Why use fat bombs for a plant-based ketogenic diet?
A therapeutic ketogenic diet is one that is low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high in fat. The key to success is having healthy and flavorful fats at your fingertips. One of the easiest ways to do this is with “fat bombs”. Snacks, or bites, that are fat based and can be savory or sweet. These blackberry bliss bombs, one of my favorites, are not only easy to prep but they are darn delicious! Pops of fresh citrus and creamy coconut goodness. I like eating them chilled right out of the fridge! Bonus is that they freeze well and can be easily meal prepped and saved.
Tips and Tidbits for fat bomb success!
- Ensure vanilla extract has no added sugar
- *Use a silicone fat bomb mold or old school ice-cube tray. If using an ice-cube tray, the bombs will not come right out. Use a knife to pop them out. Here are a couple of our favorite silicon molds:
3. These bliss bombs freeze really well. Make a double batch and freeze the extra for up to three months.
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The plant-based ketogenic diet is emerging in research as a treatment option for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). To find out more about how this diet may help, join the PKD nutrition facebook group ran through our sister non-profit or schedule an introductory visit with one of our dietitians.
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These blackberry bliss bombs, one of my favorites, are not only easy to prep but they are darn delicious!
Recipe developed and tested by Diana Bruen, MS, RD.
- 1 cup coconut butter, slightly softened
- ½ cup coconut oil, slightly softened (not melted)
- 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener, or to taste
- dash of sea salt
1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until well mixed and smooth in texture. Make sure not to over blend, the oil will get warm and separate.
2. Line a 6×6- inch container with parchment paper. Alternatively, use a silicon fat bomb mold or ice cube tray*. Scoop berry mixture into container and smooth until evenly distributed.
3. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or in the fridge for up to 2 hours to set and firm up.
4. Slice into 14 equal parts.
Other Berries: Feel free to substitute blackberries for any of your favorite berries or mix it up and use half blackberries and half blueberries!
No Monk fruit sweetener: replace with 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia or to taste.
No lemon: replace with equal parts lime juice and zest.
Adapted from the recipe Keto Blackberry Fat Bombs by Sugar Free Mom
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