Filipino Keto Hotcakes

Combine almond flour, baking powder, erythritol, turmeric or yellow food coloring, oil, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in for a fluffy yellow Filipino pancake.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 10 minsTotal Time 15 mins Course Breakfast, SnackCuisine Filipino Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • skillet
  • 2 bowls

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond flour blanched, superfine
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric or yellow food coloring the turmeric has no taste but adds a yellow color
  • 1 tsp oil (plus extra for frying) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

Make the batter

  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix evenly.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes (for a fluffier pancake).

Cook hotcakes

  • Heat oil on skillet on medium high heat.
  • Using a scooper, add batter to the pan.
  • Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Filipino keto hotcakes can be served hot with butter and sprinkled with extra erythritol sweetener. Add blueberries and sliced strawberries if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes 8 three inch pancakes. To make Blueberry Filipino Keto Hotcakes, add the batter to the pan first, then add your blueberries.

Filipino Keto Hotcakes (9 Ingredients)

Combine almond flour, baking powder, erythritol, turmeric or yellow food coloring, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in for a fluffy yellow Filipino pancake.

  • skillet
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 cup almond flour (blanched, superfine)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric or yellow food coloring (the turmeric has no taste but adds a yellow color)
  • 1 tsp oil (plus extra for frying) (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Make the batter

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.

  3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix evenly.

  4. Let stand for 5 minutes (for a fluffier pancake).

Cook hotcakes

  1. Heat oil on skillet on medium high heat.

  2. Using a scooper, add batter to the pan.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Filipino keto hotcakes can be served hot with butter and sprinkled with extra erythritol sweetener. Add blueberries and sliced strawberries if desired.

This recipe makes 8 three inch pancakes.

To make Blueberry Filipino Keto Hotcakes, add the batter to the pan first, then add your blueberries.

 

Breakfast, Snack
Filipino
almond flour, almond milk, baking powder, eggs, erythritol, olive oil, turmeric, vanilla extract

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Bianca

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Tofu Keto Salad (Plant Based, No Dairy)

Air fried tofu, salad mix with romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, petite carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions, extra virgin olive oil, with avocado and hummus as dressing.

Recipe

Prep Time 7 minsTotal Time 7 mins Course SaladCuisine American

Ingredients  

  • salad mix romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, shredded carrots
  • tomatoes roma or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 of a small onion yellow or red, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 a pack of tofu cubed, air fried
  • carrots snack sized, petite
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp hummus regular or jalapeno hummus

Optional Ingredients

  • cheese plant based
  • a dash of salt for tofu if needed

Instructions 

  • Optional: Microwave onions with olive oil to make them soft.
  • Air fry tofu for about 10 miuntes.
  • Add salad mix base, onions, olive oil, tomatoes, carrots to a salad bowl.
  • Cut avocado into slices or mash. Add hummus to salad.

Notes

Adjust ingredients and amounts according to your preferences. The olive oil, hummus, and avocado acts as a dressing.

Hello,

I hope you are healthy and well.

Try Trader Joe’s flavorful Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus for this keto salad!

You can marinade or season the tofu after air frying.

Tofu Keto Salad (Plant Based, No Dairy)

Air fried tofu, salad mix with romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, petite carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions, extra virgin olive oil, with avocado and hummus as dressing.

  • salad mix (romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, shredded carrots)
  • tomatoes (roma or cherry tomatoes, sliced)
  • 1/2 of a small onion (yellow or red, sliced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 a pack of tofu (cubed, air fried)
  • carrots (snack sized, petite)
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp hummus (regular or jalapeno hummus)

Optional Ingredients

  • cheese (plant based)
  • a dash of salt (for tofu if needed)
  1. Optional: Microwave onions with olive oil to make them soft.

  2. Air fry tofu for about 10 miuntes.

  3. Add salad mix base, onions, olive oil, tomatoes, carrots to a salad bowl.

  4. Cut avocado into slices or mash. Add hummus to salad.

Adjust ingredients and amounts according to your preferences.

The olive oil, hummus, and avocado acts as a dressing.

Salad
American

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Coconut Strawberry Keto Smoothie 3 Ingredientsūüćď

Coconut milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla whey powder. Sweeten with erythritol and or vanilla extract. Add chia seeds and almond slice toppings.

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins Course smoothie Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup coconut cream canned
  • 1 cup strawberries fresh, whole, crown removed, can be frozen
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • almond slices topping

Instructions 

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  • Add optional toppings if desired.

Notes

If the smoothie is too thick, add unsweetened almond milk. The whey protein powder I used contained 2g of sugar per serving. If you are using an unsweetened whey powder or protein powder, you may add 1 tbsp of erythritol or other alternative sweetener.

Hello,

I hope you are healthy and well!

Create this thick and creamy keto smoothie with strawberries, coconut cream, and whey powder.

Add additional toppings like vanilla extract, chia seeds, and almond slices.

Here are the main ingredients used in this recipe:

  • coconut cream – Trader Joe’s
  • strawberries
  • whey protein powder

Coconut Strawberry Keto Smoothie 3 Ingredients ūüćď

Coconut milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla whey powder. Sweeten with erythritol and or vanilla extract. Add chia seeds and almond slice toppings.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup coconut cream (canned)
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh, whole, crown removed, can be frozen)
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • almond slices (topping)

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  1. Add optional toppings if desired.

If the smoothie is too thick, add unsweetened almond milk.

The whey protein powder I used contained 2g of sugar per serving. If you are using an unsweetened whey powder or protein powder, you may add 1 tbsp of erythritol or other alternative sweetener.

 

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almond, almonds, chia seeds, coconut cream, erithritol, strawberry, vanilla extract, whey protein powder

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Blueberry Chia Yogurt Plant-Based Keto Dessert

Make Blueberry Chia Yogurt with melted blueberries, chia seed pudding, coconut cream or unsweetened almond milk yogurt, alternative sweetener, and sliced almond toppings.

Blueberry Chia Yogurt Low-Glycemic

Make this keto yogurt with low-glycemic blueberries.

Add coconut cream, which is naturally sweet but with less than 1 g of sugar (Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream).

Chia Seeds Fight Against Obesity

Chia seeds contain digested total proteins (DTP) that had an “anti-inflammatory and even an anti-adipogenic effect” according to researchers (1).

They proved chia seeds can prevent “against obesity and its associated inflammation” (1).

(1) Journal reference: Chia Seed (Salvia hispanica L.) Digested Total Protein Prevented Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Reduce Obesity Complications in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa045_069

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Blueberry Chia Yogurt Plant-Based Keto Dessert

Melted blueberries, chia seed pudding, coconut cream or unsweetened almond milk yogurt, alternative sweetener, and sliced almond toppings.

  • 2 mugs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream* (or unsweetened almond milk yogurt + 1 tbsp alternative sweetener (erythritol, monk fruit, etc.))
  • sliced almonds
  1. Heat blueberries in a mug by microwaving for 30 seconds.

  2. Soak chia seeds in water for 8 mins.

  3. Add coconut cream and chia pudding to mug. If using unsweetened almond yogurt instead of coconut cream, add 1 tbsp of alternative sweetener to yogurt.

  4. Add almond slices (and or extra blueberries) on top of yogurt.

Dessert
almond milk, almond mlik yogurt, almonds, blueberries, chia seeds, coconut cream, water

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Milk Hot Chocolate

Craving chocolate? You can mix your own hot chocolate at home by adding hot water, cocoa powder, erithritol, and unsweetened almond milk.

Prep Time 2 mins Course Drinks Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp erithritol (add more if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened

Optional Ingredients

  • coconut whipping cream – Sweet Rose’s brand (1g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Mix hot water, cocoa powder, and erithritol, almond milk. Top with coconut whipping cream.

Chocolate Benefits

Hello, I hope you are all well!

Have hot chocolate in the morning or whenever you need a quick mood booster.

According to Owen and Scholey, researchers found that chocolate can improve your mood.

Source

Chocolate consumption can improve cognitive abilities according to the studies.

Chocolate may be beneficial for women experiencing mood swings during their pre-menstrual cycle.

Delicious Add-Ons

Add almond milk or a no-sugar plant based creamer.

Coconut cream adds a natural sweetness that has little to no sugar.

See if you like cinnamon with hot chocolate.

Salted chocolate, anyone?

And don’t forget, coconut whipped cream!

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Bianca

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Cauliflower Soup (Plant-Based Keto) No-Dairy

Cauliflower soup with olive oil butter, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, chives, and plant-based cheddar cheese.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 41 mins Total Time 51 mins Course Soup Servings 4

Equipment

  • 2 pots
  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium sized (1 cup) yellow onion minced
  • 1 cup carrots minced
  • 1 cup celery minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened

Garnish

  • chives chopped
  • plant-based cheese optional

Instructions 

Cook Cauliflower Florets

  • In a pot, add 1/2 cup of water and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add cauliflower florets. Boil for 12 mins until soft.
  • Turn off heat. Cool for 5 mins.

Cook Vegetables

  • In another pot, melt olive butter on medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and onions. Cook for 4 mins.
  • Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.

3. Puree Cauliflower

  • Transfer cauliflower to blender. Add 3 cups of water to blender if possible (if not, add remaining water to soup pot). Puree until smooth.

4. Transfer Cauliflower to Pot with Veggies

  • Stir cauliflower mash and vegetables until evenly combined.
  • Add almond milk and pepper. Adjust consistency if needed by adding water.
  • Bring to a boil and turn off heat.
  • Serve hot with chives and plant-based cheese.

Notes

You can puree all ingredients in a blender if desired. 

Author’s Note

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all happy and healthy.

This cauliflower soup is as creamy as potato soup, if not better!

Full of vegetables like carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and chives, you get a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Enjoy getting vitamins A, K, C, and folate, potassium, and manganese from this delicious whole food soup. Sources: WebMD, VeryWellFit,

Say goodbye to your staple chicken noodle soup, and hello to this new plant-based creamy cauliflower soup!

If you are cutting down on dairy or meat, this recipe is perfect as it is 100% dairy free.

Use an optional plant-based cheese for this recipe.

You don’t need sour cream or heavy cream to thicken the soup because the pureed cauliflower does it all for you.

Add other veggies like small broccoli florets, peas, or even shrimp if desired.

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup (Plant-Based Keto) No-Dairy

Cauliflower soup with olive oil butter, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, chives, and plant-based cheddar cheese.

  • 2 pots
  • Blender
  • 1 head of cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium sized (1 cup) yellow onion (minced)
  • 1 cup carrots (minced)
  • 1 cup celery (minced)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Garnish

  • chives (chopped)
  • plant-based cheese (optional)

Cook Cauliflower Florets

  1. In a pot, add 1/2 cup of water and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil.

  2. Add cauliflower florets. Boil for 12 mins until soft.

  3. Turn off heat. Cool for 5 mins.

Cook Vegetables

  1. In another pot, melt olive butter on medium high heat.

  2. Add garlic and onions. Cook for 4 mins.

  3. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.

3. Puree Cauliflower

  1. Transfer cauliflower to blender. Add 3 cups of water to blender if possible (if not, add remaining water to soup pot). Puree until smooth.

4. Transfer Cauliflower to Pot with Veggies

  1. Stir cauliflower mash and vegetables until evenly combined.

  2. Add almond milk and pepper. Adjust consistency if needed by adding water.

  3. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

  4. Serve hot with chives and plant-based cheese.

You can puree all ingredients in a blender if desired. 

Soup
almond milk, bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, green onion, onion, plant-based cheese, salt

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American Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix (chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots)
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato sliced
  • 1 plant-based burger sliced
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese shredded
  • a sprinkle of almonds sliced
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch (or vinaigrette)

Instructions 

  • Cook plant-based burger if needed.
  • Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Author’s Note

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are happy and healthy.

Eat more whole foods like vegetables and berries (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberries) and consume more healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, coconut oils).

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American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

This recipe may remind you of an American cheeseburger or hamburger.

This salad is perfect if you have no time to cook but want to eat something healthy fast.

Plus, it has a lot of veggies like romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, purple cabbage, and roma tomatoes.

Sprinkle the salad with plant-based cheese and sliced almonds and you are ready to go!

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix ((chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots))
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato (sliced)
  • 1 plant-based burger (sliced)
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese (shredded)
  • a sprinkle of almonds (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch ((or vinaigrette))
  1. Cook plant-based burger if needed.

  2. Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Salad
American
almonds, burger, cottage cheese, parmesan ranch dressing, romaine, tomato

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

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Eggplant Omelette Filipino Tortang Talong

Recipe

Ingredients

for frying: extra virgin olive oil or butter

1 chinese eggplant

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Grill eggplant on all sides until the inside is soft.
  2. Slice eggplant once vertically. Transfer to a large shallow dish. Open the eggplant and mash insides with a fork. See NOTE below
  3. Crack an egg on top of eggplant.
  4. Mix egg and eggplant insides.
  5. Slide the eggplant mixture into a preheated and oiled pan. Season with salt.
  6. Cover pan but not completely. Cook until egg is cooked (~3 mins).
  7. Flip eggplant omelette and garnish with parsley.

NOTE: You can keep the skin on or remove it.

Add more oil when the eggplant omelette sticks to the pan (if not using a non-stick pan).

Eggplant omelette is perfect with chopped tomatoes and brown rice on the side.

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Salmon Blanca

Keto friendly salmon for dinner in 40 minutes or less. One will need olive oil, salmon, spinach, mozzarella, salt, and pepper.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins Course dinner, Main Course Cuisine Italian Servings 4

Equipment

  • baking dish
  • bowl

Ingredients  

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups spinach chopped

Instructions 

  • Coat baking dish with olive oil.
  • Arrange salmon into the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Optional: Spread mayonnaise or cream cheese on salmon.
  • Mix spinach and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread evenly on salmon.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins.

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Notes

You can spread 1 tbsp of mayonnaise or cream cheese on top of the salmon if desired.  Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice  Optional ingredients: 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 cup heavy cream

An Italian-inspired recipe high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect your heart from disease. source: Healthline

Salmon is also abundant in B vitamins which Spritzler, a registered dietician at Healthline, says may boost “energy production, controlling inflammation, and protecting heart and brain health”.

Add heavy cream, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms to the salmon if desired.

Spread olive oil mayonnaise or cream cheese on the salmon before baking.

I suggest pairing salmon with steamed or fresh vegetables under a cauliflower rice pilaf.

Happy cooking!

Salmon Blanca Baked with Spinach and Mozzarella

Easy salmon blanca for dinner in 40 minutes or less. You'll need only olive oil, salmon, spinach, mozzarella, salt, and pepper.

  • Pyrex baking dish
  • bowl
  • 4 salmon (fillets)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (finely ground)
  • 4 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups spinach (chopped)
  1. Coat baking dish with olive oil.

  2. Arrange salmon into the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Optional: Spread mayonnaise or cream cheese on salmon.

  4. Mix spinach and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread evenly on salmon.

  5. Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins.

You can spread 1 tbsp of mayonnaise or cream cheese on top of the salmon if desired. 

Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice

 Optional ingredients: 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 cup heavy cream

 

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