If you’re eating a low carb keto diet, chances are you probably already understand that your main source of energy should come from fat. A true Ketogenic diet’s macros looks something like this, 75% fat 20% protein and 5% carbs.
But let’s face it, adding high fat snacks can prove to be a little tricky. This is where fat bombs come to the rescue. These tasty morsels come especially handy when you just need a little something to tie you over or to help reduce sugar cravings.
Fat bombs help raise your ketone levels. When your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose, it’s important to have enough dietary fat in your diet. Think of fat bombs as a tool to fan the flame. If you don’t have enough fat to fuel your metabolism you can experience a stall.
This of course is the case when being strict on a keto plan. Otherwise, adding more dietary fat along with bad carbs spells disaster. Why? Because high fat and high carbs can never co-exsist, when joined they cause havoc in the body. It’s the carbs that make your body store the fat. Dietary fat alone is not the culprit.
When I make my fat bombs I keep them in the freezer. It’s the perfect snack when I need a little something for extra energy. They are especially great as pre-workout snack. Due keep in mind that fat bombs are not a license to binge. I wouldn’t have more than two a day because they are high in calories.
There are two camps when it comes to counting calories in a ketogenic diet. Some who track every macro and others who simply let their hunger guide them. I recommend you test what works best for you.
I am somewhere in-between on this topic. The truth is, you need to see how your body reacts, since everyone is different. We don’t count our macros at home. Randy lost 82 and is at his goal weight without ever counting them.
Since I am happy with my weight and eat this way for the health benefits, I also don’t stress about my macros and simply eat when hungry and don’t when not. However, if any weight starts to creep up I begin to keep an eye out. Like I said, do what works for you.
We just never want our eating to become a chore. It’s a lifestyle for us, so it’s important we keep things simple.
This is the same original recipe just with an updated picture. I hope you will continue to enjoy.
Cheesecake Fat Bombs
1 pkg. 8oz of softened cream cheese
1 stick 1/2 cup of softened butter
1/2 tsp. of vanilla
1/4 cup of swerve or other sugar substitute
3 tbs. of coconut oil
mini-muffin wrappers (to place the bombs in) or silicon mold
In a stand-up mixer beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Next add the softened butter, sugar substitute, vanilla and coconut oil. Mix well until well combined. Pipe into small cupcake liners or silicon mold. Place in freezer for an hour to firm up. Keep them stored in the freezer. Note that these will melt at room temperature.
Recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen fat bombs. 1.2 net carbs
Optional: Before adding the cream cheese mixture to the mold and a sliced black berry, or any other seasonal berry of your choice.
Enjoy in good health!
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