Keto snowballs of fire sound like the biggest oxymoron on the planet. We should call the Keto truffles, but they are so much more than that…
Well, can something look like a snowball but pack so much energy? Followed by seductive flavour, nutrients, and the explosion of emotions? Ohh, trust me it can and this is a wonderful example of that!
Furthermore, can something cold to touch produce heat around the heart? Of course, it can. Snow has been inspiring children around the globe for most beautiful creations. So, in the land of Ketonia, we are all a bit children in the heart. This feeling comes with the liberation of inflammation and excess kilos around the waist. 😉
Once you reach your Keto weight loss goal, you actually get a boost in creativity and will to make life beautiful! These Keto truffles will be your answer to the urge to create tasty nutritious bites.
It’s Christmas season, should we consider cheating?
Well, let’s imagine you just started Keto and some of the typical ingredients for Keto desserts are not helping you. Nuts and dairy, as we wrote in this popular article, can cause weight loss plateau and confuse new Ketonians. This is why Apollonas restrict nuts and dairy (even goat and sheep dairy) to clients who seem to have trouble with the weight loss progress. This usually immediately unlock the plateau!
But we would never recommend cheating with carby ingredients. Not to mention industrial unhealthy offers that attack us every year. How about including some nuts and a bit more dairy products as Christmas treats?
Even if you don’t have the time to cook, recipes like this one are as easy as children’s play! No excuse, all you need is some good quality butter, preferably goat or sheep butter, and cream cheese. Then you need some blanched nuts, dried Keto-friendly berries, sweetener and your favourite natural flavouring.
Playing with the Mediterranean aromas and festive feelings
If you ever visited a Mediterranean country in the winter, then you know that all Christmas cookies, cakes, pastries and bread smell like orange or lemon zest. In particular, if you visit Italy, coastal France or Spain, orange zest, different brandies, cardamom, cherry and grape infused liqueurs will be used. As you move to the east, towards Greece, spices will get more interesting. It’s something that became so traditional here that we even forgot that oranges and lemons are not indigenous Mediterranean fruits.
In this zone, everything is infused with the smell of brandy, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. As you move to the east of the Mediterranean basin you will smell nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, anise, fennel and especially Mahlep. Ohh that wonderful aroma of “Mahlepi“…
Keto snowballs inspiration taken from Keto truffles
How did I come up with this idea? Maybe you already saw recipes for our Keto truffles or our Keto energy balls? Well, first I thought of all Ketonians who are thinking they might cheat during the Christmas and New Years celebration. To give them more options and inspire them to stay in the borders of Ketonia and bring Christmas to Keto level, I decided to create so many new recipes that are even tastier than the carby world creations.
These creations always look decorative, they are easy to prepare and they bring so much joy! I don’t have to remind you that these Keto snowballs come packed with top nutrients and an awesome combination of flavours. Well, with the help of Apollonas, I believe I created something that can be declared as nutrient-bombs, especially for the cold days throughout the month of below-zero temperatures.
Keto snowballs of fireCourse: Keto dessert, fatbombCuisine: Keto MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
200g goat butter (use any butter you like, but goat is perfect)
200g cream cheese (I used mascarpone)
100g ground macadamia (or blanched nuts of your choice)
4 tbsp monk fruit or stevia blend sweetener (powdered)
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp rum (or natural rum flavouring)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp lemon zest (powdered would be ideal)
1/2 tsp ground mahlep (optional)
5 tbsp chopped blanched almonds, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts
2 tbsp dried berries of your choice (I used sea buckthorn)
1 tbsp dried orange zest
- Leave butter and cream cheese for couple of hours at room temperature to soften. Then beat them using an electric mixer until they nicely unify. Add lemon juice.
- Add all the flavourings, sweetener, sea salt and keep mixing.
- Now add ground macadamia (or any other blanched nuts) and keep mixing a bit more.
- Let the mixture cool down in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Place chopped nuts on a platter or a wide plate. In another plate mix orange zest with chopped dried berries of your choice.
- Damp your hands with warm water and start creating balls from the mixture that was in the freezer. As soon as you create one ball roll it in the chopped nuts or dried berries.
- Place each ball in paper wrapper. When you create all the balls keep them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- You can use coconut flour instead of ground macadamia nuts. In that case you will need 5 tbsp of coconut flour.