Carbs are considered to be by many a mortal enemy. That’s why low-carb diets, such as the keto diet, have become so popular.
The keto (short for ketogenic) diet is essentially a low carb diet in which the body’s liver produces ketones that will be used as energy. This is done by inducing ketosis in the body, a natural process that occurs when there is low food intake. A similar reaction can be achieved when drastically reducing the intake carbohydrates. The body will no longer use glucose nor insulin as a primary energy, but will resource to burning ketones instead.
Keto diets basically eliminate grains, sugar (in any form), fruit (avocados and berries are allowed) and tubers (such as potatoes and yams). It might sound a bit limiting, but you’d be surprised with the wide range of recipes and options available to those following a keto diet, that even include desserts.
Here are 10 recipes that’ll make you believe us:
These yummy and super easy-to-make recipe is just what you need when those sugar and carb cravings kick in! Just a little piece will be more than enough to make you feel satisfied.
Brownies are a treat that warms everyone’s heart and these grain-free, low-carb, paleo ones will surely do just that. Make them nice and thick, with lots of frosting!
Remember that coconut ice we used to have as kids? This is a healthy version of that childhood favorite. By using coconut butter and milk (instead of regular) and beetroot powder (instead of food coloring), this recipe lets you enjoy this yummy treat without all the guilt.
A super easy recipe with loads of flavour, perfect for appeasing your sweet tooth. This no-bake cheesecake is also low-carb and gluten-free. Be sure to serve with whipped cream and lemon slices for added flair.
If cake is your all-time favorite dessert, then this pound cake recipe is for you! Indulge in this sugar-free option and serve with keto ice cream and whipped cream. An extra tip: make sure your bundt pan is VERY well greased.
A light, fluffy cake filled with loads of sweetened whipped cream and served with raspberries. The visual contrast is striking, as is the flavor. Tip: use culinary grade matcha that you can find in Asian grocery stores, organic shops or tea houses.
Homemade nutella (yes, homemade) is the prime ingredient of this creamy, decadent dessert. And thanks to the low-carb count, you can enjoy it without an iota of guilt!
Sweetened with erythritol, this cookies are the perfect low-carb variation of an American classic. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the cookies before baking: it’ll give them an extra crunch!
Ridiculously easy to make, this velvety pudding is to die for! Be sure to use a powerful blender or food processor to get that chunk-less, creamy texture that just melts in your mouth.
Whoever said you can’t eat candy bars when on a keto diet never tried these. Lovely, shredded coconut covered with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze made from cocoa. Now, that’s a snack any sweet tooth will adore!
Now you’ve got 10 delicious, decadent desserts that you can add to your stash and not cheat on your keto diet. Enjoy!