One of the questions we get asked frequently when a person chooses to go on a low carb keto diet, is if they will be able to get enough fiber on this plan. The short answer is yes, if you are eating plenty of green vegetables. Remember the majority of the carbs you will consume on a low carb plan come from plenty of fresh vegetables.
Where the challenge lies is that most people are just not eating enough vegetables, and by the time they come to a low carb diet, they have spent a lifetime avoiding them. Which means it will take a little time to embrace them. The other problem is that the few vegetables that they did consume were usually those high in starches and carbohydrates.
So what’s the solution? Besides making sure you are drinking enough water and eating the right vegetables, I would recommend a fiber supplement in the way of psyllium, while your body adjusts. What you want is a psyllium powder that is plain and not loaded with sugars or other unnecessary fillers. Once your body gets fully keto-adapted you will find that being regular is not an issue.
I created this breakfast low carb high fiber bread as an excellent way to add more fiber into your diet effortlessly. This recipe is full of nuts, seeds and psyllium, all the ingredients that ensure you are getting enough fiber and prebiotics.
This recipe makes a delicious filling bread that slices and toasts beautifully. It can easily be customized by using your favorite seeds and nuts. I hope you will give it a try!
½ cup coconut flour
1 cup of almond flour
1 stick of melted butter (1/2 cup)
½ cup of plain psyllium powder
½ cup of sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
½ cup sesame seeds
½ cup of chopped pecans
½ cup of raw whole flaxseeds
½ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
6 large eggs
1 cup of coconut or almond milk
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Melt the butter and allow to cool. In a large stand-up mixer add all the dry ingredients including all the nuts, seeds and combine well. Next add the eggs one at a time, the coconut or almond milk and the cooled melted butter. Mix the batter well until fully incorporated. Note that this batter will be thick.
Place the batter into a well-greased large loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean. Allow the bread to fully cool before slicing. Store in refrigerator or freeze. Enjoy toasted with butter or your favorite low carb topping.
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