Healthy Paleo Dark Chocolate Cake (Gluten and Dairy Free)
This delicious, easy, Paleo chocolate cake is the perfect simple swap to celebrate a birthday, special occasion, or as a signature go-to when you’re craving something decadent! You don't have to compromise your favorite things to be healthy and energized. This recipe is gut-friendly, low sugar, high protein, and 100% gluten and dairy-free.
Coconut Flour Swap:
Swapping to coconut flour from a grain based flour is one of the best swaps for your gut and your blood sugar. Coconut flour is a low inflammatory, high fiber, high protein alternative that tastes delicious and won’t send you into a sugar/carb coma. This recipe is also made with healthy fat and is low in sugar leaving you feeling satiated and energized.
More Protein Please:
One of my favorite tip when making baked goods is adding in Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Protein Powder. It’s an amazing way to help keep blood sugar balanced, keeping you off blood sugar roller coaster to avoid typical post-dessert energy crashes and cravings.
Why Collagen Protein? Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Our diets today contain minimal collagen and for many of us, our bodies cannot synthesize enough collagen on their own, so supplementation can be highly beneficial. Collagen is amazing for glowing skin, anti-aging, joint health, increased athletic performance, gut health, improved digestion, and deeper sleep...but not all collagen is created equal. You want a collagen supplement made from grass-fed, pasture raised cows, Non-GMO wild caught fish, or a Non-GMO plant based collagen, like Matcha Collagen. I recommend Vital Proteins which are completely flavorless. Find them on vitalproteins.com, Amazon, or at Whole Foods.
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