Here is one secret to enjoying chocolate and staying healthy. I discovered this recipe from a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) who wants you to enjoy your desserts. Many CNS give you foods that are boring or have such bland taste that after one serving you don’t want any more. Here is a dessert that you will wish to have a second helping.
If you are like most people you have a sweet tooth and try to find desserts that reduce the fat content and reduce the sugar content. In reality we would probably find the Fountain of Youth before we discovered the formula for the magic dessert. Some people are satisfied with substituting artificial sweeteners for sugars and this might even be worse.
I am going to give you, for free, a healthful chocolate fudge recipe. If you are reasonably adept in the kitchen, making it should only take you about 5 minutes to pull together the ingredients and get this delicious dish in the refrigerator. The fudge contains healthful sources of fat and almost no sugar or artificial sweetener.
This recipe was created by nutritionist Geary. He calls it: chocolate-peanut butter-fudge. Just the name might cause you to salivate. If you have a peanut allergy don’t worry you can substitute some other ingredients.
I understand you want to know how to prepare this so let’s start by getting all the ingredients together. Select a 3 to 4 ounce extra dark chocolate bar where the cocoa content exceeds 70%. The greater the % of cocoa the lower the % of sugar. Take 4 to 5 Tbsp of a tasty organic nut butter. I have found many flavors work well. Try almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter.
Find and pour 2/3 to 3/4 of a cup of organic coconut milk. This milk is a great source of healthy saturated fats. Add 3 Tbsp of rice bran and 2 Tbsp of oat bran, which provides healthy fiber. Now mix in 1/2 cup of raw pecans, almonds, or walnuts and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. If you have read some of my other articles on nutrition and reducing belly fat, you know that the nuts provide healthy fats, antioxidants, and a whole range of vitamins and minerals.
Ok, let’s locate the last ingredients of this masterpiece and add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins and a little stevia to slightly sweeten our fudge. Stevia is natural, non-caloric sweetener and does not contain artificial sweeteners.
You are ready for a prime time cooking show. Chef hat on and start with the coconut milk, nut butter, and chocolate bar in a medium saucepan and put it on the lowest heat possible. Continuously stir as the chocolate, coconut milk, and nut butter melts together. Once these melt together add in all of the other ingredients and stir together until it is thoroughly mixed.
Get your favorite shallow baking dish and line it with some wax paper. Then spread the well-mixed fudge into the dish. Licking the spatula and your fingers after the fudge is transferred is permitted. Move everything in the refrigerator out of the way so that you can place this soon-to-be-eaten dessert on a shelf at eye level. It needs to solidify before you eat it. You get the Gold medal for preparing the most healthful chocolate fudge on the planet.
I know you won’t forget it is there, but please remember to keep your portions small because this dessert is a calorie-dense snack. It remains a super healthy dessert because it does not contain much sugar and it is very nutritious.
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