we’re not big fans of fad dieting. instead, we prefer a more moderate approach that lends itself to a sustainable healthy lifestyle. that being said, many of these popular diets do espouse certain fundamentals that we can all apply toward our own eating habits that will contribute to our health + well being. feelin’ bulletproof? we’re always down for some bulletproof brew. paleo? we’ve been known to paleo-proof our sweet treats and snacks. intermittent fasting? we’ve been there + tried that. and of course, our chief fitlosopher can’t get enough of whole30.
but take keto, for instance. what’s that, you say? what the heck is keto? we’re glad you asked. in a nutshell, keto is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet where 75% of your food intake should be from fat, 20% from protein and 5% from carbs. this means your body is forced to start burning fat for energy instead of carbs, which puts you into a metabolic state called ketosis. this can be very helpful for people who need to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, but it’s also a relatively difficult diet for most people to sustain, and not something that’s necessarily even healthy to maintain long-term. so while we may not be on board with behaviors that can easily become obsessive + restrictive, we do think most people could benefit from adding more healthy fats into their diets. more healthy fats means higher energy, better cell growth, protection for your organs, better absorption of certain key nutrients + more efficient hormone production. not to mention, your hair + skin will look fabulous! so please, give us alllll the fats.
that’s why we're crushing on this keto bread. it's perfect for keto lovers; people with food sensitivities; those who can't do grains, soy or corn; or just peeps who are trying to cut carbs, but don’t want to give up their beloved avocado toast. it’ll most definitely curb your carb cravings, sans grains. plus our chief fitlosopher's bonus-momma's grain-free go-to inspired this blog with her bread (she found the original recipe here), so it holds a special place in our hearts. use it anywhere you’d use regular bread - for toast, sandwiches, bread pudding, bruschetta, french toast. the sky’s the limit. here's the bloat-free bread recipe along with a few ideas for assembly.
makes 1 loaf
½ cup butter or ghee, melted
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups almond flour
½ tsp xanthan gum (or arrowroot starch)
½ tsp salt
- preheat oven to 355 degrees.
- crack the eggs into a mixer bowl + beat on high for 1-2 minutes.
- add coconut oil + butter or ghee + continue beating, then add remaining ingredients. the batter will become really thick.
- scrape into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- fresh out the oven smothered in ghee or butter
- top with nut butter + berries for a sweet treat
- smash avo on top + add an egg for grain-free goodness
- add greens, bacon + tomato for a bloat-free BLT
how are you gonna top yours? share in the comments below!