I was talking to a friend in church this morning about my coconut bombs that I have been making for my hubby. So I decided it's time again to come home and make some and share the recipe. Coconut is great for Alzheimer's and any brain issues, or memory loss. We still are not sure what he has is truly Alzheimer's or if it is not caused by another source. But we've actually been seeing some improvements. He does Lumosity every day and has improved his scores. His last appointment at the memory clinic at the VA his score improved by 1 point. I didn't think much of that until she told me most with his diagnosis (Mild Cognitive Impairment-possible Alzheimer's) show a steady decline by at least 2 points each 6 months that they come in to be tested. So it was VERY encouraging that he actually has for the last 2 times improved 1 point each time. She did not want to put him on the medicines because of the serious side effects since he is showing improvement with what we are doing. What are we doing? He's receiving Vitamin E which has been shown to improve memory issues in studies that were done. He's receiving MCT oil along with a B12 complex, plus MSM which also has been shown to clear plaques in the brain. His last Cat Scan showed plaques in the brain, so this is essential. He's also taking Magnesium Threonate, a special type of magnesium that helps brain function, Krill oil, a strong source of Omega 3, and CoQ10, Vit. D, a cognitive formula and a probiotic. We definitely see improvement when he takes these regularly, and we definitely see problems when we've forgotten them some days. And, I give him these coconut bomb treats now and then as well as trying to use coconut oil in anything I can.
There are many versions of coconut bombs all over the internet, and I decided not to look at them but just to create my own version. So if it is similar to someone else's it is purely by accident. Great taste buds think alike. This is my version, and we love it. It's very rich and one is very filling.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup Pyure -- powdered (equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar)
1/4 teaspoon stevia extract, GV brand from Walmart (1/4 cup equivalent)
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened, Bob's Red Mill
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tbsp Pyure -- powdered (1/3 cup equivalent)
In a small bowl combine coconut oil, Pyure, stevia extract, coconut extract, and rum extract. Whip together until fluffly with electric mixer.
Add shredded coconut and mix in completely.
With a small 2 tbsp meatball scoop, scoop out 10 balls and place in container lined with wax paper. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile make Chocolate coating: In saucepan, add coconut oil, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Heat just untl melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and place in a small bowl.
Dip each ball into chocolate and place back onto wax paper and chill in refrigerator.
Variation: For a quicker chocolate coating, melt sugar free chocolate chips or semi-sweet chips. 200 cal., 20g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber per piece.
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10 balls, 1 ball per serving: 170 Calories; 19g Fat (95.3% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber
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