Keto Brownies V2

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Process:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the dark chocolate almond milk and fold until homogenous.
  3. Add the eggs and mix well.
  4. Finally, add the coconut oil and mix until everything is one.
  5. Place in a baking pan (I use a silicon square pan).
  6. Bake at 180ΒΊC for 15 minutes, then let rest to cool and the coconut oil will be less runny.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Keto Rocky Road

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Process:

  1. I’ve pre-made the jellies by melting the Jelly Lite (I used raspberry flavour) in hot water and moulding them in an ice tray.
  2. I’ve divided the Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate into 10 squares and placed each one in a silicon mould, melted it in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. I melted the entire bar of Vitawerx White Chocolate with half a cup of AO Dark Chocolate Almond Milk over a bain marie.
  4. In my blitzer, I placed 25g of Brazil nuts, 25g of Hazelnuts and 25g and 25g of walnuts. added a packet of Stevia and then pulsed them until crushed.
  5. I’ve then cut up the jellies into smaller pieces to add texture and flavour, as well as the sugar-free marshmallows.
  6. I layered the nuts on top of the melted dark chocolate, sprinkled the jellies and then layered the melted white chocolate. I topped it with the marshmallows.
  7. Let it rest in the fridge until it solidifies. The top layer will remain gooey.

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Meg’s Cauli Fried Rice

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Being Filipino, it’s really been a challenge not to have rice, it’s a staple in every Filo home, we have it three times a day. A meal is not a meal without rice, and I don’t feel full if I don’t eat rice, or so it was before keto.

But I was saved by whoever genius it was who thought about using cauliflower as a replacement. So I came up with my low-carb, higher fat version of fried rice. Here are the stats:

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Bearing in mind that a cup of jasmine rice (which is what I used to eat, but I ate 2 cups PER MEAL) is 205 calories, 185 of which comes from carbs. In fact, per cup, jasmine rice has 44.5 grams of carbs, that’s more than double the advised amount on keto, so I was actually eating at least 12 times the advised amount!!!

So what do you need to make my version of cauli fried rice? Here’s the list:

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Want to watch the video on YouTube, click the main photo.

What’s in store for 2019

It’s the first day of the new year, 2019, and I know that there will be heaps of people declaring their resolutions. My problem with resolutions is that I do not have the self-discipline to follow-through. I, in fact, often self-sabotage when I am nearing my goals.

So I decided that the best way to make me accountable is to put it out there, to publish my current stats, and then look back at the end of every month to see whether I have made progress or not.

These stats were taken yesterday, 31st December 2018.

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The goal is to have a waist of 75cm and weight of 125lbs by year-end. I know that doesn’t sound like much to lose, but believe me, losing that last bit is the toughest. So I am leaving this here, for everyone to see, and I will post an update every end of the month to see what progress, if any, has been made.

I will of course continue to exercise along with re-starting the keto diet (I’ve been slacking over the holidays and man am I paying for it now!), and will also be posting recipe experiments to be shared with everyone here!

Happy New Year!!!

 

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it eat too when on keto? Here’s a no-bake recipe of my peanut butter cheesecake:

Base:

Whey Protein – 30g

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 25g

Crushed Hazelnuts – 35g

Almond meal – 25g

Stevia – 3tsp

Melted Unsalted butter – 5g

Mix all the dry ingredients, add melted unsalted butter, lay on base of baking pan ( I used 3 smaller pans)

Cheesecake Cream:

Erythritol – 70g

Mascarpone cheese – 250g

Cream cheese – 250g

Smooth peanut butter (no sugar added version – 90g

Pulverize the erythritol, then dump all of the cheese and peanut butter in, mix until texture is smooth and creamy. They layer on top of base, making sure to pack it on evenly.

Let set. This recipe makes 12 servings.

Macros per serving:

Calories – 250

Fat – 23.5g

Protein – 6g

Carbs – 3g

How I start Keto

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It’s spring down-under and the best time to get started on your summer body…errr, I’m totally not ready for it. I have been on and off Keto, so my weight has also fluctuated and at this point, I have gained more than I lost…my bad.

So it’s time to get back on track, 1st of October, also the first day of The Great Cycle Challenge, where I’ve pledged to ride 100km in the month of October to help raise funds for kids’ cancer.

Anyway, if you want to watch what I do to re-start on Keto, click on the photo above for the video.

 

Keto Breakfast: Sunday, 20th May 2018

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Back on the wagon and going strong!

I thought today I’d share with you my breakfast that is guaranteed to keep me full for at least 5-6 hours πŸ™‚

Beverage of choice: English Breakfast Tea

  • 1 teabag of English Breakfast Tea (I use the Woolworth’s brand, nothing fancy)
  • 100ml of unsweetened soy milk (I love almond milk but it is not as creamy as soy milk, I use Australia’s Own Organic)
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil (I use the Macro brand from Woolworth’s)
  • a sprinkle of pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp stevia

2 slices of streaky bacon from my favorite deli place, cooked in full-fat butter!!!

Protein Pancake: cooked with my sandwich press πŸ™‚

  • 1 full scoop of MyProtein Pancake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 20ml of unsweetened soy milk (still using Australia’s Own Organic)

I don’t usually eat breakfast because I fast until at least 11AM, but I didn’t eat much last night and woke up really famished. I normally eat when I feel the hunger, I don’t follow a set time for meals, but I don’t eat anything after 7PM.

What are you having for breakfast today? Do you skip breakfast in favor of intermittent fasting?