Fudge for breakfast? Count me in! This is the recipe for my morning fudge. I am going to give you the recipe first, then the why below, because it drives me nuts having to read 2000 words before I get to the recipe I came to the post for.
Good Morning Fudge
- 1/2 c. grass fed butter
- 1/2 c. coconut oil
- 1 c. tahini
- 1/4 c. cacao
- 1/2 -1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp maca
- 1 Tbsp acai
- 1 Tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of cayenne powder
- small handful unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
Melt butter and coconut oil in glass measuring cup. Mix in remaining ingredients, except coconut flakes. Sprinkle coconut flakes at the bottom of ice cube tray or muffin cups for added texture if desired. (You can also mix them in; after having done it both ways, I prefer them at the bottom of the cups.) Pour into silicone ice cube trays or muffin cups (1/2 full). Refrigerate until set, about an hour.
This recipe, originally derived from Phat Fudge (https://paleochef.com), makes a great jump start for the morning. Before I started intermittent fasting, this was my morning staple, along with a cup of Bulletproof Coffee. Now its gets mixed into my day somewhere during my eating period, usually when I need a little boost of energy.
The coconut oil, organic and unrefined, gives a quick boost of energy. It also aids in weight loss and digestion, and boosts immunity. (For some additional benefits and uses, see https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html.) Grass fed butter is a healthy fat that provides fuel for your brain and body, and will keep you going for hours. It’s better to use grass fed butter, because you are getting organic fuel that you can use, versus chemical by-products created by hormone-infused cattle feed.
Tahini is high in B vitamins, which help with energy and skin health. It is also high in calcium and healthy fats, and contains nutrients that assist in liver detoxification.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps reverse oxidative damage from free radicals, and it aids in brain function. It can also delay aging and helps treat age related chronic disease (Heck, yeah – sign me up!)
Cayenne is a metabolism booster and allergy fighter. It also has digestive benefits for most people. I keep the dose low because it has the opposite effect on me, so feel free to add more when you make your batch.
Acai powder is loaded with anti-oxidants and has been found to help with overall cholesterol. It also adds a deeper chocolate flavor to the fudge.
Maca is loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, and is used to reduce menstrual symptoms, and improve libido.
Cinnamon aids in circulation and heart health, it helps regulate blood sugar, and it boosts metabolism. And, it tastes great in this recipe.
Honey is more for taste, as you don’t get much of a health benefit from the small amount used. However, honey has cancer fighting properties, increases stamina and performance and aids in fighting allergies. All good reasons not to skip it.
For more information on the fudge and the ingredients in it, check out my book, Midlife Mom to Supermom: How to Turn Stressed and Tired into Happy and Energized, available 12/1/2017 on Amazon.