I honestly can’t say enough good things about coconut oil. I’ve always been a big fan of coconuts in general (there’s nothing more refreshing than cracking open a coconut and enjoying some fresh coconut water), but coconut oil is just so incredibly versatile. A quick Google search will easily give you dozens of creative ideas about things to use it for. One of my favorite things to make with coconut oil are coconut oil fat bombs, especially when using the recipe I’m about to share with you guys. Not only are these coconut oil fat bombs loaded with a variety of quality coconut fat sources, they’re also protein-rich and great for naturally detoxing.
A Deliciously Sweet Treat Loaded With Healthy Fats & Coconut Flavor
I hope you like the taste of coconut because you’re going to be adding a total of four different coconut ingredients when making these fat bombs! You’ll need ¼ cup of coconut butter, ¼ cup of coconut oil, ½ cup of full fat coconut milk, and ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes. These four ingredients easily add over 120 grams of quality coconut fats to the recipe.
Unfortunately, many people still tend to steer clear of coconut fats because they mistakenly believe that all saturated fats are unhealthy. Thankfully, modern research is gradually catching on to all of the great benefits coconuts can provide. One study even found that adding virgin coconut oil into the diet helped to improve lipid profiles and reduce cardiovascular risk factors in lab rats. (1) Quite the opposite effect than a lot people would expect from saturated fats! On top of that, coconut flakes have also been found to be quite beneficial in helping to protect against heart disease. Coconut flakes actually help to lower LDL cholesterol levels in individuals with moderately raised cholesterol. (2)
After adding most of the coconut ingredients into a heatproof bowl, you’ll also want to mix in about a tablespoon of an all-natural low carb sweetener like Stevia and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. To help make these fat bombs a great detox option, you’ll also be adding in a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. Both ingredients help to add a delightfully spicy taste to the fat bombs, with cinnamon being an especially potent source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (3) Likewise, nutmeg is a fantastic ingredient to use for flavoring – if used in moderate amounts. Excessive nutmeg consumption has been known to be toxic and even cause hallucinations in some people, so make sure not to go overboard whenever using it! (4)
After adding all of the ingredients, actually making the fat bombs is a rather straightforward process. You’ll want to refrigerate them until the mixture is hard enough to roll into balls and then freeze them for a minimum of one hour.
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Coconut Oil Fat Bombs (Protein-Rich and Detoxifying)
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
¼ cup coconut butter
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup full fat coconut milk
½ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 tbsp granulated Stevia or other low carb sweetener to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
- In a heatproof bowl add the coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and heat, stirring frequently until melted.
- Remove from the heat, add the shredded coconut and mix to combine.
- Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes or until it’s hard enough to roll into balls.
- Roll the mixture into ½ inch balls.
- Freeze for minimum one hour.
- Keep the fat bombs in an airtight container in the refrigerator.