Keto diets are hot, hot, hot right now. Everyone seems to be on a keto diet or promoting it as a lifestyle.
Some are even promoting keto diets for athletes too. This certainly goes against the norm where carbohydrates are seen as the main fuel for muscles. When it comes to keto dieting though, people want their cake and eat it too. Enter Almond Keto Fat Bombs
Keto coffee, keto desserts, and other favorite recipes are all being modified to fit the plan. People are also dying to know how to make keto pasta! Can you imagine? But, at the end of the day, keto desserts rule when it comes to wanting a hack. These keto fat bombs will satisfy your cravings while being keto compliant!
The keto diet is straightforward when it comes to macronutrients.
Pretty much anything goes provided the dessert doesn’t have much carbohydrate (no sugar, no starch, etc).
Erythritol is a good choice. It’s a sugar alcohol but well-tolerated unlike sorbitol for example. Does erythritol have carbs? No, it’s a good sugar substitute for this kind of recipe. Is erythritol safe? Absolutely!
Chocolate on keto?
In short, yes. Provided you are using as dark of chocolate as possible since it’s naturally low in sugar.
Prepared chocolate foods have sugar added to enhance the flavor. One ounce (28 grams) of unsweetened chocolate (100% cocoa) has 3 grams of net carbs. The same serving of 70–85% dark chocolate contains up to 10 g of net carbs. If you’re looking for a chocolate fix, then mix in some raw cacao powder to taste. Simply divine.
What once was old, is new again. Gelatin supplements were popular in the 70s and early 80s. Marketed as a source of glycine and collagen, they were promoted to help with hair and nails. Gelatin and collagen fell out of favour when whey protein hit the scene.
Fast forward to today and it’s back in vogue. Why? Because we are now remembering the role of collagen, as a source of glycine, when it comes to overall health including the health of our skin, muscles, joints, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
With that, an almond keto fat bomb recipe was in order! Enjoy
Almond Keto Fat Bombs
This is a classic energy ball recipe, similar to anything you'll find online. The main difference is that unlike other energy balls, these won't have honey or maple syrup or dried fruit since that will add too many carbs for a keto version. You can adapt this to have dried fruit and sweetener like maple syrup
- 1.5 cups raw nuts choose your favorite or mix
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut use shredded to mix better
- 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs a must for me to add low sugar chocolate punch
- 1/3 cup nut or seed butter your choice
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder use the real stuff, it's worth it
- 3 tbsp cold water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp collagen hydrolysate I like Great Lakes brand, mixes really well
Add the nuts to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't over process, you don't want a nut butter.
Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor bowl and blend until a thick paste or "batter" has formed. The dough should definitely be sticky
Roll the mixture into 24 balls; less if you want a bigger product. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze and use as needed. They thaw quickly, so you can store in the freezer to preserve the flavor and nutrition, and take out as needed