Vegan ‘Fat Bombs’ Give You a Healthy Dose of Plant-Based Fats

In case you haven’t already heard, there’s really no reason to fear fat. With the monounsaturated fat-rich Mediterranean diet making headlines as the healthiest lifestyle for heart health, it’s becoming increasingly obvious to nutritionists and scientists that fats aren’t really the problem when it comes to cardiovascular health (it’s probably inflammation, but that’s a whole other story).

If you’re vegan, though, you may want to consider adding some unrefined, whole, natural dietary fats into your diet. You probably get a decent amount of monounsaturated fats through olive oil and avocado, but saturated fat—usually found in animal products—is important too.

Luckily for vegans, there’s an easy source of saturated fat right at your fingertips: coconut! These “fat bomb” recipes, which were initially thought up by fitness enthusiasts and high fat-minded nutritionists, are delicious and easy sources of healthy fats.

Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs

This delicious, fruity bites by Low Carb Yum are, like many fat bombs, designed for low-carb eaters, but you certainly don’t have to be skimping on whole grains to enjoy them. They’re made with blackberries, though you can use the berry of your choice if you prefer blueberries or strawberries. The other ingredients are coconut oil, coconut powder, lemon juice, vanilla extract and the sweetener of your choice. You can store them in the fridge and pop them whenever you need a dose of healthy plant-based fat.

Maple Pecan Fat Bombs

Ruled.me offers a great recipe for those looking for a cozy, sweet vegan treat. These Maple Pecan Fat bombs are not only made with coconut-based fats, they are also chock-full of gluten-free protein in the form of almond flour, pecans and flax seed. They also contain shredded shredded coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup.

Easy Lemon Fat Bombs

If you’re more into light, citrusy flavors, try these delicious treats from the Keto Diet Blog. Though vegans may not be following a ketogenic diet, there’s no doubt that the two lifestyles both share the need for healthy fats. These lemony treats include lemon zest, coconut oil, coconut butter and your favorite sweetener. They’re easy to make and even easier to gobble up!

Caramel Apple Pie Fat Bombs

With autumn just around the corner, you may already be hankering for some caramel apples. Get some healthy fats in too with this recipe from Real Food RN. These delicious bombs contain green apples, coconut oil, coconut cream, coconut butter, cinnamon and English toffee stevia. They’re perfect for snacking on during a cozy fall day.

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John Babout a year ago

Thanks Maggie for sharing the good info.

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Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.

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Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

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Elena Poensgen2 years ago

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