Lemony Goodness

When it comes to dessert, these tarty gems will elbow out the others on the tea tray…any day!

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Lemon Fat Bombs!

Yes. I did say fat. But in a kindly, nutritious way! While sugar-laden treats rarely satisfy our cravings and keep us going back to the cookie tin, a fatty delight with just a hint of sweet can be wonderfully satisfying. And using a good-for-you fat like organic virgin coconut oil takes these lemon gems to even greater healthy heights.

Don’t be afraid. These tiny, pop-in-you-mouth bites won’t wreak havoc on your waistline. (Everything in moderation, of course!)

A dear nutritionist friend who whips up new fat bomb recipes weekly, gifted me these adorable heart-shaped silicon moulds:

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Fat bombs typically boast few ingredients, and these lemony hearts are no exception:

Lemon Fat Bombs

Ingredients

1/3 – 1/2 cup organic coconut butter (butter, not oil…Nutiva is a great brand…watch out – this stuff is sublimely addictive!)

1/8 cup organic coconut oil + 1/8 cup organic ghee OR 1/4 cup organic coconut oil only

zest of 1 fresh organic lemon

sea salt

Stevia drops, if desired*

Preparation

Combine all ingredients, except salt, in small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted and well-mixed. Pour into moulds, and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Place in freezer, uncovered, until firm.

*Sweet caveat: if you wish, you can add a food-type natural sweetener to these wee delicacies. However, as my purist friends would be quick to say – adding sweetness in the form of maple syrup, for example, changes the recipe from a ‘fat bomb’ to a ‘sweet treat.’ Your choice!

Note: these treats are easily popped out of the moulds by pressing up from the underside.

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Yup…yum!

 

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