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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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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not only fun and delicious to eat, but easy to make as well. Topped with runny eggs and avocado lime sauce, they’ll be your new favorite Whole30 breakfast.

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While I love a super simple breakfast with just bacon and eggs on busy mornings, I do like to switch it up once in a while with dishes that take a bit more time and love in the kitchen. I don’t do it often, but adding starches like sweet potatoes to my breakfast makes it so comforting, and they are totally worth the extra effort with how delicious they turn out!

Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are one of those recipes and I just adore the flavor combo. Sweet potatoes are baked until soft and mashed with cooked chorizo, and the whole thing is baked again topped with an egg. I also like to drizzle each potato half with a creamy and tangy avocado lime sauce, and this with the spicy chorizo, sweetness of the sweet potatoes, and the creaminess of the runny eggs is just perfection in one bite.

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Prep It A Day Ahead

While these breakfast twice baked sweet potatoes do take a bit of baking time, you can definitely prepare them the day before so you can sleep in in the morning. Just follow all the steps and stop before you have to crack the eggs into the sweet potatoes. You can keep the prepared sweet potato halves and the avocado lime sauce in the refrigerator until the morning, when you’ll complete the recipe by baking everything the 2nd time.

The taste will still be fantastic and the sauce color will stay vibrant from the addition of the lime juice. And the best part? You only have to spend 15 minutes on cooking on the day you serve them. So perfect, especially if you are hosting a weekend brunch for a group, like on Mother’s Day or Easter!

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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
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Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

These Chorizo Breakfast Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not only fun and delicious to eat, but easy to make as well. Topped with runny eggs and avocado lime sauce, they’ll be your new favorite Whole30 breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 359kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes medium to large
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb chorizo (sugar and nitrate free) removed from casing
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Lime Sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water or more, if needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, and cut them in half lengthwise.
  • Use 1 tbsp of avocado oil to coat the potato halves and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until tender. 
  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Add chorizo, and cook stirring for 10 minutes while breaking it up. Remove from heat when the chorizo is cooked through.
  • Add all ingredients for the avocado lime sauce in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency, and set aside.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and scoop out the flesh from the skin into a large bowl (I like to use a grapefruit spoon).
  • Mash the sweet potato flesh with a fork.
  • Add the chorizo mixture, and stir together.
  • Evenly divide the mixture into the sweet potato skins, and make a well in the center.
  • Carefully crack an egg into each well and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place back in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve drizzled with avocado lime sauce.

Notes

Prep it the day before:
If you’d like, you can complete up to step 12 the day before, and keep everything in the refrigerator until you are ready to finish the rest of the steps the next day. This cuts down on cooking down to just 15 minutes on the day you are serving these!
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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!

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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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