The team at Bristol CBD are always curious to experience new health-enhancing diets. Our fascination with Gut health and the digestive system has led us to the Ketogenic Diet!
The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Numerous studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. You can learn more here.
We’re absolutely in love with this easy (literally a few minutes!) delicious CBD chocolate energy bites recipe. If you’re on the Keto journey, then you will probably have a lot of carb cravings and will want a sweet fix. These bites are great to keep you on track, and nourish those taste buds. The perfect snack to get you through what can be a challenging entry to the Keto diet!
Here are your main ingredients & instructions for the CBD Chocolate Energy Bites:
- ½ cup of nut butter (Almond butter is our favourite)
- ⅛ cup of gently heated Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup of Cacao Powder
- x2 tspn of blended Erythritol (read more about this sweetener below)
You need something to sweeten this recipe, and unfortunately most sweeteners contain carbs…
So for this recipe, we’ve gone for Erythritol, an alcohol sugar, (the body doesn’t absorb it!) as it’s a fantastic substitute to use when you are on a Keto diet. It’s about 70% of the sweetness of sugar so you need to add a little bit more to get up to the sweetness of one teaspoon of sugar.
Top tip / we blitzed the Erythritol in the blender and made a powder with it (like a caster sugar) – much easier to absorb into the nut butter!
To make your CBD Chocolate Energy Bites:
- Add your Nut Butter & Coconut Oil into a mixing bowl
- Give it a good mix to make an oily base
- Add 2x teaspoons of the blitzed Erythritol
- Add the cacao powder & give the mixture a good mix
Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:
For this recipe we used half a pipette (roughly 10 drops) of our favourite 500mg 5% Gold Bristol CBD Oil. This Gold CBD oil is great for cooking because it doesn’t harbour the bitter flavour of our other CBD Oils. It’s perfectly disguised in food! The Gold Bristol CBD Oil has a very neutral flavour, and is perfect for adding to these cheeky fat bombs.
And the final step – Spoon this mixture into your moulds (we use use ice cube moulds)
- Spoon your mixture on top of your moulds (a bit messy but a lot of fun!)
- Use a “Flatula” (flat side of a spatula! We’re still laughing about this at HQ!) to navigate the energy bite mixture into your moulds, using the flat head to fill the moulds and smooth the mixture
- Pop it in your freezer to set, and then once set, pop them out of the moulds & enjoy!
Feeling adventurous? You could add some salt to the recipe, or some Chili powder for a spicy kick. Have you ever used food-grade essential oils in your cooking? Our household loves to experiment with new flavours, and we love oils from:
You would only need one drop of food-grade essential oil in a recipe this size (food grade essential oil is very punchy, so go easy!)
Why not try a Citrus, Cardamon, Cinnamon or Ginger essential oil? The beauty of this recipe, along with all of our previous CBD recipes is that you can play around with them and find your own balance to suit your needs & most importantly, your taste buds!
If you do give these yummy CBD Chocolate Energy Bites a go, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see your yummy bites in action!
Nom nom nom – enjoy!