A year ago I asked for a Ninja Blender from my hubby for my birthday.
I justified all the reasons why I needed it back then- I wasn’t on keto yet during that time, but I was into another health kick-
Those disgusting green smoothies.
Hubby said I hardly use my kitchen stuff but I persisted- and persisted I did— and with that, hubby caved in and got me a $160- Fancy Ninja with all the crazy speed options and such- I was glad to get this because it’s actually cheaper compared to the overpriced vitamix that retails for about $400 that time.
Upon receiving it, the level of activity of the blender at best lasted 3 months tops— now it has reduced itself as a fancy kitchen counter accessory.
I kick myself in the head for that $160 mistake- and the fact that my husband knows everything- because my smoothie kick didn’t work out- sure I was drinking greens , but little did I thought the extra sugar I put was the culprit still and my inability to be disciplined in my sugar intake.
If there’s anything good that came out of this was i said no to a vitamix– imagine shelling out 400 bucks for a gosh-darn-it blender
BUT..BUT..BUT… I have reignited my affair with the blender– and was able to make an even more amazing granola bars– WHO KNEW?!?!
- 1 c unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 c Sliced raw almonds
- 1/4 c chocolate chips
- 1/4 c raw cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp erythtritol
- 1/4 c melted coconut oil
- 1 med egg
- Melt Coconut oil
- In a food processor, pulse all dry ingredients
- Mix all in the melted oil
- Add egg
- Mix well
- spread on a baking sheet and shape it in yoiur liking, I prefer it almost in a shape of a typical granola bar
- Bake for 350 degrees for 15 mins
- Let it cool before eating, better refrigerate
The reason I used my food processor is to create that nature valley-esque consistency. I love granola bars but was horrified at the amount of sugar these babies – at 11 grams of sugar with 29 grams of carbs- you are definitely at an insane ketosis standstill if you eat store-bought stuff. So I opted to make my own.
Plus, I maximized my kitchen toy in the process which is not bad at alll!