Almond chocolate fudge
I need to admit that I think I have too many raw chocolate recipes on my blog (so my husband says!). But there are method in the madness. Healthy eating need not be dull or boring. Raw chocolates add so much joy to my day that I think it is very important to have a few variations of this delicious raw treat. This recipe has a deep almond taste, and that is why I felt compelled to share it with you.
Raw chocolates are good any time of the day, but it is especially good for a second breakfast. My health-conscious friend, Naomi Drew, introduced me to this fun habit. At about 10ish every day she enjoys a "second breakfast". This almond chocolate fudge is a great option to add some extra energy into your morning. It is high in omega's, good fats and vitamins. The added bonus is that the raw cacao powder is an excellent superfood powder that is high in magnesium (essential for brain and health health). It also contains 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries, has more calcium than cow's milk and is a great natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. This recipe is not only delicious for grown-ups, but I find that my kids are also crazy about it.
Please note that if you use coconut oil, it is best to keep it in the fridge until needed since coconut oil will melt at room temperature. I took mine with me on a picnic some time ago, and after being out of the fridge for a couple of hours, it turned into a almond chocolate sauce. Needless to say, it was still a great hit but a bit more challenging to eat.