Low carb recipes from Dr. Jody Stanislaw

Even though I really don’t bake, I always have an eye out for low carb treats. I’ve made almond bread which I love (should do it more often) and I regularly make chocolate biscotti with almond flour. So when my friend, naturopathic doctor and CDE Jody, who has type 1 diabetes herself, shared these recipes on Facebook, I thought they were well worth repeating. All simple and fast. The first two – the muffin you make in a coffee cup in the microwave – I live on, literally.

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1. Dr. Jody’s Super Fiber-rich, Low-carb Quick & Easy Flax Muffin:

Put into a coffee cup:

• 1/4 cup ground flax seeds

• 1 tea cinnamon

• 1/2 tea baking powder

….mix together in a coffee cup. Then add:

• 1-3 tea melted butter or coconut oil

• 1 tea vanilla

• 1 egg

• sweetener of your choice…the only one I recommend is organic stevia (check

out the powdered form by NOW)

….mix it all up

Optional extra ingredients:

• just a few small banana chunks (which make it super creamy & delicious)

• a few blueberries or chopped strawberries

• chopped nuts

• raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) and few banana chunks, with or without

nuts

• try making it a mocha muffin!…add a tablespoon of raw cacao powder and a

spoonful of ground coffee. I have this one every morning!

• try a carrot cake muffin!…add shredded carrots to the dough, and then top the

cooked muffin w/ whipped cream cheese

Microwave for 45-60 seconds and enjoy! Be sure not to overcook it because

otherwise it will be too dry so experiment with timing since all microwaves are

different. If you have more time, to retain more nutrient content, cook in the oven at

325 for 7-12 minutes (experiment with that timing so it’s not too dry). **Due to very

high fiber content, be sure to drink 8oz water/tea/liquid with muffin.**

Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or an after-dinner dessert! All of my patients do.

2. Chia Pudding

• 1/4 cup chia seeds

• 1/2 cup milk of choice

• 1/2 – 1 tea vanilla

• stevia to sweeten

Mix together in small cup or bowl. Put in fridge for 10 min to allow time to thicken.

Please note, you really don’t have to be exact with any of the amounts of the

ingredients…as long as you mix chia w/ liquid and let it sit, it will thicken up. It just

depends on how thick you want it.

There are lots of variations with chia pudding so experiment! Here are some optional

extra ingredients to play with stirring in or adding on top:

• Berries

• Nuts

• Cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

• Unsweetened coconut flakes

• Peanut butter

• Cacao nibs

• Cinnamon

• Pumpkin spice

Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or an after-dinner dessert!

3. Creamy Frozen Dessert

To make the base, put into a blender:

• 1/2 – 1 avocado

• 1/4 cup coconut/almond/soy milk

• 1 tbsp chia seeds

• 1/2 – 1 tea vanilla

• stevia – sweeten to taste

• 2 -4 ice cubes

Be creative with the exact amount of ingredients. The goal is to just get it to the

consistency of frozen yogurt. If it’s too thick, more milk. If it’s too runny, less milk, or

more avocado or chia. Blend all ingredients, then add your choice of additions below.

• Frozen berries (When using frozen berries, you don’t need to put any ice in.)

• Chocolate ice cream: raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

• Peanut butter + chocolate chips

• Frozen banana chunks (cut up your old bananas into small chunks & then

freeze on a plate. Once frozen, store in freezer in tupperware to use in your ice

cream!)

Enjoy as a dessert or even as a meal!

4. Nut Fudge:

Put into a high-powered blender: (a standard blender may not work)

• at least 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts and/or seeds (peanuts, almonds, walnuts,

pistachios, sunflower seeds, etc)

• 1-2 tbsp of raw cacao (or unsweetened cocoa powder) –> amount depends on

how rich you want it to be

• stevia to sweeten to taste

Blend well and enjoy!

5. Chocolate Milk/Hot Cocoa

• 1 cup almond/coconut/goat/soy milk

• 1-2 tbsp of raw cacao (or unsweetened cocoa powder) —> amount depends on

how rich you want it to be

• stevia to sweeten to taste

 

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