I often find that I’m getting near my limit for protein but still need some calories to get to hit my macros. That’s when the Fat Bomb comes in. Fat bombs are just that, little morsels that are high in fat, low in protein and close to zero carbs. Of course I could just gulp down a teaspoon of MCT Oil but often I like to have a nice little chocolate treat.
Here’s a recipe I find works well and makes about 5 portions of 120 calorie fat bombs.
- 50 grams 99% - 100% Dark Chocolate I use Lindt or Montezuma
- 20 grams Unsalted Butter
- 30 ml Double Cream or Heavy Cream
- 15 grams All Natural Peanut Butter Make sure there's no sugar added
- 1 tsp Candarel or other sweetener Make sure it's one that won't disagree with you
- 1 dash Sea Salt
Melt the butter and the chocolate in a double-boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally and being careful not to let it burn. Let it cool for about 5 minutes then add in the peanut butter and cream. Stir until smooth. Finally add in the sweetener.
Place it either into an ice cube tray or into a small bowl and place in the fridge.
I usually eat about 1 small dinner spoon scoop at a time or you can measure out little 13-15g portions.
Eat one whenever it suits!
- Carbs (net): 1.2g
- Fat: 12g
- Protein: 2.2g
Usually made from a combination of ingredients such as butter, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, fat bombs were initially designed for those following the Ketogenic diet. Devotees eat a high-fat, low-carb diet that induces ketosis, a state of starvation where the body begins to burn fat instead of carbohydrates.