Homemade Keto Cream
The ketogenic diet trend has been adopted by such a wide variety of people in the past few years. Some are just looking to finally drop stubborn weight. Some are looking for increased energy and mental clarity. Others have used a ketogenic diet to starve a cancer diagnosis into submission.
Alison is conquering cancer with keto
The number of doctors and patients who are finding success with a ketogenic lifestyle to stop cancer from growing is, well, growing! And that's great news because a balanced, nutrient-dense, plant-heavy ketogenic diet has so much to offer in terms of health benefits, illness prevention, and longevity.
Alison Gannett is one of our keto champions. Since her cancer diagnosis in 2013, she's been using functional and integrative medicine, along with DNA and extensive blood testing, to guide her food choices in order to maintain homeostasis in her body. This approach has allowed her to keep her brain tumor in check, and get back to to the lifestyle that she loves: skiing, environmental efforts, coaching, mountain biking. A full and robust life.
Creamy coffee to start the day
Alison and her husband love a fresh cup of coffee. As owners of Holy Terror Farm, they have busy days that start early. Dairy is a trigger for inflammation in Alison's body, so she's perfected a dairy-free keto coffee creamer that gives her all the creamy satisfaction she needs in her morning joe, without the negative health effects.
This creamer recipe delivers high amounts of healthy fat with zero carbs in tow.
Dairy-free Keto Coffee Creamer Recipe
- 3 raw egg yolks
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup algae oil
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil (high-oleic)
- For this recipe, you must use farm fresh soy-free corn-free eggs, that are raised on grass and bugs, from a known farmer with sterile practices. Eggs that are “pastured" from the grocery store are not to be used raw without pasteurization, as the true farm source, feed and practices are unknown. You can sterilize raw eggs by putting them into 140-142 degree water, for 3-5 minutes, but buying as directed above is best.
- You can use whatever healthy oil you'd like for this recipe—or any healthy fat that is right for your DNA. Use all algae, all sunflower, etc. The important thing is to make sure your oils are high-oleic to avoid inflammation.
Directions for blending the cream
Put the 3 egg yolks in blender with 1/4 cup of the filtered water. Run in blender for 1 minute. Blending the egg yolks with a bit of water warms up those ingredients so that they are prepared to receive the oils.
Slowly pour in the algae oil as the blender is going. Then add in your second 1/2 cup of oil in the same manner. Lastly, add the remaining amount of water to thin out the mixture. Continue to blend for at least 30 seconds after all the water has been added to ensure all the ingredients blend well.
Additions and Options for this Cream Recipe
You can add other flavors to your likening at this point: fresh vanilla, Lakanto Golden, or anything that you love in your creamer! You can also keep this recipe basic and add sweeteners or flavorings when you are using it in specific recipes.
Alison has essentially made this recipe to stand in for anything you need a heavy cream for. It's dairy-free, free of toxins, and has a nutrient-dense profile with lots of healthy fats.
Pin this one to your coffee board, or your baking board—and let us know how you decide to use this cream recipe!
Storage of Homemade Cream
Keep this cream recipe fresh in the fridge for one week by storing in an air-tight container, like a mason jar with lid. Always be careful when consuming raw ingredients.