Lemon Blueberry Keto Cupcakes April 03, 2019 16:53

Lemon Blueberry Keto Cupcakes made with Vanilla Complete Whey Protein!

Always remember that any food cravings can be made with a healthier version in mind! I had a craving for a lemon blueberry cake that my mother would make when I was a kid. We made a smaller portioned version of this cake for a single serving made with almond flour and xylitol for sweetness. We added Creamy Vanilla Whey Protein to the icing which makes this recipe ideal for a quick breakfast or snack full of protein, vitamin C and antioxidants!

What makes this a ketogenic recipe?

This recipe is full of healthy fats and low carbohydrate ingredients. The idea of ketosis is to get most of your energy from high quality fats and protein!

Mix together ingredients for the Keto Cupcake batter:

1 cup of Almond Flour

1/2 cup of Coconut Flour

1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan Sea Salt

1/2 cup of salted butter melted

6 Tablespoons of xylitol ground in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder (xylitol is a low glycemic substitute for sugar)

2 Tablespoons of Pure Maple Syrup

3 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

the juice and zest of 2 fresh organic lemons

1/2 cup of coconut milk

1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries

1/2 cup of raw walnuts

Instructions:

1. Mix together all ingredients with a wooden spoon.

2. Place cupcake papers in muffin tins and fill with batter.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until tops of cupcakes turn golden brown.

Blend all Ingredients for the Lemon Cream Cheese Protein Icing:

1 package (8 oz.) of cream cheese

1/2 stick of salted butter

2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

6 Tablespoons of xylitol ground in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder (xylitol is a low glycemic substitute for sugar)

2 Tablespoons of Pure Maple Syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

the juice and zest of 2 fresh organic lemons

Instructions:

After the Keto Cupcakes have cooled, top with the Lemon protein cream cheese icing. Garnish with fresh blueberries, fresh mint and Lemon zest!

Lemon Blueberry Keto Cupcakes made with almond meal and Complete Whey Protein!

Benefits of this recipe include:

While sugar wreaks havoc on the body, xylitol heals and protects. It also builds immunity, protects against chronic disease & has anti-aging benefits.

Xylitol is natural sugar substitute that slowly breaks down in the body without causing sugar spikes. This is a good sweetener for Diabetics.

Xylitol inhibits dental plaque and cavities by 80%.

Xylitol helps protect tooth enamel and reduces infections in the mouth.

Xylitol has been shown to contribute to increased bone density, weight loss, stabilization of blood sugar and lowering of insulin levels.

Xylitol is a sweet-tasting sugar substitute that tastes identical to sugar without the high glycemic index that spikes blood sugars.

Xylitol increases energy by enhancing fat burning.

Xylitol it may be useful for recovery after heavy exercise.

Lemons are natural detoxifying foods which are full of antioxidants, Vitamins B and C, Folate and Potassium!

Blueberries contain antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc which help boost the body’s immune system.

Anthocyanin is the pigment responsible for the dark blue color of the blueberries which helps neutralize free radicals that can lead to age-related diseases.

Blueberries may improve memory and increase brain signaling.

Blueberries are great source of Vitamin A which is an essential antioxidant for maintaining good eyesight.

Blueberries contain compounds that protect the brain and may act as natural anti-depressants.

Blueberries help prevent urinary tract infections.

Blueberries are rich in fiber which help improve Digestion.

Eating a diet with blueberries may reduce belly fat.

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in blueberries may help slow the aging process.

Substitute Almond meal for white flour. Almond meal contains mono-saturated fat and protein which are healthy for the heart.

Raw Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

Raw Whey Protein is great for muscle building, fat loss, energy, post-workout recovery and immune boosting.

Raw whey protein boosts Glutathione which may be the most important anti-oxidant that protects the brain and liver.  

Raw Whey Protein is rich in sulphur which can help the liver remove toxins.

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Keto Cupcakes made with healthy fats and Complete Whey Protein!