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Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

Get into the spirit of the holidays with this Keto Fruit Christmas Tree! Cute, fun and festive…this christmas tree fruit is a great keto appetizer idea that is sure to be a show stopper!

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple, jicama or any root vegetable (base only)
  • 6-8 strawberries
  • hand full of blueberries
  • hand full of raspberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 head of broccoli
  • hand full of cherry tomatoes
  • fresh mint leaves
  • monkfruit confectioners sweetener (optional)

 

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Keto Fruit Christmas Tree Instructions

  1. Wash all fruits.
  2. Cut apple, jicama or other root vegetable into a 1 inch slice and place it onto a small saucer plate to use as a base for the tree.
  3. Next, trim the top and bottom of the carrot.
  4. Place a toothpick in the bottom (wider end) of the carrot and stick it into the center of the apple, jicama or other root vegetable to form the look of a tree.
  5. Now, stick toothpicks in an upward design around and into the carrot. This is where you will be placing the fruits.
  6. Set broccoli florets around the base.
  7. Next, add strawberries onto the toothpicks on the carrot. Don’t add them to every toothpick.
  8. Add cherry tomatoes around the base in the broccoli to fill spaces and stick a few on the toothpicks. Do the same with raspberries and blueberries.
  9. Add brocolli florets between the toothpicks going up the carrot to create the look of Christmas tree limbs.
  10. Add more blueberries and fresh mint to fill the spaces.
  11. Next, place thin lemon slices into the tree to fill it even more.
  12. Lastly, place a star cut out piece of lemon rind onto a toothpick and stick it on the top of the tree.
  13. Sprinkle with monkfruit confectioners sweetener to give the look of snow dusting the christmas fruit tree.

 

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree Nutrition

Serves 10

Calories 17, Total C 4g, Fiber 1.5g, Net C 2.5g, Sugars 1.9g, Fat 0.1g, Protein 0.5g

 

If you like this recipe, you should check out our Keto Vegetable Christmas tree!!!

Keto Vegetable Christmas Tree

 

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Here are a few photos we took while making this amazing recipe.

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Wait – Are Apples Keto Friendly?

Let’s talk a bit about the apple in this process.  There are many other fruit choices that are low carb and keto friendly but don’t discount apples all together just because of their high sugar count.

I still keep apples in my house because my kids like them.

A apple base works perfectly for this recipe but feel free to use a jicama or other root vegetable you want.

Back to the apple…  if you are doing the keto diet and you absolutely want an apple, go for it!  But, before you do I want you to know a couple of things.  If you are insulin resistant and higher carbs and sugar, even in the nature form like this, tends to spike your glucose levels, there is a proper way to consume a small amount of apple and have it work for you and not against you.  First, always consume a protein about 30 minutes before you eat a higher carb food with sugar like this.  Protein helps to stabilize your blood sugar.  The next thing you can do to “burn off” the sugar so to speak is take a walk.  These tips will work amazingly well if you have a high carb or high sugar treat while you are doing keto.  If you are like me, you do keto because your insulin response system is broken.  Keto helps to fix this process.  This is a simple hack that allows your body to process the healthy carbs even when you struggle with insulin resistance like I do.  Remember, foods are foods.  Ketosis is a process in which your body is in.  No food is keto or not but certain foods can kick you out of the state of ketosis you are in.

I’ve tested this process with my continuous glucose meter!  I love that I am really understanding how to fix my insulin resistance and still consume some of the foods I love in moderation.  This is why I will always be low carb.  Keto is very limiting and this is really good in the beginning when you are learning about your body.  Keto fixes your body and it’s response to insulin!!!  I’ve been doing keto for almost 4 years now.  I thought I was never able to have an apple again until I worked with a dietician that really helped me understand my body.  The CGM also helped me learn what was happening to my own blood sugar.   Each person is different and each person is at a different level of health so it’s really important to know where you are and how your body works in the process.  If you are just starting keto, I wouldn’t consume an apple just yet.  But, just know, you will eventually be able to have apples and other keto friendly fruits again!

In fact, you can watch my CGM videos on YouTube where I tested this process!!!  Remember, the goal is for you to have a healthy metabolism that can switch between burning ketones and glucose.


 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

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Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

 

Here’s a printable version of this Keto Appetizer Recipe:

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

Keto Fruit Christmas Tree

Cute, fun and festive...this christmas tree fruit is a show stopper!
5 from 2 votes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 17

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple jicama or any root vegetable (base only)
  • 6-8 strawberries
  • hand full of blueberries
  • hand full of raspberries
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 head of broccoli
  • hand full of cherry tomatoes
  • fresh mint leaves
  • monkfruit confectioners sweetener optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash all fruits.
  • Cut apple, jicama or other root vegetable into a 1 inch slice and place it onto a small saucer plate to use as a base for the tree.
  • Next, trim the top and bottom of the carrot.
  • Place a toothpick in the bottom (wider end) of the carrot and stick it into the center of the apple, jicama or other root vegetable to form the look of a tree.
  • Now, stick toothpicks in an upward design around and into the carrot. This is where you will be placing the fruits.
  • Set broccoli florets around the base.
  • Next, add strawberries onto the toothpicks on the carrot. Don't add them to every toothpick.
  • Add cherry tomatoes around the base in the broccoli to fill spaces and stick a few on the toothpicks. Do the same with raspberries and blueberries.
  • Add brocolli florets between the toothpicks going up the carrot to create the look of Christmas tree limbs.
  • Add more blueberries and fresh mint to fill the spaces.
  • Next, place thin lemon slices into the tree to fill it even more.
  • Lastly, place a star cut out piece of lemon rind onto a toothpick and stick it on the top of the tree.
  • Sprinkle with monkfruit confectioners sweetener to give the look of snow dusting the christmas fruit tree.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 17 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.9g
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