Are you having trouble staying on the keto diet? Try some fat bombs. They are perfect and portable for a quick snack helping you stay on the keto track. The keto diet is not a quick fix or easy to imcomporate into your busy lifestyle. It can, however, be a successful way to lose weight and inches off those fatty areas.
Fat bombs are made of, you guessed it, fat. The fat in them is the good kind though, and consuming more fat than carbs and proteins is the key to the keto diet. They are rich but not overly sweet, and remind me of truffles.
There are quite a few versions of fat bombs out there, so experiment to discover your favourite. Most are made out of coconut oil and nut butter, avocado or cream cheese. Cocoa powder is optional, simply omit it if you are not a chocolate fan. You can add a bit of sweetener if you prefer. I prefer them unsweetened.
Mix 1/2 cup of nut butter, pureed avocado or cream cheese with 1/4 cup of virgin coconut oil. Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir over low heat until coconut oil is liquid and mixture is well blended. Add sweetener if desired. Pour into plastic containers or candy molds. I have been (successfully) using an ice cube tray as have not had a chance to pick up candy molds. Another option is to form the mixture into balls and roll the balls in flax or chia seeds. Freeze until solid, typically a few hours. Whatever you don’t eat right away you can store in the freezer.
A slightly fancier version combines 1/2 cup each of blueberries, soft goat cheese, and chopped pecans with 1 cup of almond flour and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla. Blend in a food processor, form into 30 small balls, roll balls in unsweetened shredded coconut.
- calories: 48
- protein: 1g
- fats: 4g
- net carbs: 1g
Yet another delicious fat bomb recipe calls for 1/2 cup melted coconut butter (not oil), 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice and maple syrup and the zest of one lemon. Combine all in a food processor, then pour into candy molds or containers. Refrigerate or freeze to store.
- calories 96g
- fat 8g
- protein 0.6g
- net carbs: 1.8g
If strawberry shortcake is your passion, try these fat bombs. They have less calories than the other versions, so perfect for a light snack. Combine 3/4 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup each of coconut flour and shredded coconut, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Process until combined, form into 25 balls. If desired, roll in additional coconut. Freeze.
- calories: 34
- fats: 2g
- protein: 0g
- net carbs: 2g
By now you probably get the gist of these fat bombs. Just about any flavor imaginable is possible. Get creative and find your own favorite. Here are a few I have tried, as you can see the container is almost empty…they are delicious!