Keto is trending and I am enjoying the ride. I’ve always been low carb, but in the last year I have been increasing my fat and moderating my carbohydrates and protein intake. Why? I want and deserve steady blood sugar control and this way of eating is proving to work for me, and as an added bonus I am leaning out. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I have to calculate everything that goes into my mouth and marry it with insulin. It’s a challenge, some days breezier than others, but since eating a fat dominant diet and toying with intermittent fasting (usually just 13 hours overnight) it’s been even easier to go about my life without blood sugar spikes or drops getting in my way. This path isn’t for everyone, but if a ketogenic diet is something you are interested in, make blood sugar control the target and goal. Above all, listen to your body and intuition to decide if it’s fitting or not.
This month I have been whipping up the below recipe and pairing it with my lunch or dinner. It’s delicious and my toddler Declan has been asking for “coconut balls” daily. This recipe was inspired by the blogger over at Empowered Sustenance.
KSW Fat Bombs:
- 3/4 cup coconut butter
- 1/4 cup of grass fed collagen protein (Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides)
- A drizzle of raw honey (less than a tsp – or a few drops of liquid stevia)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- A generous pinch of sea salt
- Start with soft coconut butter. If mine is solid, I will remove the lid from the coconut butter jar and microwave it for 30 seconds.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a cupcake tray. I have a mini cupcake tray and they are perfect for making this recipe into bite-sized balls.
- In a bowl, combine the coconut butter and collagen. Add the honey.
- Add the coconut oil, and if you find the recipe to be too solid, feel comfortable adding another teaspoon of coconut oil.
- Add the vanilla and a pinch of salt.
- Using a spoon create small balls and place them on the baking sheet or individually in a cupcake tray. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes before eating.
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