These fat bombs are my go to for sweet tooth annihilation on a LCHF diet. I use an Ikea silicone ice cube tray to keep proportions equal, and to make them cute. My trays make fat bombs weighing in at around 9.5 grams each, providing 8.1 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbohydrate and about 75 calories. They are vegan and mostly coconut oil. I like to keep a few of these in a little tupperware container in my bag at work. I am seated most of the day, so calorie expenditure is low…and some days I will eat breakfast and wait until dinner to eat again. These are a great way to literally grease the gears without having to have a full meal.
Coconut oil is well known for being a healthy saturated fat that helps contribute to positive gut health, fights candidiasis,improves mental function, fights infection, is antiviral, supports positive metabolic action, and is a powerful tool in the fight against hunger by increasing satiety for longer periods of time.
And it’s delicious!
Lately, I’ve been watching my work productivity in conjunction with my caloric intake and digestive rhythms. Intermittent fasting has been keeping me sharp and energized, however the most optimal cycle I found was to follow my morning workout with a big breakfast of eggs with cheese or bacon, fresh greens and a cup of coffee with half and half- and then to not eat a meal until returning home to a pile of fresh vegetables. I found that this schedule, combined with having one or two fat bombs throughout the day, and plenty of green tea and water as well, was the perfect formula for up beat and focused work station productivity.
The act of occasionally denying yourself anything is a powerful spiritual action. Sugar, a few meals, the internet, your phone, warm water in the shower…all of these are things that will not hurt us to leave out, but may seem psychologically distressing to consider omitting. However, once the boundary of apprehension is crossed, it is so freeing to witness oneself as invincible in the face of hunger, discomfort, boredom or loneliness. Other problems in life seem less important or challenging. By interrogating our dependence on comfort we can realize new aspects of ourselves- strength we didn’t know we had, and build on willpower and discipline.
Easy Chocolate Fat Bombs
1 cup virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend.
Pour into silicone molds and place in the freezer until hardened.
Store in the refrigerator. This recipe yields about 27.