I cheated...

January 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

First off my brothers surgery went off without a hitch and aside from my dog jumping on his incision today his recovery is going well.  Thank you for all of your prayers, everyone has been so wonderful and we really appreciate it. Now we just need to keep our fingers crossed that it hasn't spread. It's just one thing after another over here but we keep swinging!

 

They say one of the reasons people go off their diet or "cheat" on their diet is because they get bored. Well I'm there. Today I made something I thought was only created by and for hippies: almond milk ice cream.

 
I know, I know, you're thinking "nooooo, you've gone to the dark side!" But I couldn't help it! You get bored having chicken or pork, cottage cheese and string cheese. That's not ALL I eat but that's what any basic day looks like for me. I had to, please don't judge me. It's actually pretty good, but it's not traditional ice cream unless you eat it right away or defrost it a little after you take it out of the freezer. It's made with bananas and cocoa (which is actually pretty low carb believe it or not!) and of course the almond milk which has a lot of protein and little carbs. To stay in ketosis I have to stay under 50-55 grams of carbs everyday so wherever I can save carbs I'll do it. Especially if I get to keep having my carbolicious double whole wheat bread and pineapple fruit cup (it's what gets me through the day alright?!) so if you want to try it here's the recipe:
 
2 cups Almond milk
2 Tablespoons cocoa
Sugar/Splenda/stevia (which is what I use because it's not even on the glycemic index!) to taste
1 T cinnamon
2 ripe bananas
 
 
You take a half cup of the almond milk, the cocoa and the sweetener and mix it all up and put it in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then blend the rest of the ingredients plus the cocoa mixture together in the food processor until smooth and straight into the ice cream maker. Should just take about 20 minutes.
 
My very old ice cream maker and the "ice cream" ...it's really more like a granita at this point...
Ice picks work or even a thin spoon. Mmmmm yum! Lol
 
Does anyone else have any low-carb dessert recipes that have a lot of protein in them? 
 
Ps I've had it with my diet today, I just ate a hard boiled egg, two spoonfuls of this awesome dessert and earlier today I had two saltines! Someone slap me I'm outta control!
 
Crap I hope I'm still in ketosis tomorrow. If not I'm doing double Pilates!
 
 
Live, love and take pictures!
 
The going-to-do-better-tomorrow Kirsten
 

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