Making treats with pumpkin keto friendly is easy and tastes wonderful. In fact, sugar-free pumpkin desserts are some of my favorite. One way to prepare these is by combining almond butter with pumpkin. This is a winning combination for low carb desserts and of course keto desserts/paleo desserts. You might even consider adding almond butter and pumpkin to your sugar-free ice cream recipes (low carb ice cream).
The thing to keep in mind is that you can’t use much pumpkin puree.
It is a low carbohydrate food but ½ cup pumpkin puree does have 10 grams carbs. However, 10 grams spread over an entire recipe will only give between 1 and 2 grams carbohydrates per serving so you are quite safe.
Why should you even consider pumpkin when making your Paleo desserts and sugar free desserts? Because pumpkin is actually a super-healthy food!
- Higher in beta carotene than carrots
- Great for your vision, the antioxidants in pumpkin can neutralize free radicals that contribute to eye disorders such as macular degeneration
- Works as a stool softener
- Contains good amounts of dietary fiber
- Linked with a reduction in cancer of the colon and prostate
- Helps with blood sugar regulation
- Boosts the immune system function
- Good source of vitamin C
- Contains potassium, vitamin B2, vitamin E, copper and the mineral manganese
- Pumpkin seeds are good for the heart. They reduce cholesterol levels.
- Pumpkin seeds are anti-parasitic. They can give incentives for different types of worms and parasites to leave your body.
- Great for the skin
- Pumpkin seeds are high in tryptophan which increases your body’s level of serotonin. Serotonin keeps you calm in the midst of stress.
See why adding just a bit of pumpkin in your low carb desserts or even in your sugar free ice cream would be a great idea?
Low Carb Desserts vs. Ice Cream Fun Facts:
- One scoop of ice cream on a cone is equal to 50 licks unless you are a dog. You can bet that most people, unfortunately, are not choosing sugar free desserts like sugar free ice cream (low carb ice cream).
- One in five people share ice cream with their pet. Again, I wonder how many people are giving their dogs low carb desserts that won’t harm them!
- One ice cream on the market for dogs is called Frosty Paws.