Even if you’re well keto adapted and your cravings have completely disappeared, you might sometimes feel like “a little something” after a meal. Something refreshing with a hint of natural sweetness, maybe? Discover my lemon keto fat bombs!

I definitely do. And because I don’t tolerate chocolate in excess- I’m fine having it about 2-3x a week- I’m always on the lookout for new “treat-like” recipes.

But these also come in handy in other situations: for instance, whenever I eat out or we’re invited for dinner at friends’, I have some sort of keto fat bomb in my handbag. Sometimes I need them, sometimes I don’t. More often than not, though, I manage to avoid carbs and get my protein intake right but after the meal I know I still lack fat (and calories).

And that’s when these come in handy- I can easily top up on my fats without drenching my main meal in butter or olive oil and more often than not, my friends try one with honey on top .

My taste buds are adapted enough at this stage that I really enjoy these without sweeteners. When I make them, I usually make two batches: one for me with absolutely no sweeteners (you can obviously add a bit of stevia or any other sweetener that doesn’t interfere with ketosis) and another batch for my kids where I add a bit of local honey, maple syrup or date syrup.

Because many schools don’t allow any nuts any more, it is an ideal snack and will help stabilise your little one’s blood sugars!

I hope you’re mouth is watering at this stage- try it out:


  • 125 Coconut Butter (or very finely ground desiccated coconut)
  • 120g Butter or Ghee
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Peel from 1 Lemon
  • 55g Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Cooking Instructions

Makes 16

  1. Melt butter and coconut oil. Stir in the coconut butter and mix well.
  2. Add lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla essence.
  3. Pour into ice cube trays, freeze for 30 minutes and store in fridge thereafter.


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About Patricia Daly

Patricia Daly is an experienced and internationally recognized nutritional therapist (MSc, dipNT, mBANT, rCNHC) specialising in the personalised application of ketogenic metabolic therapies for recovery from chronic health challenges. She credits the ketogenic lifestyle for successfully quieting an aggressive eye tumour she was diagnosed with fifteen years ago. In 2021, she completed her MSc degree in “Advanced Nutrition in Research and Practice” at Middlesex University in London.

Patricia is co-author of The Ketogenic Kitchen, a best-selling cookbook that includes meal plans for therapeutic carbohydrate restriction. Born in Switzerland and living in Ireland, Patricia is a proud founding and advisory member of the European Keto Live Center based in Switzerland. Nothing makes her prouder than witnessing her clients transform from by-standers to active and empowered participants on their health journey.

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