If you haven't made freezer fudge (otherwise known as 'fat bombs' or 'fat fudge'), it's one of the easiest recipes you can make to satisfy a craving for something sweet without putting your blood sugar levels completely out of whack. As the other names suggest, this recipe in particular is full of healthy fats like nut butters and coconut oil which will stabilize your blood sugar levels in place of a high carb snack. It also has collagen in it which is an easily digested form of protein that happens to be amazing for your skin, hair, nails, gut health & even your joints. Because of the protein content it's also great for curbing cravings.
This freezer fudge is extra special though because we've included one of my favourite adaptogens - maca! Maca is a cruciferous veggie (same family as broccoli, cauliflower and kale) that grows in Peru. The root is the edible part of the plant and you'll usually find it in a powdered form in grocery stores and health food stores. Maca has traditionally been used for it's libido boosting benefits for men and women, and because it may help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause. For that reason I thought it was very fitting for Valentine's Day!
The other bonus is that maca happens to be good for a little energy boost and may help improve learning and memory. All of these characteristics make this freezer fudge a great mid-afternoon snack to help you get over the afternoon energy slump! If you're buying maca, I like to buy gelatinized maca because it's easier for your body to break down so you can get the full benefits.
*P.S. - Maca isn't recommended for pregnancy, breastfeeding or children. You can make this recipe without the maca and it will still turn out the same.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 tbsp raw honey or real maple syrup (taste and add 1 tbsp more at a time if you like it sweeter)
1/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa)
2 tbsp maca
20g unflavoured collagen peptides (optional)