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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

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 14.2% | Calcium: 16.2% | Iron: 12.7%
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Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all.

Whole30 Cobb Salad

I know salads have a reputation of being “boring,” but my favorite meals with the most flavor are hearty salads with all the yummy ingredients. It all depends on what you add to a salad, and it’s important to include some delicious protein, fats, and textures to make them fun, vibrant, and keep you satiated for hours!

Whole30 Cobb Salad Recipe

This Whole30 Cobb Salad is a definitely a recipe that filling enough to be a meal on its own, and you’ll love it if you are a fan of classic cobb salads. It has hard boiled eggs, crunchy bacon, meaty chicken, along with the most refreshing combo of veggies like romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado.

The only thing it doesn’t include is to make it Whole30 and paleo is the blue cheese, but I don’t think you’ll miss it at all. The dressing is simple but adds a ton of flavor without the cheese! BUT, if you are keto and/or you aren’t bothered by dairy, feel free to add it to your liking.

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad

Great for Potlucks and Picnics

This Whole30 Cobb Salad can be made ahead of time and is actually quite portable! It’s especially great during the Spring and Summer, because it’s so refreshing and the great weather makes dining outside so much more pleasant. Plus it’s such a crowd-pleasing recipe!

If you do decide to travel with this Whole30 cobb salad, you do need to make a small change in the recipe to keep it fresh and delicious. Because the lettuce can get soggy once the dressing is on it, just follow the instructions as is without the lettuce. Once you are ready to serve, you can add the lettuce and toss gently before enjoying!

Whole30 Cobb Salad
Whole30 Cobb Salad
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Whole30 Cobb Salad (Paleo, Keto)

This delicious and filling Whole30 Cobb Salad contains all the flavors you love in a classic cobb with a healthier twist! I promise, you won’t miss the cheese at all. 
Course Main Course, Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Egg cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 slices bacon sugar & nitrate free
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced or sliced
  • 3 stalks of green onions chopped

Dressing

Instructions

Hard-boiled eggs

  • Stovetop MethodBring water to a boil in a saucepan. Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water gently, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath. Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes. Peel the eggs under cold running water.
  • Instant Pot Method:  Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket or the trivet it came with over the water. Place the eggs on the steamer basket or the trivet. Close the lid, and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing. Cook on high on Manual for 5 minutes, and prepare an ice bath. Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the pressure for slightly soft-centered eggs (like in my photos) or let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes for true hard-boiled eggs. Immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling.

Bacon

  • Fry bacon slices in a pan over medium heat until even browned and crisp, about 7 minutes.
  • Drain and roughly crumble. Set aside.

Assemble

  • Place romaine lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  • Top with chicken, eggs, bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Drizzle over the salad and toss together gently before serving.

Notes

If you are making this ahead of time, follow the instructions but leave out the lettuce until it’s time to serve. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 91.1% | Vitamin C: 18.9% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 14.9%
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Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

You’ll love the taste of this light and refreshing grain free, Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi tossed in the tastiest avocado pesto. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs than the traditional potato gnocchi!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

So my Instagram feed has been exploding with Trader Joe’s new product, paleo cauliflower gnocchi, and I’ve been so intrigued that I had to try it out. When I finally tasted it, it was actually pretty delicious covered in a yummy sauce and quite simple to prepare. Well, I’m always looking for a new challenge in the kitchen so I decided that I had to recreate this tasty gnocchi from scratch.

The result? Total success, if I do say so myself. This version of paleo cauliflower gnocchi is made with a mixture of steamed cauliflower (duh), cassava flour, coconut flour, with an egg to bind it all together. After it’s cooked, I served it tossed with the most addicting avocado pesto that I whipped up in seconds.

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

The pillowy soft bites of the gnocchi were so tasty with the creamy decadent sauce, and it was so perfect served with a side of chicken. I also love that it’s much lower in carbs than the traditional potato version, and it doesn’t weigh me down or make me feel tired afterwards.

The avocado pesto sauce could be a recipe on its own because it’s so delicious and it’s a yummy twist on my creamy chimichurri sauce. You probably won’t need to use the whole batch in this recipe, so if you are like me, you can save the leftovers and put it on ALL the things, like using it as dressing in salads, putting it on a gluten free toast, or eating it as a dip with your favorite crackers or veggies!

I guest posted this Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto