But here is what Libby says about eating Healthy Fats and the recipe for these great Peppermint Fat Bombs ...
"Still got a sweet tooth? Need something to curb that craving?
Try these peppermint fat bombs for a healthy dose of beneficial coconut oil. These will keep hunger away and keep you fuller for longer. Coconut oil has many health benefits such as being antibacterial, anti fungal, its medium chain triglycerides are an excellent energy source for the brain, vitamins E K and iron, immunity, weight loss and digestion. You can also add coconut oil to your smoothies or use it in baking and frying.
If you still have a sweet tooth, these peppermint fat bombs will satisfy that craving for that sweet taste but have no added sugar and are almost zero carb. If you still find you are hungry but don’t want to reach for some kind of high carb snack, have some of these in the fridge. They will keep for a week or 2. You can even freeze them for longer.
NOTE :: 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 such as coconut oil, butter, extra virgin olive oil, avocado etc."
Serves: 6 (depending on size of mold)
125g / 4.5 oz coconut oil melted
1 tbs granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste
¼ tsp peppermint essence
2 tbs cocoa powder
Mix the melted coconut oil with the stevia and peppermint essence.
Pour half the mixture into silicon cases or ice cube trays. Place in the fridge. This will become the white layer.
Now add the cocoa powder to the remaining mixture, then pour onto the white layer which has set in the fridge.
Pop back into the fridge until set completely.
- Nutritional values, will vary depending on the size of peppermint fat bombs made.
- Can be decorated with drizzled dark chocolate.
Serving size: 1 fat bomb (makes 6) Calories: 188 Fat: 21.1g Carbohydrates: 1.1g Fibre: 0.6g Protein: 0.4g "