Cocoa ketosis high-quality w/ cream Ketogenic

Last updated January 11, 2015 Copy
AmountIngredient$ / daySource
90gGrass Fed Whey Protein Powder (Vanilla flavor)$5.42Amazon
30gHealthWorks Pesticide and Chemical Free Chia Seeds$0.35Amazon
15gPsyllium Husk Powder$0.18Amazon (S)
8gBob's Red Mill Soy Lecithin Granules$0.15Amazon (S)
8gPotassium Citrate$0.23Amazon
4gReal Salt Sea Salt$0.06Amazon
2gOrganic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder$0.12Amazon
1gCholine Bitartrate$0.04Amazon
1pillNow Foods Vitamin D-3 & K-2$0.23Amazon
20gNavitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao$0.54Amazon (S)
110mlOil, coconut$3.70Amazon
1pillGarden of Life Vitamin Code RAW One for Men$0.31Amazon
15mlAvocado Oil$0.90Amazon
60gCream, fluid, heavy whipping$0.65Grocery store
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This is a re-formulated Cocoa ketosis recipe with higher-quality ingredients (more expensive though) and I replaced peanut oil with higher-grade coconut oil and avocado oil. Also note that the nutritional information on many of these labels were hard to read or didn't list everything they actually do contain in small quantities so some of that isn't listed which is the reason for the disparity between Quid's recipe and my own on the Nutritional Comparison chart to the right (many things are in red but the "amounts" are the same from Quid's recipe but my filling out of the nutritional information is less accurate due to the labels, I might have to call each company to get the detailed data).

The whey is grass fed and vanilla flavored - they have chocolate flavored too but I tend to enjoy mixing my vanilla and chocolate drinks.

Carbohydrate count is slightly higher on this one but the fat content is pretty high and a bit more diverse.

Making the Recipe

I don't have a scale and the recipe editor was a bit confusing when trying to specify volume rather than weight for the serving of each ingredient so I made it with a cooking conversion sheet using my subjective relation to common house hold staples (wheat => whey).

I then fiddled with the amounts for a few days until I arrived at something that tasted pretty good and I believe has the majority of the percent daily value for each ingredient. Because my process above was not scientific and the recipe editor still feels kind of confusing when constructing portions I haven't actually worked out how close to the ideal dietary supplementation this recipe is. Once I get a good scale I'll attempt weighing these ingredients and making the shake that way.

Parnell's Recipe (from the ingredient list)

I mix all of the dry ingredients together, put in the blender, pour in the oils and then the water and blend. Combined with Bulletproof Coffee (I don't mean mix it in!) in the mornings it sustains my energy levels throughout the day and my subjective experience of efficacy is very high.

Volume Ingredient
1 cup Grass Fed Whey Powder
2 tbsp Chemical Free Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Psyllium Husk
1 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Soy Lecithin
2 tsp Potassium Citrate
1/2 tsp Real Salt Sea Salt
1 tsp Organic Cinnamon
1 tsp Choline Bitartrate
1 pill Now Foods Vitamin D-3 & K-2
1 pill RAW One for Men
1/2 cup Organic Raw Cacao
4 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
7 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Organic Avocado Oil
1.5 liters Purified Water

Personal Experience Report (PER)

It is indeed cheaper than shopping for my food at Whole Foods. No doubt. I'm psychologically less burdened too, because, I no longer worry over what to cook after a ten hour work day.

I will generally mix in some solid food when I want to; but, it's usually nuts, sausage, bacon, or rice-less sushi and only occasionally during weekdays and mostly during weekends.

As of January 10th, 2015 I have been feeding myself this shake for eight days and so far no negative side-effects, only positive ones.

My bowel movements are much healthier too, most likely due to the lessened solid food intake combined with the increased fiber and water intake.

Drinking Alcohol on this, sucks. Don't do that.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
7% Carb, 15% Protein, 78% Fat
% Daily Values*
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber 30g
Total Fat162g
Saturated Fat116g
Monounsaturated Fat15g
Polyunsaturated Fat8g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids13g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on "pspringmeyer's U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 calories, ketogenic". You may use the Nutrient Calculator to personalise your own profile, then select it from the list on the Recipe Editor tab.
Nutrient Profile: pspringmeyer's U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 calories, ketogenicChange

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