Lionel Richie had it right when he wrote the lyrics to The Commodores’ classic, Easy.
I’m easy like Sunday morning
That’s why I’m easy
I’m easy like Sunday morning
I want to be high, so high
I want to be free to know
The things I do are right
I want to be free
For those of you on the Virta program, did you watch “The Virta Perspective” panel with Dr. Britt Volk, Dr. Sarah Hallberg, and Dr. Stephen Swinney? I have been on the Virta program since September 2015 and this video was really what I needed at this stage in my journey. So often, we get bogged down in the weight loss, or in my case recently, lack of weight loss. The truth is that it doesn’t really matter in the long run. We should celebrate our victories on the scale as well as those that are non-weight related. What are some of my non-weight related victories?
#1. I feel great and have more energy.
#2. I have essentially reversed my Type II Diabetes and am off all of my medications.
#3. My cholesterol is on target. My HDL is up, LDL small particle and Triglycerides are down significantly, and the inflammation in my body is well below normal.
Life is good. The words, “I want to be high, so high; I want to be free to know; The things I do are right” have new meaning in my life. People sometimes question the choices we have made living this lifestyle. We know and have tangible proof that we are saving our lives by making these choices and need to constantly share and celebrate all of our wins.
I decided to post this Chocolate ‘Croissant’ recipe before some other posts because I thought it would be great tomorrow morning. When we are home, we love to sit in our screened-in porch on Sunday morning. A piping hot cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant….could it get any better?
I was cruising through Pinterest, as I often do, looking for inspiration. I found a recipe that used Pillsbury Crescent Rolls as the base for the chocolate croissants. I instantly thought that I could make it Keto friendly. I used the Fat Head Pizza Crust recipe from our friend Libby at Ditch the Carbs, as the base. The dough is really the most versatile thing I have found. I added a little bit of sweetener to the crust and voila, a sweet pastry crust.
Please give these a try. I thought they were really good and the kids all loved them. I made them myself this time but it would be a really good recipe to have the kids assist. I am sure that they’ll love to help with the chocolate chips!
What could be better on a Sunday morning on the porch than a chocolate croissant and a hot cup of joe? Check out my grain-free, sugar free, keto version.
- 1 ¾ cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz cream cheese (I use Food Club brand.)
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Swerve or Xylitol
- 14 tsp chocolate chips (Lilly’s Dark Chocolate)
- 3 tbsp chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp Kerry Gold butter
- 20 drops liquid stevia
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a microwavable mixing bowl, combine the mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Add the egg, sweetener, and almond flour to the cheese and mix gently.
- Divide dough into four parts and then divide each 1/4 into 2 smaller balls. Place each part in between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll into a rectangle. Cut the rectangle diagonally so that you end up with two triangles. Place about 15 chocolate chips on each tringle and roll them up, to resemble a croissant. Place each croissant on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.
- Place the pastry in preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until brown.
- While you let the croissants cool or a cooling rack, start the chocolate drizzle.
- Place 2 tbsp. of the chocolate chips,butter, and stevia in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave in 10 second increments until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the pastries.
Calories 122 Fat 10 Protein 4 Carbs 8
Inspired by: Sally’s Baking Addiction