Can we all agree that the holidays should be about enjoying time with family and friends, not stressing whether an indulgence will come back to haunt us? Unfortunately, the holidays are not a free pass when it comes to our health. So a little planning can’t hurt and in fact can assist you once New Year’s resolutions are put on paper.
One of my favorite secrets to facing the holidays without a major slip up, is the use of fat bombs. Fat bombs not only keep you in a satiated state longer but can help speed up your metabolism by raising your ketones.
What are Fat Bombs Anyway?
In a ketogenic diet, we move from (sugar) glucose being our main fuel to (fat) ketones as our main source of energy. However, in a true ketogenic diet we need our fat levels to be as high as 75% of our macros. For some people, this ratio is difficult to achieve or maintain consistently. What’s the usual solution? To find creative ways of consuming more fat. This is where a fat bomb can really make a difference.
Fat Bombs are usually made from the following fat sources:
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) Oil
I enjoy getting creative with my fat bombs and today’s recipe is NOT your typical fat bomb. Why? Because I added a serving of Keto/OS MAX to the mix. What’s Keto/OS? Glad you asked. Affiliate link coming your way. KETO//OS® stands (Ketone Operating System) it’s a revolutionary drink mix based on a proprietary ketone energy technology. It delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity. Basically, we can now drink ketones to get into and maintain ketosis. Keto/OS MAX is their Maui punch flavor and their latest version.
Because this supplement has become a regular part of my life, I wanted to step up my fat bombs by adding some therapeutic ketones to them. Now can I tell you that this was not only delicious but adding ketones to a fat bomb keeps me in an even deeper level of ketosis? Wondering more about this conversation and how it can benefit you? Here is another article that can help you understand the benefits of being in our native state of ketosis for fat lose and greater health.
Trying to raise our fat sources while reducing carbs can sometimes prove to be unpalatable. After all, who wants to just eat a chunk of butter? Well, maybe that’s not a good example since butter is amazing. My point is that adding more fat to our diets while keeping our proteins and carbs in check is easier said than done.
When should you have a fat bomb? Well because they are small and bite-sized you can have them as a small snack, a pick-me up or even in place of breakfast when you are in a rush. They also make a great pre-or after-workout snack.
During the holidays consider having one before you face the holiday fare.
Super-Charged Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs
2 cups of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons of sugar substitute (I used Swerve confectioners)
1 serving of Keto/OS MAX (Maui Punch)
1 pint of fresh raspberries finely chopped
In a large mixing bowl beat the coconut oil with the cocoa powder until fully combined. Next add the Keto/OS MAX, and sugar substitute. Lastly, fold in the raspberries. Spoon your fat bomb mix into mini cupcake liners and place in the freezer for 15 minutes until solid. Store your fat bombs in the freezer.
Recipe makes a dozen small super charged fat-bombs.