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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Chocolate and Walnut Fat Bombs : Simply delicious and low carb too


The Low Carb Diabetic Blog's very first post was called, Sometimes it just makes sense ... and was back in December 2010 ... fast forward to 2016, and we're still going strong. Over the years we have met (both in the flesh and on the web) some great people and shared many different articles, recipes, studies etc... and we will continue to do this.

The remainder of this post was one I posted last March. These 'Fat Bombs' are very popular and with Valentines Day in a few weeks time, February 14th in the UK, these could also make a nice gift ... or why not a Mothers Day gift?

So once again I must thank Libby for her article and recipe, which I have linked to below.

"Are you over your fear of fat? If you are hungry do you reach for carbs, protein or a healthy fat? If you want to keep your carbs low, you must limit your carbs and protein, so fat bombs are the secret to keeping hunger at bay. Remember these 2 vital points – before you increase your healthy fat intake you MUST lower your carbs otherwise you are back on the standard American diet (SAD) which is high fat and high carbs AND the fat you eat must be a healthy fat, coconut oil, butter, extra virgin olive oil, etc.

Fat bombs are kept in the fridge until you want to eat them, otherwise the coconut oil will melt or soften. You can make them as a dessert or just to keep when hunger strikes.

INGREDIENTS
125g coconut oil
25g cocoa powder
1 tbs granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice to taste
25g walnut pieces
+/- 1 tbs tahini paste

INSTRUCTIONS
Serves 14
Warm the coconut oil until melted.
Add all the other ingredients and allow to cool slightly so the ingredients don't settle and sink to the bottom of the fat bomb..
Pour into ice cube trays and refrigerate until semi set.
Once almost set, place a half walnut on to of each fat bomb.

NOTES
The taste of fat bombs is incredibly personal. How sweet you like them depends on how your sweet tooth has adapted, and if you are a dark chocolate or dairy milk chocolate lover.

The carbs in the fat bomb come from the walnut so you can delete these if you want to.

1 Fat Bomb = 1.2 g carb "

Once again thanks to Libby at 'Ditch the Carbs' blog, which can be found here

All the best Jan

12 comments:

Nikki (Sarah) said...

these look totally yummy. Happy Weekend you guys. Hope it's a great one and thanks for all these neat recipes that you post.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comments Nikki (Sarah)
These are indeed yummy ... have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Made some of these last year. They are very good.

Jenny S

Jo said...

Chocolate and walnut, yum. I think walnuts are my favourite kind of nuts yet I don't buy them very often.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This is amazing! I must make this. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

So excited about LCHF eating - am type 1 diabetic and my specialist is fully sportive as she can see my BG numbers are writing non diabetic range already. These look epic!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Jenny.
Glad to hear you enjoyed them - why not make some again soon!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.
Chocolate and walnuts - made for each other I think!
Why not put walnuts on your shopping list for next time!!

Hope you are having a good weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Martha
These are great - hope you get to make some soon.

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Anon 16.17
It sounds as if LCHF eating is suiting you, and so pleased you have a specialist who is supportive.
These 'Fat Bombs' are great and can be so handy to have a few in the fridge ... they can of course also be enjoyed as a dessert

All the best Jan

Linda said...

Oh my! That looks really tasty!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Linda
Yes, these are very tasty ... and just so good with walnuts!

All the best Jan