Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Two things people struggle with early on (and sometimes throughout) a ketogenic diet are:

  • Craving sweet things
  • Getting enough fats

These Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs crush those sweet cravings and provide a source of delicious healthy fats.  Perfect as a snack on the go or to meet your macros.

So let’s get into the recipe!

Unique Tools

  • Zester 
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand Mixer
    • I recommend this one if you plan on doing a lot of cooking and making of delicious treats like this. 
  • Cupcake Pan (or whatever mold you choose – I’ll give you the total macros and you can divide that by how many you make in whatever size you make)

 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (Softened)
  • 4 oz Butter (Softened)
  • 4 tbsp or 2 oz of Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • 1 Lemon
    • Zest of 1 Lemon
    • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Liquid Stevia (Optional – I didn’t use any and they were great.  You may have noticed that I limit sweeteners whenever possible. See below on a quick why)

 

Directions  

  • Add your Cream Cheese and Butter into your mixing bowl
  • Cut and Squeeze 1 Lemon into your mixing bowl
  • Zest 1 lemon completely into your mixing bowl
  • Once all the ingredients are combined in the bowl use the hand mixer to mix until smooth
  • Line the cupcake pan
  • Pour the mix into the molds
  • Freeze for about 2 hours (until firm)  
    • If you used a metal cupcake liner like I did:  Remove from freezer and let sit long enough to be able to safely remove the fat bombs from the mold without tearing the paper.
    • Then move onto a plate and back into the freezer if you prefer a frozen treat OR to the fridge if you prefer it softer.
  • (Recommend but Optional) Remove from the freezer and move to the refrigerator.  I find these to be much better as cold but not frozen.  

Nutrition for 12 servings (adjust if you make more or less servings)

kcals: 86 / fat: 9g / carbs: 0.7g / protein: 0.6g

 

My Thoughts on Sweetener Use

I don’t use sweeteners often and when I do, it’s always in a lower quantity than most people would use.  

Why Not?  

We’ve been so conditioned to sweet through the traditional low-fat diet where sugar is added to everything.  By continuing to sweeten our foods in this manner it makes it harder to break those sweet cravings.  Sugar is addictive and mimicking this with artificial sweeteners only prolongs the brains desire to consume it.  

Why Use Sweetener?

  1. Some recipes need some sweetness.  It’s just a fact.  There is no point in not enjoying what you eat and if a little stevia helps make a recipe better, and stevia doesnt affect you negatively, go for it.
  2. As I said in why not to use sweetener… we’ve been conditioned by food makers for most of our lives to the taste of sugar.   If some stevia in a recipe helps crush a craving for sugar, then do it.   

I tend to think of sweeteners like Nicorette Gum or a nicotine patch.  If it stops you from doing the bad thing, use it as a tool and work yourself off of it that way.

My 2 Cents.

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