees c until the edges just start to colour which for me was about 7 minutes

6. Remove from the oven and add your Keri toppings of choice

7. Bake for around 10 minutes at the same temperature

Trying bullet coffee keto (MCT oil and grass fed butter)

A few years ago I’m sure the recipe of what people were calling bullet coffee was different but I could have remembered wrong. Anyhow doing a bit of research this is the latest recipe. I know there is debate over the ability of our bodies to breakdown MCT oil but I wanted to try it at least. I also have grass fed butter and next time I think I’ll try ghee.

I used my smoothie blender which I’d highly recommend as mine comes with a lid so you can keep it warm or store it for later (the butter with separate but you can easily heat or reblend.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of instant coffee to 2 cups of hot water

1-2 tablespoons MCT oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 splash of sugar free carb free butterscotch syrup or a splash of liquid syevia

People add vanilla but be careful the one I had had sugar in it so I didn’t use it

Method:

1. Make up the coffee by adding hot water to the coffee first (or make in a coffee machine)

2. Blend everything together

I adore this. I thought it would greasy but it’s really not. This will be my morning breakfast for the next few days. I’m also looking to make it iced. Lovely

Keto strips: testing for ketosis

This is something I didn’t do the very first time I did a keto diet and wasted a lot of time not really understanding what I was eating.

Keto urine testing strips measure the level of ketones in your urine which indicates how much into ketosis and fat burning you are. The darker the colour the stronger the level.

I’d really recommend these because if you test and the strips go white indicating you have fallen out of ketosis you can then quickly assess what you have eaten incorrectly. It’s such a great guide to make sure you stay on track. Lots of fitness people use these to get stronger and stronger ketosis but for beginning and learning I think it’s a good measuring stick and guide.

Life update: Weight loss so far and baby Max

I thought you might interested if you’ve been following my keto journey on how much weight I’ve actually lost and whether any of this has made any difference. Well I’m officially 8lbs down since New Year’s Eve. Keto has been a huge part of that but I’ve also stopped drinking alcohol for the month and have really increased my exercise routine. I say increased but it’s not a lot really as I’m currently looking after our newborn baby full time, baby Max.

At the end of January I’ll be keeping up the exercise and eating fairly healthily but I’ll also be starting another fun journey which is baby led weaning with baby Max. I’ll be trying lots of methods and recipes eventually so I’ll be sharing lots of that on here. Hopefully you will enjoy that journey too.

Keto microwave 2 minute toast

I’ve previously tried making fat head dough and keto pizza crust but it’s quite a lengthy process. I also adore white toast with butter. When I’m not dieting it is my daily breakfast. So when I saw a quick recipe to make toast in any way shape or form quickly I had to try it. Jumping to the end I love this. It might be the toasted texture or just the melted butter into it but when I’m really craving toast a little bite of this is perfect.

Ingredients:

2-3 tablespoons of almond flour

One egg

1 tablespoon of olive oil or knob of butter (grass fed). I did a bit of both

Salt and pepper

Butter

Method:

1. Mix the ingredients in a cup with a fork

2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes checking has set

3. Turn out and slice

4. Toast and butter

Keto friendly milkman

Something I’ve discovered to be incredibly useful on a keto diet is weirdly enough ha I v a milkman. In the UK having a man who drops off milk at your door is still classed as an old fashioned thing, however technology has moved on and you can now automatically schedule your deliveries online. I recurve cream line dairy website enormously in the UK.

The major advantage of a milkman is not just the convenience of having milk delivered for free to your door but it’s generally cheaper than the shops and direct from the dairies so are much cleaner less processed products.

So how does having milk delivered help keto as you can’t have lactose? These milkmen deliver a range of clean dairy products like grass fed butter; simple cream, eggs and cheese. Hopefully there’s one in your area!

https://www.creamline.co.uk

Fun keto snack – pork scratchings

In England park scratchings are a traditional pub snack and are sold on little cards behind the bar.

I was therefore shocked and excited to find out these are a great keto snack. It makes complete sense as they are basically pork fat crisped up and seasoned. Now you therefore have to careful to buy the ones that haven’t had any sugars added but they are relatively uncommon. Enjoy feeling like you are eating dirty pub snacks at home!

The simplest of keto desserts – jelly and cream!

This isn’t really a recipe but I have to share it as it never fails to cheer me up and fill a sweet spot when I need it.

Ingredients:

10 calorie jelly

Full fat whipping cream

Method:

1. As per the jelly instructions make up the jelly at least a few hours before you want to eat it

2. Let it set in the fridge for a few hours

3. Serve with cream

I like to make individual glasses ratter than one big bowl