It's been hot, hot, hot here, and I've found myself looking for
interesting new things to create in the kitchen to keep things nice
and cool! From Soup to Salad to Sorbet, we've got some great ones
for you. All light, all cool, all delicious. And yes, all low carb
and sugar free (of course!)
Here's an easy salad that takes advantage of one of the all time classic summer herbs, basil.
Wash, drain and place into a large bowl:
For a special addition, you might want to consider adding a little fresh sliced peach or berries to the salad before serving. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings — 2.5 gram of carbohydrate per serving. (Adjust carbs if you add fruit.)
When the temperature heats up in the Summer (and this has been a scorcher in our neck of the woods), we find ourselves looking for the shade and cool, refreshing things to eat. In Summer, cucumbers are fresh and plentiful and we really love their flavor!
One of our favorites is cold cucumber soup. It's great to have on hand and it's really simple to make. Now this recipe calls for enough ingredients for two people, but if you're going to serve more than that it's easy to increase.
Rinse the salt from the cucumber slices; then puree all the ingredients together in the blender.
Once the cucumber has been pureed, add yogurt, sour cream, heavy cream, a few drops of lemon juice, Splenda, salt and some pepper. Blend together well. Add the finely chopped mint leaves.
Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Makes 2 servings — 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
When you think of sources for vitamin C, you might still believe
it needs to come from either citrus fruits or a supplement tablet.
But broccoli actually contains more vitamin C per serving than an
orange. In fact it contains 200 percent of the recommended daily
allowance of C!
This recipe is a combination of unique ingredients. And when the broccoli is added, the flavor is sensational.
Heat the macadamia or almond oil in a skillet and add the orange peel and nuts. Sauté for two to three minutes over medium heat being careful not to over-do it.
(You want to cook it just long enough for the orange peel to begin to curl and turn golden.)
Add the broccoli, and sauté for about five additional minutes. While it’s cooking, add the ginger, lemon pepper, and soy sauce. As a final touch, spritz orange juice over the dish. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings — 6.6 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
* The small amount of orange juice in this recipe adds a great amount of flavor and "zing". If you are very sensitive to it, you might want to substitute diet orange soda, or prepared Ket-OJ, or even orange oil mixed with water. But do not use orange extract.
For this cool Summer treat, choose a great watermelon. There are
several ways to do this. Pick a melon with a hollow sound and a
light coloring on the bottom. This recipe requires only 2 cups of
fresh watermelon, so save the extra in the refrigerator for more
Pour this mixture into an ice cream maker and prepare just like ice cream. It only takes a few minutes to freeze this delicious treat.
Makes 6 servings — 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
(You can buy Keto Cool Watermelon Sherbet mix from The Low Carb Connoisseur.)
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