Almond Butter Fat Bombs

Fat bombs are (often sweetened) high-fat bites that can be used strategically in our keto life.  They can be helpful for people who are just starting out, especially when hunger is still an issue.  After we’ve been on this way of eating for a while, our hunger level goes down and we don’t need between-meal snacks.  I don’t typically keep fat bombs on hand, but occasionally they are nice to have along with a meal.

These are very soft at room temperature and need to be frozen.

Mix together:
8 ounces unsweetened almond butter
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp almond flavoring
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
Drizzle with a cup lily’s sugar free chocolate chips melted together with 2 tsp coconut oil.

The almond butter mixture is not sweetened, which is a plus.  I seldom have alternative sweeteners, maybe a few times a month.  If you’re finding that your hunger level is not going down, or if your weight loss is slower than you’d like, or your blood sugars aren’t normalizing; then it’s well worth kicking the sweetener habit.  Sweeteners can cause a blood sugar or an insulin spike for some of us and they are notorious for keeping our appetite triggered.  When I eat foods with alternative sweeteners, I find that I am more interested in eating and hungrier in general.  In other words, if I eat something sweet; I want more, more, more.

The solution for me is to have sweeteners less often.  I initially went 30 days without them and now limit them to once per week.  That seems to be manageable for me.  I can have the sweetener occasionally and it keeps the sweet addiction at bay.

So if you are avoiding the sweetener, leave off the chocolate drizzle and stick with the almond butter filling.  You can find other unsweetened fat bomb recipes out there if you’re not crazy about almond butter.

My estimation of macros for one of these with the chocolate drizzle is 5 total carbs, 5 protein, 20 fat.  Without the chocolate drizzle: 4 total carbs, 5 protein, 18 fat. Be sure to enter your ingredients into your tracker to get an accurate count.

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