I realize that many of my recipes will not appeal to the masses, which I guess is a good thing! I want to reach people who are all about seeking out ways to bring health into their homes. I won’t start appealing to the masses with this one either.
By now you have heard about the paleo diet staple – butter coffee. Many people love this coffee blended up so that it become frothy! You can change it up by using coconut oil instead of butter as well.
The idea here is that the high quality fats in the grass-fed butter will provide energy over the course of your day versus a crash that would come with sugars. Some studies have found that by consuming grass-fed & unsalted butter in the morning with coffee instead of sugary carbs (think refined cereals) you can lose weight! The fats help you burn fat while the sugars and carbs turn to sugar…and eventually fat.
If that sounds just bizarre to you, you may want to find another article…you’ve been warned.
When your body doesn’t have sugar or carbs to use as energy, it burns fat. Individuals who follow a diet school of thought called ketosis (a natural bodily function in all of us) avoid eating carbs and sugar so that their bodies torch fat. Therefore, they must consume large amounts of healthy fats to fuel their bodies. Phat Fudge creator, Mary Shenouda, deemed this full fat snack unicorn fuel!
My Fuel Fudge (and the original Phat Fudge) recipe includes whole foods for long lasting energy. I incorporated coconut butter & sunbutter and took the grass-feed butter measurement down. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, raw, full fat (original recipe can be found here)
¼ c grass-fed butter or ghee
1/3 c sunbutter
1/3 c coconut butter
1/3 c cacao powder
1 T honey
1 t turmeric
½ t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch sea salt
1 t maca (I omitted b/c I was out of maca.)
In a small sauce pan on low heat (less that 120 degrees), slowly melt the butter, sunbutter, coconut butter, and honey. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add cacao powder, turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne, sea salt, & maca. Be careful with the spices, and add more or less to suit your tastebuds.
Taste this melted batter, adjust as necessary. Pour the batter into a 12-cube ice cube tray. Add toppings if desired.
Freeze for 2-3 hours until solid. Keep in freezer or fridge until ready to eat.