What is a Keto Zone “fat bomb?”
It is simply a snack, or meal replacement, that is almost all fats.
In fact, a fat bomb typically contains 90% or more calories from fat. Traditional fat bombs are snack-sized morsels, either balls or bars, and pack about 200 calories in just a couple bites.
But not all fat bombs are equal.
To qualify as truly Keto Zone, they should be made of healthy, anti-inflammatory fats.
And not all fat bombs are morsels. We’ve included morsels, drinks, a spooned bomb, and more. They all serve the same function.
From quick easy-to-make instructions to full recipes, we hope you enjoy these 5 Delicious Keto Zone Fat Bombs and 5 reasons you should make them today.
Traditional Fat Bombs:
Place 1 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa in small bowl. Add 1.5 Tbsp. softened organic coconut oil, 1 Tbsp. water, and 2-3 drops stevia (to taste). Stir in 1/8 tsp vanilla and a small pinch of salt. Stir well until it becomes a creamy thick texture. Place in mini coconut oil-greased cupcake liners, or form into cubes, and refrigerate just until hardened, about 15-20 minutes.
Serves 1. Nutrition info: 200 calories, 21 gm fat, 2 gm net carbs, 1 gm protein (95% fat)
Using a fine grater, grate 1 well-washed lemon for 1 Tbsp. zest. Mix zest, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1.5 Tbsp. softened organic coconut oil, and ½ teaspoon Erythritol (or 2-3 drops stevia). Mix well. Place in mini-cupcake liners and refrigerate until hardened, about 15-20 minutes.
Serves 1. Nutrition info: 180 calories, 20 gm fat, 1 gm net carbs, 0 gm protein (99% fat)
Non-Traditional Fat “Bombs”
This one’s easy. It’s not a typical, solid food fat bomb, but it’s a delicious way to start the day. Simply mix 12-16 oz. of your favorite coffee with 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil and 1 scoop Hazelnut MCT Oil Powder. Together, it will give you the delicious smooth texture of coconut oil coffee plus a better ratio of medium chain triglycerides.
Serves 1. Nutrition info: 190 calories, 21, 0 gm carbs, 0 gm protein (100% fat)
If you’ve ever dipped a spoon into the jar of peanut butter, you’ve almost made this fat bomb. Simply spoon out 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and 1 Tbsp almond butter. Add 1-2 tsp cacao nibs for a chocolate crunch (or sprinkle cacao between layers).
Serves 1. Nutrition info: 240 calories, 24 gm fat, 3 gm net carbs, 2 gm protein (90% fat)
This wonderful fat bomb is a whole breakfast. First, slice an unpeeled, small avocado in half lengthwise and twist into two separate pieces. Remove pit. Place one avocado half on a baking sheet or in an oven-safe pan. Add 1 teaspoon grass-fed butter in the avocado hole. Crack one large egg and place yolk in avocado whole, reserving white for another use. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook in 425 deg F oven for 15-20 minutes. Optionally, add 1 slice crumbled bacon.
Serves 1. Nutrition info: 230 calories, 24 gm fat, 3 gm net carbs, 2 gm protein (94% fat)
When you eat a snack high in healthy fat, with little protein or carbohydrates, they signal our brains to tell us that we are full. In fact, in an individual food or meal, fats improve leptin and ghrelin balance to help us identify fullness vs. hunger.
On the whole, high-fat diets tend to suppress appetite. In studies, those eating a high-fat diet tend to eat less total calories and still report less hunger.
Healthy fats have a lot to offer nutritionally. When they replace carbohydrates, they:
Since fat bombs are typically over 85% fat, they can significantly increase fat intake in the entire diet to 75% or more calories from fat.
Most meals, even Keto Zone meals, also include protein and a few carbohydrates. Fat bombs can quickly tip the balance toward more fats.
It seems that most people either crave sweets or salt. Fortunately, fat bombs can be sweet or savory.
Fat Bombs are an easy addition to the Keto Zone diet, and their rich, delicious flavors can help you satisfy any craving.
Feeling satisfied definitely increases the longevity and success of Keto Zone eating.
Even those who eat more carbs can benefit from Fat Bombs as long as they replace carbohydrate snacks. If you eat moderate carbs, it will not help to simply add more fats. Instead, replace carbohydrate with healthy fats, and still reap many of the benefits listed above.
Healthy Keto Zone Fat Bombs are quick, easy, satisfying, and can help you achieve ketosis.