Ketosis Bites / by lee tilghman

Ketosis...WHAT IS IT? Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body starts to burn fat rather than glucose. The aim of ketosis is to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy. Just to get that out there: I do not follow a strict ketosis diet!

I am SO excited to share these Ketosis Bites with you guys today! They were made in collaboration with Crosby Tailor, a high-fat low-sugar chef based here in LA. Crosby and I met a few months ago and knew we had to collaborate on a recipe together. Crosby was inspired by my fat balls, but since he's lectin free, we set out to make a different kind of desert. One that tastes good and doesn't spike your blood sugar...'cause ya'll know I'm all about that lifeeeee.

These guys are 100% nut free, sugar free (that's right..not even a date is in this baby), high in fat and quality protein. The addition of collagen aids in healthy hair, skin, nails, and helps repair leaky gut.

A note about the ingredients

One main ingredient that is necessary for this specific recipe is Monk fruit extract. There is no substitute for it. This is what makes the bites ketosis. It helps them taste sweet without any added sugar. We used the Lakanto brand but you can use any brand available to you!

Monk fruit extract has zero calories, won't spike your blood sugar, and has zero impact on your insulin (especially good for those who have PCOS *raises hand*). It's also a 0 on the glycemic index. 

Crosby and I made 2 flavors: Blue Majik Mint and Cinnamon Maca. You can experiment with just one flavor if you want, or just make both. I prefer the Blue Majik Mint one but they are both amazing!

Ketosis Bites

Ingredients

Cinnamon Maca 

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut shreds
  • 2 Tablespoons collagen peptides (Bulletproof or Vital Proteins)
  • 1/3 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener (available at many health food stores or easily purchased online here)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tsp pearl powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp maca

Blue Majik Mint

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut shreds
  • 1 tap blue majik powder
  • 2 Tablespoons collagen peptides (Bulletproof or Vital Proteins)
  • 1/3 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener (available at many health food stores or easily purchased online here)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tsp pearl powder (optional)
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs (plus more for garnish if you want)

Instructions

  1. Place all your ingredients in a food processor. Process for 1 minute or until everything is blended together.
  2. Using a silicone ice cube tray (or any freezable mold you can find), spoon the batter into the molds.
  3. Freeze for 1 hour or until frozen solid. Let thaw for 5 minutes before attempting to remove from the molds for easier removal. 
  4. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks!