If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’ve come to the right place.
Fat bombs are an essential part of low-carb keto diets. Rich in healthy fats and full of flavor — they satisfy, delight, and are incredibly easy to whip up. Not to mention, they’re one of the simplest dessert recipes and make the perfect keto snack.
Everyone has their favorite fat bomb recipe. You may love your peanut butter fat bombs, almond butter fat bombs, or cocoa powder chocolate fat bombs — but nothing compares to the creamy delight that are these cream cheese coconut fat bombs.
We all have our weak moments, but don’t let that hankering for ice cream or peanut butter cups get in the way of your keto diet.
To be safe, you better make an extra serving of these keto fat bombs, — they tend to go fast.
These coconut fat bombs are:
The main ingredients are:
- Cream cheese
- Coconut butter
- Monk fruit or liquid stevia
Optional additional ingredients
- Vanilla extract
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Keto chocolate chips
- cocoa powder
3 Health Benefits of Coconut Cheesecake Fat Bombs
#1: Assists Weight Loss
In life, cravings are a given. Unfortunately when you’re trying to lose weight your sweet tooth can become an unwanted obstacle. That’s why it’s essential to have a safety plan — like these no bake coconut cheesecake fat bombs.
Unlike your standard dessert options, these fat bombs are going to keep your blood sugar sailing smoothly. In addition, each of the ingredients in these little treats has their own weight loss benefits.
Coconut butter contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are a type of fat that has been shown to enhance weight loss[*]. Part of their fat-burning properties may come from the fact that MCTs increase energy expenditure by your body — especially when compared to longer chain fatty acids. When a group of 49 overweight men and women were given either olive oil or MCT oil, the MCT oil group saw a significant increase in weight loss[*].
Aside from being an excellent substitution for sugar, it looks like monk fruit may have a unique effect on your fat cells as well. Research suggests that monk fruit may decrease your bodies ability to accumulate fat mass. They way that it carries out this function is by inhibiting the pathway necessary for fat cell growth[*].
Dairy isn’t general thought of as a weight loss aid, but it may be time to change that way of thinking. Several studies have reported the benefits of eating full fat dairy, including its potential benefits for heart disease[*]. To add another feather to dairy’s cap, researchers have been investigating the potential weight loss benefits of eating dairy.
In one study, clinically obese subjects were placed on a controlled calorie diet. One group was given yogurt as part of their meal plan, while the other group remained dairy-free. With both groups eating identical calories and macronutrients, the yogurt group has significantly more fat loss[*].
#2: Boost Immune Health
The lauric acid in coconut butter is an amazing immune-boosting compound. It’s even been shown to have anti-cancer effects. In an in vitro study, lauric acid was shown to stop cancer growth, and kill cancer cells in both breast and endometrial cancer[*].
Monolaurin, which is made from lauric acid, has been shown to display impressive antibiotic activity. Gram-negative (harmful) bacteria can cause a host of issues in your body. Many people turn to conventional antibiotics to get rid of harmful bacteria — which often happens at the cost of some of your good bacteria.
When compared to conventional antibiotics monolaurin showed statistically significant antibiotic activity against common harmful bacteria. More studies need to be done to determine dose and safety[*].
Monk fruit, the sweetener used in these delicious coconut fat bombs, has been shown to have antioxidant activities. The balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant activity is one of the cornerstones of a healthy immune system. In an in vitro study, monk fruit showed an inhibitory effect against free radical damage to DNA[*].
Monk fruit may also be helpful in combating seasonal allergies. When you have an allergic reaction, your body releases a compound called histamine. Histamine creates inflammation in your body, along with other unpleasant symptoms like itching, sneezing, and watery eyes.
In a group of histamine-induced mice, an extract of monk fruit was successfully used to inhibit itching and scratching. The effect seems to come from monk fruits ability to inhibit the release of histamine, and therefore the unpleasant side effects[*].
#3: Balances Blood Sugar
Unlike most sweet indulgences that leave your blood sugar blood sugar a mess, these fat bombs can actually help to stabilize it. And even better, they can help your body use the hormone insulin more effectively.
Keeping your blood sugar stable is crucial if you want to stay in ketosis. If fact, it may be the number one thing for you to pay attention to — especially in the early days of keto adaptation.
Fat naturally has a small impact on insulin, which is why these fat-bombs are a stellar choice if you’re craving a treat. But the real magic comes from the intentionally chosen ingredients in these fat bombs.
Full fat dairy, like cream cheese, has been shown to have a number of metabolic benefits. In a prospective study researchers examined the diets of 3,736 people to determine their risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The results showed that people consuming the more dairy how lower insulin resistance, along with a reduced incidence of diabetes[*].
Monk fruit is already a great ally to diabetics, all the sweetness with none of the blood sugar spikes. However, studies have shown that monk fruit may have an ever greater effect on blood sugar by stimulating the release of insulin from your pancreas[*].
These are truly indulgences to enjoy guilt-free.
Coconut Cheesecake Fat Bombs
These easy keto coconut fat bombs make the perfect keto dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re no-bake, low-carb, gluten-free, and incredibly satisfying.
Want to mix it up a bit? Add some peanut butter, almond butter, or unsweetened dark chocolate and viola — you have your own version of keto fat bombs
Coconut Cheesecake Fat Bombs
When the sweet tooth hits its time for 3 ingredient coconut cheesecake fat bombs. Rich in healthy fats this keto fat bomb recipe is sure to satisfy and delight.
- Total Time: 5 minutes plus freezing time
- Yield: 16 pieces 1x
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 cup softened coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons stevia or monk fruit sweetener
- Add softened cream cheese, softened coconut butter, and sweetener to a medium sized bowl. Mix well until smooth.
- Divide and portion mixture into small silicone molds. Scrape any excess off of the top. Place in the freezer to set for 2-3 hours until firm.
- Cover and store in the fridge or freezer. Let thaw for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 128
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 4g (1g net)
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: 3 ingredient coconut cheesecake fat bombs