Zip it up!

Upon digging through one of our freezers the other day, I noticed we had lots of frozen strawberries.  It was actually warm outside on that day – well, above 40 – so I felt like drinking something icy. I guess after you have had ice outside for 6 months, you miss it! 😉   So, I took a couple handfuls of those frozen vine-ripened berries from last summer and threw them in a blender with a little lemon juice, a bit of water and a few drops of liquid stevia  – yum!  


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Of course, then everyone else wanted some. 🙂 

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Autumn then pulled out some of our Zipzicles packages and said, “Hey mom, may I make a batch of that strawberry stuff for some zipzicles?”

And so we did:

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In one batch, we added some yogurt  for a little extra protein 🙂

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This is not so much a keto-treat as it is a great low-carb alternative to the store-bought  frozen pops. However, when Autumn was on the diet, she would make frozen Zipzicles using water and a few drops of flavored stevia – she loved them!  You can purchase liquid stevia drops in LOTS of different flavors:

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They were a great treat she could enjoy while everyone else might be having traditional “Mr. Freeze/Ice Pops.”  Even now, being off her diet, she still loves to make them in the summer!

KETO JOY CONTINUES! 🙂

Holiday Treats Review

I thought it might be helpful to do a “review post” of last year’s Christmas/New Year’s yummy treats and snacks.  Just click on the caption to get to previous post.

Christmas Chocolates

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Easy Skinny Chocolate: This was a Valentines post but you could easily do Christmas molds.

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 Candy Bars!  We made some amazing Chocolate/Caramel Turtles this week.  They were really easy. On a wax paper-lined cookie sheet, arrange each “turtle” with about 3 pecans then drizzle about 1 teaspoon of the caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of the skinny chocolate.  Put in the freezer for a few minutes to harden and you have deliciousness! If you have a lower ratio you could melt an unsweetened chocolate bar (and sweeten with stevia).

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Kale Chips

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My Favorite Crackers!

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No matter the season…Pizza is always a great treat!

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 and Milkshakes!

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No reason not to enjoy the treats of the season!

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Still enjoying…..Keto Joy!

Raspberry Whip Cream Chocolate Chunk Pie – Oh My!

This was the third treat we featured on our Valentine’s page:

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This is simply delicious!  Try this with a bubbly glass of Keto soda!

Autumn actually has several variations of this pie.  We also make blueberry and chocolate.  Because of this, I make about  a half-dozen “pie crusts”  at a time.  To store them, simply  put a piece of parchment paper between each one and wrap them all up, place in a baggie and store them in the fridge. When Autumn picks this for a treat, or breakfast :), I can whip it up in minutes.   There are only 2 essential ingredients – butter and nuts – stevia can be added if you would like a bit of sweetener.

(See “Recipes” tab for exact measurements)

To Begin, spray a mini pie pan with oil. Measure out your nuts, “chop” them up and add butter and a very small pinch of stevia.

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Press mixture into bottom of pan and place in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes – BE CAREFUL – they will burn quickly, so keep an eye on them!

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For the “pie filling,” you will need:

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Measure correct cream amount and raspberries (fresh or frozen) and whip the cream:

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Add Raspberries:

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Pour into pie pan:

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And serve it up!

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If  “Chocolate Chunks” are desired, you can make a batch of skinny chocolate ( it only takes about 2 minutes!)  and break off a few pieces for the pie:

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Sprinkle on top…. and Smile!!!

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Keto Joy!