Category Archives: Recipes

National Irish Coffee Day

It’s National Irish Coffee Day! Celebrate with this low carb, keto-friendly recipe.


  • 6 oz coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute (stevia or splenda)
  • 1 1/2 oz whiskey
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream


Warm whiskey in a saucepan and stir in sweetener and coffee until hot (not boiling)
In small bowl beat heavy cream until soft peaks form
Pour coffee mixture into mug and top with cream

National Hot Cocoa Day

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published December 13, 2017
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Who doesn’t love hot cocoa? We certainly do and want to share this low carb recipe so you can sip guilt-free and enjoy National Hot Cocoa Day.



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon of a stevia sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • Small pinch of salt


  1. In saucepan combine all ingredients stirring well until mixture just begins to steam
  2. Pour into mug and enjoy

Candy Cane Sh8ke Recipe

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published December 7, 2017
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This Candy Cane Sh8ke recipe will put you in the holiday spirit without adding to your waistline! Our Sh8ke It Up protein supplement is filling, nutritious and delicious.


  • 8 oz water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops Sh8ke It Up protein supplement
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • ice

Mix ingredients in blender and enjoy.

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Eating Keto when eating out

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published September 30, 2017
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Eating in restaurants and staying on a Ketogenic meal plan CAN be done. Just look at these amazing bison meatballs and sautéed green beans we got at the fabulous Rock Inn in Colorado. Remember that most places are happy to make substitutions these days. There is no reason you can’t innov8 your life! #ketoeating #liveyourbestlife #innov8tivenutrition

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Shake It Up!

Sh8ke it Up Saturday! This recipe is sooooo yummy! Get your muscles the  protein they need and satisfy hunger with this strawberry cheesecake Sh8ke recipe.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sh8ke

Strawberry Sh8ke

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published March 29, 2017
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How about a Strawberry Sh8ke recipe to start the day?
Ingredients: 2 scoops of Sh8ke It Up protein supplement, 1/2 cup frozen, unsweetened strawberries, 4 ice cubes, 8-12 oz. almond milk
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
#liveyourbestlife #innov8tivenutrition #sh8keitup

Blackberry Blast

Did you know our Sh8ke It Up protein supplement is an excellent base for smoothies? Here’s our Blackberry Blast Recipe:
10-12 oz. almond milk
2 scoops Sh8ke It UP
15-20 blackberries
4 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend well.
#liveyourbestlife #innov8tivenutrition #sh8keitup

Grilled Avocados

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published March 15, 2017
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Avocados are truly amazing: packed with Vitamins K, E, C, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. Throw in some fiber, copper, folate, potassium zinc, iron, manganese, and magnesium and you’ve got some serious nutrition. They are also awesome when cooked on the grill. Halve them, drizzle with olive oil and lime juice and cook cut side down for 2-3minutes!



National Homemade Soup Day

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day and we’ve got four low carb recipes to share with you.

Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup — full recipe at



Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup — recipe at



Jalepeno Bacon Cheddar Soup — recipe at



Crockpot Andouille Sausage Cabbage Soup — recipe at


National Chocolate Cake Day

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day! Let’s celebrate with a low carb recipe for this classic dessert.



  • 6 Eggs
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Squares
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
  • 2 tbsps Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-inch cake pan dust with cocoa powder
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter and water in a double boiler. Remove from heat when melted and transfer to a mixing bowl. Allow to cool and add ¼ cup of the Splenda, the cocoa powder and vanilla extract, stirring until combined. 
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer about 6 minutes. Reduce speed and gradually add remaining ½ cup of Splenda and beat until combined. Slowly add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. 
  4. Pour batter into cake pan and smooth. Bake 40-45 minutes. It’s delicious by itself, but you can also serve with unsweetened whipped cream.


National Whipped Cream Day

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published January 5, 2017
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January 5 is National Whipped Cream Day. Now that’s something to celebrate. Heres a low carb recipe for making your own whipped cream. Sprinkle in a few raspberries which are one of the lowest carb fruits.



  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Splenda® or stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Using a hand mixer beat cream on high speed for roughly 30 seconds. Add sweetener and extract when cream begins to thicken.


Low Carb Eggnog Recipe

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published December 23, 2016
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Although this recipe doesn’t contain alcohol, it’s still super yummy and gets you in the holiday spirit without adding to your waistline.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs (separate whites & yolks)
  • 1/4 tsp stevia extract
  • 1/4 cup xylitol
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of cloves

Separate yolks and whites of eggs. Beat the egg yolks with a mixer. Then add xylitol, stevia, cream, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg mixing until ingredients are combined. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and then whisk into the first bowl. Chill for 1 hour and enjoy.

National Pickle Day!

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published November 13, 2016
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November 14th is National Pickle Day and we want to share an easy, lo carb recipe so you can make your own delicious dill pickles. This recipe requires no canning and the pickles will last up to one week in your refrigerator. If you’re not into cooking and prefer to purchase your pickles, always check the label to make sure there is no added sugar because sugar = carbs!



  • 15-20 small cucumbers
  • 4 tbsp of sea salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 medium size onion
  • 6-10 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 5 cups hot water
  • any other herbs you like: basil, peppercorns, rosemary
  • 1 large pickling jar


  • Chop onion and garlic into large pieces
  • Cut stem end off cumbers and either half or quarter them
  • Layer onions, garlic, cucumbers and herbs until jar is filled
  • Stir sea salt and vinegar into hot water until dissolved
  • Pour liquid over cucumber mixture in jar and cover with lid
  • Refrigerate for 8 hours

The pickles will be good for up to one week.

It’s National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

  • By Innov8tive Team
  • Published October 21, 2016
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National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is observed annually on October 21. We don’t know exactly how this originated, but it involves cheesecake so we’re on board!  If you’re looking for a lighter version of this treat, check out this recipe using greek yogurt to cut some of the fat.