Keto Peanut Butter Cups to Aid With Keto Constipation
NOT your typical keto peanut butter cups–these low carb peanut butter cups are also here to solve your keto constipation woes. The psyllium husk fiber in these chocolate peanut butter fat bombs will help move things along while also being dairy free, sugar free, vegan, and gluten free!
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This was my very first fat bomb I ever made. If you’re a follower of Keen for Keto, you know that I didn’t start doing the keto diet before starting this site (I needed to be sure I had an arsenal of recipes and research to bolster me up on those difficult days!).
So when I made this fat bomb, I was still eating a healthier version of the standard American diet.
I was surprised to find that these were still tasty to me and my non-ketofied taste buds.
You know what I’m talking about. All of us have had a non-keto friend or family member try our “sweets” only to tell us how nasty they are.
Their taste buds aren’t used to not having sugar!
Or maybe you remember that same problem when you began doing the keto diet. Or…maybe you’re suffering from it right now.
If you’re in the last camp, all I can tell you is to keep pushing forward.
Give your body time to adjust. I once heard that it can take months to years to change your taste buds.
Those zero carb treats might not taste like treats right now, but they will in time!
That being said, this is a good one to start with. In fact, any chocolate peanut butter combo (like this amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake) seems to be a good starting place for a ketogenic treat!
BUT, these fat bombs are a great supplement, too, if you need a little extra help (especially for keto beginners!).
And if you didn’t know, psyllium husk fiber is a wonderful prebiotic fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut, again, helping to keep things moving along. Psyllium husk fiber is one of those awesome high fiber foods.
These keto peanut butter cups are a delicious and gentle way to fight keto constipation and keto bloating while increasing your fats to get your macro counts right at the same time.
2. Authentic Peanut Butter Cup Texture
The second reason has nothing to do with health and everything to do with texture. Reese’s peanut butter cups aren’t exactly smooth. They have a slightly gritty texture in the peanut butter centers that can be replicated by adding psyllium husk fiber.
The psyllium husk fiber and nutritional yeast both really help to give that authentic texture and taste to these peanut butter cup fat bombs, with a healthy snack twist.
Notes and Suggestions for Keto Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups:
Be sure to choose natural peanut butter for this recipe. You’ll want to check the ingredient label to make sure that your peanut butter doesn’t have any added sugars or vegetable oils. It should just say “peanut butter” and maybe salt, too. Vegetable oils are not a healthy source of fat. In the process of going keto, if we’re trying to use fats for energy instead of carbs, it makes sense to choose the better fats.
If you’re allergic to peanut butter or are trying to strictly stay away from legumes on your version of keto, go ahead and use another nut or seed butter. This recipe definitely lends itself to substitutions.
A lot of people are doing keto to avoid inflammation. If that’s you, this fat bomb is a great addition to your recipe box. It’s dairy free, gluten free, grain free, vegan, and sugar free. If peanut butter sets off inflammation for you, replace it with a nut butter or seed butter your body can handle.
Some people like their peanut butter to chocolate ratios different than I do. I like mine pretty equal, or even slightly less chocolate to peanut butter. You can adapt this recipe wherever your preference lies! If you like a thin layer of chocolate, just use less. These keto peanut butter cups will hold up to alterations. Enjoy!
These keto peanut butter cups are a delicious and gentle way to fight keto constipation and keto bloating while increasing your fats to get your macro counts right at the same time. While I’ve never had constipation issues on keto, these are still my go-to keto peanut butter cups!
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Keto Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cups
Yield: 24 fat bombs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Keto Peanut Butter Cups with a twist! You won't even notice the psyllium husk fiber in these fat bombs, but your tummy will! The added fiber gives these peanut butter cups an authentic texture while helping with any keto constipation you may have. Just what the doctor--and your taste buds--ordered! #sugar free #low carb