How To Enjoy Starbucks While Following a Keto Lifestyle

How do you manage to enjoy Starbucks while following a keto diet/lifestyle?

You just have to know what to order! I went and made very good use of a Starbucks gift card that my husband won at work.

Before I went, I consulted my Pinterest board for the best keto choices (so I wouldn’t look like a fool at Starbucks ;))

Here was my order:

Heaven in a cup!!

I had to go over it with the barista-in-training, yet it was well worth the wait. Ah, heaven in a cup I tell you!!

Now the cup doesn’t tell you the whole story, it was actually a Sugar-free Cinnamon Dulce Light Frappuccino with half water and half heavy cream. (instead of non-fat milk)

I adore cinnamon and caramel, so this was perfect! And to know it was sugar-free made it also guilt-free!! I didn’t ask what kind of cinnamon they used, at home I only use Ceylon Cinnamon, it’s the best kind.

This way, I don’t get a sugar-laden, calorie-filled beverage but a sugar-free with all the good fat version and the flavor was phenomenal!!!

Another choice could have been a Coffee Light Frappuccino with half water and half heavy cream. If you look on my Pinterest board, you will see the one for 13 keto Starbucks drinks you’ll love.

Originally posted by Trading Average.

This will be a favorite site for all you lovers of Starbucks. One tip: Use a gift card if you have one, a grande rung up at over $7!!!

Cheapos like me, will continue to make my keto beverages at home for the most part, but this was a lovely treat! Of course, you don’t want to make this a habit any more than eating a whole pan of keto brownies in one setting.

Still, we all need a treat like this once in a blue moon. So I encourage you to try it yourself, don’t be shy. The baristas are very patient and work with you, you are paying them good money, after all!

Can Packaged Food Be Keto?

Although we all know that whole food is best on the Keto diet, many companies are jumping on the bandwagon to formulate packaged low-carb foods, so the question is can packaged food really be Keto?

I think it’s okay sometimes in moderation, for instance my breakfast this morning was some Skinny Pop low-carb popcorn and some Duke’s Shorty sausages.

Not whole food but not half bad either 😊

The macros worked out to 10g of carbs, 21g of fat, and 10 g of protein. There was only 1g of sugar and the sausages had no nitrates, were gluten free, no gmo, and most importantly, tasted delicious!

Here’s the backs showing nutrition info 😊

Relatively low carbs for pkg food

Remember an earlier post I showed you about the Nice cheese puffs exclusively from Walgreens? They have the same amount of carbs. One just needs to adjust accordingly the rest of the day.

Here’s the thing, with me in my current condition (on crutches, in a boot, can’t put weight on it) I need quick, convenient meals until Dave gets home at night to fix us a nutritious dinner.

Luckily, I had previously scoped these snacks out on a hungry trip to Walgreens and Dave has been making sure I have a good stock ever since! Along with these I discovered Ice brand now has delicious fizzy sugar-free waters!

Not only are they tasty on their own, they make great mixers for Keto adult beverages! Vodka has no carbs!

ICE Brand Sparkling Flavored Water

Yes, the sweetener is Sucralose, but every now and then, in moderation, I think it’s fine. Remember, I kind of practice lazy Keto, so as long as the macros fit, I call it a win!

I have a great source for more Keto snacks, it’s called Keto Farms on Amazon! Here’s a link to the article I read. https://ketofarms.com/blogs/keto/crunchy-keto-snacks-amazon

Of course, some other great snacks are real food, like cheese sticks, celery with cream cheese, salami, pickles, olives, pure peanut butter, veggies and Ranch dressing, avocados, the list goes on.

My lunch today was 2 pieces of salami wrapped around a cheese stick, a handful of baby carrots and a Tbsp of spicy hummus, a boiled egg, and a square of sugar-free chocolate with a dab of peanut butter smeared atop. 😊

My lunch

The worst thing I ate? You guessed it…the baby carrots. Luckily, I only ate about a 1/4 cup-so about 5 carbs. I know right?? But, it’s the sugar. Sometimes, I just get a craving, ya know?

What are your favorite snacks and how do you feel about the occasional use of packaged snacks? Would you, could you, or are you a Keto purist? Maybe yall can give me some new ideas!

A Quick Update

Morning everyone, and how is your Sunday going?

Today I just wanted to give you all a quick update for my readers who may not know the latest status on me and my ever-changing situation.

I may be absent, or not, due to yet another setback to my condition. I suffered a fracture to my ankle on Wednesday night. This is on top of the two injuries I was already dealing with.

This was the first night. The fracture is right of my ankle I think.

Tomorrow I see my knee doc who also does ankles, thank goodness. Hopefully he will see things my way, stabilize my ankle and go ahead with my knee surgery.

More than likely though, he will stabilize my ankle and make me wait even longer to do my knee surgery. I also had a back injury that left me with sciatica all down my right leg.

Luckily, all the injuries are on my right leg. If you want the whole story, it’s over on my other blog, Words on a Page.

I’ve been forced to sit pretty much all weekend, as it’s hard to get around on crutches (no weight bearing on my right foot) and Dave has had to do for me on top of all he has to deal with (which is a lot right now.)

What is so frustrating is that as healthy as I try to be, my body keeps falling apart!

I appreciate your prayers, and patience as I work my way through all this, I’m more likely to post on the other blog right now since I can’t cook, or create anything to write about here. Thanks again, and have a blessed Sunday!!

Healthy Peanut Butter That Delivers

Hi everyone, today I’d like to share with you a new find since I can enjoy peanut butter once again. This is healthy peanut butter that delivers on taste, as well as nutrients.

It’s called Smart Balance Creamy Peanut Butter and Oil Blend. It delivers a whopping 320mg of Omega3 ALA per serving! Of course, a serving is 2Tbs. and I never eat that much at one sitting.

This also means that I’m getting more like 4carbs per serving, not 8. If I were to eat a real serving, it would be 7g of protein, 190 calories, and 3g of sugar. So if I only eat around 1Tbs, that is cut in half for me.

My favorite way to consume this peanut butter is on a square of super dark chocolate. What a great snack!!! Of course, I could make some delicious fat bombs with it, which will likely be my next project-since I’m currently out of fat bombs. 🙁

Use it as a celery filler, make a tasty dip for keto crackers, or lick it right off the spoon, I promise, it tastes delicious all by itself!

When I was following a Paleo diet, peanut butter was off limits due to the phytic acid. I have never experienced any stomach upset from peanut butter however, so I am free to enjoy it on a Keto diet.

There is no trans fat, no hydrogenated oils, and the ingredients are simple. Peanuts, cane sugar, salt, molasses, palm oil, and flaxseed oils-a very healthy oil to have. Flax provides fiber and omega3 fatty acids, and may reduce inflammation.

If you would like to try this peanut butter, click on the link above and purchase from Amazon for under $3! You won’t regret it. Get the most from your peanut butter and try Smart Balance today!

What Do You Know About Keto?

What do you know about ketones and/or ketosis? I want to hear what your take is on the keto lifestyle, diet itself, and/or your questions regarding ketones and ketosis.

Why do you like the Keto lifestyle? Is it because it’s so easy to follow? Maybe not. Are you tired of counting macros? I am!

Is it that you have endless recipes and meal plans to follow? Um, no. If you’re like me, you are always on the hunt for something creative to eat besides the same old eggs, bacon, or salad options.

Do you know how to get into ketosis? Maybe, maybe not. It’s harder for some than others. Are you strict? Do you have good willpower to overcome your cravings? Some days, yes, somedays, not so much. Tell me your experiences.

Do you love bulletproof coffee as much as I do? What if I told you there’s a way to drink it and save your butter for your veggies, stop buying coconut oil by the gallon, and still have all the benefits of both?

Delicious coffee creamer with everything you need

Then there are the ketones drinks you simply blend with ice and water that taste super yummy, put you in instant ketosis, give you all-day energy, focus, and fat-burning mode. They are called Keto/Nat and come in several different flavors, one is surely going to please you!

Let me tell you again, if you haven’t seen my earlier posts, about these fabulous products I’m using (Actually I made the mistake of running out but they are coming soon)!! There is one you add to your coffee called Keto Crème that tastes delish, adds the necessary fats, calories, is low carb, and provides focus and energy.

Therapeutic ketones in a delicious drink form

Ask me for a 5 or 10 day sample here and let’s start you on your journey for better health! I want you to reach your goals, whether it’s that bikini body, more energy to work out, better focus throughout your day, or just developing lean muscles.

My team and I can answer any or all of your questions regarding what the products can do for you, which groups to join and get great tasting recipes, what to do if you too want to become a promoter or just a customer.

Just so you know though, promoters can earn 22% off future products, so if you love your samples as much as I did, you don’t ever want to run out (like I did, lol)!! Let’s get you fired up about Keto again, find your passion, give you energy to move and more!

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Message me here or privately, give me a call, find me on Facebook or Instagram and let’s get you going so you can live your best life! I am lucky enough to have found these products and I want to Pruvit to you they work!