Whether you are familiar with the term 'fat bomb' or are new to this trend, think of them like energy balls, but instead of being made with things like oats or dried fruit, they're made almost exclusively from high-fat, low-carb ingredients. Fats take longer to break down in the digestive tract and slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar, keeping our blood sugar levels stable and helping us to feel fuller for longer.
You can tailor these recipes to your specific lifestyle and macros. On board the keto train? Don't add protein or customize how much you include in the recipe. Use high-fat ingredients for the base such as butter, cream cheese, nut butters, or coconut oil/butter.
Dairy-free/vegan fat bomb bases include Coconut oil, Tree Nut cheese (like cashew cheese), Coconut cream or Cocoa butter.
There are many ways to incorporate a fat bomb into your routine; at the end of the day when you haven't quite met your macros yet or to help stave off binge eating with a portion sized sweet treat to satisfy your cravings.
Our favorite additions to include are unsweetened coconut, unsweetened chocolate, nuts and, cinnamon, and assorted berries. These can be savory or sweet, so do what works for you!
Pro Tip: Make a batch ahead of time and store so you have them on hand when needed. Be careful to watch portion sizes! It's very easy to over-indulge!
Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Fat Bombs
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Scoop SFH Pure Churro
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Alternative sweetener to taste and/or topping
Pinch of cinnamon for topping
Combine cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla extract using fork or hand mixer. Slowly add in protein until it reaches a consistency you like. Scoop into silicon molds and place in freezer until firm.
Makes 12 servings
12g Fat/6g Protein/3 Net Carbs/139 Calories
Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs
8oz. Cream Cheese
1 Scoop SFH Fuel Strawberry
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Raspberries
Shaved chocolate (for topping)
Combine cream cheese and protein until smooth. Set aside half of this mixture and combine with berries using a fork or hand mixer. Layer into silicon molds, berry mixture first followed by remaining cream cheese mixture. Top with whatever your heart desires (we used shaved chocolate). Freeze until firm.
Makes 6 servings
13g Fat/6g Protein/4 Net Carbs/162 Calories