The Holiday season has arrived and with it comes the delicious desserts we all love! Of course, following a ketogenic diet requires a few modifications in order for us to indulge a little and not kick ourselves out of ketosis. For chocolate lovers, this recipe is a must! Full of delicious rich chocolate flavor but without the carbs and sugar, these are the perfect treat to curb your sweet tooth!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Amazing Benefits of Sea Salt...</p></h4>
Contrary to popular belief, salt can be quite good for depending on what kind you are using. Sea Salt has been used for thousand of years and for good reason! It has been used for seasoning food, preservation but also for its nutritious benefits as well. Some of these benefits include, keeping us hydrated, reduces fluid retention, is full of beneficial minerals, balances electrolytes and aids in preventing muscle cramps.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Cocoa Powder</p></h4>
Cocoa Powder is the prime ingredient in chocolate and many amazing desserts we love, but what you may not know is it actually has some amazing nutritious value! What could be better than hearing eating chocolate is good for you?! Cocoa Powder contains nutrients such as Polyphenols and Flavonols, which can do wonders for your health. Polyphenol benefits include reduced inflammation and reduced high blood pressure. Flavanols are known to help reduce cholesterol, improves blood flow, and have antioxidant benefits.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">No-Bake Brownie Bites</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 18 <h5>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 1 cup whole walnuts
* ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
* ¼ cup cocoa powder
* ½ cup almond or peanut butter
* ¼ cup Swerve or granulated sweetener of choice
* 2 tablespoon coconut flour or as needed
* ¼ cup Lily’s dark chocolate chips
* ½ teaspoon pure vanilla
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. In the bowl of a food processor add the walnuts and sea salt. Process until walnuts are finely ground.
2. Add the cocoa powder, nut butter, vanilla, and Swerve. Process until well combined and batter starts coming together.
3. Depending on the thickness of your nut butter you may need to add coconut flour to help bind everything together. If so, add the coconut flour 1 tablespoon. at a time, and process until you achieved the right consistency.
4. Pulse in the chocolate chips.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
6. Roll the dough between the palms of your hand to form small balls and place on the parchment paper.
7. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-20 minutes or until firm.
8. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.