Giving up carbs to get lean? Odds are you’re battling some serious cravings. Achieving a state of Ketosis requires you to give up all those sugary treats you have grown to love, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little sweetness in your life. I’ve selected 3 recipes from The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you on track to your goals. Simple enough for the most novice chef and fast enough to whip up in a hurry when your feeling “hangry”, these recipes will work right into your new low-carb lifestyle.
SERVES 1 / PREP TIME: 3 MINUTES
Creamy and delicious, this shake brims with sweet strawberry flavor perfectly balanced with the smooth tang of Greek Yogurt. I slightly shifted the recipe found in my book and brought the carbs down even lower with the help of Blackstone Lab 3-Whey Protein Powder.
1 scoop Blackstone Lab 3-Whey Protein Powder in Strawberry Cheesecake
3 frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
⅓ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
Ice as needed
Per Serving (1 shake): Calories 225 / Carbohydrates 9g / Fat 6g / Protein 33g
MAKES 16 MACAROONS / PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES / TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES
These macaroon could not be easier to make! What a delicious way to work the super-healthy benefits of coconut into your diet.
3 egg whites
½ cup granulated stevia
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups reduced-fat unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut
Ingredient tips:Unsweetened coconut flakes of normal fat content also work great. This will obviously raise the fat and calorie content slightly, but it is still a healthy fat. You can use either shredded coconut or coconut flakes. Shredded coconut will have finer coconut pieces, giving the macaroon a softer consistency. Flakes will come in larger pieces and be a bit chewier.
Use egg whites from whole eggs. They will hold the macaroon together better than pasteurized egg whites in a carton.
Per Serving (1 macaroon): Calories 38 / Carbohydrates 2g / Fat 3g / Protein 1.2g
MAKES 16 COOKIES / PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES / COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
Cookies and healthy fats in your diet? Yes! Of course, as with all healthy fats, they are nutrient-dense and have calories equivalent to the fats they provide, so watch your portions. Think of these as a serving of nut butter, swap in a cookie instead without throwing off your macros.
1 egg white
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milled flaxseed
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated stevia
Ingredient tip:Use a natural peanut butter. The only ingredients should be dry-roasted peanuts and salt, if it is salted. Salted peanut butter will give a saltier cookie, unsalted a sweeter cookie.
Per Serving (1 cookie): Calories 98 / Carbohydrates 3.6g / Fat 8g / Protein 4.3g
Recipes provided by Kendall Lou Schmidt and The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook
Photos and text are the intellectual property of Kendall Lou Schmidt.
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