Roasted Strawberries | THM: FP, Keto, GF, DF

I used to think that one had never really lived until they had tried a sun-riped, organic Ontario strawberry, but I recently discovered that you can improve on perfection: oven roasted strawberries are out of this world delicious!!

Roasting them in the oven with a little sweetener and vanilla extract sprinkled on top, helps release their sweet and sticky syrup to create at strawberry topping that’s fit for a King! 

Roasted strawberries are truly incredible served with low-carb ice cream, stirred into yogurt, stuffed into a low-carb French Toast Wrap, poured over cheesecake, or on top of dairy-free chocolate pudding

What’s more, this sweet treat is naturally sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, pure and simple goodness that works with virtually every diet! You’ll want to pair it with protein (any one of the above serving suggestions will work as a protein source), but it’s a great source of fiber and low in carbs, so you can indulge in it often, guilt-free.

Pair it with 0% fat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for a Fuel Pull (blended into a shake with either one of these is amazing!), serve over oatmeal or on sprouted bread for an E meal, or with low-carb ice cream, whipped cream, or cheesecake for an S! 

Here’s how easy it is to make Roasted Strawberries:

First, wash, dry and cut up the berries.

Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, then arrange the sliced berries in a single layer on top.

Sprinkle berries with a low-carb, on-plan sweetener and a little vanilla extract. I sprinkled Lakanto’s Classic 1:1 Monkfruit Sugar Substitute over top of my strawberries. I love the taste and the fine granular consistency of this sweetener. You can also use xylitol in the same amount, Gentle Sweet in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount. 

Roast in the oven for up to an hour (the longer you roast them, the more syrup you get, go it really depends on what ratio of chunky berry to syrup you want…I like syrupy!

Yield: 1 lb strawberry topping

Roasted Strawberries | THM: FP, Keto, GF, DF

Roasted Strawberries | THM: FP, Keto, GF, DF

Oven roasted strawberries are out of this world delicious!! Roasting them with a little sweetener and vanilla helps release their sweet and sticky syrup to create at strawberry topping that's fit for a King! A THM FP, suitable for topping on any dessert!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 tbsp Lakanto Classic 1:1 Monkfruit Sugar substitute, or xylitol (OR use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange berries in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle on sweetener and extract. Stir to coat. Roast in preheated oven for 40 min - 1 hr (depending on how much syrup you want).
  3. Enjoy hot or cold! (Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge).

 

10 Minute Sausage & Sauerkraut

I almost didn’t even post this 10 Minute Sausage & Sauerkraut because it’s so ridiculously fast and easy, and requires such few ingredients, that it can hardly even be considered a recipe!

However, I posted pictures of this meal a few times during our March on Motivated Challenge and had several requests for the recipe, so I thought I’d share how I put it together and prove just how easily you can stay on plan – even if you’re the Ultimate Drive Thru Sue! 

At the bare minimum, you just need 2 ingredients for this recipe: sausage and sauerkraut! I usually whip it up with 4-5 ingredients by adding a bit of butter, ground pepper, and nutritional yeast to the other two. Caraways seeds are a nice addition too, if you have them on hand. 

Essentially, all you do is slice the sausages into coins, fry them up over medium heat until they get a bit crispy on the sliced edges, dump in a pile of sauerkraut, turn up the heat, and stir-fry the two ingredients together until the liquid is evaporated and you’re left with sausage flavor-infused sauerkraut! 

A lot of people wonder about what type of sausage they should use on plan, because most contain sugar. A little sugar is necessary for curing for most sausages, and are on-plan if they have less than 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

Breakfast and Honey Garlic Style sausages usually have too much added sugar, so I try to stay away from those. Smoked or precooked Kielbasa, Italian, Farmer’s, and BBQ-style sausages tend to have a low sugar content, and having them precooked makes this 10 Minute Sausage & Sauerkraut main dish super speedy. 

I use lacto-fermented sauerkraut in this dish. Since I add it at the end of the cooking time, it still has many of its probiotics. The cheapest and easiest place to find lacto-ferment sauerkraut (if you don’t make it yourself) is at your local Polish or other Eastern European grocery shop. One 8-serving jar costs me a mere $2.00! You’re looking for sauerkraut that’s made with just cabbage, salt, and/or water. Sauerkraut in a vinegar brine kills the probiotics. 

I also buy my sausage and lacto-fermented dill pickles at our local Polish Butcher Shop!

I love serving this dish with dill pickles and sour cream on the side for a true, Eastern European flair. We would eat this at the International Village Festival where one of our daughters did Ukrainian dancing (they served it with perogies, of course!).

Yield: 4-5 servings

10 Minute Sausage & Sauerkraut Skillet | THM: S, GF, DF option

10 Minute Sausage & Sauerkraut Skillet | THM: S, GF, DF option
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter (or olive oil if DF)
  • 4 precooked or smoked BBQ-style sausages (or Kielbasa), sliced into coins
  • 2 cups sauerkraut

OPTIONAL:

  • black pepper
  • nutritional yeast
  • dill pickles
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. Melt butter (or heat olive oil) in large frying pan or skillet. Slice sausages into coins, and fry in butter over medium heat until they get a bit crispy on the sliced edges. Dump in sauerkraut. Turn up the heat, and stir-fry the two ingredients together until the liquid is evaporated.
  2. Optional: Season with black pepper and nutritional yeast if desired. Serve with dill pickles and sour cream.

12 Easy & Impressive Low-Carb Spring Desserts

Diet-wise, the Easter Holiday is just as bad as Halloween in terms of how much sugar is consumed! Hear this: you can still eat pretty, sweet things and do your body good at the same time! You’ll feel anything but deprived, guilty, and miserable with a selection (or two, or three) from these 12 incredibly easy and impressive low-carb Spring desserts! 

None of these low-carb Spring Desserts require any special ingredients to make, and they all showcase the very best flavors of the season! Each one is suitable for Trim Healthy Mama, Keto, and gluten-free diets. 

12 Easy & Impressive Low-Carb Spring Desserts

Simple Lemon Tart (S)

Strawberry Cheesecake (S)

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake (S)

Strawberry “Pretzel” Dessert (S)

Peanut Flour Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream (S)

Pavolva with Lemon Curd & Berries (S)

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie (S)

Orange Creamsicle Dessert (S)

Lemon Yogurt Cake (S)

Key Lime Pie (S)

Pink Strawberry Delight (S)

Luscious Lemon Squares (S)

Simple Lemon Tart | THM: S, Keto, GF

It’s no secret that Lemon is one of my favorite flavors (I have a round-up of all my favorite Lemon recipes here), but as much as I love making cakes look fancy, sometimes simple is best! This Simple Lemon Tart showcases just how delicious a minimal amount of work and ingredients can be.

A light dusting of Lakanto’s 2:1 Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener, and this Simple Lemon Tart turns into a beautiful dessert to serve guests! If you have the time to make something even more impressive, you could even pretty it up with swirls of whipped cream that are topped with blueberries, strawberries, and kiwifruit! It’s a Spring-time beauty that’s just as lovely dressed up or down. 

Just how basic is this Simple Lemon Tart?

Let’s take a look at the ingredients:

Crazy, right?!

It’s all in how you put it together.

The simpleness of this recipe really shows off the lemon flavor. It’s quite tangy (just the way I like it!), but if you want to mellow it out a little, you can add whipped cream to the top or serve it with sweet strawberries and blueberries. 

Interested in some or Lakanto’s Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener to dust the top of this Lemon Tart? You can use the Coupon Code: northernnester to save 15% OFF your entire order. 🙂

Yield: 8-10 servings

Simple Lemon Tart | THM: S, Keto, GF

Simple Lemon Tart | THM: S, Keto, GF

This Simple Lemon Tart showcases just how delicious a minimal amount of work and ingredients can be! A THM S with no special ingredients. Keto, and GF.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp xylitol or Lakanto's Classic 1:1 Monkfruit Sugar Substitute (OR use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
  • 1/4 tsp mineral salt
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup xylitol or Lakanto's Classic 1:1 Monkfruit Sugar Substitute (OR use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • low-carb Confectioner's "Sugar" such as Swerve or Lakanto's 2:1 Powdered Monkfruit Sugar Substitute

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the crust, melt butter, sweetener, and salt together until sweetener is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in almond and coconut flours. Press mixture into a 9" pan (I used a spring-form pan, but you can also use a tart pan or baking dish). Prick all over with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  3. Reduce heat to 325 F.
  4. To make the filling, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sweetener, lemon juice, and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until well blended. Add butter, whisking constantly, so you don't end up with scrambled egg bits. Pour filling over the crust when the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set. Cool.
  5. Optional: Dust with a low-carb sweetener, whipped cream, and/or berries.

 

Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup | THM: S, Keto, GF, DF

I love mushrooms, so I was very excited to see them getting so much attention in the Trim Healthy Mama Community last week! I felt inspired to create a recipe that would showcase their deliciousness (and convert my non-mushroom loving husband to the fungi-loving side!) This Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup did just that!

Mushrooms are rightly all the rage because they have the ability to absorb Vitamin D from the sun! According to the Trim Healthy Living EZine, letting your ‘shrooms soak in the rays for a few hours before use, can boost their Vitamin D level from 0 – 800! (A cold fridge completely eliminates their Vitamin D content). 

Isn’t that amazing?! God is such an awesome Creator. 

Ideally, you’ll want to put your mushrooms in direct sunlight to achieve this, but for us Northerners whose mushrooms may still freeze before they have time to absorb all that Vitamin D, letting them sun tan in a window is the next best thing. 

Now, about this  deliciously creamy l0w carb, gluten-free, dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup!

You don’t need any special ingredients to make up a pot of this goodness! All you need:

Aside from their ability to be supercharged with Vitamin D, mushrooms are also amazing at absorbing other flavors, and the dried thyme and rosemary in this soup give it such wonderful flavor! I’m not a big fan of the taste of canned coconut milk by itself, but in this  Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup, all you get from it is pure creaminess. 

If you plan to freeze this Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup, I recommend doing so without the coconut milk added in. Make the rest of the soup as written, and then when you want to enjoy it, add the full-fat coconut milk as you heat it up. 

Yield: 6 servings

Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup | THM: S, Keto, GF, DF

Dairy-free Mushroom & Chicken Soup | THM: S, Keto, GF, DF

Thyme, rosemary, and garlic bring a most wonderful flavor to this dairy-free Mushroom and Chicken Soup! A deliciously cozy hug on a cool, rainy day (or any other day, for that matter). THM: S. Keto. GF. DF.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter (ghee or coconut oil if dairy-free)
  • 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms (I used Mini Bella mushrooms)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp mineral salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Melt butter (ghee or coconut oil, if dairy-free) in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and garlic. Saute until soft. Add chopped chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add chopped mushrooms and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Pour in chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for half an hour. Stir in coconut milk.

Notes

You can use chicken breasts instead of thighs, if you wish.

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

These elegant Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles look so impressive and complicated, but they’re actually super fun and easy to make – my 6 year old can do it! They’ve got loads of flavor, protein, and a non-starchy vegetable all wrapped up in one (literally), so you can either enjoy them as a complete meal, or serve them as a fancy side dish! 

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles are amazing reheated too, that is, if you have any leftovers. 

Watch how simple this beautiful Spring-inspired bundle comes together.

Steam asparagus spears.

Lay out 8 slices of deli chicken breast.

In a small bowl, stir mayo and mustard together. Divide and spread evenly on each chicken breast.

Layer a slice of ham over each breast…

…followed by a piece of provolone cheese.

Lay 4 steamed asparagus spears in the center of each slice of cheese.

Roll up bundles.

Wrap a slice of bacon around each bundle and lay in a single layer on a rimmed cookie sheet. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.

Bake.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! I hope you enjoy these Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles as much as we do!

Yield: 8 bundles

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

These elegant Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles couldn't be easier to make, and they are as simple as they are impressive! A gluten-free, THM S, and Keto dish that can be served as a whole meal! No special ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 asparagus spears
  • 8 slices deli chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Fill a large pot with water. Bring to a rolling boil. Add asparagus spears and cook for 4 minutes. Drain spears, rinse in cold water and set aside.
  3. Layout 8 slices of chicken breast. In a small bowl, stir mayo and mustard together. Divide and spread evenly on each chicken breast. Layer a slice of ham over each breast, followed by a piece of cheese. Lay 4 steamed asparagus spears in the center of each slice of cheese. Roll up bundles. Wrap a slice of bacon around each bundle and lay in a single layer on a rimmed cookie sheet. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.
  4. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.

Meatza Supreme | THM: S, Keto, GF

Meatza Supreme is a majorly man-pleasing mainstay! (Oh, who am I kidding?! My carnivorish self loves this dish at least as much as my hubby and boys!) It has all the pizza taste without the carbs.

There’s no cauliflower to sneak into the crust here either (some guys can actually sniff out that trick from a mile away. Ask me how I know.); the base is made from meat! 

With all that meat, Meatza Supreme packs a boatload of protein! You’ll probably want to pair this with a salad for fiber’s sake, or at least load on the veggie toppings. My favorite veggies for this dish are green pepper, red onion, and mushrooms, but you could also add other S or FP vegetables like olives, banana peppers, or a bit of tomato, if you like that sort of thing.

There’s so much flavor packed into the meaty base of this “pizza,” that it in no way tastes like a hunk of hamburg! 

Using a couple eggs as a binder, the meat “crust” is flavored with a little Parmesan cheese, herbs, and spices. After baking the “crust” portion first, it’s important to strain of the excess grease so your Meatza doesn’t become watery. 

To do this, I hold the “crust” in the pan with a wide flipper, and tip the dish to pour out the remaining grease. Then I take a paper towel and dab the top of the meat base to absorb as much oil as possible. 

After you’re meat crust is made, it’s a simple matter of layering on your favorite pizza toppings (we love a little sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, red onion, and green peppers on ours!), cooking for a few minutes more, and then broiling for a wee bit until the cheese begins to turn golden and bubbly, and the pepperoni slices begin to curl. 

Serve with a salad to increase your veggie intake, and you’ve got a wonderful family-pleasing meal made without any special ingredients! 

Yield: 6-8 servings

Meatza Supreme | THM: S, Keto, GF

Meatza Supreme | THM: S, Keto, GF

Meatza Supreme has all the delicious flavor of regular pizza without the carbs (and there's no hidden cauliflower in here either)! A THM S, gluten-free, Keto-compatible, family-pleasing main dish without any special ingredients. Delicious hot or cold!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the stuff in the can)
  • 1 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar-free pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup bacon crumbles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir ground beef, eggs, and Parmesan together well. Add in salt, oregano, garlic, black, and cayenne pepper and mix to combine. Press into a 9x13" baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 F. Drain off excess grease.
  3. Spread sugar-free pizza sauce over cooked meat. Sprinkle on mozzarella, followed by pepperoni, veggies, and bacon crumbles. Return to oven and bake at 450 F for 5 more minutes. Broil for 4 more minutes until cheese begins to brown.
  4. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge and re-heat as necessary, or enjoy cold!

Can’t get enough pizza? Here are a few other favorite low-carb variations we enjoy!

Pizza Quesadillas (S)

Meat Lover Pizza Cups (S)

Veggie Pizza (S)

Steak & Cheese Pizza (S)

 

 

Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding | THM: S, GF, DF, Keto

Ok, so here’s the scoop.

No one in our house is lactose intolerant. Nobody needs to eat dairy-free. We love our cheeses, whipped cream, and butter! Nevertheless, after making this Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding, I am avowed to never make it any other way!

This Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding is so silky smooth, creamy, and velvety, the flavor so phenomenal, I’m afraid it would actually be ruined if I topped it whipped cream!

The silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture comes from a can of full-fat coconut milk that’s set with gelatin. The crazy thing is, I don’t even like the flavor or the smell of canned coconut milk!

I totally recommend buying a case of full-fat coconut milk, just for this recipe; you’re going to want it every day! I used this brand, but Thai Kitchen full-fat coconut milk is great, too. 

Thankfully, there are absolutely no coconut vibes whatsoever in this Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding! They are completely masked by the addition of cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, and mineral salt.

You could omit the instant coffee or espresso powder in this recipe if you like, but I highly recommend you don’t! It adds such a rich depth to the chocolate without making the pudding too coffee-ish. 

For fiber, I like to serve this dairy-free chocolate pudding with fresh berries. Strawberries or raspberries are particularly delicious with chocolate, and are low-carb enough to work with an S dessert. 

Yield: 4 servings

Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding | THM: S, GF, DF, Keto

Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding | THM: S, GF, DF, Keto

You would never know this Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding is missing...dairy! (No tricky vegetable insertions here either)! The smooth, creamy texture comes from a combination of canned coconut milk and gelatin. A delicious dessert or snack that keeps well for several days in the fridge. THM S, GF, DF, and Keto.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 378ml can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp xylitol (OR use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder, or 2 tsp instant coffee (optional, but recommended!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1 packet or 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Whisk coconut milk, sweetener, cocoa powder, instant coffee, vanilla extract, and mineral salt together over medium heat in a small saucepan, until frothy.
  2. In a separate bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water and allow to sit for 1 minute to soften. Add softened gelatin to the chocolate mixture and whisk over heat until completely dissolved.
  3. Pour mixture into 4 small bowls and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  4. Optional: serve with fresh raspberries or strawberries!

10 Trim Healthy Mama Lemon Recipes

After pumpkin and apple in Fall, and peppermint and gingerbread in Winter, there are few flavors that scream SPRING! more than lemon and berries!

Known for its ability to aid in weight loss, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, and improve digestion, there are a host of good reasons to treat yourself to some lemon-y goodness! 

This round-up of 10 Trim Healthy Mama Lemon recipes features some of my all-time favorite desserts and snacks. From muffins, cakes, and mousse to sippers, curds and bars, lemon is a refreshing flavor that does not go out of style. 

Here are 10 Trim Healthy Mama Lemon recipes to indulge in, guilt-free. 

Lemon Yogurt Cake (S)

This delicious Lemon Yogurt Cake is a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly S dessert or snack that pairs perfectly with whipped cream and berries!

Lemon Coconut Bars (S)

These Lemon Coconut Bars are an easy and delicious low-carb baked good that only takes a few minutes to prepare. Keto and THM S friendly. No special ingredients.

Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries (S)

This is a perfect THM S dessert to make if you have an overabundance of eggs. It tastes like an inverted Lemon Meringue Pie, with a meringue shell and tangy lemon curd in the middle.

Lemon Raspberry Mousse Cake (S)

You would never believe that this stunning Lemon Raspberry Mousse Cake is sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free and Trim Healthy Mama-friendly! Sometimes things that look and taste too good be true….aren’t!

Lemon Mousse (S or FP)

Lemon Mousse is a light and refreshing Trim Healthy Mama-friendly dessert that’s full of protein. Low in fat and carbs, you can enjoy this lemon mousse as a Fuel Pull or an S by garnishing with whipped cream.

Luscious Lemon Squares (S)

These luscious lemon squares are the perfect way to use up all your leftover egg yolks! This recipe calls for 7 of them (plus 2 whole eggs)! A THM S dessert.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (S)

Rohnda’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are the best Trim Healthy Mama-friendly muffins I’ve ever had! An S muffin without any special ingredients, these will be a staple in your home.

Southern Shrinking Sweet Tea ‘Shine (Sipper)

This Shinker/Moonshine combo tastes just like Southern Sweet Tea! A Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull, you can refresh yourself with it this Summer, all day long.

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake (S)

This Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake is sure to please! It’s creamy, smooth, not too sweet and not too sour. Feminine and fruity, this low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free THM S dessert will surely be appreciated!

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake (S)

This Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake is a refreshingly fruity change from chocolate mug cakes! It’s light and fluffy, and exploding with flavor. 3 minutes to make. No special ingredients in this gluten-free, Keto, Trim Healthy Mama S dessert.

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake | THM: S, Keto, GF

This Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake is the perfect way to welcome Spring! It’s light and fluffy, and exploding with flavor. Warm blueberries encased in a lemony sponge burst with sweetness in each bite!

Garnished with whipped cream or a dusting of Swerve Confectioner’s sugar, this Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake is even fancy enough to serve to company. It’s a treat that works well for special diets, too, as it’s a THM S that’s gluten-free, keto, and can easily be made dairy free by replacing the teaspoon of butter with coconut oil. 

Initially, I tried making this Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake with a greater amount of coconut flour to cut down on the caloric density of the almond flour, but the texture felt gritty in the mouth. I reworked the ratio of wet to dry ingredients, and was able to use just two tablespoons of almond flour and half a tablespoon of coconut flour for a fluffy cake texture that doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. 

If you’re an even crazier lemon fanatic than I am, you can add lemon zest to this recipe, and even a quarter teaspoon of Baobab powder to enhance the citrus-y taste (and Vitamin C!).  

I used frozen blueberries in this recipe, but fresh work too. Use raspberries, black raspberries, cranberries, chopped up strawberries, or a combination of them for different twist! 

Since healthy fats are the star of this Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake, you can garnish it with a squirt of whipped cream and not worry about crossing fuels. 

Yield: 1 serving

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake | THM: S, Keto, GF

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake | THM: S, Keto, GF

This Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake is a refreshingly fruity change from chocolate mug cakes! It's light and fluffy, and exploding with flavor. 3 minutes to make. No special ingredients in this gluten-free, Keto, Trim Healthy Mama S dessert.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp butter (coconut oil, if dairy-free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp xylitol (OR 1/2 tbsp Gentle Sweet)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 12-15 blueberries

Instructions

  1. Whisk butter, egg, sweetener, and lemon juice together in a mug. Stir in coconut flour, almond flour, n baking powder, lemon extract, and mineral salt until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Microwave for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Optional: garnish with Swerve Confectioner's sugar, or whipped cream.

Notes

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries (or any berry) in this Lemon Cake.

Gentle Sweet can be substituted for xylitol in half the amount, or Super Sweet in a quarter of the amount.

Want to make a bigger Lemon Cake?

Try this favorite on for size!

Lemon Yogurt Cake