When you love chocolate but you’re trying to stay in ketosis!
As recovering chocoholics, we have always looked forward to Easter. But this will be our first Easter on the ketogenic diet and we have been a little bit worried about how to handle it.
The good news is that dark chocolate fits the ketogenic diet as long as its above 80% cacao. Montezuma and Ombar do a delicious 100% cacao chocolate bar but it’s not for the faint hearted! Unless you’re feeling brave, we would recommend gradually progressing your way from 80% to 95% as pure bitter dark chocolate is definitely an acquired taste that we have grown to love!
Blood Sugar Support
And we have plenty of delicious dark chocolate options available. Alternatively, if you are planning on indulging in the sugary sweet treats, we recommend using berberine or a blood sugar support supplement or apple cider vinegar to slow down your blood sugar response.
delicious DIY chocolate
If you must have milk or white chocolate, then you can get creative by making your own chocolate! It really is quite simple as you only need to melt cacao butter, cacao powder, vanilla and stevia, erythritol or xylitol together and then pour into molds to set.
Martina Slajerova has a fantastic book on fat bombs: ‘Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs: 100 Delicious Treats for Fat Fasts, Ketogenic, Paleo, and Low-Carb Diets’; including a number of chocolate recipes that are super delicious and ridiculously easy to make! We created our own chocolate fat bombs inspired by this book with hidden raspberries and blueberries (pictured above).
How to survive Easter on the ketogenic diet
If you happen to be the recipient of many delicious non-keto easter eggs and you don’t want to offend, then enjoy them and just take some blood sugar support or exogenous ketones to keep you in ketosis! Your body will then be fueled by both ketones and glucose, so expect to be full of energy for that easter egg hunt! You can also intermittent fast after indulging to deplete your chocolate replenished glycogen stores.
Enjoy a dark chocolatey Easter!
Let us know if you have discovered any great chocolate recipes! Discover a keto cookie recipe here.