You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It damages your teeth, promotes inflammation which we know to drive chronic health conditions and has far-reaching negative consequences for your long-term health including weight gain, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Reducing your intake of refined sugar stops it from damaging your health in this way. Here’s a low glycemic but decadent dessert for those times when you need a sweet treat.
MINT CHOCOLATE FAT BOMBS
- 125 g Almond Butter
- 59 ml Coconut Oil
- 16 g Cocoa Powder
- 2 ml Vanilla Extract
- 2 ml Peppermint Extract
- 588 mg Stevia Powder ( To be sure you are choosing the purest, natural form of stevia, choose brands with only one ingredient: organic stevia leaves.)
- Arrange paper baking cups on a plate or a small baking sheet. Set aside.
- Set up a double boiler: Fill a medium pot with an inch of water and place a smaller pot or heat-safe bowl on top ensuring the water is not touching the bottom of the smaller pot or bowl. The smaller pot or bowl should rest tightly on top of the pot and any water or steam should not be able to escape. Bring water to a boil then reduce to the lowest heat.
- Add the almond butter and coconut oil to the smaller pot and allow them to melt and stir to combine. Stir in the cocoa powder.
- In a small bowl combine the vanilla, mint and stevia powder and stir until the stevia has fully dissolved. Add the stevia mixture to the almond butter mixture and stir well to combine.
- Divide the chocolate almond butter mixture between the paper baking cups then transfer to the freezer. Allow the fat bombs to set for about 30 minutes or until solid. Transfer to an airtight container and keep frozen. Enjoy!
Keep in the freezer for up to one month. They will melt at room temperature.
One serving is one fat bomb.
NO ALMOND BUTTER
Use cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead.
Adjust stevia and mint extract to taste. Add a pinch of salt.
NO STEVIA POWDER
Use liquid stevia drops, monk fruit sweetener drops or other powdered sugar alternatives (not granulated) to taste.
NO PAPER BAKING CUPS
Use a silicone mould instead.