Guys, I was doing a flex-keto approach and doing high and low carb days along with some intermittent fasting. Which worked well for awhile until I found myself eating TWO big ole gluten free smores last weekend and then realizing I had gained, or was well on my way, to gaining back all the weight I had initially lost. *sad face*
So I did what I usually do to atone for too many dietary sins. I started tracking every single gram of carb with my fitness pal. It’s still amazing to me that calories don’t really matter. 1,500 calories with over 100 grams of carbs will have me gaining weight while 1,800 with less than 30 grams of carbs will have my body fat quickly dwindling away. This may not hold true for all but I know it certainly is for me.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again- one of the best things about keto is the fact that you can still have creamy, delicious treats. Like this cold brew based coffee drink I am sipping right now. If you’ve read the blog for awhile you’ve probably figured out that I am a bit obsessed with both coffee and chocolate. So I love finding new, low-carb ways to combine them.
I picked up some starbucks brand cold brew at target. If you get some, make sure it is unsweetened. Most kinds come pre-sweetened. Definitely don’t want that!
I blended about a cup of cold brew with half and half (food of the gods!), cocoa powder and my monk fruit sweetener to get this delicious, frosty treat. You can also add ice to make it more frappuccino-esque. I think for future versions, I’ll have some coffee ice cubes on hand to add in.
Keto ColdBrew Mocha
- 1 Cup Cold Brew Coffee
- 1/2 Cup Half and Half ( you can sub in filtered milk, almond milk, or heavy cream)
- 1 tbs. Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbs. Natural Sweetener (such as stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol)
Combine ingredients in magic bullet style blender and enjoy! This refreshing treat is sure to put some pep in your step at 182 calories, 8.7 grams of carb (about 6 net carbs), 14.5 grams of fat and 4.6 grams of protein.