These blueberry cheesecake bites are easy to make with very little net carbs! A delicious fat bomb for your keto diet!
What is something you miss on a keto diet?
For me, it was the desserts. Sugary, creamy, fruity, desserts. I love cheesecakes, cookies, cakes, and all things milkshake. Fortunately, adding in desserts or treats on a keto diet is easy when you focus on on fats.
Adding healthy fats to your diet is a MUST to stay fully healthy.
Your brain is almost 90% fat. Thee standard low fat diet can deprive your brain of what it needs to be healthy. The results can be depression, anxiety, inability to focus and more. What constitutes a healthy fat?
To understand healthy fats, we must first understand the different kinds of fats.
Saturated fats-these largely come from animal sources such as tallow, meat, eggs, dairy, and coconut oil. They have a high melting point, and normally a very long shelf life. At room temperature, they are naturally solid, but need higher temps to melt completely. Saturated fats are safe to cook with in sauteing or frying due to their stability at high temps.
Unsaturated fats- these come largely from vegetable sources, such as olive oil, fish oil, corn, canola and soybean oils as well as avocados. Oils from unsaturated fats are naturally liquid at room temperature and have a low cooking point. They should only be used for cold properties, such as salad dressings due to their instability at high heat. They have a very short shelf life and can become rancid in just a couple months.
Trans fats-these are the most unnatural types of fats. They are unsaturated fats that are solid at room temperature, instead of their common form of liquid. They are made by a process called “hydrogenation”. This is where a hydrogen atom is added to the fat to give it the texture needed. Most fast food restaurants use trans fats, such as soybean oil, to fry foods. Trans fats also appeared in baked goods, chips and other foods. The tide of nutrition is turning, and trans fats are being more and more often replaced with traditional saturated fats.
Adding in some healthy fats to your diet can offer fuels, help your body burn fat, and give you some yummy treats without the added sugar.
These blueberry cheesecake fat bombs are easy to make with very little net carbs! Be sure to pin this recipe for later, too!
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
- 3 Tablespoons Erithrytol
- Melt the butter over medium heat.
- In a small bowl, mix the almond flour and butter together to form a crumbly mixture.
- Spoon 1 Tablespoon of the mixture into 8 cupcake liners.
- Gently press down with the back of the spoon, or using clean wet fingers.
- Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Allow to completely cool.
- Blend remaining ingredients together in a food processor.
- Pulse until well mixed.
- Spoon 1/8 of the mixture (about 1 1/2 Tablespoons) on top of each almond flour crust.
- Chill for 3 hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 90mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 3g
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