Why This Almond Butter Fudge Recipe Will Satisfy Sweet-Toothed Health Nuts
There's something about the holidays (perhaps the hibernation season?) that really makes us crave calorie-rich foods and indulgent sweets. If you're minding your diet but don't want to starve your sweet tooth, we've got a healthy and filling recipe for you. Holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly recently showed us how to make chocolate almond butter freezer fudge, which is packed with protein, healthy fat, and fiber. These crucial ingredients are free of processed sugar and keep your tummy satisfied longer, eliminating the temptation to stuff yourself with more sweets until the next meal.
So how is this decadent treat so healthy? The almond butter contains fiber and unsaturated fatty acids, which help improve your blood cholesterol and fight cardiovascular disease while giving a boost of energy, according to Livestrong.com. As far as coconut oil, Shape magazine notes that in addition to containing antioxidants that fight age-accelerating free radicals, studies show that it can improve cholesterol "by revving up enzymes in the body that breakdown fats."
Now that we've convinced you to ditch that boring chocolate bar with this good-for-you fudge, check out Kelly's full recipe below (which takes less than an hour and a half to make!). To see how easy it is to whip up these healthy treats, keep scrolling down to watch the latest episode of Mixed Makeup Wellness (oh, and don't forget to subscribe for more holistic living tips)!
Chocolate Almond Butter Freezer Fudge Recipe
For Almond Butter Mixture:
1 1/2 cups Almond Butter 1/4 cup & 2 tbsp Coconut Oil 1/4 cup Maple Syrup Pinch of salt
For Chocolate Topping:
3 tbsp Coconut Oil 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder 1 tbsp Maple Syrup Pinch of salt
Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add a pinch of salt and whisk to blend. Add almond butter and whisk until fully mixed. Line a dish with parchment paper and pour in the almond butter mixture. Freeze for 1 hour.
For the chocolate topping, microwave the coconut oil until melted. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt and whisk to blend.
Cut the almond butter into cubes and top with chocolate and a sprinkle of salt. Freeze for one hour and enjoy!