Cacao nibs are simply the purest form of chocolate before anything is added. The nibs are dried parts of cacao beans and have a similar texture to roasted coffee beans.
They’re known for having a deep chocolate flavor with a slight nutty edge. The good news is that they also don’t have any additives so you’ll enjoy their high nutrient content including fiber, antioxidants, iron, and magnesium. They’re also a great way to enjoy chocolate without having to worry about a high sugar treat. Cacao nibs don’t have any sugar content and are low in total carbohydrates and contain fiber.
Cacao Nibs on the Ketogenic Diet
One of the best ways to lose weight is through Ketosis, the Ketogenic Diet. When following the ketogenic diet it is required to severely restrict your carbohydrate intake. This diet can often be challenging, especially in its early stages. Cacao nibs are a great way add some flavour and treats to a ketogenic diet.
An important concept of diet for ketosis is while you are restricting carbohydrate intake, at the same time also increase your consumption of healthy fats. One approach to increase fat consumption is with fat bombs. They were developed for the keto diet lifestyle to get plenty of healthy fat into a diet and provide a quick source of fuel. They’re a great snack to give you quick energy. Cacao Nibs can be combined with coconut oil for example to create tasty fat bombs. The nibs provide an extra crunch along with a chocolate flavor that helps create a delicious treat – fat bomb.
What’s in Cacao Nib Fat Bombs?
Keep in mind that there are a huge variety of recipes when it comes to fat bombs. As their name suggests, their primary ingredient is fat. Butter, coconut oil, or even nut butters are commonly used. Many people prefer coconut oil for its mild flavour. Pairing the fat with something like Cacao Nibs creates a much more interesting and satisfying snack.
Cacao Nibs are unsweetened but they’ll add a great burst of flavour and provide a satisfying crunch at the same time. One option is to add a small amount of cacao nibs to melted coconut oil. After hardening, you can add a few flakes of sea salt to give you a slightly sweet and salty taste. This is just one of many options available though.
Fat bombs usually contain about 15 grams of fat per serving and may have a small amount of protein. Following a keto diet can be a challenge but having these slightly tasty fat bombs on hand will make it much easier to stick with your plan and also help keep your chocolate cravings in check. Using cacao nibs as a part of your ketogenic diet is a great way to stay on track.
Extreme Health USA’s Cacao Nibs are certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, and gluten free.