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Category: Snacks

Low-Carb Pumpkin Bread

October means pumpkin…everything. Those who eating low-carb, however, may believe that most of those treats are off the menu. Not so. It’s possible to enjoy a variety of traditional pumpkin recipes (including pumpkin pie and this pumpkin bread) while you keep your low-carb commitment. Made with the goodness of almond flour, eggs, and all the traditional spices, this pumpkin bread bakes up moist and flavorful. Pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling means you can sweeten to your own taste. And don’t worry about sugar—this recipe doesn’t have any. It uses a popular low-carb standby—Swerve—to add sweetness without the sugar content.

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Strawberry Hibiscus Collagen Pops

Today’s delicious recipe is offered up by the team at Pique Tea. I’ve become a big fan (and proud affiliate) of Pique Tea’s products because of their superior antioxidant value. Thanks to their team for an excellent recipe we’ll all be able to enjoy with guests and family. (And don’t miss the special deal they’re giving MDA readers….)

Summer wouldn’t be summer without popsicles! These popsicles will make the perfect treat for when you’re feeling hot and bothered, and are filled with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. (They are also a fab way to use up any overripe strawberries you might have!)

We’re fairly sure there’s nothing better than a pretty popsicle that’s yummy AND healthy, so we’ve paired Primal Kitchen®’s Collagen Peptides with Pique Tea’s Hibiscus Beauty Elixir for that extra kick. Hibiscus is a antioxidant powerhouse that’s not only delicious, but also boasts skin-enhancing properties.

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Midweek Quick Cooking: Matcha Collagen Fuel Latte

Whether you’re looking for a coffee substitute or a Primal treat, this Matcha Latte offers plenty of flavor and goodness. Primal Kitchen® Collagen supports healthy connective tissue as well as skin, hair and nails, while matcha offers antioxidant power. The result? A warm treat that brightens your morning and boosts your anti-aging arsenal.

Coffee may have just met its competition….

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Bacon & Cheddar Keto Muffins

It’s hard to decide which is more delicious, these savory bacon and cheddar keto muffins, or the original blueberry flavor. Both flavors are made from the same basic recipe with a simple gluten-free ingredient list that includes almond flour, butter, heavy cream and an egg.

The lightly sweetened blueberry version is a delicious morning treat, but this combination of bacon and sharp cheddar is equally hard to resist. Who doesn’t love bacon? These rich and flavorful muffins are perfect for busy mornings (keep a batch in the fridge or freeze, and warm one in the microwave) or for leisurely weekend brunches.

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Midweek Quick Cooking: Earl Gray Keto Latte

If you joined us when the good folks at Pique Tea dropped by to share Saturday’s luscious (and I don’t use that word very often) Keto Earl Grey Collagen Fat Bomb recipe, I think you’ll appreciate this goodie. With all the benefits of Primal Kitchen® Collagen Fuel™ and the antioxidant power of Pique Tea’s Tea Crystals, this is a great choice to add to your keto routine—any time of day.

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Keto Earl Grey Collagen Fat Bombs

The good folks at Pique Tea have stopped in this week to serve up two awesome keto recipes to our Primal crowd. Enjoy these rich and chocolatey Keto Earl Gray Collagen Fat Bombs today, and be sure to check back Wednesday morning for a tasty collagen latte. Good stuff. Enjoy your weekend, everyone.

While a good Primal diet offers much in the way of healthy, varied fats, with keto it’s helpful to have extra strategies for incorporating additional good fats. That’s where these two dairy-free keto recipes make the perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack, meal replacement, you-name-it, throughout the day. They keep you fuller, for longer, while letting you experience the many benefits from tea polyphenols. Tea is full of a type of antioxidants called catechins that suppress appetite and stimulate metabolism. Tea caffeine also increases your metabolic rate so your body burns off excess calories and body fat to boost ketone levels faster.

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