Easter eggs are the darlings of the month of April and for those who are on a diet or in a way can not eat conventional sweets, alternative recipes are great options!
For those who do not know, the low carb diet considerably reduces the consumption of carbohydrates, especially those considered “simple”. This is justified because a diet high in simple carbohydrates (sugar, honey, sweets, white flour) is associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
This type of diet has been touted as beneficial for weight loss, diabetes and other medical conditions. This focus on carbohydrates is largely due to how the body uses them: the body uses carbohydrates for energy, but when carbohydrates are restricted, the body turns to fat stores for energy. This is what typically leads to weight loss. But of course you can enjoy this time without ceasing to enjoy the tasty and healthy sweets, so we separate a low carb recipe for you to enjoy.
Low Carb Easter Egg Recipe
For the chocolate cone:
- 480 g chocolate 70% cocoa
For chocolate mousse filling:
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- Sweetener to taste
- 50 g chocolate 70% cocoa
- Melt half of the chocolate in the microwave or in a water bath.
- Add the rest of the chocolate and mix well until melted.
- If necessary, return to the microwave until it is well melted.
- Put half in an Easter egg pan, squeeze well so that it molds the egg correctly.
- Do this on the other part, take the refrigerator, it will change color and get darker when it is ready.
Tip: This amount is for a whole egg, if you are going to spoon with the fillings below, they will give two bands (two spoon eggs). If you prefer to make half the revenue
- With a spoon remove the pulp from the avocado, beat with a mixer, if it is going to beat in a blender add a little cream or vegetable milk so that it can beat.
- Melt the chocolate, mix with the avocado and sweeten to taste.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
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Article: Oh R, Gilani B, Uppaluri KR. Low-carb diet. [Atualizado em 11 de julho de 2022]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan.