I discovered Vivica's blog quite recently through a post on Foodgawker: It was her fabulously looking Low-carb Zabaglione With Meringues which also happens to be a great option for fat fast. Vivica is a food photographer with interest in nutrition and follows a healthy keto / paleo diet like me! I'm sure you'll love her Keto Mexican Chocolate Shake. Make sure you visit Vivica's blog for even more amazing recipes!
I am very pleased to have Vivica guest-posting for my blog and it has also helped me with my time management. This week has been really busy for me, as I've been working on the next big release of KetoDiet Apps. If everything goes well, we should be able to submit a new update within the next 2-3 weeks. Now, back to Vivica's recipe!
Are you feeling like your morning needs a little spicing up? If you are like me and can not deal with coffee, this chocolate shake might just be the thing!
This delicious shake will provide you with 85% fat and the great health benefits of spices like cayenne and cinnamon and cocoa. I hope this works for you . Let me know what you think!
Health benefits of Cayenne pepper:
- Anti fungal
- Anti irritant
- Digestive Aid
- Promotes Detox
- Supports Weight loss
- Supports heart health
Health Benefits of Cinnamon:
- Combats insulin Resistance by making our body more Insulin sensitive
- Natural remedy for headaches
- Helps lower LDL cholesterol
- Anti Inflammatory
- Improves cognitive function
Health benefits of Cocoa (pure unsweetened cocoa powder):
- High in flavonoids that help Cholesterol levels
- Helps reduce insulin resistance
- Anti depressant
- Has cardio-protective effects
- Mood Booster
- Rich in Minerals (Iron (3.9 mg), Magnesium (140 mg), Phosphorus (206 mg), Potassium (427 mg), Zinc (1.9 mg), Copper (1.1 mg), and Manganese (1.1 mg)
What about caffeine?
Ok Cocoa powder still contains caffeine, about 68 mg per ounce (28 g). Our serving of 2 tablespoons (10 g) in the shake equals about 25 mg of caffeine per serving.
Compared to our regular cup of coffee with 95 mg is not quite as bad!
Bottom line this is a great way to start your day, full of nutrients, low in carbs and with our desired amount of good fats!
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||43.1||grams|
|Magnesium||75||mg (19% RDA)|
|Potassium||385||mg (19% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.8%), protein (4.6%), fat (90.6%)
Ingredients (per serving):
Mix all the ingredients in a blender on high for about 1 minute.