Coffee and Coconut Fat Bomb
A fad or essential?
I know a number of people who follow the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. They’ve been requesting me add some keto friendly recipes to my collection. I’ve resisted so far as I just cannot get use to the idea that eating fat is good. Here for years its been drummed into our heads that fat is bad so we all have been trying to cook with minimum amount of oil, eat dry toast without butter, air fry snacks, bake instead of fry and what not.
For those on a keto diet sugar is absolutely out including the natural ones like honey and maple syrup. Carbohydrate consumption at a bare minimum, fill your tummy with protein and fat. Once the body is starved, instead of burning carbs which it doesn’t get it begins to burn fat.
Little protein balls that everyone swore by to beat the hunger pangs are fast being replaced by the fat bombs. Seriously, all the keto friendly food names are something to ponder about, fat bombs, cloud bread, bullet coffee, potato salad with no potato, rice with no actual rice..yes just a few that I’m hearing about.
What are fat bombs? In a keto diet most fruits are out. One can have fresh berries but in limitation. Seeds and nuts are allowed but again in limited amount. Fat bombs are made using fat which is usually butters, coconut oil, seeds, nuts etc. One small bomb is suppose to ward off hunger pangs and keep your diet on track. Fat is used to fill your tummy. However, that does not mean you can eat a whole tubful of butter or consume a whole packet of cream. Its important to count the calories or macros as they are called. So if you think popping 2-3 fat bombs and plus all your normal food is good, it isn’t. These fat bombs are mainly for people who follow a very strict keto diet.
Not endorsing any diet, please make your own choice as to what is good or bad for you.
When Sujata who blogs at Batter Up with Sujata (check out all her healthy recipes) suggested that #140th theme as #coffee for the FoodieMonday/ Bloghop group, I was planning to make a sinful dessert. However, I got busy over the weekend with guests and couldn’t make the dessert. Then I remembered the constant request for a keto friendly recipe. So here’s a coffee and coconut fat bomb recipe.
After it was set, I tried one and didn’t enjoy it. I missed the sweetness in it. However, fat bombs are recommended as a snack for those on a keto diet.
COFFEE AND COCONUT FAT BOMB
Makes 16 small balls
Per Serving: Fat 15% Protein 4% Carbohydrates 1%
1 cup walnuts (or any nuts of your choice)
¼ cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
2 tbsp soft butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp cocao nibs
1 tbsp coffee powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
a generous pinch of sea salt
1 tsp stevia powder or any sweetener of your choice
- Add the nuts into a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds so that the nuts get chopped into smaller pieces.
- Add desiccated coconut, flax seeds, coffee powder, salt, cinnamon powder, stevia, butter to the chopped nuts.
- Process till you get a paste.
- Add cocao nibs and chia seeds. Mix well.
- Take a teaspoonful of the mixture and roll it into a ball or press it into a mold.
- Sprinkle a bit of coffee powder over it.
- Put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours till the fat bombs become solid.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- I used walnuts but you can use any nuts of your choice.
- Add seeds of your choice.
- I’ve read in tips on Keto diet that fat bombs are added to black coffee.
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