Keto Supplement MUST HAVES!

Switching to Keto is a huge life change! It requires determination and patience but it is so worth it! My goal every week is to give you the tools to make Keto Successful for you!

Some of the most useful tools in my Keto Toolbox are KETO SUPPLEMENTS! I've put together a list of my four favorite Keto Supplement that I can't live without. My four favorite Keto Supplements are all from Brands that I absolutely trust. They are made with Pure ingredients and designed with a Ketogenic Lifestyle in mind. 

Whether you are just starting Keto and looking for exogenous Ketones to help you sustain Ketosis or you are a Keto Vet looking to get more nutrients, this list is perfect for you! I love a good smoothie! These Supplements all incorporate really well into Shakes and Smoothies, but you can also add them to your morning cup of coffee or bake them into Keto Treats! 

However, you choose to use them; I hope these supplements help you feel your best on your Keto Journey. 

xx,

Jen

Keto Base

Perfect Keto sells the best Exogenous Ketones around! The supplement is called Keto Base. It comes in 5 different flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Peach, Coffee. This powder incorporates well into Water, Coffee, Smoothies and Baked goods and tastes great.

Perfect Keto’s Keto Base contains BHB. “Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a naturally occurring molecule called a ketone body. It is one of the main molecules that provides your body with energy in the absence of glucose.”-Perfectketo.com

It gives your body Ketones to help you get into Ketosis and give you a long lasting boost of Energy. I like to add Keto Base into my coffee in the morning to give me an energy boost and curb my hunger while Intermittent fasting. It gives you great energy before a workout or if you find yourself in an afternoon slump.

Perfect Keto just redid the formula for their Keto Base to eliminate some bitterness in the old recipe. It now tastes better than ever! If you tried Keto Base before and didn’t like it, I would encourage you to give it another shot.

MCT OIL Powder

“MCT's are a unique type of fatty acid found in coconut oil that are a much faster source of energy than most longer chain fatty acids. MCTs support mental clarity and sharpness.”

Lots of companies sell MCT Oil, but this is the only MCT Oil Powder I’ve ever found. Perfect Keto takes their premium C8 MCT Oil and puts it in powder form for more versatility. Instead of just whipping it up in your coffee, you can now bake with MCT and make creamy and delicious shakes.

The MCT Oil Powder also comes in a bunch of Flavors including regular unflavored, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Matcha. Matcha is one of my favorite flavors- it combines all of the goodness of MCT with the antioxidants and caffeine of Matcha.

MCT’s give your brain a quick boost in energy, help you think clearly and stay focused. They also keep you full longer.



Prime Protein

I have never found a protein powder with so few ingredients! Equip’s Chocolate Prime Protein has Just Grass Fed Beef Protein, Cocoa Powder, and Stevia! Are you kidding me?!!!

The Craziest Part? It tastes delicious! It is chocolatey and creamy and rich!

The grass fed beef protein has naturally occurring collagen and gelatin that keeps your body happy and your belly full!

It is so simple just 24g of Protein and nothing else! For me, this protein powder is a no brainer. If you are looking for a plant based protein powder, check out Prine Plants also made by Equip!

Micro-Greens

One of the things that we have to be mindful of when starting Keto is getting enough vitamins and minerals from Fruits Veggies!

Most Fruit has a ton of sugar! And Although I try to eat Veggies at every meal, I could still use some help. Equip Food’s Micro Greens is a powdered supplement made from 100 percent Whole Foods.

Micro Greens is a green supplement that gives you 14 servings of 22 different Fruits and Veggies in every serving.

Micro greens has no fillers or chemicals- so it has a slightly bitter taste. But it blends up really nicely into smoothies!

When you are feeling under the weather or inflamed you can double your serving for extra nutrients.

Transitioning to a Ketogenic Lifestyle is not always easy. It’s important to fill your Keto Toolbox with things that make living a Keto Lifestyle easier!

Keto Snacks: Chocolate Covered Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, and Trail Mix

Some days, I’m away from home all day long. Long work days, LA Traffic, and Volleyball Tournaments have Kaia and I constantly on the go.

I’ve been looking for Keto Snacks to take with me on the go. There are a lot of Bars and protein shakes out there, but my favorite snacks are crunchy, fatty, and chocolatey. Before going Keto, I loved keeping a bag of trail mix in my car (Car Snacks) . As you may know, I also love chocolate covered Almonds!

This week, Perfect Keto came out with a new line of Keto Snacks: Chocolate Covered Almonds, Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts, and Keto Trail Mix!

Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nuts: With 2g net carbs and 17g fat of fat per serving, macadamia nuts are nature’s ultimate fat bomb. Add in just the right touch of sweetened chocolate, and you have the perfect keto snack to keep you satisfied and energized. 


Keto Chocolate Almonds: Don’t love Macadamia Nuts? The Chocolate covered almonds are an amazing option. Loaded with antioxidants, this treat will fit also fit your daily keto macros perfectly with 14g of fat and only 3g of net carbs per serving.


Keto Trail Mix: Want a little bit of everything? Grab this Keto Trail mix with pumpkin seeds covered in MCT-infused chocolate, almonds, macadamias, and coconut flakes. The best part? No Raisins!!!

 

Perfect Keto’s New Keto Snacks use these trusted ingredients:

Keto Chocolate: Perfect Keto’s signature chocolate formulation made with organic cacao nibs infused with MCT oil for added fat and naturally sweetened with yacon syrup and monk fruit.

MCT Oil: A fast-acting fat source that boosts energy levels and brain function. Made from 100% pure coconut oil.

Keto Nuts: High-fat, low-carb, dry-roasted macadamia nuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. No oils are used in the roasting process.

Yacon: When combined with monk fruit, this syrup extracted from the root of the yacon plant creates the perfect balance of sweetness, but won't cause a big spike in your blood sugar or kick you out of ketosis.

Hurry up and order your Keto Snacks today before they sell out. Eat these Keto Snacks in your office, at the movies, or at Sporting Events. They will quench your cravings and make you feel so good!

Don’t forget to use the code KETOINTHECITY to get 20% off your entire Perfect Keto Order!

My favorite Perfect Keto Products for Summer

I was chatting with my friends over at Perfect Keto this week and they offered to let me share an exclusive discount just for Keto in the City.

Don’t know who/what Perfect Keto is?

Perfect Keto is one of my favorite brands. I’ve been using their products for years! It was founded by Dr. Anthony Gustin to make eating low-carb easier. He even has a podcast (The Keto Answers Podcast).

Perfect Keto offered to give Keto In the City an exclusive 2-day sale on all of their products. You can get 20% off of your entire purchase when you use the code KETOINTHECITY20.

Keep reading for a list of my favorite Perfect Keto Products.

My Favorite Perfect Keto Products for Summer

  1. Keto Collagen: The Perfect Keto Collagen is awesome. It is my favorite addition to summer shakes and smoothies. It adds amazing flavor (it comes in Chocolate, Vanilla, Salted Caramel, and Unflavored) and a rich texture. Perfect Keto’s Collagen is great for joints and gut health as well as skin, nails, and hair.

  2. MCT OIL POWDER: I love MCT, but a lot of times I don’t want it in an oil form. The Oil makes it difficult to add into smoothies, desserts, and baked goods without changing the recipes. I love Perfect Keto’s MCT Oil Powder because I can incorporate it into anything. It’s the same high quality MCT Oil you expect from Perfect Keto just in a powder form.

  3. Keto Base in Peach: One of my favorite summer fruits used to be Peaches. However, they are naturally extremely high in sugar and definitely not KETO! That’s why I love this Peach flavored Keto Base! I Exogenous Ketones help your body get into Ketosis and stay there. They give you easy accessible energy and get rid of brain fog. Perfect Keto Base comes in a bunch of different flavors: chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Peach, and Coffee! The Peach flavor is my favorite for summer. I even add it to my Keto Pancake Batter for Peaches and Cream Pancakes.

Perfect Keto has a bunch of amazing supplements. Check out their pre-workout and Microgreens supplements too! You honestly can’t go wrong with Perfect Keto products!

Hurry! This sale is only available July 30-31!!

Perfect Keto's Improved Keto Bases are Here

Perfect Keto’s amazing Ketone Base just got BETTER. Today, Perfect Keto released their new base recipe. Their new exogenous ketone mix is just as effective as before but with better flavor. 

I have used the Salted Caramel and Peach flavors for years. I love the long lasting energy and easily accessible Ketones, but I always had to mix it in with some other flavored liquid like coffee or a smoothie. Last week, I got to try the new Keto Base Formula and I didn’t even need to stir it up in my coffee. This new formula tastes delicious with just water and ice!

I’m so glad that I don’t have to plan out a smoothie or a cup of coffee anymore when I want some extra Ketones. I can just stir a scoop or two of Keto Base into a glass of water. I like that I can drink this to quench my mid-morning snack cravings and be full all the way into the late afternoon when I finally get a chance to grab lunch.

 

The new Perfect Keto Base still comes in all of your favorite flavors: Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Peach, Coffee, and Vanilla. It still has the same amount of Exogenous Ketones per serving, 11.38g of BHB and no garbage ingredients. Now, It just tastes a lot better.


The folks at Perfect Keto have been kind enough to offer a 20% discount to any body who uses the code KETOINTHECITY at checkout!

 I have a feeling that this new Perfect Keto Base is going to sell out quickly. If I were you I would grab a couple tubs of your favorite flavor this week before they are gone.

 

Perfect Keto- Exogenous Ketone Capsules

Hooray! Perfect Keto has just launched their new Exogenous Ketone Capsules!

 You can now get all of the benefits of Exogenous Ketones with out chugging down smoothies and vitamin drinks. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good smoothie. But sometimes cutting fruits and veggies, and cleaning out the blender doesn’t fit into my day. I love that I can now get a boost of Ketones whenever and where ever.

Perfect Keto’s new Base Supplement contains high-quality beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) that makes it easy for you to get into Ketosis. These BHBs closely mimic the ketones in your body and work the exact same way! They fuel your body and your brain!

These Exogenous Ketone capsules also give you long lasting energy through out the day. I can take these with my probiotic in the morning and not have to depend on an afternoon coffee to get me through the work day. It also gets me motivated to get moving even on my busiest days. Just take it an hour before you want to work out and enjoy a nice boost as you step into the gym.

I’ve used Perfect Keto Ketone Base powder for years and love the effects. I’m so excited that the same product I’ve come to rely on now comes in a convenient and mess free capsule. These capsules are perfect for traveling or everyday use. I couldn’t be more excited! And you can get 20% off your entire Perfect Keto order when you use the code KETOINTHECITY!

Why You Might Want to Add Whey Protein to your Keto Lifestyle

At first on a Ketogenic Diet, we are so focused on cutting carbs and getting fat adapted that we often forget about the other macro that is essential to a healthy life, Protein!

Depending on your goals and your activity levels, you might want more or less protein in your Ketogenic Diet, but no matter how many grams of protein you are consuming it is important that you get it from the best possible sources. Healthy Protein is an essential part of the Ketogenic Lifestyle.

As always, I recommend trying to balance your macros with fresh whole foods first by adding more grass-fed beef and Wild Caught Salmon to your diet. But if you are still having a hard time getting enough protein, Perfect Keto’s new Whey Protein might be the way to go.

Whey Protein isn’t just for young dudes trying to bulk up. It actually helps build lean muscle mass. That lean muscle mass boost your metabolism. Studies have shown that supplementing a Keto diet with Whey Protein can help you maintain muscle as you loose fat. Read more about that science here!

Perfect Keto is launching a new Whey Protein and I get to be one of the first to tell you about it! It comes in three flavors Chocolate, Vanilla, and unflavored.

Whey Protein is the most popular type of protein powder out there. That being said, it is extremely important that you find the cleanest most Keto Healthy Whey Powder you can. Perfect Keto’s Chocolate Whey Powder has only these ingredients: Whey protein isolate (90%) from grass-fed dairy, MCT oil powder, cocoa powder, sea salt, stevia leaf extract, gum acacia.

This whey protein can be mixed into smoothies and shakes, mixed with Perfect Keto Nut Butter to make protein fat bombs, and baked into Keto Treats. Enjoy it any time of day for a filling and delicious meal!


NO-BAKE NUT BUTTER LOW-CARB PROTEIN BALLS from Perfect Keto

 
 

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add nut butter and whey into a small bowl. Mix well until smooth.

  2. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes until slightly firm.

  4. Divide and portion dough into small balls. Shape with hands and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Place into the fridge to set.

NUTRITION

  • Serving Size: 1 ball

  • Calories: 99

  • Fat: 8g

  • Carbohydrates: 1g

  • Protein: 4g


Don’t forget to use the code KETOINTHECITY for 20% off all Perfect Keto Products!

Perfect Keto Nut Butter now has Squeeze Packs!

One of my daughters favorite snacks is Perfect Keto Nut Butter on celery or anything, really! This delicious blend of Macadamia, Cashew, and Coconut provides the rich taste and texture of your formerly favorite sugar-y nut butters, but this one has the Perfect Keto stamp of approval. 

Over the years, Perfect Keto has never let me down. They continue to make Keto Supplements that help keep your body healthy and in Ketosis. And every once in a while they come out with a Keto Snack. This Nut Butter is my favorite!


I’m so excited because now it comes in individual Squeeze Packs!  They come in packs of 10 and I cannot wait to get my hands on them. Nut Butter is hard to enjoy away from home because of the oil it contains. If you’ve ever cleaned out a backpack after peanut butter escaped its ziplock bag, you know what I mean.

But with the new individual Squeeze Packs, I can send Kaia to school or practice with her favorite fuel with out worrying about it getting everywhere! 


Perfect Keto Nut Butter is perfect to eat as a snack with celery or even right out of the jar with a spoon.

You can also drizzle it over your favorite Keto Treats for an added dose of protein and fat or blend it up in a smoothie for a creamy texture.

If you are feeling really fancy, you can incorporate Perfect Keto Nut Butter into Keto Bakes. The added fat will give Keto Breads and Pancakes a denser richer texture and flavor.

OOOO maybe I should try Nut Butter Keto Brownies! I’ll get back to you on that.


Perfect Keto is Launching Two New Keto Bar Flavors- Get Up to 40% Off

Today, Perfect Keto launched two new flavors of it’s super popular Keto Bar. This snack bar comes in super handy when you are stuck with no Keto options. It is perfect for flights, long car rides, and when you are stuck in the office long passed dinner.

I’m really excited to try the new flavors: Salted Caramel and Lemon Poppyseed. Perfect Keto has a bunch of Salted Caramel flavored products and they are always my favorite. The lemon poppyseed is a refreshing change from other chocolate heavy Keto Snacks out there.

The folks over at Perfect Keto are having an amazing sale on all three Keto Bar flavors now through Friday, Feb. 15th.

If you buy 1 box, you get 20% off. If you buy two boxes, you get 30% off. And if you buy three boxes, you get 40% off.

These are some crazy savings. I suggest getting a box of each: Lemon Poppyseed, and the original Almond Brownie. That way you get the maximum savings and can decide which flavor is your favorite.

The Keto Bars from Perfect Keto have no sugar alcohols, dairy, or fillers. They contain 10g of their high quality grass-fed collagen protein. And only have 3g of Net Carbs. The bars are formulated specifically not to raze your blood sugar levels.

Perfect Keto has you back. These bars are 100% Keto Friendly!

The ingredients are super similar across all the flavors - these are the highlights

  • Collagen Protein

  • Organic Almond Butter, Almonds

  • Tapioca Fiber

  • Organic Coconut Oil

  • Cacao Butter

  • Organic Cocoa

  • Sunflower Lecithin

  • Sea Salt

  • Stevia

These bars are totally devoid of sugar alcohols and anything fake.

Here’s the deal, this week only, you can get:

  • 20% off 1 box

  • 30% off 2 boxes

  • 40% of 3+ boxes

The deal only lasts until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 PM CT (or until they sell out)!

Keto Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie


My grown up blender!

My grown up blender!

I finally got a grown up blender!

I’ve been living this whole time with the cheapest blender available and a super tiny food processor. Finally I decided it was time to be a real adult and now I have a nice big food processor and super amazing Blendtec blender!

I was amazed at the power in this blender and it is super easy to use! The first thing I decided to make was a Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie for my daughter and I! It’s a take on a recipe I have in my second cookbook, The Big Book of Keto, but it’s a little different. It is such a yummy treat or meal.

 

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream or coconut cream

  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened, full fat coconut milk

  • 1-2 TSP of Choc Zero Vanilla Syrup

  • 5 Choc Zero Squares

  • 1 Choc Zero Square to shave on top of finished smoothie

  • 5-8 Fresh Mint Leaves

  • 1 TBSP of Cacao Powder

  • 1/2 an avocado

  • 1 scoop of MCT Oil Powder (optional, I used Perfect Keto)

  • 1 cup of ice

Makes 2 smoothies

Blender art!

Blender art!

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put liquid in the blender first, then solids, then ice.

  2. Blend it all up until fully combined.

  3. Pour into 2 glasses.

  4. Use a sharp knife to shave the chocolate square and place chocolate shavings on top of smoothie. I also like to add an additional fresh mint leaf for garnish.

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Perfect Keto - Keto Kickstart Guide

Was taking control of your diet one of you New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t put it off any longer.

The folks at Perfect Keto have created a Keto Kickstart Guide. This guide takes you through your first 30-days of Keto. You can start from scratch and become completely Keto Adaptive by the end of the month. The Guide includes an intro to Keto, A Keto Shopping List, Meal Plans, and a Supplement Guide.

Dr. Anthony Gustin made a video about the Keto Kickstart Guide and why it might be the perfect thing for you!


The Keto Kickstart Guide includes everything you need for your first 30 days of Keto:

  • The Keto Kickstart Cheat Sheet

  • Keto Meal Planning Guide + Shopping List

  • Keto-friendly Food Lists

  • How To Stay Keto When Eating Out

  • How To Stay Keto While Traveling

  • Keto-friendly Supplements Guide

  • Keto Lifestyle Guide


The best part is that Perfect Keto is giving the Kickstart Guide away for free. Just follow the link and put in your email address. The 30-day Guide will be sent directly to your inbox. The Keto Kickstart Guide will walk you through your journey to becoming Keto Adaptive.

Although, this program is made for people just starting out, it is also an amazing resource for everyone on Keto.