One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions many of us make each year is to adapt a new way of eating that helps us clean up our daily diets and eat better overall. For many of us, this New Year’s resolution brings to mind pre-made meals consisting of quality protein sources and steamed vegetables (Boring!). Oh and don’t even think about that after dinner dessert like that bowl of ice cream or homemade cookie.
On the contrary, we can adopt a new diet or lifestyle while still enjoying our favorite foods simply by making more mindful decisions. This year, if you plan on cutting back on sugar or trying out a new lifestyle like the Keto diet, don’t forgo your favorite ice cream. Here’s how you can still enjoy that delicious bowl of ice cream even while eating more mindfully.
What is the Ketogenic (Keto) Diet?
The Ketogenic Diet, more commonly referred to as the Keto Diet, consists of eating a diet high in quality fats, moderate amounts of protein and minimal carbohydrates. With an absence of carbohydrates in the body and a larger amount of quality dietary fat, the body begins to use fat as fuel instead of relying on carbohydrates for energy. When this process happens, the liver begins to produce ketone bodies also known as ketones. This forces the body into a state of ketosis, hence the Keto diet. Foods like avocado, coconut oil, nuts, nut butter and cuts of meat like chicken thighs and red meat are all good sources of food on the Keto diet, while higher carbohydrate foods should be minimized or avoided entirely.
Some individuals find it challenging to balance the low-carb, high-fat dietary guidelines of the Keto Diet while wanting to consume more plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables. Enter the “Ketotarian” Diet. A plant-based spin on traditional Keto guidelines, the Ketotarian Diet allows consumers to enjoy plant-based, high-protein foods while practicing a Keto lifestyle. Whether you practice the Keto Diet or the Ketotraian Diet, foods like ice cream are usually off limits due to their high sugar content. That is until now…
O’MY! Keto-Friendly and Lower Sugar Ice Cream
When you first research the Keto Diet, the last thing you may think about is ice cream, which is true if you are thinking of traditional ice creams that are laden with artificial ingredients, dairy and refined sugars. Don’t worry, there’s good news because our team has developed a new line of Keto-friendly, lower sugar options perfect for anyone looking to stick to their New Year’s goals this year.
Hand crafted and deliciously creamy, our low sugar line is made with allulose, monk fruit and stevia instead of cane sugar. Time out! What’s allulose you say? Great question! Allulose is a rare sugar found naturally in fruits like figs and raisins. Neutral in flavor, allulose adds a subtly sweet taste to our Keto friendly, low sugar ice cream options that really make our real main ingredients shine. Plus, allulose doesn’t interfere with blood sugar levels or insulin. Pretty, neat, right?
Fun Fact: Made with the same premium, plant-based ingredients as our original line, each of our lower sugar flavors are allergy-friendly, Keto friendly and only contain 1-2 grams of sugar per serving.
Whether you are a chocolate connoisseur or love to celebrate something everyday, we have created two delicious Keto friendly, low sugar flavors for you to enjoy.
A flavor worth celebrating, Cake Walk is creamy, sweet and the perfect option for any celebration big or small. Certified plant-based and Non-GMO, Cake Walk is made from organic coconut cream and only contains 6 grams of sugar for the entire pint. Someone pass us a spoon!
Calling all chocolate lovers, this Keto friendly flavor is for you. Made with Fair-Trade Certified Organic Cocoa and organic coconut cream, I Love Chocolate provides a deliciously dark cocoa flavor that is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving or sweet tooth.
At O’MY, we believe everyone deserves a treat, so no matter what your goals are this year, remember to take time every day to treat yourself. Whether it’s a deliciously cooked dinner teeming with fresh vegetables or a more mindful bowl of Keto friendly, low sugar ice cream, we believe everyone should be able to grab a spoon and dig in. What are you waiting for? Try one (or both) of our lower sugar flavors today and celebrate the New Year with a treat.
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