I live in a green area that is now covered in blackberries! They are my favourite fruit and also happen to be very low in carbs! I've picked so many over the past few days, that I had to start freezing them. Now, I have more than two kilos in my freezer for times when they are not so plentiful.
Those who are very sensitive to carbs should always eat them with some protein and fat - this will help you avoid insulin spikes. Add a handful of almonds or macadamia nuts or even a cup of full-fat Greek yogurt. While protein will help you stay fuller for longer, fat is what makes this dip a perfect keto-friendly snack!
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||11.1||grams|
|Magnesium||7||mg (2% RDA)|
|Potassium||183||mg (9% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5.7%), protein (15.1%), fat (79.2%)
Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
Note: Here are some healthy sweeteners I recommend (my Amazon store). When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
- Cut the vanilla bean lenghtwise and scrape the seeds out with a knife.
- Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Done! Eat with berries or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Here is a quick overview of the net carbs in ½ cup of all berries in case you want to try them:
- strawberries: 4.1 g
- raspberries: 3.3 g
- blackberries: 3.1 g
- blueberries: 8.9 g (wild blueberries have less carbs, ~ 7.3 g)