Easy & Fast Vegan Keto Mug Cake

This Mug Cake takes about 5 minutes start to finish! See below for details! Aquafaba makes this mug cake Vegan too! Aquafaba is the liquid that is in a can of chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans). It is often used as a vegan substitute for eggs or egg whites! Let me know if you try it or have any questions in the comments!

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Peanut Butter
3 tbsp Aquafaba (liquid from can of chick peas)
1 tbsp Cocao Butter
1 tbsp Almond milk
2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 droppers full Stevia (or to taste)

I had trouble finding Cacao Butter in the store so here is a link!
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You may also like these vegan keto fat bombs! They are super easy and fast too! https://sweetlifehousewife.com/wp/sweet-easy-vegan-keto-no-bake-fat-bombs/

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New Year New Baby!! Top 10 Baby Shower gifts for 2019!

Baby Showers mean I get to do a lot of baby shopping, and I love it!!! These top 10 baby shower gifts will be a cherished gift for a daughter, niece, friend, sister, sister-in-law, etc. There is something for every budget! Happy shopping!!

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Vegan Keto Zucchini Stick Appetizer

My husband is a meat lover and keeping him satisfied when I make vegan and keto food can be challenging especially during the Daniel Fast!

This appetizer does NOT disappoint! These are so easy it’s hard to believe they are vegan, keto and Daniel Fast friendly! You use the liquid from a can of chickpeas to dip the raw zucchini in before dipping in almond meal. After dipping in the almond meal just arrange on a cookie sheet and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes! Dip in sauce of choice, but I love these with marinara sauce! https://youtu.be/Y28sSzWh-KA

Check out my homemade hummus too! https://sweetlifehousewife.com/wp/daniel-fast-friendly-homemade-hummus/

Daniel Fast Hacks to help you enjoy your experience better! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc

Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know if you try any of these in the comments! Also, if you are dong the Daniel Fast how is it going?

Homemade Hummus! Daniel Fast Friendly!!

So we hosted a poker night at our house last night and I was faced with putting out appetizers that were Daniel Fast friendly for the group (especially my husband and I). I got some peppadew peppers and cucumbers to serve with hummus. A lot of the hummus available in the grocery store have preservatives of some type which we don’t eat on the Daniel Fast. So, I decided to try a recipe for homemade hummus in my Vitamin cookbook and the results were great! I added a bit more garlic and some chili oil for a bit more kick! I got compliments from the group and found it sort of addicting! 

Let me know in the comments if you try this and what you add to spice it up or make it with your own twist!

Adapted from Vitamix Traditional Hummus Recipe

2 cans chickpeas (1 drained & one with liquid) I saved the liquid to use in place of egg whites in another recipe.

1/4 cup raw sesame seeds

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh)

1/4 cup water

1-3 garlic cloves peeled (I used 3)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

I also added some chili oil and mixed in in after I transferred to a serving bowl.

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Check out this video showing how to make this homemade hummus! https://youtu.be/4SxhRRbLN0Y

Vitamix link: https://amzn.to/2RL5L7D

Check out these Daniel Fast Hacks to help you on your healthy fasting journey!  Or just your health journey! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc 

Looking for a Daniel Fast side dish? Check out this Swiss Chard video! It’s super easy and filled with nutrients! https://youtu.be/NQk4lrSMFiM

Another quick and easy salad recipe to get you on your way is here and Daniel Fast Friendly without cheese! https://youtu.be/hrr8Pqt1vXY

The Daniel Fast

Every January many people decide to fast, or try some type of diet.  The Daniel Fast is one of them. Most people do lose weight during this 21 day fast. Although you do alter your food and drink intake on the Daniel Fast (no sugar, alcohol, coffee, dairy, meat, etc.) it does not require starvation by any means!  Please comment on your experience with this time tested fast!

It is a biblical fast that has a spiritual component in addition to the mental and physical challenges of restricting your food and drink. I’ve found my anxiety and stress levels decrease dramatically during my Daniel Fast experience. I’ve done it several times now. Sometimes in January and other times when it just seems like I need a tune up. Check out this video on some hacks/tips to make the Daniel Fast easier by substituting Daniel Fast friendly foods in place of the usual ingredients! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc

Hacks & Tips for using this plan and keeping it low carb:

Radish medallions, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower and hummus or edamame are good snacks to keep it low carb. Nuts are another great choice.

Use coconut milk or cream in place of dairy. Jackfruit is an excellent low carb substitute for shredded meat in lunches and dinners. 

Since you can’t have tea or wine I usually like to make a dessert sweetened with dates or strawberries for evening time. You can also have any fruit for dessert if you are not trying to keep it low carb like us.

You can add extra veggies or Salad to dinners to make them a bit more hearty. Soups are easy to prep ahead (keep the ingredients in a gallon zip lock) and just toss in the Vitamix for 6 minutes on the soup setting. I prep them ahead and repeat them on days I know I’ll be rushed or too busy to prep for dinner. A bonus is I usually have leftovers for our lunches the next day.

Vitamix link: https://amzn.to/2C4jc8H

I recommend intermittent fasting along with the fast and maybe your daily life going forward, I love it!!

Check out my video for more on Daniel Fast Hacks for more tips! https://youtu.be/ico5GazL4Uc

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Winter Must Have gift ideas from Popsugar

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So many great gift ideas in this quarters box!  

I loved this box!! It has great gift ideas between $20-$118 for women and home. Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon! Thank you so much for watching!

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Melinda Maria Designs – Sabrina Pod Necklace
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Uncommon James 100% Handmade Cotton Fringe Throw

I’d love to help you choose a wonderful gift the ladies in your life!

Sweet Easy Vegan Keto (no bake) Fat bombs

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It didn’t take me long into my keto journey to find fat bombs and their value between meals. I am a former sugar addict and I know I love chocolate!These chocolate peanut butter fat bombs are Awesome😎  It’s one of my favorite fat bomb recipes and is really fast and easy!   I’ve tried other keto fat bomb recipes that I didn’t feel were share worthy until now.  As my journey continues I will be sharing more success stories. A lot of the fat bombs have cream cheese and my husband doesn’t like cream cheese therefore I try to look for things we’ll both eat (unless he can’t detect the flavor;).  These are also vegan fat bombs. I love dairy, but try to mix a lot of vegan options into our repertoire.

I used these Easy Push Pop out round Mini Ice Cube Trays with Flexible Silicone Bottom.  They are much easier than typical ice cube trays to remove the fat bombs. 

Easy fast vegan keto chocolate peanutbutter fat bombs


Here is what I used based on Katie’s recipe options (link to her recipe below):

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (she says you can use any nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • stevia to taste, I used about 4-5 droppers of Trader Joe’s liquid Stevia
  • optional, I like to add 1/8 tsp salt–I did add the salt and recommend it:)

I found these gems on Chocolate Covered Katie’s website., so you can see her recipe here: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2018/07/23/fat-bombs-recipe-keto/(

If you are looking for something to snack  on or make as an appetizer that is not sweet check out my keto zucchini sticks. https://sweetlifehousewife.com/wp/keto-snack-zucchini-sticks/

I’ve linked a couple of other keto recipes below. 

https://sweetlifehousewife.com/wp/swiss-chard-italian-style/

https://sweetlifehousewife.com/wp/144/

Please let me know in the comments if you try any of these!