Crunchy keto berry mousse
Whip up amazing tastiness with this creamy, creative mousse. It's keto and so simple to make that any cook can throw it together in the afternoon and wow everyone after dinner. With berries in the mix, plus the crunch of pecans and a touch of lemon zest, everyone gathered at your table will appreciate the festive treat!
- 2 cups 475 ml heavy whipping cream
- 3 oz. (2⁄3 cup) 85 g (160 ml) fresh raspberries or fresh strawberries or fresh blueberries
- 2 oz. 55 g chopped pecans
- ½ ½ lemon, the zestlemons, the zest
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp vanilla extract
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Making low carb simple
- Pour the cream into a bowl and whip with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Add the lemon zest and vanilla towards the end.
- Add berries and nuts to the whipped cream and stir thoroughly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for three or more hours for a firm mousse. You can also enjoy the dessert immediately if you don't mind a less firm consistency.
We like a blend of raspberries and blueberries. What do you like? Try any combination — strawberries, cherries, blackberries, or red and black currants.
This recipe was generously provided by Simona Weiland, one of our members. Thank you very much!
Artificial sweeteners can affect blood sugar and hunger levels. There are some natural alternative sweeteners that can be incorporated in small quantities in some keto recipes. Here is a link to our Visual Guides which links to an excellent resource about sweetener options.
That sounds fine, and I bet it was delicious.
That sounds like keto flu, which is generally due to low electrolytes and easy to fix without resorting to carbs. Here's a good article on our website. The higher BP may be due to the pain of the headaches. If you are on any medications, please check in with your doctor to see if dosage needs to be adjusted.
What did I do wrong?
It absolutely makes sense that you would lose weight on a low-carb diet (if you eat less calories than you burn). Fat doesn't make you fat. It's the inability to burn fat that makes you fat. If you eat high-carb foods, your blood sugar level rises tremendously and a lot of insulin is released which blocks your ability to burn fat. In addition, all carbs are transformed into glucose by the body, and the excess glucose that's not used for energy is stored as glycogen and fat. In fact, carbs are non-essential nutrients. You can get all your energy from fat and protein.
You'll want to be sure to check ingredients of any pudding mixes! Many have additives that are best to avoid. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/ingredients-to-avoid