Ketogenic Coffee Creamer Recipe: What Is Ketosis?
Ketosis is defined as a state where your body does not produce any glucose or sugar for energy. When you are in this state, your liver produces ketones which are used for fuel instead of glucose. The brain uses fat instead of glucose when it needs to run at low power levels. Your body goes into a state called nutritional ketosis when you consume very low amounts of carbohydrates such as those found in fruits and vegetables.
What Are Some Benefits Of Ketosis?
It’s been proven that ketone bodies can improve athletic performance, reduce inflammation, boost mental focus and memory, protect against cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that it may even reverse some types of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Why Do I Need To Eat A Low Carb Diet For My Body To Be In Ketosis?
The main reason why you need to eat a low carb diet is because it will help your body get into ketosis. If you don’t do so, then your body won’t convert fatty acids from food into ketones. You would still be burning stored body fat for fuel but without the benefit of ketones being produced.
What Are Some Good Food Choices While In Ketosis?
You may eat any type of meat such as beef, chicken, pork, or fish. You may eat as much of these foods as you want since they contain high amounts of fat. You may also eat eggs and some types of nuts as well. Always eat leafy green vegetables since they contain nutrients but only a small amount of carbohydrates. You may also have butter, mayonnaise, and coconut oil.
What Are Some Foods That I Should Avoid?
You should avoid eating any food that is high in sugar or complex carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, potatoes, and anything that is processed. Do not eat fruit since it contains too many carbs. You may also want to limit nuts and seeds because although they are high in fat; they contain some carbs as well. You can gain weight easily if you’re not careful since nuts are quite filling and have more calories than you may realize.
Using A Low Carb Coffee Creamer
The standard keto coffee creamer is made using the following ingredients: heavy cream, unsweetened almond or coconut milk, cinnamon, and erythritol. You will need to blend or shake these ingredients together to create the coffee creamer.
Why You Should Use This Creamer
There are many benefits to using this coffee cream such as:
It is low in carbs and calories.
The ingredients are easy to find at your local supermarket.
This coffee creamer is easy to make.
It is a rich and creamy coffee creamer.
What Are The Ingredients To Make This Coffee Creamer?
The ingredients that you will need to make this coffee creamer are:
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream,
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk,
1 to 2 tablespoons of erythritol,
1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Blend these ingredients together until they become a pourable mixture. Keep the coffee creamer in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Using this coffee creamer in your daily cup of coffee will help you meet your daily fat intake. You could also add a little heavy cream for an extra rich cup of coffee if you wanted to as well.
Benefits Of Using This Coffee Creamer
The main benefit of using this coffee creamer is that it is low in carbs and calories, but high in fat. This makes it the perfect coffee creamer for those on a ketogenic diet.
If you wanted to, you could drink more than one cup of coffee per day and not have to worry about going over your carb limit.
Another benefit of using this coffee creamer is that it uses ingredients that are easy to find in most supermarkets. You don’t need to go out of your way to find fancy and expensive ingredients.
All you have to do is walk down the baking goods aisle, grab the ingredients, and then make the coffee creamer. Easy!
Also, this coffee creamer is so easy to make that even if you just threw all the ingredients into a jar and shook them up, you’d still end up with a delicious coffee creamer. There’s no cooking or fancy mixing required.
Just put the ingredients in a jar and you’re done!
And last but not least, this coffee creamer is rich and creamy, which makes it taste better than other low-carb coffee creamers available today.
How To Make The Keto Friendly Hot Chocolate
The first thing that you need to do to make this delicious low-carb, keto friendly hot chocolate is to grab a cup of coffee (or tea if you don’t like coffee). Next, put 1-2 tablespoons of the low-carb coffee creamer that you made earlier in the cup.
Add some heavy cream until you get the desired amount of creaminess. Stir it together, then heat up the cup by holding it in your hands for a few minutes. Alternatively, you could heat up the cup in the microwave if you wanted to. Once the cup is warm, enjoy!
Since this drink is made with milk and heavy cream, it is a lot higher in fat than your standard keto coffee. This makes it a great breakfast or even a meal replacement for those on the go.
Just remember that heavy cream has a lot of calories, so don’t overdo it.
This is just one of the many delicious recipes you can make with your new keto coffee creamer. If you look around online, you’ll find that there are hundreds of different types of keto coffee recipes for you to choose from.
So enjoy all the different possibilities!
Is This Coffee Creamer Safe For Diabetics?
The good thing about this coffee creamer and other similar low-carb coffee creamer recipes, is that they are safe for people with diabetes. Even though cream has a lot of carbs, the fat content in heavy cream helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable. So as long as you don’t add too much coffee creamer to your cup of coffee, you should be fine.
Now if you’re a type 1 diabetic, you definitely need to monitor your blood sugar levels more often when using heavy cream in your coffee. Just like for anyone else, it’s easy to overdo it and then end up with an unhealthy blood sugar spike.
So again, just be careful and start with a small amount, then increase the amount little by little until you find yourself in a happy medium where you’re enjoying your coffee without raising your blood sugar too much.
In any case, if you need to or want to use a low-carb milk instead of heavy cream, there are many different types of low-carb milk alternatives that you can find at your local grocery store. Many of these low-carb milk options are sugar-free and have a decent amount of protein.
Or if dairy isn’t your thing, you can always just substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream. Coconut milk also works well with coffee.
It’s a lot lower in fat content though so keep that in mind when you’re making your coffee creamer recipe.
However, if you want the full keto experience and are willing to put in the effort, you could make your coffee creamer from scratch by using keto-friendly milk alternatives like coconut milk or almond milk. This way you’ll know exactly what’s going into the product and it’ll be super low in carbs.
It will take some extra work (and maybe some extra money) but if you really want to make this coffee creamer from scratch, it’s definitely possible. You can find recipes online for keto-friendly heavy cream if you do a quick search.
Should You Use Sugar-Free Or Regular Coffee?
Most people on keto use stevia as a no-calorie sweetener to flavor their coffee. I definitely recommend using stevia, but if you just can’t get used to the taste of stevia or if you want the authentic sugar flavor in your coffee, then by all means go ahead and use a little bit of low-carb sweetener in your coffee.
Just make sure to pay attention to how much sweetener you’re using. Even low-carb sweeteners can add up in carbs if you’re not careful.
So start with a little bit of sweetener and then add more until you’re satisfied with the level of sweetness.
You may be wondering if flavored coffee beans or extracts would work in this recipe. The answer is yes, but the effects might not be too great.
For the most part, the flavors of these coffee additives aren’t natural and don’t have a glycemic index that affects your blood sugar.
So if you use a flavored coffee bean or extract, you won’t have much success in lowering your blood sugar. You may still get the effects of the extra caffeine, but that may or may not be enough to prevent a drop in blood sugar.
So for best results, make sure to use unflavored coffee beans and don’t add any extracts to your coffee. If you really want some flavor in your coffee, then try using a low-carb milk alternative instead.
Other Uses For Heavy Cream
Here are a few ideas of how you can use heavy cream outside of coffee. Feel free to experiment and come up with your own recipes!
Use heavy cream in place of vegetable oil in any keto recipe to give it a richer taste.
Use heavy cream in place of milk in most recipes for baked goods, especially desserts.
Use heavy cream in place of mayo in any recipe that calls for mayonnaise.
Add some heavy cream to your bowl of oatmeal or grits to give it a nice creamy taste.
Add heavy cream to your coffee to make a variation of the popular drink, ” Cafe Mocha “.
“. Make a rich, creamy smoothie by blending your preferred keto-friendly ingredients with some heavy cream.
Add heavy cream to your skillet when cooking meats to give it a richer flavor as it cooks.
Add heavy cream and crushed garlic to cooked spinach or other greens to make a decadent spinach dish.
Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you in the comments section below! Try out some of these other recipes too!
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