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Photo: Lee Tilghman

What happens when a buzzy wellness food blogger teams up with a ketogenic mastermind? A delicious dessert that’s sugar-free, high-fat (in a good way), and yes, majorly healthy.

“They’re little fat bombs with protein,” says Lee Tilghman—AKA Lee From America—of the two creations dreamed up with Los Angeles’ ketogenic dessert chef-about-town Crosby Tailor. Though not a die-hard keto-follower herself, Tilghman is familiar with the gut-, bone-, and beauty-boosting benefits of collagen and was looking for a way to experiment with the ingredient.

The end result more than delivers. “Both of the dessert bites we came up with are so nutrient-dense and satisfying that they really keep you full,” she says. “Plus, they won’t spike your blood sugar because they’re completely sugar-free.” (Pssst: The secret is monk fruit.) And as if that wasn’t a draw enough, they’re adaptogenic and inflammation-fighting. Such overachievers, right?

Here’s how to fuel up the full-fat way—keep reading for the recipe.

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Ketosis Bites

Ingredients
Cinnamon Maca Bites
1/2 cup coconut butter
1 1/4 cup coconut shreds
2 Tbsp collagen peptides
1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener,
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp ghee
1 tsp pearl powder, optional
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp maca

Blue Majik Mint
1/2 cup coconut butter
1 1/4 cup coconut shreds
1 tsp blue majik powder
2 Tbsp collagen peptides
1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp ghee
1 tsp pearl powder, optional
20 drops peppermint essential oil
1 Tbsp cacao nibs, plus more for garnish if you want

1. Place all your ingredients in a food processor. Process for 1 minute or until everything is blended together.

2. Using a silicone ice cube tray (or any freezable mold you can find), spoon the batter into the molds.

3. Freeze for 1 hour or until frozen solid. Let thaw for 5 minutes before attempting to remove from the molds for easier removal.

4. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Each week we spotlight a healthy-delish recipe that’s truly genius (and easy to make) from someone who’s wowed us in the food world. We’re talking buzzy cookbook authors and Instagram foodies to brilliant chefs. You can find more mouthwatering must-try ideas from the Recipe of the Week archive.

If you’re trying to break up with sugar for good, this guide can help you. Plus, compare the ketogenic diet to the other eating plans out there with this handy A to Z diet bible.