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Banana Cream Pie

 

 

 

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Banana Cream Pie
This decadent dessert is exploding with creamy banana flavor, topped with smooth whipped cream, and nestled into a mouth watering buttery crust. Recipe by Amanda Balle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Crust
Pie Filling
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Crust
Pie Filling
Instructions
Crust
  1. Toast the almond flour in a dry pan until it’s fragrant.
  2. Add it to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for butter, mixing well.
  3. Add butter and mix until the mixture will hold form.
  4. Press into pie pan. It’s ready to add your favorite filling!!
Filling
  1. With an immersion blender or regular Blender, mix the heavy cream, water and ketochow until thick and creamy like pudding.
  2. Add the flavoring and food coloring if needed.
  3. Add pudding to pie crust.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight but preferably 24 hours.
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By |2018-11-28T12:16:52+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Chow Waffles

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Chow Waffles
Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Low Carb = The worlds best combination! Create a delectable breakfast or a midnight snack in under ten minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Waffles
Ingredients
Waffles
Peanut Butter Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Waffles
Ingredients
Waffles
Peanut Butter Sauce
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt coconut oil. Heat waffle iron on high.
  2. Combine remaining waffle ingredients in mixing bowl and whisk until smooth (add more water if needed).
  3. Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1/2 of the batter in the iron. Cook until lightly golden brown (2-5 minutes depending on your iron); repeat.
  4. Remove from iron and cool.
  5. Beat heavy cream and swerve on high until stiff and fluffy. Once cool, top waffle with whipped cream.
  6. Heat peanut butter and butter in microwave for 30 thirty second intervals until melted. Add swerve and stir until smooth.
  7. Drizzle over waffle and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information:

Waffle/Waffle with whipped cream and peanut butter sauce:

Calories: 284/ 542

Fat: 20.5 g/ 45.6 g

Net Carb: 1.6 g/ 4.5 g

Protein: 21.8 g/ 26 g

Carbs: 6.3 g/ 10.2 g

Fiber: 4.7 g/ 5.7 g

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By |2018-10-04T11:44:11+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from Nov 27, 2018

Last night we did our weekly live broadcast. Talked about stuff, answered viewer questions, and went over some of the questions we had received during the week. Here is the high-quality recording that we posted on YouTube

Or, if you prefer, here is the original Facebook video with the viewer comments from the live broadcast. It also has a fun beginning where I forgot to plug in the microphone. The youtube version has the complete audio with no problems =)

By |2018-11-28T08:48:26+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week Nov 26-Dec 2: 10% off sale on Orange Cream 21 meal packs + our Cyber Monday deals

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Orange Cream 2.1. Orange Cream reminds many of orange creamsicles, especially when mixed with heavy cream. Among other things, it’s also an excellent choice for making Keto Chow popsiclesCheck out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Orange Cream!

Normally I’d put in some reviews of Keto Chow here, but instead, I’ll announce Cyber Monday sale! Whether you’re stocking up your own supplies, getting something for that crazy person doing keto, or getting ready for your New Year resolution to lose weight – this sale is for you. In addition to the 10% off on Orange Cream, here’s what we got going on Cyber Monday, November 26:

  • free Keto Chow “food pyramid” T-shirt for orders over $100 (while size supplies last, we have limited numbers of the various sizes). Because there are different options (Color/Size/Etc…) you have to pick which one you want, it’ll look like this.
  • 5% off ALL 21 meal “week” bags of Keto Chow.
  • 10% off the large bottles of Fasting Drops (comes with an empty little bottle)
  • 20% off Keto Chow branded BlenderBottles.
  • “Free” USPS Shipping. You just need to enter the coupon code SHIP18. USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-day) shipping within the United States is free with a coupon. We aren’t doing expedited UPS Shipping, nor are we doing free international shipping; but you still get the same $18.00 discount on shipping: just add the coupon code. You can use the discount code more than once so feel free to get a bunch!
     There are 2 places to enter the coupon code, either on the shopping cart page, or on the checkout page. You HAVE to enter the code to get the discount.

Our sale continues for Small Business Saturday

Just a reminder, our After Thanksgiving sale is continuing until Monday night. We still have a bunch of shirts available for any orders over $100 – get yours before they’re gone! Originally we were only going to do the first 100 orders over $100 – then we decided to just keep going until they’re ALL gone.

 

By |2018-11-24T13:59:02+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Effects of Keto on blood work in identical twins

When we went to Low Carb USA (San Diego) earlier this summer, over a meal I mentioned to Dave Feldman that one of our sets of twins had one doing keto (hereafter referred to as “KT”) for a year and the other not doing keto (hereafter referred to as “NKT”). Dave got really excited (that’s a SEVERE understatement) and wanted to know if we could convince them to get some blood tests to see how keto was affecting their cholesterol, insulin, glucagon, and other factors. Dave wanted to make sure they had similar activity levels. Both have Fitbits Alta HRs, you can see the raw data from those here (KT) and here (NKT). They are relatively close in activity 169,928 steps for KT vs 158,278 for NKT over a 2 week period before the blood tests. Sleep patterns are noticeably different: the Fitbit on KT recorded 5524 minutes of sleep, the Fitbit on NKT recorded 6388 for the same 2 week period; that’s 92 vs 106.5 hours.

The same 2 weeks leading up to the blood draw, each was taking Dave Feldman style photos of everything they ate, which proved to be the biggest annoyance for both during the experiment and they were looking forward to concluding so they could stop with that. This was to ensure that we had a record of what they were eating and that both stayed pretty much consistent with their food during the 2 weeks before the blood draw. The day of the blood tests came, KT was worried as she has had issues with blood and fainting – strangely KT had absolutely no problems at all with the blood draw and was done in about 3 minutes. NKT, on the other hand, went pale and ended up needing to lie down before the lab could finish the blood draw. We were very happy that she came out OK, though I doubt she’ll be donating blood anytime soon. =)

Before we get to the results I should explain that both parents in our home are quite strict with keto for ourselves. Two of our daughters are also strict about staying keto, though both are more “lazy keto” and don’t track carbs or such – frankly, it’s not really necessary. As young and healthy as our children are, simply the act of cutting out sugar and flour was likely enough to prevent problems in the future. Our other children are not doing keto and will eat candy, pizza, fruit, and such if given the opportunity – though we, as parents, do not buy anything non-keto anymore so it’s usually at school or when visiting.

Now for the data! Dave wanted to get a recording of his first read-through of the blood tests:

Most of the analysis was done by Dave during the video so refer there for commentary. If you prefer to look at the data yourself, you can either read it in tabular format on the “Twins” tab of this spreadsheet (the other tabs are data from previous experiments I’ve done) which also has % difference and absolute value difference columns for comparison, or you can grab the original blood tests in PDF format: KT, NKT. I’ve made some handy graphs (also on that spreadsheet in the “Twin Charts” tab) to illustrate some of the takeaways.

To start, we have a comparison of their NMR Lipid Panels. Nothing here is really a surprise at all, KT has higher numbers for all of the measurements except LDL size which is the same for both, this follows Dave’s hypothesis regarding the lipid system as an energy distribution aparatus. Both are low on HDL but have fantastic Triglyceride levels. Both also have a remnant cholesterol of 8. Dave has explained this better but this number represents energy parked in the blood in VLDL particles and you want this as low as possible since it tends to be a legit indicator of risk; an 8 is fantastic.

Both have really good fasting glucose.

Which should make their nearly identical Hemoglobin A1c not a surprise at all. This number represents the percentage of their red blood cell hemoglobin that has become “glycated” or exposed to glucose. It serves as a way to measure your average glucose over several months, usually 6 months. HbA1c is the test used to diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, although elevated HbA1c is a symptom of T2DM, not the cause. Most experts agree that the underlying cause is hyperinsulinemia or chronically elevated insulin levels.

Boom.

KT’s low fasting insulin doesn’t indicate how close she is to having hyperinsulinemia or her risk of T2DM or Alzheimers – that would require a Kraft test and measuring insulin response to glucose over time instead of once while fasting. NKT’s elevated fasting insulin does indicate that even without eating for 12 hours, her insulin was still elevated. For now, she’s likely to be able to handle that insulin load; but Dave feels that he’d like to see insulin below 10 in the future. This higher number for NKT was one of the few surprises that were in the test, most of the other markers fell in-line with what Dave expected to see based on the other results he has seen from both keto and non-keto subjects.

The other surprise was the low glucagon levels in both. A typical level is 50, and one would expect KT to have higher than normal levels. While hers is higher than NKT, both are abnormally low. Glucagon is something that Dr. Benjamin Bikman presented about at the 2018 Low Carb Breckenridge conference, interesting stuff.

So, in summary: It’s interesting to note the difference in the LDL numbers of the two. Many professionals are of the opinion that LDL is causal in atherosclerosis and would insist that KT has a higher risk of heart disease in the future. The cool thing with this data is that genetically they’re identical, with the same environment, same living conditions, same lack of cholesterol-lowering medication. They actually have almost the same triglyceride numbers too! NKT and KT both are handling the glucose load really well (that’s rather expected, given all the machinery is still new and fully functional). It is important to note the massive difference in their respective fasting insulin. So many of the chronic diseases in modern society are a direct result of too much insulin: chronic hyperinsulinemia. NKT is in danger of hyperinsulinemia causing problems in the future which is something to be truly concerned about.

By |2018-12-05T08:55:14+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Ketogenic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

2018 Keto Chow Black Friday sale is now LIVE!

Whether you’re stocking up your own supplies, getting something for that crazy person doing keto, or getting ready for your New Year resolution to lose weight – this sale is for you.

  • November 19 – 25  we are having a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Chocolate Toffee weeks, that sale ends the following Monday morning…
  • Starting on “Cyber Monday” we will have a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Orange Cream weeks (the sale will continue through Dec 2)

Here’s what we got going on – Black Friday, November 23 – Cyber Monday, November 26:

  • The orders over $100 get a free Keto Chow “food pyramid” T-shirt (while size supplies last, we have limited numbers of the various sizes). Because there are different options (Color/Size/Etc…) you’ll be prompted in the cart to select the one you want.
  • Sold out! Order 4 of the 21 meal packs of Keto Chow and get a free Keto Chow HydroFlask insulated bottle (while size supplies of HydroFlasks last, we have limited numbers of the different colors, does not apply to Base Powder or Subscriptions). Because there are different options (Color) you’ll be prompted in the cart to select the one you want. You can even place several different orders of 4 and get a bunch!
  • 5% off ALL 21 meal “week” bags of Keto Chow.
  • 10% off the large bottles of Fasting Drops (comes with an empty little bottle)
  • 20% off Keto Chow branded BlenderBottles.
  • “Free” USPS Shipping. You just need to enter the coupon code SHIP18. USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-day) shipping within the United States is free with a coupon. We aren’t doing expedited UPS Shipping, nor are we doing free international shipping; but you still get the same $18.00 discount on shipping: just add the coupon code. You can use the discount code more than once so feel free to get a bunch!
     There are 2 places to enter the coupon code, either on the shopping cart page, or on the checkout page. You HAVE to enter the code to get the discount.

Head on over to the Keto Chow store now!

By |2018-11-24T13:52:13+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from Nov 20, 2018

Last night we did our weekly live broadcast. Talked about stuff, answered viewer questions, and went over some of the questions we had received during the week. Here is the high-quality recording that we posted on YouTube

Or, if you prefer, here is the original Facebook video with the viewer comments from the live broadcast

By |2018-11-21T09:00:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Waffles

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Keto Chow Waffles
YUM! This is the only word I can think of that accurately describes these protein packed waffles. Dress them up with whipped cream and syrup, or just eat them straight off the waffle iron; either way I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Serving
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, melt the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl (this is crucial: if the oil is not melted it will harden and make lumps in the batter). Combine with the remaining waffle ingredients until smooth.
  2. Heat a waffle iron to high heat. Spray with cooking spray and cook waffle until golden brown.
  3. Beat whipping cream and swerve on high until stiff (2-3 minutes).
  4. Dress the waffle with your favorite low carb toppings (berries, calorie free syrup, bacon, chocolate chips, etc.). Enjoy!
  5. I used Lilly's chocolate chips and Hershey's sugar free chocolate syrup for my waffle; I highly recommend this combination!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (including whipped cream):

Calories: 369

Fat: 21.9 g

Net Carb: 3.2 g

Protein: 34 g

Carbs: 12 g

Fiber: 8.8 g

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By |2018-10-04T11:42:34+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments