Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Turmeric Ginger Fat Bombs

by Lisa Bell, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
  • ½ cup organic coconut manna (I used Nutiva brand)
  • ¼ cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen powder (I used Great Lakes)
  • 1 tsp raw honey (I used Crooked Hills creamed wildflower honey)
  • ¼ tsp organic ground turmeric (I used Cha’s)
  • ¼ tsp organic ground ginger (I used Cha’s)
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract (I used Simply Organic)
  • Zest from one organic lemon

Arrange 14 mini baking cups onto a cookie sheet or tray. Let the glass jar of coconut manna sit in hot water for 10 minutes to soften it. Measure all ingredients into a heat-safe bowl and place over a small pot of hot water on the stove. The water does not need to be boiling, as the ingredients will melt quite quickly. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated well, and pour into mini baking cups. Place the cookie sheet or tray in the fridge to cool until your fat bombs set, and enjoy!

In a previous article, I’ve talked about the importance of healthy fats for supporting brain function and mood, balancing hormones, boosting metabolism, supporting healthy body composition, reducing our risk of heart disease, building stronger bones and lowering our risk of osteoporosis, helping to lubricate joints and eyes, and keeping skin healthy and soft. These fat bombs are a great way to boost our healthy fat intake. I’ve added collagen to boost the protein content, while ginger and turmeric help to soothe inflammation. The turmeric also adds a beautiful rich colour!

Collagen is very beneficial for the health of our skin, hair, nails, and joints, as well as our digestive and cardiovascular systems. It can also help to lower inflammation in the body by improving gut health. It can promote firmer, smoother skin and reduce wrinkles. It can help to reduce joint pain. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, however as we age, our collagen production naturally declines. We can boost our collagen with a supplement, sourced from wild-caught fish or grass-fed, pasture-raised cows.

Please note that the addition of collagen powder in this recipe makes it non-vegetarian. You may omit this ingredient if you would prefer a vegetarian fat bomb. To make this recipe vegan, also omit the honey.