Picture creamy, sweet chocolate sprinkled with holiday flavors like peppermint, coconut, hazelnut, and cinnamon, and you have a Keto Zone Peppermint Mocha and Christmas Energy Bites.
Both include low-carb, high-fat ingredients, on top of energy-boosting properties from Keto Zone MCT Oil Powder.
This means you can enjoy a holiday treat, burn fat, and defeat Christmas fatigue all in one with these two simple recipes.
Eat them together or separate, as breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Either way, a piping hot, delicious peppermint mocha alongside festive, tasty energy bites are a Keto Zone dieter’s keys to increasing holiday energy levels.
And, they’re only a quick ten minutes or less to make.
Keto Zone Peppermint Mocha
If needed, use unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut, 2 shots of espresso instead of coffee, and an extra 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract. To top it off with coconut cream, place one can of full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight. When ready, scoop out the cream sitting on the top of the can.
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup strong brew coffee
2 tablespoons organic heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon organic unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons keto sweetener
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup unsweetened, organic canned coconut cream (optional)
- Combine all of the above ingredients except for the peppermint extract and coconut cream in a blender and blend until smooth. (You can also use an electric whisk or milk frother.)
- Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.
- Pour liquid contents into a mug and top with coconut cream if desired. Enjoy while it’s still warm!
(excludes coconut cream)
Fat: 23.9 g
Total Carbohydrates: 7.9 g
Fiber: 4.8 g
Net Carbs: 3.1 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Recipe adapted from joyfilledeats.com
Christmas Energy Bites
Use organic peanut butter if you don’t have almond butter, or almond flour if you don’t have coconut flour. Taste the dough before you roll it to make sure it’s sweet enough. If not, add an extra tablespoon of erythritol. Remember, coconut oil melts very easily, so if the dough is getting too soft to roll, put it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, then start again.
1/2 cup organic almond butter
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/4 cup organic chia seeds
2 tablespoons erythritol
1 1/2 teaspoons organic ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon organic coconut flour
1 teaspoon water
1/3 cup organic desiccated shredded coconut
- Combine all of the above ingredients except for the shredded coconut into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. (If too dry, add more water as needed.)
- Roll the dough into 12 even balls and place them on a plate. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Pour the shredded coconut onto a small plate, then roll each energy bite in the coconut until completely coated. Serve and enjoy!
Yields: 12 bites
Per 1 bite:
Total Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
Fiber: 5.5 g
Net Carbs: 2.7 g
Protein: 5.6 g
Fat: 18 g
Recipe adapted from ditchthecarbs.com
3 Other Ways to Increase Energy
Alongside the above recipes, there are a few other ways you can step up your energy game this holiday season:
1. Drink Water
And since ketosis can contribute to dehydration in the early stages, it’s extra important to get the recommended daily dose of 8 cups of water per day.
You can add in Keto Zone Instant Ketones for more hydration, fat-burning, and energy-boosting effects.
2. Exercise Regularly
Exercise lifts your energy and motivation, as long as it’s done regularly. Try to stick to a holiday exercise routine.
Whether it’s a walk around the block or a sledding trip with the family, every bit counts. Even putting up Christmas décor and cleaning the house are great activities!
3. Eat with Intent
Food is fuel. So, if you’re looking to increase your energy, it’s important to be eating mindfully.
Keep in mind that Keto Zone contributes to higher energy levels because of using fat as the primary energy source. This means that just sticking to the keto diet alone can diminish tiredness during the holidays!
If you’re worried about following Keto Zone during the holidays, read Healthiest Holidays Ever: What to Eat & How to Handle Falling Off Track.
A Keto Zone Peppermint Mocha and some Christmas Energy Bites are great ways to increase your holiday energy this season– not to mention drinking water, exercising, and sticking to Keto Zone in general. Have you bought your supplements yet? Shop here!