Fat Bombs | Chocolate Coconut Bars

 

Main Ingredient is Coconut Oil

The main ingredient to this recipe is coconut oil. I cannot boast enough about how great coconut oil is. It is something that I use in my everyday routine, whether it be cooking or moisturizing my skin. To list a few of the many benefits that coconut oil provides; it increases your HDL (good) cholesterol, increases your brain function by aiding in improved cognitive functioning, elevates metabolism and energy levels [1, 2, 3].

This is yet again, another recipe which I eyeball the ingredients (I tend to start doing this once I learn to familiarize myself with the ingredients). This is also another recipe that you can prep the night before and leave in the fridge over night (or if you are extremely eager to munch on these, throw them into the freezer for 30 mins). There are also a number of different variations that you can do with this recipe by modifying the toppings, so start experimenting!

Serving size: 6 mini bars
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: leave overnight in the fridge or 30 mins in the freezer

Fat Bomb Ingredients

3 Tb of melted coconut oil
1 Tb of cocoa powder
2 Tb of almond butter
1 tsp of honey
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon
Chopped nuts of your preference (e.g., almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios)
Optional:
Coconut flakes
Rice crisps

Combine all the ingredients into a flat container, cover and leave in the fridge
overnight or leave in the freezer for 30 mins. Chop into bars when ready and
that's it folks!

 
 

Helpful Sources:

Silicon Chocolate Tray
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References:

1. Gundry, S. R., & Buehl, O. B. (2017). The plant paradox: The
hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain.
New York, NY: Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins.
2. Costantini, L. C., Barr, L. J., Vogel, J. L., & Henderson, S. T. (2008).
Hypometabolism as a therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease. BMC
Neuroscience, 9(Suppl 2), S16. http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-9-
S2-S16
3. Stubbs, R. J., & Harbron, C. G. (1996). Covert manipulation of the
ratio of medium-to long-chain triglycerides in isoenergetically dense
diets: effect on food intake in ad libitum feeding men. International
journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders: journal of the
International Association for the Study of Obesity, 20(5), 435-444.