While a high sugar diet may impair your immune system, one with healthy fats, high-antioxidant spices, and anti-inflammatory nutrients can boost it. If you’re following a keto lifestyle, you’ll love these immune boosting fat bombs, made with simple ingredients you likely already have at home.
Why add fat bombs to your diet?
Fat bombs are an easy way for Keto Zone eaters to tip the balance of fats towards >75% while eating very few carbohydrates. What’s more, they make satisfying snacks that can reduce cravings. Add immune boosting nutrients, and you’ve got a great snack plan during this COVID-19 pandemic.
5 Easy Immune Boosting Fat Bombs
1. Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Coffee
Start by brewing 8 ounces of coffee. While it’s brewing, place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 scoop MCT Oil Powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in the blender. Pour in hot brewed coffee. Blend well until combined, being careful to allow steam to escape so it doesn’t spew out. After blending, add collagen powder and pulse to incorporate. Enjoy! Serves 1.
Immune-Boost: Both collagen and MCT Oil are amazing immune boosters. Collagen supports digestive health and immune function. MCT Oil powder is highly anti-inflammatory. And as you’ll read below, cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant.
Nutrition info (per 16 servings): 230 calories, 22 grams fat, 0 grams net carbohydrates, and 6 grams protein (86% fat)
2. Lemon Bar Fat Bombs
Mix 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) coconut butter, 1 ounce coconut oil, 1 Scoop Vanilla MCT Oil Powder, 1 ounce unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon keto sweetener (such as erythritol), and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a saucepan. Heat over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, pour into an 8×8 baking pan, and place in the refrigerator to cool. Allow to set for 1 hour, sprinkle with coconut flakes or your favorite keto sweetener, and enjoy!
Immune-Boost: The real immune-boosting star of this recipe is lemon juice. It is high in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant. Lemon juice is also known to be anti-bacterial and great for oral health. Yields 16 servings.
Nutrition info (per 16 servings): 70 calories, 7 grams fat, 0.5 grams net carbohydrates, and 0 grams protein
3. Triple Spice Nut Fat Bombs
Preheat oven to 250°F/120°C. Lina baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Stir together 4-6 tablespoons erythritol (or equivalent favorite keto sweetener), 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat 1 egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Toss 2 1/4 cups pecans with cinnamon mixture. Then, fold in egg whites. Spread pecan mix onto the prepared baking tray in a single layer and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 35-45 minutes, checking every 15 minutes to toss/stir. Make sure they don’t burn. Allow to cool several hours until crisp. Enjoy and store in an airtight container.
Immune-Boost: Spices such as cinnamon and black pepper are amazing for the immune system. First, they are potent antioxidant foods, which fight free radicals and cellular damage in the body (1). Next, they are anti-inflammatory. As inflammation in the body decreases, the immune function gets a boost (2, 3)!
Nutrition info per ~1/4 cup: 175 calories, 18 grams fat, 1 gram net carbs (4 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber), 2 grams protein (93% fat)
4. Classic Cacao Fat Bombs
Place 1 tablespoon raw cacao or cocoa in a small bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons softened organic coconut oil, 1 tablespoon water, and 2-3 drops stevia (to taste, or equivalent keto sweetener). Add and stir in 1/8 teaspoon real vanilla and a small pinch of salt. Stir well, creating a thick texture. until it becomes a creamy thick texture. Place in mini coconut oil-greased cupcake liners, or form into cubes, and refrigerate just until hardened, about 15-20 minutes. Serves 1.
Immune-Boost: Cocao is one of the strongest antioxidants in your kitchen. It’s more potent than many high-antioxidants fruits and vegetables. It is also anti-inflammatory, which aids the immune system as well.
Nutrition info: 200 calories, 21 gm fat, 2 gm net carbs, 1 gm protein (95% fat)
5. Eggs in An Avocado Fat Bomb
Slice an unpeeled, small avocado in half lengthwise. Twist it to separate the piece and remove the pit. Place one avocado half on a baking sheet or oven-safe pan. Add 1 teaspoon grass-fed butter in the avocado hole. Crack one large egg and place the yolk in avocado whole (reserve the egg white for another use). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook in 425 deg F oven for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Serves 1.
Nutrition info: 270 calories, 29 gm fat, 3 gm net carbs, 2 gm protein (97% fat)
If you’re stuck at home, looking for an immune boost, and wanting to eat low-carbohydrate and high fat, these immune boosting fat bombs are perfect for you. They are easy to make with simple ingredients. Try them today.