Fat Bombs

I read about fat bombs (or ketogenic balls) years ago, but I thought they were just a paleo-diet snack. Little did I know I would discover through my research on women’s hormones just how great these little bombs are for helping to balance us out!

FatBombs.ElizabethDentonHealthOne of the biggest culprits of hormonal imbalance in women is a lack of healthy dietary fat, in conjunction with no-carb diets, juice cleanses, and loads of caffeine. Even those who attempt to eat healthy end up consuming too many carbs, too few nutrients, and too little fat.

The diet industry has done a HUGE disservice in terms of promoting health, and instead promoting fads and quick fixes, that don’t actually fix anything. We have an emerging culture of people genuinely wanting to improve their health, but are so confused by the loads of misinformation that quite frankly, they just don’t know what to eat!

So let’s get back to fat. What does fat have to do with hormones? Without the presence of dietary fat in your diet, your body cannot keep up with proper hormone production. Essential fats are the building blocks of hormone production, and they also help increase your metabolic rate (fat burning), and reduce inflammation in your body.

These fat balls cover all your bases when it comes to including the right types of fat to nourish and fuel your body. Feel free to play with the flavoring and spices and get creative!

I adapted this recipe from Lee From America.

Ingredients

  • 3 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter (this is made from the flesh of the coconut)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted, roasted almond butter
  • 1½ cups nut flour blend (I used this blend of almonds, coconut, pecans, walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 cup coconut shreds, unsweetened

 

Instructions

With a food processor:

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor until everything is mixed well and the ingredients form a dough-like consistency.
  2. Use a tablespoon to spoon out even amounts of dough and roll into balls.
  3. Store in airtight container in the freezer.
  4. Remove from freezer for 5-10 minutes before eating.

With a blender:

  1. Combine dates, coconut milk, coconut oil, and cinnamon in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  2. Add coconut butter and almond butter to the mixture and blend until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine nut flour blend, slivered almonds, cacao nibs, and shredded coconut. Mix well.
  4. Form a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour the wet mixture into the well.
  5. Stir until all ingredients are wet and a dough-like consistency is achieved. If it’s too dry, add more coconut milk small increments. If it’s too wet, add in more nut flour.
  6. Use a tablespoon to spoon out even amounts of dough and roll into balls.
  7. Store in airtight container in the freezer.
  8. Remove from freezer for 5-10 minutes before eating.

 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Elizabeth

 

 

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