Keto Breakfast Toast
No one said a keto lifestyle was easy. The biggest struggle for most people is variety, making sure things stay interesting and delicious so you don't cheat and fall off. The next struggle is convenience. No one will maintain a lifestyle that is inconvenient for them, so it has to be made simple.
Today I decided to try something new. After measuring my morning blood ketones and seeing that I was at 2.5 mmol (yay me!), I decided that I could have a little bit more carbs than usual today to break my fast. Of course, I mean carbs from GOOD sources. That is why I chose to make this delicious keto toast made with almond flour topped with almond butter, flax seeds and blackberries.
But I thought you couldn't have fruit on Keto?
You can have fruit in moderation, and it depends on the type of fruit. High sugar fruits such as bananas, pineapple, mango-- these are all to be avoided. These will be sure to kick you out of your hard earned ketosis.
But fruits suck as blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries-- these are all okay in moderation! Yes they are carb heavy, so they will add to your total net carbs for the day, but they also have the lowest sugar content, making them okay in moderation. My favorite fruit for keto are blackberries. Out of all the fruits, these have the highest fiber content, giving them a net carb value of 1.5g!!!!!!! Most people try to stay under 20 grams of carbs in ketosis, so 1.5g is nothing! Not to mention all of the antioxidant benefits of blackberries, these are things we want to include in our diet!
When following keto, it is also important to measure your daily carb intake. This meal contains 12.6g of net carbs, which is well over half of my desired carbs for the day. BUT, I only plan on eating two meals today, since I am intermittent fasting. My point is, just because it is "keto friendly" does not mean that you can have an unlimited amount of it. You still need to monitor how many more carbs you consume for the day. So for me, my second meal will be much lower in carbs, and MUCH higher in fat, that way I still fulfill my desired daily macros.
My favorite part of this breakfast, is that it tasted like one giant cheat!!!! My craving to have a bread-like substance is fulfilled, and I can continue on with my normal keto routine! Not to mention how EASY this was!!! From start to finish, this took me all of 7 minutes to prepare. That is nothing! The bread itself takes 90 seconds to cook in the microwave, but I chose to then toast mine for a few minutes. But that part is not necessary!
So take a shot at this recipe, comment below, and tell me what you think!
3 tbsp almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Combine all ingredients and stir
Place mixture into a bowl
Microwave for 90 seconds
Toast bread for 2 minutes
Top with 2 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp flax/chia blend, top with blacberries
For next time, I will add the flax seeds to the mixture before cooking! The flax seeds add an extra boost of fat, plus the fiber, making it more keto friendly.
Consuming this everyday may kick you out of ketosis. This is a meal to try 1-2 times per week, as long as the rest of your diet is on point!