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Keto Dessert Recipes: 3 Tasty Treats To Try

“Keto” and “desserts” go together like water and oil — it seems like they simply don’t mix. But with our guidance and a few simple ingredient swaps, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without falling out of ketosis

Here at Uprising Food, we’re huge fans of the ketogenic lifestyle. After all, the benefits of this low-carb, high-fat diet are pretty impressive. From enhancing brain cognition to improving body composition and just about everything in between, “going keto” offers a wide range of advantages. 


Why Can Keto Be Tricky To Start?

However, we’ll be honest with you — the diet can be tough to follow for a few reasons — one of them being the metabolic shift that takes place when eating virtually no or very few carbs. 

When forcing your body into the coveted fat-burning state of ketosis, it’s not uncommon to experience a slew of symptoms as you adapt. 

Dubbed the “keto flu,” you may feel groggy, moody, achy, and sleepy. Don’t worry; this typically lasts no longer than two weeks when first beginning the diet. 

Sometimes, these symptoms can be so uncomfortable that it deters low-carb newbies from remaining strong on their ketogenic journey, causing them to go back to their old high-carb ways. 

Another reason why keto can be difficult is simply because the traditional Western diet is loaded with refined carbs and sugar. In other words — carbs are everywhere. 

When following the ketogenic diet, it takes a lot of willpower to constantly say no to carbohydrates, especially when it comes to mouth-watering sweet treats.

Desserts bring many folks to their ketogenic demise. We don’t blame them for falling off the low-carb bandwagon — yummy cakes, warm cookies, and luscious ice creams are undeniably tempting. 

But don’t worry, friends —we’ve got a few delicious keto dessert recipes up our sleeves that are so good, you won’t believe they’re low-carb! Most importantly, they won’t kick you out of ketosis.

Interested? We thought so. Read on as we explore the world of keto to uncover some of the tastiest treats that you’re sure to love. 


What Exactly Is Keto, Anyway? 

In a nutshell, keto is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and very low-carb diet. You see, carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, but on a strict ketogenic eating plan, less than five percent of energy intake comes from carbs. The huge reduction of carbs forces the body into a metabolic state called ketosis.   

This desired fat-burning state occurs when the body begins breaking down stored fat into molecules known as ketones to use for fuel instead of circulating glucose (sugar) from food. Once you’ve reached ketosis, most of your cells will rely on these ketones to generate energy until you start noshing on carbs again. 

Some of the potential benefits of ketosis include:

  • Supports a healthy body composition
  • Combats hunger pangs
  • Promotes good heart health
  • Keeps blood sugar levels in check
  • Enhances brain cognition
  • Improves sleep
  • Provides sustainable energy

Needless to say, the low-carb lifestyle is pretty advantageous! 


Why Does the “Keto Flu” Happen? 

The infamous keto flu refers to a set of uncomfortable symptoms that most low-carb newbies experience when they first begin their ketogenic journey. These are usually minor and short-term, lasting anywhere between a few days and weeks. 

So, why does it happen?

Your body has always used carbs as its main source of energy. However, when you remove carbs and replace them with healthy fats, your body essentially goes through carb withdrawal. What are the telltale symptoms of withdrawal? 

Dizziness, nausea, cravings, brain fog, aches, and pains, as well as sleep trouble, muscle soreness, and irritability. Together, this set of symptoms was given the name “keto flu.” 

Thankfully, there are things you can do to help combat the keto flu and get rid of the uncomfortable symptoms sooner rather than later:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Consume more healthy fats
  • Get plenty of vitamin zzz
  • Replenish your electrolytes
  • Try light exercise  
  • Stock up on keto-approved, high-fiber snacks — like Uprising Superfood Freedom Chips

Delicious Keto Dessert Recipes That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth 

As we mentioned a little earlier, the ketogenic diet can be challenging due to its restrictive nature. But don’t worry — with our delicious keto dessert recipes below, you’ll find sticking to the low-carb lifestyle is easier than ever!


1. Candied Pecans

The perfect mix of salty and sweet, crunch and crisp, and nutritious and delicious — candied pecans are oh-so-heavenly. 

To make this tasty treat, all you need to do is melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat before adding some keto-friendly sugar substitutes (like Monk Fruit) once the butter is melted. 

Stir your mixture until the sweetener has dissolved. Then, add a splash of vanilla extract, continuing to cook down the mixture until it begins to thicken. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and toss in your pecans to coat them. 

Next, remove the pecans from the saucepan and spread them out in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Stick your pecans in the refrigerator for about two hours to cool and harden. Once ready, remove from the fridge and enjoy! 


2. Peanut Butter Cookies 

Forget chocolate chip cookies. We're calling all peanut butter lovers — if you simply can’t live without the deliciously salty nut butter in your life, then this keto cookies recipe is for you! 

Super easy to make, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before combining one cup of organic peanut butter, half a cup of keto-friendly sweetener, and a splash of vanilla extract in a bowl. 

Once a dough is formed, roll it into small balls. Place each ball on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and press down twice with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. 

Place your cookies in the oven and bake until the edges are nice and golden (12 to 15 minutes). 

Remove from the oven, allow them to cool, and enjoy.


3. No-Bake Chocolate Mousse 

Smooth, luscious, and undeniably divine, this chocolate mousse recipe is sure to be a hit. And the best part? It’s super easy to make!

To make the perfect decadent no-bake chocolate mousse, start by whipping two egg whites with an electric hand mixer in a mixing bowl until frothy. Then, gradually add your keto-friendly sweetener one tablespoon at a time (roughly one cup in total), incorporating it with the hand mixer. 

Once you have a light and airy consistency, set the bowl aside and grab your unsweetened dark chocolate chips. In a different mixing bowl (microwave safe), add the chips and melt them in the microwave on high heat for thirty-second intervals until the chocolate is glossy and fully melted. You could also use sugar-free cocoa powder to add this fudge flavor.

Combine the chocolate mixture and the whipped cream, whisking until perfectly uniform. Store your mousse in the fridge for one hour before serving. Enjoy!


A Final Word 

There’s no denying that the ketogenic diet can be tough. But with the right keto recipes and a little guidance, we promise it’ll be much easier. And with our delicious easy keto desserts listed above, you’ll find sticking to the low-carb lifestyle is a piece of cake (keto-approved and dairy-free, of course!). 

Here at Uprising Food, we’re on a mission to bring fiber-packed supplements disguised as savory staples to the masses. From unbelievably tasty artisan-baked bread to super crunchy chips, our keto-approved, gluten-free, no sugar added goodies are so good, you won’t believe these low-carb options are real! 

Whether you’re just starting your keto diet, have followed the keto lifestyle for a long time, or are simply on a mission to make healthier choices in the kitchen, we’re here to support you with the best keto dessert recipes that are second-to-none. 

Sources:  

Ketogenic Diets and Chronic Disease: Weighing the Benefits Against the Risks | Frontiersin

Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet | NM

Another Reason to Love Pecans| The American Heart Association Certifies Pecans As Heart Healthy Food | ILovePecans

What is the Ketogenic Diet | Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Beware the Keto Flu | Intermountain Healthcare

Is Peanut Butter Good for You? Here's What The Science Says | Food Revolution Network

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