Let's talk about fat. Fat is good. Have I lost you already? Fat helps our bodies do all the things bodies are supposed to do and the 90's fad of keeping thing low-fat actually took a turn for the worst for our nation's health, but we don't need to get into all of that now. Just know, fat is good and you should feel good about consuming it frequently, especially from plant based sources.
These fat bites are packed full of, you guessed it, FAT, and are super great at helping you control those mid-morning and mid-afternoon hangry feelings. There are only three dates used to sweeten the entire batch so they're not overly sweet, which I am a big fan of! Ridding these bites of large amount of sweetness (even natural sweetness) lets the fats work to manage hunger and level out blood sugar levels. I love the flavor of these fat bites and I know you will too! Basically these should be in your purse at all times. Because having food in your purse is totally normal, right?
Spiced Coconut Butter Fat Bites
Makes 30 bites
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1" fresh organic ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1/3 cup raw coconut butter
Combine all the ingredients except the almond milk and coconut butter in a food processor. Once you feel that all the ingredients have been ground together, add the coconut butter and almond milk. The mix will still be a little crumbly, but you should be able to roll them into balls. If you still feel like they are falling apart, add a little bit more coconut butter. I use a 1" inch cookie scoop to help me scoop them out, but if you want them to be different sizes there is nothing wrong with that! Once I've rolled them all into balls, place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for about 1 hour. Then take the bites off of the cookie sheet and store them in a container in the freezer until hunger strikes.