Quick Keto recipes are not my thing and I never believe that good results come without some extra effort. I always prefer to promote a good oldfashioned way of Mediterranean living and food preparation. However, it’s summer and it’s just about to get even hotter here in Greece. When the thermometer is high, we crave cold and juicy food. This is only natural and quite understandable.
Quick Keto still has to be Healthy!
Ok, if I accept the challenge of making a quick keto recipe, I will not compromise the healthy ingredient part. This is another extremely important factor that comes as an ultimatum in this site. Unlike numerous quick Keto recipes that are available online, I will not use a harmful microwave, I will not add artificial and industrial thickening agents that can cause more damage than any pleasure can justify. I will keep in mind that frozen fruits, if frozen properly, actually preserve most of the nutrients. Furthermore, this Quick keto dessert contains extremely beneficial goat milk that will lift the cake to another level of healthiness. Don’t be afraid of the carb content, I will keep it under 3g per slice.
Best Keto friendly berries
You might think raspberries or blueberries. Even blackberries come to mind. But nothing comes packed with great health benefits while being low in sugar as red currant does. Red currants are known for their nutritional and medicinal properties, which should not be neglected. Since their daily consumption prevents more than 10 health problems, they could be called medicinal fruit.
Red currant nutritional value
Red currant berries contain protein, apple, citric, tartaric acids and gamma-linolenic acid. They are rich in calcium and phosphorus. Furthermore, they are abundant in B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6), C, A and K. Red currant berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and minerals that improve skin and hair quality. They help the detoxification process and thus increase the body’s resistance to the diseases. These berries contain vitamin C as well as the iron that helps with anaemia. Vitamin C also has antihistaminic properties that reduce the activity of the allergen. This is why red current protects against bacteria and viruses and alleviates the symptoms of asthma.
Quick Keto potassium and vitamin K fix
Red currant contains potassium, which is important for heart health and quality work of the whole organism. It contributes to preventive hypertension, lowers blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of stroke. It has a significant amount of Vitamin K, which helps maintain healthy blood vessels. This vitamin is also responsible for maintaining healthy bones because it regulates calcium in the bones and is therefore recommended for osteoporosis.
Extremely good for gut health
Red currant is suitable for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It is used as an appetite tonic, and if it is consumed before a meal, it helps to improve digestion.
Red currant is a known diuretic because it stimulates the elimination of uric acid, which is important for gout or rheumatic diseases.
Seeds inside the currant contain gamma-linoleic acid, which lowers blood pressure, pain and inflammation. It alleviates allergic reactions and skin problems. Red currant is also used to alleviate PMS, allergies, tension and stress, as well as psoriasis and eczema.
Everything is edible
Red currant extract can be used as a gel. It also showed a strong anti-inflammatory property. Especially in the case of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The plant’s leaves are used in the form of tea to treat liver problems. The root is effective in urinary tract problems and is an excellent means to release excess urine protein. Ripe berries can be applied to the skin as a remedy for injuries, cuts and burns.
A quick overview of red currant health benefits
- stronger immunity
- lower risk of bowel cancer
- prevention of heart disease
- lower blood pressure
- healthy bones
- better digestion
- pure skin
If you were patient enough to read the whole article, let me give you a reward. The quickest and healthiest Keto cake recipe in this part of the milky way galaxy!
Anciernt Greek father of medicine Hippocrates said,
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”
In general, fruits tend to be sedating and cooling and have a diuretic effect that can be excessive if too many fruits are consumed. The only exception to this general rule would be dark red and blue forest berries, like currants, raspberries and blackberries, which are genitourinary tonics.
Quick Keto red currant cheesecake
- 100 g (1/2 cup) butter grass-fed
- 150 g (1,5 cup) ground macadamia nuts
- 1/2 medium lemon juice and zest
- 300 g (2 cups) cream cheese preferably Mascarpone
- 150 ml (2/3 cup) goat milk extremely important for the health benefits of this cake
- 2 tbsp stevia or monk fruit sweetener or according to your sweetener power
- 150 g (1,5 cup) red currant You can use frozen
- 1 tbsp natural vanilla extract alcohol-free
- Melt the butter and mix it with ground macadamia and lemon zest. Tap in this mixture into a cake mould and place it in the freezer.
- Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, goat milk, sweetener and lemon juice until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Using a spatula, mix in red currant. try not to squeeze the fruits. Leave some for decoration.
- Take the crust out of the freezer and pour in the cream mixture. Decorate with remaining red currant.
- Place the cake for 5 minutes in the freezer before serving.