Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bombs
By Dr Julie Bhosale
These ‘energy bombs’ are indeed not just enticing but also good for you!
What you would call high fat – they are very much packed full of good fat from peanut butter, coconut oil and butter. There has been a lot of emerging research around the importance of fat – including saturated fat. A lot of the work I do with mums one-on-one is looking at this and ways to increase these fats to help prevent cravings.
These buttery bites of gold contain next-to-no carbohydrate or sugar, will not produce a big blood sugar spike at all AND provide much needed energy – ideal for that dangerous 3pm time (or breastfeeding marathons!).
Disclaimer here - these are not sweet, and do taste high in fat (which they are) so if you are just working on cutting down your sugar you may notice this. One maybe two is all you need… they also go nicely with a coffee just quietly:)
If you are dairy-free you can substitute the butter for more coconut oil.
6 Tb Blue Coconut oil
4 Tb peanut butter (try Pics)
3 Tb butter
3 Tb cocoa
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. Place all ingredients into a pot.
2. Melt together on medium heat – make sure butter is well mixed.
3. Pour into silicon molds (these were $2 for six at Kmart)
4. Freeze for 10 minutes – and enjoy!