A cyclical keto diet — following a keto diet but taking regular “carb breaks” — will help you drop stubborn pounds — and these snacks make it easy! They all boast superfood fats that stave off hunger so you don’t feel deprived. Read on for three delicious, guilt-free treats!
Avocado Fudge Pops
Crave cool and creamy? Puree 2 avocados, 1⁄2 cup each of coconut milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup and 1 Tbs. of vanilla until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds. Freeze.
Superfood secret: Avocados’ carotenoids encourage cells to flush fluids, helping you shed 1 pound a week.
Crave salty and crunchy? In a frying pan, heat 1 Tbs. of coconut oil, 1 tsp. of cumin seeds. and 1 cup of pumpkin seeds. Cook, stirring, until seeds start to pop. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Superfood secret: Pumpkin seeds’ polyunsaturated fatty acids boost weight loss by 37 percent.
No-Bake Keto Cookies
Crave sweet and chewy? Puree 1⁄2 cup of macadamia nuts, 1⁄2 cup of raw pecans, 1⁄4 tsp. of salt, 2 Tbs. of melted butter, and 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes in processor. Scoop dough into 15 circles on parchment. Freeze 1 hour.
Superfood secret: Nutrients in macadamias speed belly-fat burn by 25 percent.
Want to learn more about how keto-cycling can help you lose weight better than standard ketogenic diets? Click here for everything you need to know about taking small breaks from your keto diet can help you shed inches even faster.
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