Keto - Collagen Chocolate Squares


Prep Notes


This is a super easy to make and great tasting recipe that helps put your body into ketosis, improves your brain function and provides collagen proteins to support your skin, nails, joints and gut lining.


I enjoy making this with the XCT oil as it turns into ketones immediately whereas coconut oil takes time for the body to process and create ketones out of.  I am a fan of getting an immediate influx of ketones and then having other fat sources to keep the ketone production occurring over time…which is what this recipe does.


Chocolate helps to stimulate neurotransmitter production to improve dopamine, serotonin and endorphin levels so you feel amazing and are able to think sharp and clear!


Bone broth protein powder is loaded with collagen protein which is what are body uses to create strong and healthy skin, nails, joints and our intestinal lining.  By using bone broth protein, we are helping to strengthen these areas of our body, allowing us to age more gracefully, prevent joint and muscle injuries and heal our gut.

Ingredients


½ cup of coconut oil

5 tbsps of cacao powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsps of nut butter

Optional Ingredients:

1 tbsp of XCT or MCT oil

10-15 drops of chocolate stevia

2 tbsps of chocolate bone broth protein

Pinch of Himalayan sea salt.

Directions


  1. Melt the coconut oil over low heat and add in the cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla extract, nut butter and protein powder. Be sure to whisk well to remove any lumps from the cacao and make sure that it mixes in well!
  2. Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Refrigerate until it is firm (coconut oil naturally hardens when refrigerated)
  4. Cut into squares or any bar size you like
  5. Enjoy!!!

Notes


Keep the squares in the refrigerator so they remain solid, but you can take a few out an hour before you eat them if you want them to be a little softer.


You can use any nut butter you prefer, such as almond butter, cashew butter or coconut almond butter.  I don’t recommend peanut butter as it is high in inflammatory omega 6 fats and mycotoxins.


For sweetener, these are quite good without any, but if you do want one, I like stevia the best as it is sugar free and has a great flavor when mixed with a slight dash of salt to take out any sort of bitter after taste.


If you want another option other than stevia, I like monk fruit as it is sugar-free as well.  If you choose to use honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar, these will elevate your blood sugar and this will not be a ketogenic recipe.


You could also try a sugar-alcohol like xylitol or erythritol but many people notice digestive disturbances with these sweeteners.