Can we all agree that holiday or vacations should be about enjoying time with family and friends, and not stressing whether an indulgence will come back to haunt us? Unfortunately, these events are not a free pass when it comes to our health. A little planning is in order, so that a treat doesn’t cascade into a month long binge.
One of my favorite secrets for facing food temptations, 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 solution? Finding creative ways of consuming more healthy fats. 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 experiementing 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. 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 a tasty way to add more power to my fat bombs using therapeutic ketones. 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 keto/os 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 pretty delicious. My point is, that adding more fat to our diets while keeping our proteins and carbs in check is easier said than done at times.
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-workout snack.
When you are on vacation due to the holidays or whenever you know more food temptations will be surrounding you, try adding fat-bombs to your diet and see if this will not help stay on track.
Super-Charged Ketone Powered 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.
Have you been struggling to get into ketosis? Has it been a challenge to stay on a low carb diet? Maybe it’s time you try Prüvit’s Keto/os for yourself. Pick up your Keto/OS here