Category Archives for "Beverages"
Since I started on a Zero Carb diet, some mornings I've been getting into the bad habit of drinking broth with some gelatin in it. Don't get me wrong, bone broth and gelatin are great for me, but not as a meal replacement. I want to practice actually eating when I'm hungry and giving my body the nutrition it needs, not displacing my hunger and becoming a ravenous tiger at lunchtime or dinner.
I also wanted to find a quick, easy breakfast that I could take with me on the run. Also sometimes I just don't want to eat solid meat in the morning, but I do want to eat, and I'm limiting the amount of eggs I consume. I came up with a GREAT alternative, zero carb, keto quick meal, “protein shake”!
Yes, I know that a Zero Carb diet is “supposed” to be all animal foods. HOWEVER, I've been having some digestive issues as of late, and have felt the need to add a bit of fermented good bacteria into my system. We will see how this sauerkraut related cousin works…
The first time I made beet kvass three years ago, I was scared to drink it. This tended to be a theme with my first lacto fermentation experiments. So I had this half gallon of beautiful ruby liquid sitting on the counter, and then in the fridge, untouched.
Eggnog makes a quick and tasty breakfast, and if you have a milk allergy, you can also make it dairy/casein free with coconut milk tonic! This recipe has really been hitting the spot for me this week and is very satisfying.
Makes 1 serving
1 1/2 cups raw whole milk (if you can get it) or coconut milk (full fat)
2 egg yolks from pastured eggs
1-2 teaspoons grade B maple syrup –OR– a pinch of stevia
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
Shake up all ingredients in a shaker cup and enjoy! Gently heat if you wish too.