I was inspired to make a peanut butter version of Detoxinista’s Creamy Almond Butter Freezer Fudge. And I’m glad I did because they came out SO good! This recipe is super easy-no previous baking experience necessary.
1 cup all natural peanut butter
¼ cup coconut oil, softened
1 ½ Tbsp of raw honey or all natural maple syrup
½ Tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp raw cocoa
4 ounces dark chocolate
1. Mix the peanut butter, coconut oil, raw honey, sea salt and raw cocoa in a bowl until creamy
2. Transfer the mixture to a square baking dish lined with parchment paper
3. Smooth the mixture with a spatula and then top with pieces of dark chocolate (I used coconut dark chocolate and it was delish!)
4. Freeze until solid—about 1-2 hours
5. Remove the fudge from the freezer and cut into squares
6. Store in sealed container in the freezer
Enjoy this antioxidant filled treat! Just remember to only eat a few (which is hard to do!) as they pack about 140 calories per square.
Notes: Just remember that this is “freezer” fudge so it will melt if left out of the freezer for too long and may not be the best dessert to transport.
A great healthy habit to incorporate into your morning routine is lemon and cayenne water.
Water with lemon and cayenne is a great way to start your day as well as…
-Rev up your metabolism,
-Boost your immune system
-Support your body’s digestion
-Stimulate your liver
-Get a healthy dose of vitamin C!
I do about 16 Oz of filtered water, the juice of one half of a lemon, and about two dashes of cayenne pepper.
This usually results in a jolt of energy!
Also, I’ve been doing this since January and have yet to get sick.
Here are more tips for this amazing habit:
-Whenever possible, use organic lemons
-Store organic lemons in the fridge because they do not contain fungicides like most non-organic lemons
-Take one lemon out of the fridge the night before so it’s easier to squeeze
-Use a straw when possible to protect your teeth from the acid of the lemon juice
A lot of protein powders nowadays are filled with synthetic ingredients, refined sugars, “natural” flavors (a big red flag) and artificial colors. In my opinion, it’s better to use natural protein powder (like Hemp or Rice) and add delicious whole foods to the shake. Whole foods and natural ingredients will not only provide amazing flavor, but will also supply your body with the nutrients it craves.
Below is a recipe for one of my favorite protein shakes—Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. I mean, have you heard of a yummier combination?
This recipe can be made including the protein powder for a post workout snack or without the protein powder for a late night treat.
It’s made of 100% natural and whole ingredients
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
1 Tbsp Raw Unsweetened Cacao
1 Tbsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup or about 4 Dried Dates (optional)
1 Banana (the riper the better)
1 Tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter
1 Serving of Rice Protein Powder (optional)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
4-5 Ice Cubes
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
*if your banana is ripe enough you may not even need the sweet stuff!
I used to think that protein shakes were just for body builders or for athletes that wanted to bulk up. After a workout, I would usually grab a quick snack like yogurt, a banana, or an apple with a few nuts or peanut butter (obviously). But I quickly learned that this was not enough to replenish my muscles or satisfy my appetite, as I would be hungry practically an hour later. Hence I began incorporating protein shakes into my diet.
Below is one of my favorite all natural protein shake recipes. It’s quick, low calorie and can even be completely sugar free if you exclude the honey or maple syrup. It’s great for a post workout meal or an afternoon pick-me-up!
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup (optional)
¾ Cup Raspberries
About 4-5 Ice Cubes
1 serving Hemp or Rice Protein Powder (about 3 Tbsp)
1 tsp Almond Extract
Mix in a blender and voila! A yummy post workout or mid day snack!
Hi my name is Genevieve I’m obsessed with peanut butter! I’m also obsessed with health! I recently decided to change career paths and lifestyles. I had been living in NYC for five years and working a job that did not inspire or invigorate me—it also took a toll on my health. I finally decided to pursue my longtime dream of becoming a registered dietitian and following a career in health and wellness. I am currently on that path and hope to share my struggles, tips, inspiration and obviously all things peanut butter with you! I also hope to meet other peanut butter lovers along the way!