10-minute keto coconut protein cups!!🌴
This week I’ve whipped up some uber delish #KETO coconut protein ‘cups’ (more like rectangles, actually). PSA: As of the past few weeks I’ve been totally sold on the whole ketogenic trend. As a result of listening to 100,000 health podcasts & reading a trillion blogs on the subject, I’m incorporating MORE high-quality fat into my diet on the daily & somewhat attempting to mimick the #BulletproofDiet rage. It's only week two of intermittent fasting where I only drink that interesting grass-fed butter coffee + brain octane oil concoction till about 1230-2p. Surprisingly, I’m not even starving by the time it’s okay to eat again 🤔. In addition to upping the fat, I’ve SUBSTANTIALLY lowered my carbohydrates intake to between 30-50g /day (like how). Tbh not sure how & when I’m expecting to see results, but will keep you posted if I notice any significant changes in cognitive function or physicality. This is something that I find super interesting and that I’ve been curious about trying for a while. For some reason I could never rationalize such an extreme diet overhaul and actually bite the bullet (bulletproof, get it..) and try this out for myself! Talk is cheap, I'm diving into this head on and will update y'all with my progress (if any!).
ingredients (makes 16-18 cups)
- 1.5 unsweetened coconut, baked + shredded
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c softened coconut oil
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 sc vegan vanilla protein powder (I use NitroFusion)
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 2 tsp stevia
Pre heat oven to 350 F. Spread the shredded coconut evenly throughout a baking sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until coconut shreds reach a golden brown colour.
Next, place baked coconut shreds into your Vitamix or food processor. Blend the shreds on high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach a smoother consistency. *NOTE: you may need to stop the blender and scrap the sides once or twice!
Next, add in warmed coconut oil, vanilla extract, peanut butter, chia seeds, protein powder, macca power + stevia & blend on high speed for another 1 minute or so. By now, you should have a smooth(er) + more runny consistency.
Spray your ice cube tray with a light layer of coconut oil (more?, I know right) then simply pour the blended mixture into each cube, almost filling it up to the top.
Lastly, place the ice cube tray into your freezer for an hour or until the cups become solid.
Keep refrigerated & consume GENEROUSLY!!