Peppermint Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs was originally posted on Our Paleo Life.
We love MCT oil for being easy to digest and absorb, and its ability to safely support nutritional ketosis. In human clinical research, MCT oil has been shown to make it easier to reach ketosis (compared with other types of oils), and can help to reduce some of the symptoms that often accompany the transition into ketosis – the so-called ‘keto flu’.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. Even beyond support within ketogenic diets, MCTs have been shown to be helpful in Alzheimer’s disease, MCTs also have anti-microbial properties, helping to regulate a naturally healthy balance of gut flora. Always use MCTs as part of a nutritionally balanced diet, of course.
Our favorite MCT oil formulation is available through our store. It is a uniquely pure concentration of 90% beneficial caprylic (C8) and capric (C10) medium chain triglycerides, much more than you will find in other commercial varieties of MCT oil. It’s perfect to use in this recipe, in other recipes, and even by itself as a dietary supplement.
Peppermint Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs
The combination of MCT oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and coconut butter makes for a perfectly smooth chocolate bomb with loads of healthy fats. To up the ante, this recipe sneaks in some extra gut-healing collagen, as well as optional prebiotics to nourish your gut microbiome.
Our nutrition team and many patients like to have a container of these in the freezer to have on hand for snacks and for an extra boost of MCTs and healthy ingredients.