Is a vegan keto diet manageable?
I, myself, have no idea. I do have a few friends who are vegans, though. They mostly munch on carby veggies, sugary sugar alternatives, and meals made from legumes. They cook and bake delicious stuff that I usually have to keep away from. I do, occasionally, try their homemade paleo treat so that I can tell they are fine bakers.
When keto or LCHF lifestyle gets mentioned to these vegan folks, they tend to reject the idea saying it’s only about meat, eggs, and animal fat. I can understand how hard it would be for them to keep away from legumes (usually their protein source). On the other hand, I think a kind of vegan LCHF lifestyle could be manageable. I am not the only one thinking about this. These guys from BreakNutrition also debate about the possibility of vegan ketogenic diet optimistically.
A carnivorous sweet-tooth should love this one as well
Vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous, these cupcakes are awesome if you fancy a low-carb high-fat dessert. Avocados are by far one of the most useful plants out there to use in a recipe like this one. The recipe below is missing the topping, but you can learn how to make it here. An avocado mousse that is delicious by itself comes as a fresh and nice counterbalance to the chocolate cupcake base.
You will notice I put coffee into the cake mixture. I like the boost it gives me (as well as the boost from matcha green tea contained in the avocado mousse), but you can use decaf coffee if you’re going to munch on these in the evenings.
Baking a single batch of this instead of a dozen of cupcakes is also an option. What I’ve done is distribute the freshly baked and still warm brownie batter into small transparent cups and top those with the avocado mousse, so the little desserts resembled cacti. A fun idea for the parties to which vegans are invited!
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|Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I do not give out any medical advice. I only share my own experience on this blog and encourage you to consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. The nutritional information provided for my recipes are estimates. Please calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. None of the recipes I post are meant to be used by any specific clinical population. The ingredients in my recipes do not affect my glucose levels or cause any allergic reactions to me. You should use my recipes and shared experience at your discretion. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained on this website.|