This recipe is from my good friend, fitness and nutrition expert, Mike Geary, author of The Truth About Six Pack Abs, and co-author along with me, of The Fat Burning Kitchen:
It’s a HEALTHY and DELICIOUS way to make chocolate fudge.
3/4 cup organic coconut milk (NOT the watered down “light” version which just replaces some of the healthy coconut fat with water…use the real full-fat version)
1 bar (3-5 oz) extra dark chocolate (at least 70-80% cacao)
4-5 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia butter, etc)
3/4 cup raisins, dried cherries, or cranberries (optional)
1/2 cup whole raw walnuts or other nuts
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2 Tbsp whole oats or oat bran
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A little stevia powder to sweeten
Note–Don’t be afraid of the fats in the coconut milk… coconut fat contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are more easily burned for energy and also contain a special fat called Lauric Acid, which is extremely healthy and supports the immune system.
Start by adding the coconut milk (cans of organic coconut milk are available at most health food stores and possibly even your grocery store) and vanilla extract to a small saucepan on VERY low heat. Break up the extra dark chocolate bar into chunks and add into pot. Add the nut butter and the stevia, and continuously stir until it all melts together into a smooth mixture.
Then add the dried fruit, walnuts, flax seeds and bran and stir until fully blended. Spoon/pour the fudge mixture onto some waxed paper in a dish and place in the fridge until it cools and solidifies together.
Store in a closed container in fridge to prevent it from drying out.
Enjoy small squares of this delicious healthy fudge for dessert and for small snacks throughout the day. This is about as good as it gets for a healthy yet delicious treat!
Even though this is a healthier dessert idea that’s lower in sugar and higher in nutrition than most sweet treats, keep in mind that there are still quite a few calories in it, so keep your portions reasonable.
You may want to forward this delicious and healthy chocolate fudge recipe to your friends and family… they will thank you!
Check out Mike’s presentation below with great tips to lose belly fat and get a flat stomach:
Till next time, stay healthy, lean and full of energy!
Catherine (Cat) Ebeling RN BSN,is a back to basics diet and nutrition specialist. In addition to her advanced degree in nursing from a major medical school, she has spent the last 30 years intensely studying diet, health and nutrition. She also has a book titled “The Fat Burning Kitchen, Your 24 Hour Diet Transformation” that has sold over 60,000 copies worldwide, and has helped thousands of people transform their lives, lose weight and improve their health.