No one understands the plight of having a sweet tooth and no sweets more than I do. Yes, sugar cravings are kicked in the tuckus on this diet, but I still miss those really horrible but oh so satisfying desserts. It’s an addiction and nothing less. Sugar has been found to be as addictive, if not significantly more, than cocaine. So what do we do when we are severely restricted on the GAPS diet to satisfy cravings? Fat bombs!
Tell anyone what you are eating and they will almost always ask, what are fat bombs? The looks are what get me the most. The name is very literal, bombs of fat. Whereas we would have previously thought this was the most unhealthy thing on the planet, we now know how good clean fat is for our body. Not only do clean fats give us a good source of energy, they help boost the metabolism and get rid of fat! Go figure.
My kids plead for these on an hourly basis and I don’t ever have to feel bad about indulging in them. They are GAPS legal from the third stage of the intro all the way to the full diet. Don’t forget to use all organic ingredients. For those of you who feel that you cannot afford organic, most of you have an area in budgeting that can be reduced. There are also local farms who offer better prices and you would be boosting your local economy. Do a google search for organic farms in your county. Organic is pivotal as glyphosate (round-up) has been proven to be carcinogenic and is banned in almost every other country other than our own.
- 1 cup raw, unfiltered coconut oil
- 3/4 cup organic nut butter
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
Melt coconut oil in saucepan or microwave (Dr. Campbell-McBride is completely against microwaves and I have to admit that I cheat here sometimes)
Add coconut oil, peanut butter, and honey to a food processor or blender (or mix it by hand) until smooth and creamy.
Pour mixture into ice cube molds of your choosing
Store in freezer
It is that easy! You can also adjust the mixture, use chunky nut butter, or add ingredients to your preference. I use a silicone ice cube tray with little bon bon shaped holes and flexible bottoms so that I can flip the tray over and push down on the base to pop each one out. It’s the easiest way to do it. Otherwise, it will be near impossible to get them out! I have done it in small mixing bowls and popping them out with a butter knife. The plus side to those were they were shaped like large reese cups. If you have problems digesting fats, I would suggest starting with one a day and moving up from there. They are perfect if you are still suffering from blood sugar swings on the intro diet.