A ketogenic diet involves very low to almost no on carbs and high intake of fat; around 70-80% with the rest being protein. This is the combination that has been formulated to trick your body into ketosis.
A very easy and relishing way of consuming healthy fats on a keto diet is through ‘Fat Bombs’! They provide a unique and easy way to keep up the recommended fat intake.
It might surprise you, for the name is a little fancy. They are actually small balls, made up of fats that are liquid at room temperature and are can be stored for a long time in refrigerators.They come handy as a tasty treat which can be had, as and when you feel hungry.
They will help you:
- to maintain adequate and healthy fat daily requirement
- keep you full and suppress appetite for a considerable amount of time.
Have a look at the recipes, and make them for yourself!
CHOCOLATE ALMOND KETO FAT BOMB:
1 cup almond butter
1 cup coconut oil
½ cup cacao powder
¼ cup coconut flour
Stevia to taste
10-15 whole almonds
1 Melt the almond butter and coconut oil in a saucepan. Add in the cacao powder, coconut flour, and stevia, and mix well.
2 Let the mixture cool and then form 10-15 ping-pong sized balls from the mixture.
3 Stick an almond into the middle of each.
4 Refrigerate to set and store in fridge until you’re ready to eat them.
- Serving Size: 1 fat bomb Calories: 260 Sugar: 0 g Fat: 26 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 4 g
VANILLA FAT BOMBS DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE :
1 cup coconut butter
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Stevia to taste
¼ cup 100% dark chocolate
1 Melt the coconut butter and the coconut milk in a saucepan on very low heat.
2 Add in all the ingredients except for the dark chocolate into the saucepan.
3 Mix well. Let the mixture cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
4 Then form small balls from the mixture (approx. 15-20). Place the balls into the fridge to solidify for 2-3 hours.
5 Melt the dark chocolate (in the microwave or on the stove).
6 Dip each of the balls into the chocolate, and place the dipped balls onto parchment paper. Place back into the fridge.
- Serving Size: 1 fat bomb Calories: 180 Sugar: 1 g Fat: 16 g Carbohydrates: 5 g Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g
FUDGY MACADAMIA CHOCOLATE FAT BOMBS:
- 2 oz (58gr) Cocoa Butter
- 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbs Swerve
- 4 oz (112gr) Chopped macadamias
- ¼ cup Heavy cream or coconut oil for dairy free option
1 Melt cocoa butter in a small sauce pan in a bath of water. (I just use another slightly bigger sauce pan, half full with water)
2 Add cocoa powder to the sauce pan.
3 Now add the Swerve and mix well until all ingredients are well blended and melted.
4 Add macadamias and stir in well.
5 Add cream, mix well and bring back to temperature.
6 Now pour in molds or paper candy cups.
7 Let cool, then put in the fridge to harden.
8 Keeps at room temperature, with a slightly softer consistency than chocolate.
Serving size: 6 portions Calories: 267 fat: 28g carbs: 3g protein: 3g
There can be many versions of ‘fat bombs’ depending upon the ingredients and flavouring agents that you use, while the preparation steps remain the same.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For many more delicious, easy, and low cost recipes that will make you relish the Keto diet we recommend ‘The Essential Keto cook book’ as a very useful resource.