My love for energy balls runs deep, but I wanted to create one that was much much lower in sugar and higher in fat, enter these coconut fat bombs. Often times I find that energy balls (although delicious) don’t leave me feeling satiated. And then I end up eating more and more, or I am hungry soon after. I knew I had to make something that was higher in fat and contained less sugar so that I could feel satiated and satisfied. These ones contain one of my favourite ingredients too, collagen!
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All About Collagen
These coconut fat bombs are packed with so much flavour thanks to using one of my favourite collagen products. For this recipe, I used the beauty collagen from Vital Proteins as it has a nice strawberry flavour, with a hint of lemon plus hyaluronic acid and probiotics.
If you are into beauty products and skincare, as I am, you have probably heard of hyaluronic acid. It is a powerhouse ingredient for your skin’s overall health and appearance.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating, clear substance that’s produced by the body naturally. In the human body, hyaluronic acid is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin, inside joints, within the eye sockets and in other tissues where it helps retain collagen, increase moisture, and provide elasticity and flexibility. Dr. Axe
What does hyaluronic acid do?
- It helps hydrate the skin: As we age, molecules in our skin lose some of their ability to bind and retain water, meaning our skin is drier. Hyaluronic acid can reduce this water loss and help our skin appear brighter and more hydrated. It is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water!
- It helps with wrinkles: Several studies have shown that hyaluronic acid has a serious moisturizing effect, improves texture and helps with skin elasticity. Ingesting it has also been studied and shown to help with the skins texture.
- Lubricates joints: If you suffer from sore joints, hyaluronic acid has also been shown to help with joint pain. It has been shown beneficial for those dealing with osteoarthritis when administered via injections by a medical practitioner.
Green Beauty Products with Hyaluronic Acid:
I personally like having it in my skincare products and taking it internally as well. Although, the jury is still out on whether or not there are any benefits to taking it internally, I think it is a helpful ingredient to consume when combined with this collagen powder.
If you are looking for natural skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid, have a look at these:
- Osea, Hyaluronic Sea Serum: This lightweight, non-greasy moisture boosting serum smoothes wrinkles & fine lines and replenishes dry, depleted skin. Prepare for long lasting hydration with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Josh Rosebrook, Advanced Hydration Mask: Helps to lock in moisture with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera.
- 100% Pure, Green Tea Water Bomb Mask: I love this mask as it is loaded with hyaluronic acid and leaves my skin looking fresh, dewy and sooo hydrated. I’ve also used the ginseng collagen mask as well and loved that one.
- Fitglow, Vita Active Foundation: I love this foundation because it is more like skincare than makeup. Plus it has hyaluronic acid in it too! You can read my whole review about Fitglow over here.
- Osmia Organics, Active Gel Toner: This toner provides a layer of soothing moisture, with Hyaluronic Acid and more active botanicals to nourish your skin.
Coconut Fat Bombs:
OK, back to these coconut fat bombs! The addition of collagen is of course optional, but if you do want it to have this pretty pink hue, you will have to use the beauty collagen from Vital Proteins. Or, you could try using some ground up freeze dried strawberries or raspberries. Or use both! The other great thing about adding strawberries is because of the vitamin C content. Taking collagen and vitamin C together helps to increase the absorption of collagen. So, I recommend adding some vitamin C whenever you take collagen. You could just add a squeeze of lemon as a way to up your vitamin C when consuming collagen as lemons have a lot of vitamin C. I do this in the morning, with my lemon water.
To keep them vegan, omit the collagen and if you can find freeze dried strawberries or raspberries, use some of those for a pop of colour.
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When to Enjoy These Coconut Fat Bombs
I typically like to have one of these balls when I am feeling a bit hungry in between meals. Because of their high fat content, I find they actually do a good job at stabilizing my blood sugar and I don’t find myself craving more or wanting to eat more. That isn’t to say they keep me full for hours and hours and your metabolism may be different than mine. So listen to your own body and eat when you feel hungry. As you know, I am all about intuitive eating, letting go of the guilt around food and embracing your body. So be sure to listen to the signals your own body is sending you (if possible).
Coconut Fat Bombs
A satisfying, high fat snack filled with beauty foods to get you glowing skin from the inside-out.
Add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend/pulse until combined and mixture holds together.
Remove from blender/food processor and roll into balls.
If you want to make them more pink, roll them into some extra Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen.
Put them in a container and place in the freezer to harden. Let them harden in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
You can leave them in the freezer or keep them in fridge after. If leaving them in the freezer, allow them to come to room temperature for a few minutes before eating.
If you make these coconut fat bombs, be sure to tag me in them on Instagram so I can see and share.