I love a great crockpot recipe! I was inspired by the recipe that Ashlyn posted on her blog belleofthekitchen.com and decided to go for it myself. In the video you get to see for yourself the exact ingredients I used, how much of them I threw into the crockpot, some alterations I made along the way, and then how it looks before cooking, during, and plated for dinner!
I’ll list of the ingredients down below and include some pics along with the video from my youtube channel.
brown gravy mix
dill *optional, I didn’t have this on hand.
Throw it all in and cook on low for 6-7hrs. Keep covered.
I ended up throwing in 2 sticks of butter and I used all of the drippings as gravy over the meat when I served it. The gravy was DELICIOUS! I’m picky and seriously, it was really good.
The Holy Grail of ketones? That’s a big title to live up to. When I received some sample packets in the mail I had no idea what to expect! What in the world would it taste like? And what does NAT even mean?
(Not sure what ketones are or why they’re so beneficial? Read More Here)
“KETO//OS® NAT™ is the ONLY exogenous ketone in the WORLD created through a process of natural fermentation. These Pure Therapeutic Ketones® are MORE bio-identical, meaning they are closer to the natural ketone our bodies produce. KETO//OS® NAT™ is also guaranteed to stay in your body LONGER. Longer lasting = you stay in ketosis longer!”
Ok, so that sounds pretty great, but now what about this flavor? So I shook it up and tried it for myself. Once shaken the color of the ketone is more of a clouded white color but that makes sense after you taste it. It reminds me of a light malibu rum drink you might experience at a beach bar somewhere with sandy toes and sunscreen on. I immediately fell in love. When I say immediate, I mean immediate. Who wouldn’t?
The NAT fermentation process has made the ketone smoother, lighter, and very enjoyable to drink. Holy Grail of Ketones? I think they’re on to something here.
WHERE TO FIND IT?
Pruvit has not made this flavor a staple yet, it’s brand new and just released from it’s vault. The flavor is available now until March 9th at 11:59pm CT or until sold out. I definitely recommend grabbing it, but if it’s gone by the time you read this, any of the other NAT flavors will work well for you. They’re smoother, cleaner, have a higher absorption rate, and even last longer!
What are ketones? Who can drink ketones? What are the benefits? I lay it all out in this video! The ketones I make reference to are the top of line Pruvit NAT ketones and I show them in this video as well.
In addition to explaining when during the day I drink them and why I drink them, this video has a special mention of the MARCH SPECIAL! Mention the youtube video to get the special that I reference when using the order form 🙂
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What is bulletproof coffee? What is butter coffee? They’re the same thing! Butter coffee has been floating around now for some time with people both in the ketogenic lifestyle and outside of the lifestyle because the benefits from drinking a bulletproof coffee are for EVERYONE! It really doesn’t matter what your typical way of eating is.
Benefits of drinking a bulletproof coffee? Fat loss, creation of natural ketones, ENERGY, and appetite suppression. Personally, I drink a BPC every morning as my breakfast. There are days when I’m carb heavy and days when I’m strict keto, both days I include my bulletproof coffee!
I have two typical ways of making this great concoction in the morning. One includes a blender and the other includes a shaker bottle. The video below has instructions and shows how tos for BOTH WAYS!
In my Ninja Blender I blend 10 oz of Coffee, 1 TB Kerrygold Butter, 1 TB Coconut Oil, Salt and Cinnamon. I blender for a few seconds until I notice some froth in the blender. I pout into my favorite coffee mug and drink!
This version needs to be finished pretty quickly because if you allow it to sit, the butter will start to harden again. Sometimes I include a pinch of cinnamon on top as well.
New School Method
In my Blenderbottle, or Shaker Bottle, I put in 10 oz of Coffee and 1 Packet of Keto Kreme. I shake it up for a few seconds and pour into one of my many favorite mugs. Then, I drink!
This version can last longer as it doesn’t harder as it sits. My experience has been that the froth lasts longer in this version as well.
I think we can tell how much we enjoy or love something by how much we desire to share it with others. That’s true for me at least. When I discover something that has a great impact on me, that feels wonderful, that makes me laugh, that makes me think, I want to share it!
I recently curated some of my current favorite things to share with you! The entire curated list can be found here but I thought I’d share my top 5, in no particular order.
#1 Blue Light Blocking Glasses
My eyes are the worst. I wear contacts, stare at a computer or some kind of screen almost all day every day, and in turn, get major headaches from it. Blue Light Blockers do just that! The lenses protect your precious eyes from the harmful blue light that is coming off of this very screen you’re staring at right now!
I purchases these exact glasses back in December of 2018 and when I wear them I’ve noticed I don’t get headaches like I used to…. and they’re super cute. There are some brands that are charging $60+ for each pair, but I found these babies on Amazon for about $17, so I consider that a win!
I purchased this Bible last January of 2018. So after using it for a little over a year I can say that I continue to love it. The translation that She Reads Truth uses is the Christian Standard Bible translation. I think it’s easy to understand while still staying accurate to the original language as best it can.
This Bible has room in the margins to journal, book descriptions and history, maps, timelines, and reading plans with devotionals for each book in the Bible as well. It’s beautiful and I’m still obsessed with it a year later.
I use these types of shaker bottles at least twice every single day. I use them to shake up my coffee with Keto Kreme and then later in the day I use one to shake up and drink my Ketone.
This one is my all time favorite for a couple reasons. It’s not huge and bulky. It fits in the cup holder in my car. It’s white. It has translucent clear areas that I can see the color of what I’m shaking up! It cleans very easily in the dishwasher and doesn’t stain.
If you follow the blog at all you know that this past year I’ve dived into learning about the ketogenic, low carb lifestyle. This seasoning has been one of the BEST things I’ve found when living with this way of eating. This seasoning is perfect on almost anything.
I put it on avocado, scrambled eggs, roasted chicken, cucumbers with cream cheese, and so much more I can’t even type them all. Do yourself a favor and add this to your life. It’s delicious.
This one may be the one that makes you go, “Ummm… ok?” BUT I’ve been determined to restore my damaged hair. One of the things I found in my ‘research’ was that silk pillowcases are softer on your hair, less drying on your hair and keeps the moisture in.
So, I bought two of them. One for me and one for the husband. He doesn’t really care about it but I love it. I’ve taken other steps to care for my hair and skin but this little step is so comfy and soft and makes hopping into bed very enjoyable.