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Creamy Keto Fudgesicles (Paleo & Vegan)

Unlike many homemade ice pops, these keto fudgesicles are ultra creamy and fudgy while being paleo and vegan. Super healthy avocados are the secret ingredient that you’ll never guess is in there!

Creamy Keto Fudgesicles (Paleo & Vegan)

I have tried to make fudgesicles at home many, many times before, but I never loved them enough to post on the blog. They always tasted yummy, but the texture was a little bit off. I wanted to recreate that creamy, fudgy, and soft texture that you can get from store-bought fudgesicles I used to love growing up, but they always turned out a bit too icy and runny when melted.

Creamy Keto Fudgesicles Recipe

Which is why I’m super stoked today to finally post a keto fudgesicles recipe with the perfect texture, in my humble opinion. It seriously tastes like regular fudgesicles that’s thick and velvety, but it’s actually really healthy dairy free!

The secret ingredient? Avocados! Using ripe avocados made the keto fudgesicles mixture super thick and, once frozen, carried on that creamy texture as well. And don’t worry, you’ll never guess that they are in there because you really can’t taste them at all!

Creamy Keto Fudgesicles (Paleo & Vegan)

How to Make Paleo & Vegan Fudgesicles With Maple Syrup (Not Keto)

I know not all my readers are keto or low carb, and may not feel the need to use zero carb sweeteners like erythritol in your recipes. If that’s the case for you, you can easily just use maple syrup with small adjustments to the ingredients.

All you need to do is reduce the coconut milk to 1/2 cup instead of 1 full cup, and replace the erythritol with the same amount of maple syrup. Even though you are halving the coconut milk, the ripe avocados are rich enough to not interfere with the creamy texture of the fudgesicles. It’s such a simple adjustment but works perfectly!

Creamy Keto Fudgesicles (Paleo & Vegan)
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Creamy Keto Fudgesicles (Paleo & Vegan)

Unlike many homemade ice pops, these keto fudgesicles are ultra creamy and fudgy while being paleo and vegan. Super healthy avocados are the secret ingredient that you'll never guess is in there!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing time 4 hours
Servings 6 fudgesicles
Calories 218kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk For a paleo version, reduce by 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup erythritol For a paleo version, use 1/2 cup maple syrup instead
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Equipment

  • Popsicle mold
  • Popsicle sticks

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. The mixture should be creamy and thick.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 popsicle molds.
  • Push down the popsicle sticks into the middle of the mold.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to eat, run the mold under warm water to remove the fudgesicles easily.

Notes

If you aren’t low carb, you can easily make this recipe paleo by adjusting the coconut milk amount to 1/2 cup and replacing erythritol with maple syrup.
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Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls (Reishi & Chaga)

Boost your immunity with these antioxidant rich Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls, and learn the amazing health benefits of reishi and chaga mushrooms!

Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No-Bake Energy Balls

Mushrooms are all the rage right now. I’ve been seeing mushroom coffee and various supplements popping up everywhere, and at first I thought that it was just a food trend that was bound to go away soon. That was until I tried it out myself, and was amazed at the difference I felt in my energy and health!

I’ve been drinking it in tea form for over a week now, and I’ve been gradually sleeping better and feeling better, and it’s become part of my daily self care routine that I really really enjoy.

Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls Recipe

While I love the taste of these antioxidant rich mushrooms in tea form, I totally get it if you are not into the medicinal, slightly bitter flavor. I grew up taking traditional herbs from acupuncturists so I’m used to this kind of taste, but if you are not, these Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls are the perfect way to incorporate this superfood into your diet.

These paleo no-bake energy balls are only sweetened with medjool dates, and combined with pecans, cacao powder, shredded coconut, and all healthy, real-food ingredients. I also like to add a scoop of grass-fed collagen for an extra boost of nutrients and protein. It’s so chocolatey and delicious, and you won’t taste the mushrooms at all!

Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No-Bake Energy Balls
Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No-Bake Energy Balls

Reishi vs Chaga

Reishi and chaga are 2 of the most popular superfood mushrooms that I use in this recipe, with amazing health benefits. Both of these have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for boosting immune health, promoting longevity, and while increasing the body’s resistance to environmental toxins and stress.

Reishi

Among the two, reishi helps you sleep better, reduces stress level, and even improves symptoms of seasonal allergies and asthma. It’s also known for improving your hormonal health, which is constantly at a risk of being in imbalance with the amount of toxins we are exposed to in the modern world.

I really like taking reishi at night before bed, and I’ve been sleeping noticeably better; much longer and deeper. As someone who has never been a great sleeper, this alone make it a lifesaver in my book. I also think it’s been helping with my nasal congestion during pregnancy, which I’m so thankful for!

Chaga

Chaga is rich source of antioxidants and boosts your immune system like no other by increasing the production of white blood cells! It’s also known to lower inflammation in the body and improve cognitive function by providing calm energy.

I like my matcha latte in the morning, so I take my chaga tea in the afternoon when my brain tends to slow down a bit. It really has been helping a lot with keeping me focused throughout the end of my work day without any caffeine. I’m actually quite sensitive to caffeine after 12pm, so this is the perfect way for me to get my energy up while also helping me relax enough to fall asleep at a proper time at night.

However, the full benefits of Reishi and Chaga can’t be unlocked unless they’re combined with complementary plants.

This is why how you enjoy these two superfoods and their formula actually matter. After looking at various products on the market (there are SO many these days!), I chose Pique Tea’s Mushroom Elixirs to get my daily dose of these medicinal mushrooms. There’s a reason why these elixirs work so well: they have actually designed their tea to maximize their bioavailability and potency.

TCM Mushroom Elixirs

Each of their chaga and reishi teas are combined with other beneficial herbs to boost their health properties so you can absorb all the immune boosting nutrients that your body can take advantage of:

Chaga Energy Elixir

  • Organic wild-harvested chaga: Immune, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral support. Improves brain function and increases energy. Revitalizes the spirit.
  • Organic burdock root: Boost energy and support detoxification, including elimination of heavy metals.
  • Organic N.American ginseng: Boost energy, strength and stamina and enhance brain function.

Reishi Calm Elixir

  • Organic reishi: For immune, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral support. Mood regulation and stress reduction. Replenishes the spirit.
  • Organic jujube date: Replenishes energy, circulation, Qi in blood.
  • Organic goji berry: Combat stress and fatigue. Support eye health.
  • Organic monk fruit: Promote respiratory health and sweeten without raising blood glucose levels.

If you want to try them out yourself, make sure to check them out in the following link. If you don’t like it or if you don’t feel the beneficial health effects, you can return the unused carton for a full refund and free shipping!

Try Pique Tea TCM Mushroom Elixirs

To enjoy, all you have to do is add hot water to each of these elixirs and the tea crystals will dissolve right away. If you want to drink them cold, I add hot water to dissolve the tea first, and then top it with ice after. You can even add a sweetener or your favorite dairy free milk as well.

However, if you just can’t get used to the taste or if you want to enjoy it in a delicious snack/dessert form, these Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls are seriously the tastiest way to enjoy them, without being able to taste the mushroom flavor at all!

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Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls (Reishi & Chaga)

Boost your immunity with these antioxidant rich Chocolate Mushroom Paleo No Bake Energy Balls, and learn the amazing health benefits of reishi and chaga mushrooms!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 15 energy balls
Calories 96kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp chaga and/or reishi mushroom powder I used 1 packet of each
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until crumbly and sticky. You should be able to pinch the mixture into a dough with your fingers.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix well so all the ingredients are well dispersed. 
  • Use your hands to form into 15 even balls.
  • Refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes until they firm up. 
  • Optional: you can roll the balls in cacao powder or shredded coconut before enjoying. 
  • Enjoy right away, or you can refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to 1 month.
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Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake (Dairy Free, Paleo)

You are going to love this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake, that’s made with healthy ingredients without spiking your blood sugar. It’s dairy free and paleo, with 6 grams of net carb!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

MMMM MILKSHAKE. It’s one of those incredibly indulgent treats that I remember so fondly and miss so much ever since removing most dairy into my diet. While milkshakes are super delicious and wonderful, they are one of the popular desserts with the highest sugar content.

However, I’m always striving to healthify my favorite sweets and recreate them with cleaner and low carb substitutes, and I’m just obsessed with how this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake turned out!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake Recipe

This keto mocha milkshake doesn’t contain any dairy or ice cream, but you’ll never guess by the amazingly thick and smooth texture. This creaminess comes from a combination of coconut milk, almond milk, and avocado, and thickened even more by blended ice cubes.

Also, the flavor from the mixture of cocoa powder and instant coffee is just divine with a touch of vanilla and sea salt. It’s my new favorite indulgence and, best of all, I don’t get a headache and feel crappy afterwards!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake
Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

What Makes It Bulletproof?

The term “bulletproof” came from the popular bulletproof coffee that’s been trending in the low carb world. Instead of starting the day with high sugar foods that’ll have you suffering a blood sugar crash with a headache and that “hangry” feeling an hour later, a bulletproof drink is full of high quality fats that’ll give you sustained energy while keeping your mind focused.

The fat is from a saturated fat source like MCT oil, butter, and/or ghee, allowing your body to convert it to ketones, which your body uses much more efficiently than carbs and sugar. You are better able to burn body fat, your brain will stay much more focused, and you’ll be satiated without hunger pains for so much longer!

I also like to add grass fed collagen for that extra boost of protein and amazing nutrients it offers.

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

Quality Matters

Just like always, the quality of the ingredients is one of the important parts of any recipe or food. There are so many MCT oil and collagen brands out there with questionable ingredients from unclear sources and you definitely want to avoid those.

One of my favorite brands for these kinds of supplements that’s always crystal clear about where they source their ingredients and how they are farmed is Perfect Supplements. I’ve used many of their products and they are so effective, and I love that I don’t have to worry about and research their ingredients every time I purchase from them.

  • Perfect MCT Oil: There are many MCT oils are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients. Perfect MCT Oil is one of the cleanest and purest I’ve seen, and contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid). It has been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts. Plus, you really can’t taste it at all and it always makes my drinks extra frothy!
  • Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen: One of the highest quality and most affordable collagens on the market! This one is grass fed, dissolves well in both cold and hot liquids, and you can’t taste it. They’ve tested it to ensure that there are no pesticides or hormones, and also that it’s free of glyphosates. Collagen is awesome because it’s an absorbable source of protein, improves the quality and strength of hair, skin and nails, supports joint health, and also improves gut function! I take this in my matcha every morning, and keep the single-serving packets around for travel and on-the-go!

If you want to make this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake with quality ingredients, make sure to use check out Perfect Supplements and use the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

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Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake (Dairy Free, Paleo)

You are going to love this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake, that’s made with healthy ingredients without spiking your blood sugar. It’s dairy free and paleo, with 6 grams of net carb!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 459kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 5 drops stevia or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • Optional: Coconut whipped cream for topping
  • Optional: Shaved dark chocolate for topping

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients from coconut milk to MCT oil in a high powered blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
  • Pour into a glass and top with coconut whipped cream and/or shaved dark chocolate, if using.
  • Enjoy immediately.
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