A few months after Silas was born it became clear that he was having reflux and other digestive issues from something in my milk. Although essential oils were helping the symptoms, I wanted to address the root cause so I started making some dietary changes.
The changes helped with Silas’s stomach problems, and I lost my baby weight which was a nice bonus. Unfortunately, I kept losing weight, beyond my baby weight. I was getting dangerously thin.
A friend of mine, Dr. Miro Bandalo, recommended I start consuming more healthy fats. Healthy fats? Yes! Unprocessed, saturated fats can be quite good for your brain and body. I’ll share more on that later, but for now, trust me that consuming quality fats is beneficial.
One of Dr. Miro’s suggestions was to make some fat bomb snacks that I could make ahead of time and keep refrigerated for a healthy, high-fat snack that I could grab on the go. We have a few recipes that we love, but this is the one that has become a favorite in our home.
Casey is the master chef behind this chocolatey recipe. These fat bombs are easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth or chocolate craving without filling your body with refined sugar and unhealthy fats.
Chocolate Fat Bomb Recipe
300 grams almond butter (minimal ingredients)
300 grams salted Kerrygold grass-fed butter
1.5 cups coconut oil (unrefined, cold pressed)
3 tablespoons raw, unfiltered honey
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
4 scoops chocolate protein powder*
Raw nuts if desired
*I prefer Garden of Life Raw Protein because of the quality organic ingredients. It’s also vegan, gluten and dairy free. Avoid protein powders with added sugars or natural flavoring. If you are using an unflavored or vanilla protein powder, just add 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder to the recipe.
Melt the almond butter, butter, and coconut oil on medium low. Once melted add the remaining ingredients except the nuts. Blend well. Pour into containers such as ice cube trays. Add chopped raw nuts if you would like. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid. Leave in freezer or refrigerator and enjoy as desired.
The great thing about recipes like this one is that you can mix it up however you like. Add more honey or vanilla. Use peanut butter instead of almond butter. Just remember that these are healthy so steer clear of refined sugars and processed fats.
Enjoy in moderation!