Fat bomb isn’t exactly a romantic name. For me, it conjures up an image of a sitcom character trying on bikinis and making a funny, if self-deprecating, quip over the door to her friend.
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In fact, the very name makes one skeptical of eating it. Wouldn’t a fat bomb make you…fat?
Years later we’re still dispelling the myth that fat makes you fat. It doesn’t.
So as I watch my fictional character do the walk of shame out of the dressing room to hang up the teeny-tiny and too small swimwear, I thought I might share a bit about fat bombs, why they’re helpful, and how to make your first (or best!) batch.
What is a Fat Bomb?
If you hit up the blogosphere often, or if you’re active on Pinterest, you’ve likely already heard about my friend the fat bomb.
It’s actually not a woman with questionable body image. Instead, fat bombs are high-fat (obviously) low-carb treats that provide a great source of energy.
They provide a great little jolt of energy, making them ideal for pre- and post-workout fuel or for getting you through your afternoon slump.
The healthy fats in fat bombs are great for your paleo or keto diet, as they help to cut down on inflammation. Typically, you’ll use coconut oil or coconut butter as the principal fat source.
If you haven’t had many sweets or chocolates since diving into keto, make sure you whip out your willpower after you make these.
They’re deliberately made small to help prevent overeating. Just resist the temptation to think “but they’re so tiny” and allow yourself to eat these by the handful.
Moderation is key.
Avocado – The Unexpected Ingredient
As you probably noticed from the recipe title, these truffles contain an unusual ingredient: avocado.
It seems a bit weird to be doubling down on avocado in a dessert dish, but the smooth and creamy texture works really well in these fat bombs.
In order to make this keto chocolate avocado truffles fat bomb recipe, you need to be able to select the right produce at the store and know the signs of ripeness.
How to Tell if an Avocado is Ripe
Make sure your investment is a good one with these tips.
- The darker fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) tends to be riper.
- Hold the avocado in the palm in your hand and squeeze it. It should give only slightly. Don’t start poking them with one finger through – a ripe one will bruise easily.
- Pull the stem. If it lifts fairly easily and looks a healthy green underneath, it’s good and ripe.
- If it’s brown, put it down.
- Melt the chocolate and stir into the mashed avocado and 2 Tablespoons of cacao powder. Add sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt, to taste.
- Let cool and gently form into small balls with your hands. Place on a tray and set in the fridge for 2 hours. Roll in the 1/4 cup of cacao powder.
- Makes around 24 truffles.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 85
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g