MMMMmmmmmm fat bombs. Balls of delicious fatty-ness. As the name suggests, these little paleo/keto-friendly balls are filled with healthy fats, some protein and a mix of omega 3s and some omega 6s, and will hold you over until your next meal - that is, if you are even hungry on a keto-style diet.
I have been experimenting with some keto-style eating recently and whipped these fat bombs up as a snack, inspired by Canadian Keto-Queen, Leanne over at Healthful Pursuit. Technically, these are not 100% keto because of the vanilla extract, which contains alcohol sugars. However, you can substitute the vanilla, or just omit it altogether.
You can whip these fat babies up in 15 minutes and they require zero baking. I repeat, zero baking! Who has time for baking?! Not me, at least not unless it's the weekend. Plus, in the heat of the summer who wants to turn on the oven? Until next time, enjoy the fatty-ness!
Prepared in 15 minutes | Makes 9 balls
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp sunflower seed butter
1 tbsp cold coffee (leftover from the morning)
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Place flour, seeds, hemp hearts in a mixing bowl and mix with fork. Add melted coconut oil and mix in thoroughly.
2. Add sunflower seed butter and mix in thoroughly.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
4. Form balls with ingredients, place in cookie tin or tupperware and keep refrigerated otherwise the balls might be a little crumbly.
Tip: To make these balls, 100% keto, you could add an artificial sweetener. I would recommend stevia.
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To Learn more about the Ketogenic Diet, visit the Healthful Pursuit blog, by Leanne Vogel, nutrition educator and Canadian-Keto Queen!
Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is an outdoorsy Mountain Mermaid, and the Owner and Operator of Sea to Sky Paddle Fit, based on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver.