It is not about depriving ourselves. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that we can eat good things and that we don’t have to sacrifice flavor or the things we love. In fact, it’s quite the opposite; we should and CAN still enjoy wonderful treats with zero guilt, knowing full well that not only do they taste delicious, but they are also extremely good for us! It sounds like an oxymoron, right? Surely no treat that tastes great can be good for us. Most of the time we’re accustomed to “healthy treats” tasting bland, not satisfying our cravings, and just being flat-out unappealing. But that is what I love about the Keto lifestyle, you can have the best of both worlds; able to enjoy all our favorite things, and not going to bed at night wishing we hadn’t. Classic pecan pie is decadent, but it contains more sugar than the body should consume in a week! With this recipe, I sought to capture the taste and essence of traditional pecan pie without all the toxic sugar.

This one is a particular favorite of mine, and being able to treat my children (who by the way can’t get enough of this particular recipe), is an added bonus. People far too often associate eating healthily and having a healthy lifestyle with sacrificing taste and fun, and yet, if done correctly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Living a healthy lifestyle and eating right doesn’t mean being miserable and eating broccoli all day long. It’s not about depriving ourselves. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that we can eat good things and that we don’t have to sacrifice flavor or the things we love, and even better knowing that our bodies are soaking up all the benefits while we treat our tastebuds.

Having a fondness for pecans, I love this recipe, and what I also love is that it’s so quick and easy to make; just healthy, delicious ingredients thrown into a blender and voila! I go into more detail in the video but let’s explore what we’ll be covering in terms of the health benefits that you can expect from this milkshake.

First of all it’s full of healthy good fats; you’ve got your creamy MCT, coconut milk and nut butter, (and of course, feel free to substitute any healthy nut butter according to what you prefer). You have the added bonus of the rich, buttery pecans, which come with their own set of healthy properties, such as magnesium, monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as B-vitamins, manganese, zinc, and copper, polyphenol antioxidants, oleic acid, phosphorus, vitamin E, and so much more and can help your body fight cancer, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of breast cancer, improve your skin, have anti-aging properties, strengthen the immune system, and improve nerve and brain function.

These delicious buttery little nuts are a miracle food, my friends. I’ve said it before, drop the guilt and don’t deprive yourself. Goodness and treats can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and they don’t have to rob you of your health or ruin your day. So grab a few simple ingredients, throw them into the blender and enjoy a guilt-free pleasure, Keto style.

Happy eating and thanks for watching! You can find the full recipe here.

 

-Naomi

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