MAKES 8 gummies (1 per serving)

    PREP TIME: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes to set

    COOK TIME: 5 minutes

    If you don’t have a pack of exogenous ketones on hand, don’t worry about it! This recipe can be made without them, and it’ll still taste great. There’s no need to buy extra things you don’t require, and exogenous ketones are one of those items that are nice to have, but not a requirement. If you like exogenous ketones and find that you thrive on them, great. But don’t break the budget because you think they’re essential to your success. I use them sporadically, when I find I need them, but I don’t go hog wild because they’re a little pricey. If you don’t use exogenous ketones in this recipe, simply add 2 drops of liquid stevia or 2 teaspoons of confectioners’-style erythritol in their place. Easy as that!

    ½ cup (120 ml) lemon juice

    8 hulled strawberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted)

    2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin

    2 teaspoons exogenous ketones

    SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (optional):

    Silicone mold with eight 2-tablespoon or larger cavities

    1. Have on hand your favorite silicone mold. I like to use a large silicone ice cube tray and spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each cavity, which makes 8 gummies total. If you do not have a silicone mold, you can use an 8-inch (20-cm) square silicone or metal baking pan; if using a metal pan, line it with parchment paper, draping some over the sides for easy removal.
    2. Place the lemon juice, strawberries, and gelatin in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and set over low heat for 5 minutes, or until it becomes very liquid-y and begins to simmer.
    3. Remove from the heat and stir in the exogenous ketones.
    4. Divide the mixture evenly among 8 cavities of the mold or pour into the baking pan. Transfer to the fridge and allow to set for 30 minutes. If using a baking pan, cut into 8 squares.

    STORE IT: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

    Per gummy:

    calories: 19 | calories from fat: 1.8 | total fat: 0.2 g | saturated fat: 0.1 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

    sodium: 10 mg | carbs: 1.2 g | dietary fiber: 0.3 g | net carbs: 0.9 g | sugars: 0.9 g | protein: 3.2 g

    FAT : 9%
    CARBS : 25%
    PROTEIN : 66%