Yeah, not those F-bombs. I’m talkin’ FAT bombs.
The best kind of bombs. Maybe you’ve seen this “trend” on Instagram & Pinterest, or your bacon friends are chatting about the fat bomb life. What are fat bombs? Not only will I tell you, I’ll teach you how to drop some of your own F-bombs.
Fat bombs are little nuggets of fat that can aid a grain free, Paleo, or Keto way of eating. Drop one in your mouth and BOOM – healthy fats. We need healthy fats. They are sooo good for us. Not only are fats super yummy, saturated fats are actually anti-inflammatory. This can help anything from our Happy cholesterol (HDL) to giving us big billowing Victoria’s Secret model hair (okay.. I have the hair, just missing the style). All that vitamin D you’re soakin’ up on the beach – guess what – you need fats to make that shit work.
Those sat fats include things like coconut oil (the holy grail) and butter (brain lovin’).
Coconut oil is safe on a Paleo way of eating, but if you are keto without the worry of paleo – go for the butter! Both of these fats fill us up and have wonderful nutrients we need, so it’s hard to overeat when you’re sticking to these healthy fats.
I am currently experimenting with goat’s milk butter. I found it at our local farmers’ market, and I was so happy. People were staring at how excited I got. The vendors were for sure happy that they absolutely made my day. I practically skipped home.
But.. I haven’t used it yet. I’ve been nomming on my coconut oil, and I’m saving my goat butter for a special occasion – my birthday (it’s on Friday – I will be accepting bacon and bouquets of edible greens as gifts). We ran out of bacon – AHBL (all hell breaking lose) – so this leaves me with coconut oil. I love coconut oil, but butter has a special place in my heart. [UPDATE: I LOVE GOAT BUTTER!].
Okay so y’all know fat is yummy, fills us up, and I’m a bit obsessed with it. What’s the point of a fat bomb?
We need to get our healthy fats in each day. Cooking with fats is a great place to begin. Dousing your salads in avocado oil, with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil is awesome too. DON’T THROW OUT THOSE EGG YOLKS!! (I’m going to shout this at you guys until E V E R Y O N E stops doing it. So tell yo’ friends). So we eat fats.. but we need more. If we want our bodies to use these fats efficiently, stay full, and stop those sugar cravings – sometimes we need a boost. This is where fat bombs come in to play.
Here’s the gist of how to create your own fat bomb:
1. At least 1 type of fat. The more the merrier.
2. Something to make you want to eat it. Some people eat butter straight up.. rock it if you want to. But when I want a snack – I want it to be AMAZING.
3. Keep the carbs low. We are bombing with fat – not sugar. Veggies and foods full of fiber fill us up, but tons of sugar does not!
Eating your fat bombs can help if you think you ate enough – but are still a bit hungry. Chances are you need some more fat. If you have sugar cravings? Replace the craving with a fat bomb. Reward your brain in a different way. Need to eat ASAP when you wake up but can’t wait for your bacon to fry? Pop a fat bomb, your hanger will fade.
Below is the recipe I have been using lately – Paleo and allergy friendly modifications are of course, included in the recipe. I start with a small base – for one serving – and increase it if I want to have some stored away in the fridge, or sometimes I just want one serving right now. It’s great to put in a jar and take with you for a snack – I did this on a mini road trip and was so glad I did! Don’t forget to check out the shopping list at the end of this post. Let me know what you guys think – what’s your favorite way to drop some F-bombs?! Want to start eating gluten free, paleo, or keto? Sign up for a free clarity call here.
- 2 tbs. organic, sugar-free peanut butter (almond butter for paleo)
- 2 tbs. organic, unrefined coconut oil
- 1-2 tsp. organic, raw cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp. himalayan salt
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla bean powder
- optional: pinch of sweetener of choice. If I'm feelin' feisty I will do 1/4 tsp honey.
- 1. Dump everything into a saucepan and stir over low heat to melt just a tiny bit. Not super liquidy, just a bit. Summertime, you may not have to do this.
- 2. Pour into silicone candy molds (definitely do the melting step if this is what you're going for) and stick in the freezer. Depending on the size, they could be done in 5 minutes. If you double the recipe and have big molds, give it more time
- Eat straight out of the jar you mixed it in.. Depends how hungry or impatient (like me) you are!
- 3. Enjoy! If you made a large batch - I like to pop them out of the molds, and store them in a mason jar (or emptied/washed coconut oil jar) in the fridge and pop 'em when I'm ready.
- If you have allergies to cacao, you can definitely leave that out. Coconut allergies: sub coconut for butter! Nut allergies.. add more cacao powder and leave out the nut butter.