Even keto sweeteners can have negative effects. Many of them cause an upset stomach, and they can still spike insulin thanks to the sympathetic nervous system. In 2019 I tested going without any kind of keto sweetener except berries or tea for a month–and was surprised to lose the most weight I had ever lost in a month, my skin cleared up, my energy was up, my inflammation was down, and I could think more clearly.
Although I don’t think I’ll ever completely cut out keto sweetener desserts I almost never have them now. “Desserts” like this keep me on track and are satisfying now that I’m used to no sweetener.
Although this is a far cry from my old days of Captain Crunch, I find this cereal to be quite similar to corn flakes with berries.
For a sweeter version that is similar to Special K’s chocolate cereal, you can do something like Choczero’s Chocolate Chips instead of Strawberries. You could also sprinkle about a tablespoon of erythritol over the cereal to make it more similar to frosted flakes, although I personally find the aftertaste fairly strong from doing this.
Keto Strawberry Cereal aka “Stuff in Milk”
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 tablespoon almond butter
5 or so frozen strawberries
Almond milk, as much as you like for your cereal
1.) Put the frozen strawberries in a bowl, microwave for 1 min. Microwave longer if needed to get them defrosted enough to eat. I like mine still a little cold.
2.) Stir up the strawberries and slice them with a spoon so they’re smaller. This will give you more bites of cereal with strawberries.
3.) Add the almond slices. Then add the almond butter. Then add the coconut flakes. Add about half the amount of almond milk you’re going to want and stir the ingredients to bring it all together. Then add the rest of the almond milk as you like.