Coconut-Cardamom Fat Balls

—Keto-Friendly, NO SUGAR (yes, that’s right), Healthy Fats— 

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I been craving these for weeks. I finally went and got the ingredients yesterday. I had even been searching for something LIKE these that I could just buy, because I’m so busy but…there’s absolutely nothing like this out there. Everything has sugar! And let me tell you, if you think these don’t have sweetness, you are mistaken my friend because nuts and coconut have their own, lovely sweetness.

Also, I had been wanting to try coconut butter for so long, but I just never saw it at the store. I finally found some at the Sprouts in West LA on the way home from work these week, hiding behind some almond butter on the bottom shelf. SO GLAD I FOUND IT. And also I kind of wish I hadn’t, because it’s way too good.

Disclaimer – these are very similar to and heavily inspired by Lee From America’s Ketosis Bites, but with my own little spin 🙂 On to the recipe!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 1/3 c coconut butter
  • 3/4 c coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c raw pecans
  • 1/2 c raw cashews
  • 1/4 c raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c cacao nibs
  • 1/4 c raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 2 scoops Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen
  • 1/2 c Califia Farms Coconut Almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

Very complicated:

  1. Put all ingredients in food processor and blend
  2. Roll into balls (or pour into flexible ice cube tray) and place in freezer
  3. That’s it

They will likely be a little oily and strange when you’re rolling into balls, but I promise they are perfect once you freeze. I actually rolled mine into balls, froze, and then cut in half to store in an airtight container in the freezer. I made my balls a little too big, so I wanted more bite-size pieces to take with me to work.

NUTRITION INFO

For those of you who are interested, here is the calorie/macro information:

  • Total Calories: 2,790
  • Total Fat (g): 228.1
  • Total Carbs (g): 68.7
  • Total Protein (g): 61

Macro ratio: 80% fat / 11% carbs / 9% protein

To calculate calories per ball, simply divide the total calories for the WHOLE batch (2,790) by the number of balls you end up making. (Note: you cannot snack on the dough before you make the balls and end up with an accurate number 😉 )

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They are also ABSOLUTELY DIVINE with your favorite nut butter drizzled on top.

 

 

 

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