Testimony of the Day
“My heaviest weight was 456lbs. I needed a total lifestyle change. My heart was enlarging, I couldn’t walk very far, hard to breathe, asthma, acid reflux.. The only thing I had on my side was my age.. I was only in my early 20s. I had even dropped out of high school because of my weight. After moving to a new town I focused on myself. I adopted the low carb way of eating and shed so much weight so fast. About 2 years ago I hit a plateau that lasted almost a year. No matter what I changed it wasn’t coming off.. I found Maria’s blog and learned so much about my body and the way it works. With the help of Maria’s knowledge and recipes I broke through my plateau and have shed another 70lbs bringing my total loss to 254lbs to date and still losing… My asthma is gone, my heart is ok now, I can walk with no issues, I actually run 80 minutes a few times a week.. I feel amazing!! This is the best lifestyle for me.. I will continue to follow for the foreseeable future.. Thank you Maria for sharing your knowledge and amazing recipes with us..” Ashley
To get the results like Ashley, click HERE for easy to follow keto-adapted meals.
Best Facebook Post of the Day!
“Dairy Queen I’ve missed you for the last 5 months;( . But when this arrived today , I said whoo hoo! Bring on the healthified chocolate/almond butter sugar free ice cream treats for the summer! No more missing the frozen tasty treats that I love so much!
Thanks Maria for letting us know the ice cream maker was on sale! I would spend more on blizzards and larger pants this summer then what this little beauty cost me! 50% off this awesome little kitchen toy! Happy DANCE!” -Lori
ICE CREAM TIPS
Making low sugar ice cream is tricky. If you use an erythritol-based sweetener it hardens to a rock, but if you leave it out before serving, it will soften. If you use Chicory Root (click HERE to find), it stays nice and creamy! Another trick is to always add a pinch of salt to the mixture.
In a medium saucepan place the egg yolks and sweeteners in to mix on high with a hand mixer (TIP: Since the Just Like Sugar is all a fiber, it will “gum” up if you don’t constantly stir while adding it to the yolks). Whip yolks until light in color and double in size. Stir in the whipping cream. Place the saucepan onto medium heat on the stove and cook, stirring constantly (I used my hand mixer, see photo). Stir until thickened into a custard. Remove from heat and stir in the almond milk and salt. Let cool completely (I cooled overnight…it was hard to wait!). Place into your ice cream machine (click HERE to find the one I love AND it is 1/2 off the original price!!!) and watch the magic happen within 45 or according to your ice cream maker’s directions. Freeze until set for vanilla ice cream or stir in your favorite swirl flavor to mix it up. Makes 5 servings.
PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL:
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup erythritol (or Swerve)
1/2 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
10 TBS heavy cream or coconut milk
1/4 cup Confectioners Swerve (or erythritol ground in a coffee grinder)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
CHOCOLATE SWIRL: Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until just melted (don’t burn the chocolate!), add in the cream and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Swirl into finished ice cream.
PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL: Swirl into ice cream and then freeze.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 1/2 cup serving)
Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream = 230 calories, 23 carbs, 0 fiber, 4 g protein
“Healthified” Vanilla Ice Cream = 144 calories, 13.9g fat, 3.4g protein, 1.9g carbs, 0g fiber (86% fat, 9% protein, 5% carbs)
Ben & Jerry’s PB Ice Cream = 360 calories, 27 carbs, 1 fiber, 6 g protein
“Healthified” PB Ice Cream = 387 calories, 36g fat, 11.5g protein, 6.7g carbs, 1.7g fiber (83% fat, 11% protein, 7% carbs)
Testimonial from a client who was having problems with a shortened cervix:
“I actually went to the doctor’s yesterday for a checkup, and you won’t believe it. My cervix is back to normal! Thanks be to God! I’m still on bed rest, but I wouldn’t do anything differently now anyway. This [diet] is obviously working for me. Thanks again for your suggestions. I bought the prenatal vitamin you suggested and really like it so far.”—Dianne
If you are looking for more help with fertility or a healthy pregnancy, click HERE. I’d be honored to help!
If you would like to help out a small family, rather than large business, I am happy to announce that you can now get my books as a high quality ebook that works on any platform.
This is an ebook format that works on any computer or mobile device. It is a beautiful pdf that has all the full color pages and layouts as the printed books with click-able table of contents and searching capabilities. This is extremely useful when trying to find a recipe. These books are much higher quality than the ebook platforms (kindle, apple). Plus, most of the profits don’t go to Amazon or apple!
Thank you so much for your love and support!
We had keto Root beer floats at the zoo for Kai’s birthday at the zoo!
My friend Rebecca told me that the thermos softens the ice cream just enough (which can be pretty hard) by the time her kids are at lunch!