Coconut Fat Balls / by lee tilghman

My beloved fat ball recipe is here. I first posted about them on instagram but they became so popular they needed their own post on my page. I hope you enjoy them! High in fat + protein and low in sugar, these balls are to die for. I always have some on hand!


  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 1/2 c. Coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/3 c. almond milk


  1. Blend everything in a food processor until dough is achieved. Dough will be wet, that’s good!
  2. Roll into bite sized balls then lay flat on a air-tight container and freeze. They last for months but they're so delicious I bet they won't. 
  3. Remove from freezer and let thaw 6 minutes before eating for optimal deliciousness!


  • SUGAR FREE: feel free to remove the dates completely for ultimate low sugar. 
  • PROTEIN BOOST:feel free to also add vital proteins collagen peptides, or a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
  • FAT BALL COLORING: everybody's fat ball color will be different, due to a multitude of reasons. Coloring depends on things like which types of nuts you use (dry, raw, blanched, roasted), when you add the cacao nibs (add them the last 3 seconds of blending for a lighter colored ball), and how cold your freezer is.  The coloring of the fat ball doesn't affect the taste or the nutritional content.  If you want a lighter ball, you can add more coconut butter and less coconut oil.