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Delicious Low Carb Almond Marble Cake

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This delicious cake stays moist unlike others that are dry and crumbly, the secret is in the flour used, and replacing majority of conventional flour with white beans. I used Erithyrol but any natural sweetener could be used, just experiment with the amount to get the taste you want.

 
Macros per serving:
• 108 Calories
• 8.3g of Fat
• 4g of Protein
• 3.1g of Net Carbs

Yields Prep Time Cook Time
16 servings 25 minutes 50 minutes

Ingredients

½ tsp stevia
2tbs level, of almond meal
6 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3tbs cocoa powder
1 – 420gr can white beans, drained
½ cup unsalted butter
½ tsp baking soda
¾ cup erythritol
4tbs level, coconut flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • Heat the stove to 350F
  • Now line the baking pan completely with parchment paper, base and sides.
  • Wash and drain the beans, place into a bowl.
  • Next put in the eggs, vanilla, erythritol, salt and stevia and mix together.
  • Place in a blender and pulse until smooth and fine.
  • Using a different bowl cream the butter.
  • Blend in the bean mix a little at a time, until it has all been used, beat together every time you add some.
  • Mix in the flour with the meal, lastly add the baking soda and powder, blend together well.
  • Divide the cake mix in 2 and add the cocoa powder to one half.
  • Now ladle half of the white cake mix in the lined pan, plus half of the chocolate mix.
  • Give it a quick stir then repeat with the remaining cake mix.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 50 minutes.
  • Before taking out check the center with a dry skewer or clean knife.
  • Once done rest for 5 minutes then remove, slice and enjoy warm or cold.

Recipe adapted from: yikesnocarbs

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Low Carb Double Chocolate Cake

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This recipe makes a moist, healthier alternative chocolate cake that is gluten free and eliminates the use of refined sugars. The cake uses the sugar substitute Truvia and the frosting is sweetened with chicory root powder, a natural sweetener that can be used as a cup for cup alternative to sugar.

For the cake batter:

3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
7 eggs
2 sticks (1 cup) butter at room temperature
4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
2/3 cup Truvia (or alternate sweetener of your choice)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coffee extract (optional)
6oz dark chocolate chips (consider using Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bar because they’re sweetened with Stevia)

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the dry ingredients, apart from the Truvia, in a small bowl.
  • Separately, combine butter, cream cheese, Truvia, eggs and vanilla and blend. Add the previously mixed dry ingredients and blend until everything is mixed well. Now fold in the chocolate chips. At this stage, the batter may appear thick, but this is normal.
  • Pour the cake mix into a greased 9” cake pan and spread out with a spatula until even and level.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 °F for 35-45 minutes (until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean).
  • Remove from the oven and, once cooled, remove from the pan.

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For the chocolate cream cheese frosting:

8oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 stick (½ cup) butter at room temperature
1/4 cup chicory root powder (Just Like Sugar Table Top brand gives the best flavour and texture in baked goods)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2-4 tbsp heavy cream

In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until the mixture appears “fluffy”. Add the chicory root powder and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add the heavy cream while mixing until the mixture reaches a light, fluffy consistency.

Thanks to mrskupe.com for the original recipe.

 

9 Key Exercises To Slim Down Your Thighs

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In women, excess fat tends to accumulate on the thighs first. It is possible to regain the slim, toned thighs you can love with a threefold approach of exercises focused on the thighs, plenty of cardio, and a healthy diet.

While some of the exercises require gym equipment, many of them can be done in your home, your backyard, or anywhere you please. Some of the exercises that focus on the thighs include squats, plie squats, kicks, side lunges, skater hops , inner leg lifts,  leg circles, outer leg lifts or fire hydrant kicks. Try the exercises out and do a combination of your favorites, or switch them up, for at least 15 minutes every day to slim, tone, and strengthen your thighs.

Up for the challenge? Just watch this video.

As your muscle mass increases, you may notice yourself dropping pounds more quickly. This is because muscle burns calories faster than fat, so your metabolism will increase. While you’re doing your thigh exercises, though, remember to keep up with cardio to keep your heart strong and to eat a healthy diet with fewer calories than you burn.

9 Key Exercises To Slim Down Your Thights

7 Steps To Curb Your Carb Cravings

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In the middle of the day or in the evening, do you constantly feel the urge to snack on carbohydrates, and sugar treats? If this becomes routine, it could have something to do with your lifestyle and your surrounding environment, as well as a lack of certain foods in your diet. Here are some tips that just might stop your constant cravings during the day:

Eat Protein at Every Meal

woman-looking-at-plate-of-bread2Incorporate a good amount of protein into each one of your meals on a daily basis. When you do not have enough protein in your body, you will start craving sugar that you might refer to as suffering from a sweet tooth! The intake of protein will curb your urge for sugar while building essential muscle mass. Protein produces hormones, enzymes and is a major component for building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Your body needs a great deal of protein every day.

Do Not Be Afraid To Eat Fat!

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Many dieters believe that eating fats will only increase your waistline but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Good fats found in certain fish, such as tuna, certain vegetables and nuts are excellent for your entire health. These fats will curb your craving for carbohydrates while making you feel full. Good fats are essential for giving you a healthy cholesterol level, excellent for your heart and your overall good health. Good fats excite your interior furnace that, in turn, burn off unwanted carbohydrates, allowing you to lose weight.

Drink Some Water

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There is a two-edged sword to your craving for sugars and carbs. While your brain is telling you to have a midday snack, it’s also sending a signal that your body is in dire need of liquids. Drinking a lot of water throughout the day will not only keep you quenched, but will flush out the impurities that are building up in your body. Water is the perfect, natural solution for hydrating your body while curbing your desire to grab that candy bar. The average person should take in at least 64 oz of water each day. Water will improve your overall good health, improve your skin appearance and allow for stronger hair and nails.

Eat Regularly

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Due to busy lifestyles, many people eat on the run or very irregularly. The idea of three solid meals a day has actually become obsolete. More and more studies have shown you should eat many small meals throughout the day. Waiting from breakfast to lunch and then dinner, adds to the craving for carbohydrates. Eating many small meals, will control your blood sugar levels and keep you from your cravings. Choose proteins, fiber-rich foods, nuts along with various vegetables and fruits. You might just discover you will lose some of those pounds that just keep hanging on as well.

Get More Sleep

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The lack of sufficient sleep is not only bad for your health but can make you gain weight and cause an instant craving for carbohydrates and sugars when you first wake up. A good night’s sleep will actually help in weight loss because you will have high levels of hormones that control weight and your metabolism will increase your inner furnace’s operation.

Walk Away Your Cravings

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Bringing some daily walking into your schedule will keep you away from your cravings while helping you get in shape. If you physically cannot run long distances each day, try walking fast, it burns off just as many calories, will build tone and increase the level of endorphins that make you feel great! Going out for a long walk will also keep you away from junk food machines!

Exercise Is Key

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New studies suggest that workouts may help keep your hunger under control. Try incorporating 25 to 45 minutes of exercise twice a day. It will not completely kill your cravings, but they will be much more controllable. At some point, good exercising will cause your body to lose it’s craving, allowing you to enjoy good foods instead.