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KN (Original): Easy Peasy Keto Cheddar Biscuits

I love me some biscuits! Sometimes, recipes using almond flour get kinda heavy. To me, this is the perfect balance of cheesy and fluffy!

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Ketonian Nerds Original, Protein Mug Bread

Me and bread, the ultimate romance. Hawaiian rolls, Potato rolls, Dinner rolls, freshly baked bread, um…. even stale bread. Saying goodbye was SO hard. Before Keto, I could eat bread and butter everyday. Something so comforting about it… It still blows my mind that my body would turn it into sugar in the digestion process and the dopamine would flow freely. It wasn’t real love. It was addiction.

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Ketonian Nerds Original: Protein Cookies

We all need a treat sometimes, no matter how Keto we are. And if you happen to be one of those people that don’t need sweets, I wish I was you!! If I allowed myself, I could eat desserts every single day. Maybe when I have reached my goal, I will be able to, but for now it is a weekend only paradox.

These protein cookies were great for my cravings (Aunt Flow came for a visit mid-week and is probably here for 6-8 days). My husband had friends over to play some Kill Team and because I am so Stepford when it comes to feeding people (thanks, Grandma!), of course I had to make them Non-Keto Brookies. The smell becomes intoxicating. I don’t wanna set myself up for failure, so having these yummy alternatives really helped me out. Smell chocolate, eat chocolate hahah

Go ahead and Pre-Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

INGREDIENTS:

~* 1/4 cup of cashew butter

~* 2 tablespoons of melted butter

~* 1 scoop (32g) ISO100 chocolate fudge brownie protein powder

~* 1 tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder

~* 3 tablespoons of water

~* 1/3 cup of almond flour

First, I like to put my cashew butter and melted butter in a bowl together. This cashew butter we got in Sarasota. The glass jar is really helpful to see all the cashew oil separating from the butter. Tip? If it says it is “all natural” and there’s no oil, something fishy is going on!

I melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, listening to it because I don’t want it to get all splattered. We need the whole 2 tablespoons of butter for this recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like for my cashew butter to be kinda chunky within the recipe, so I don’t melt that. It gets softer when the butter is heated. Then comes the tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened chocolate powder.

Before I went Keto, my sweet tooth was a dictator I had to adhere to. He’s not the boss of me now, and the unsweetened chocolate is my proof! Notice, no additional sweetner has been added to the recipe othan than the protein powder/cashew butter. Go Keto!

This protein powder I actually got for my birthday from my brother. He bought it at GNC. Super yummy! One scoop into the bowl. Then add 3 tablespoons of water and the 1/3 cup of almond flour. Mix it all together and if it looks sorta like a poo emoji, you did a good job!

Start scooping these up onto a baking sheet. My friend Melissa from Culinary Craftiness had a book signing this weekend and I made this as a double batch, so I could bring her some. The picture below is a double batch of this recipe.

Bake for 15 minutes and they come out like this:

They are chocolaty and you can see the cashew butter marble happening. Not only does it look pretty, it tastes delish. To incorporate more fat, try these with smeared cream cheese. To die for!!

All right, Ketonians. Let me know how you enjoyed these.

Love,

Ro

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My Ketonian Journey

My name is Roberta. I was born in Brazil but became a naturalized U.S. citizen when I was 22. I’ve struggled with weight my entire life. And in that life, I’ve taken care of everybody else and never took time for me. In fact, I think I avoided me. That attitude of I’ll do it next week. I’ll get that next month. Keto has helped me to learn how to put my oxygen mask on first. This is my motto for 2019!

I was in the hospital January 27th – February 4th, 2017 for PRES syndrome. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome is a mouthful and no fun whatsoever. I was put on a low calorie, low sodium heart diet. ๐Ÿคฎ Then I was put on a low fat diet.๐Ÿ˜ญ And it wasn’t until October 2018 that my doctor put me on a keto diet as a last resort. I have reversed my PRES syndrome by the grace of God!

So this is where I started my journey on a ketogenic diet. High inflammation, low self-esteem, polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, extreme stress and anxiety. I was fed up with trying my hardest and it not working with any diet I tried. It seemed like everyone was able to lose but me. I was in pain every single day.

My hormones were imbalanced and I became pre-diabetic because of the PCOS. When my doctor recommended keto, I was a huge skeptic but nothing else worked. Then when I saw me in the picture on the right below, I started doing A LOT of research. Fat was now good and carbs turned to sugar and it could overwhelm ANYONE. The aha moment happened and I was hooked. I can feel good when I wake up? Keto said yes. I can have avocados every day? Keto said you must!! Then I started seeing results (including pain levels going down) so my husband, Nick, jumped on the bandwagon for added support. We thought, maybe let’s do this together?

In the picture below, on the left was in mid-October of 2018; the pic on the right was mid-November 2018.

Hopeless on the left….endless possibilities on the right!!!

Already you can see in my face the pain is SO MUCH better!

This next picture is before Thanksgiving to before Christmas 2018. I lost nothing on the scale between pictures BUT I lost inches.

I have been told when the scale doesnโ€™t budge, it is because there’s real change happening behind the scenes. Detoxing, inflammation lessening, hormones balancing, blood pressure normalizing, becoming fat adapted/ketosis. This is why it is so important to take progress pictures to see with your very own eyes that the magic is happening.

This is Nick and I at Christmas 2017 on the left. We could hardly hug each other. Two balloons trying not to pop the other. ๐Ÿ˜ข But look at us on the right! Can’t you just see the joy in my face! His arms wrap all the way around me! ๐Ÿ’– It IS working and soon, the scale will reflect it.

Also, join us on YouTube – Ketonian Nerds – for our keto weight-loss video journal entries. And sign up for email notifications of new posts right here on the Ketonian Nerds. The simple form is in the right-hand column on every page.

So please stick around for the days, weeks, months, and years ahead as I share my keto journey with fabulous new ketogenic recipes loaded with yummy fat and flavor! I will be converting all the wonderful recipes handed down to me by my awesome Brazilian great and great great grandmothers (both sides of my family).

If you have any questions, always feel free to reply in the comments. Have a great ketonian day!

Love,

Ro