Low Carb, Keto Friendly Sweet Tea

Since moving to the South and spending so much time working in the garden, some afternoons nothing hits the spot like a glass of sweet tea. I used to be an unsweetened girl but now, well hard work and sweet tea just go together. But, I still want to stay on track with my health goals so I have discovered the secret to perfect sweet tea without the insulin spike and inflammation sugar can cause. Allulose. It is found found naturally in fruits like figs and raisins. The mix I use also has erythritol (sugar alcohol) stevia and monk fruit extracts that are plant based sweeteners. So you don’t get that after taste that you get with certain natural sweeteners. Just a refreshing glass of ice tea perfect for a summer day. Enjoy.

Recipe:

8 cups of water

Pitcher of ice

5 black tea bags

2 Tbs Allulose Baking Blend (I used Whole Earth)

Fresh lemon (optional)

Directions:

Steep tea bags in 8 cups of hot water.

Fill pitcher with ice. Sprinkle 2 Tbs sweetner mix over ice.

Take tea bags out of water after desired strength (about 5 min) and pour tea over the ice.

Fill glasses with ice, pour tea and serve with fresh lemon. Fresh mint and other herbs in your garden would also be delicious. Enjoy

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Vegan Coconut Cinnamon Coffee

20190304_065941_0001915216147.png If you are following a Keto diet or are Intermittent Fasting, this Vegan version of Bullet Proof/Butter Coffee can be your delicious start to the day. The healthy fat from coconut oil and coconut milk will keep you full and in your fat burning zone. The cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Perfect cup of love to take on the go with no dairy and added health benefits.

Brewed Coffee

Coconut Oil

Coconut Milk (canned/full fat)

Cinnamon

Stevia (optional)

Blend together in blender or use an immersion blender until milk is nice and frothy.

Bulletproof coffee calls for pretty high concentration of fat from oil and butter. For me I find 1tsp of coconut oil and 1tbsp of full fat coconut milk is enough to tide me over and give me the energy I need for my morning classes. You may need to add more depending on your needs. I also use Ceylon Cinnamon but you can use regular cinnamon as well. Whip up a cup and enjoy.