Raw Chocolate Fudge

Written by NPN Guest on May 1st, 2011

Edited by Beth at Beth's Mess.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Recipes
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In Ayurveda, organic peanuts in their shells are considered a nutritious food especially for Vata types (characteristics of Vata children: thin, dry skin, gassy, difficulty gaining weight). It is particularly helpful to eat them when one is weak, when getting better from an illness, for cleaning out the red blood cells, for skin diseases, for diabetes and during lactation. It must be avoided however if there is any allergy, congestion, autoimmune disorder, yeast infection and cancer. Peanut butter is considered too heavy and oily for Kapha types (characteristics of Kapha children: thick lustrous hair, fair/pale complexion, oily skin, gains weight easily, slower in movement than other kids).

Unfortunately, peanuts are one of the most pesticide laden foods and are often contaminated with the carcinogen aflatoxin.  They’re also heavy in omega 6, which distorts the proper omega 3:6 ratio.  If or when you do purchase peanut butter, buy organic (pesticide free), and throw top oil out and stir in olive oil or macadamia nut oil (so you don’t distort your child’s omega ratio).  Or eat raw nut and seed butters instead.  Raw almond butter tastes most like peanut butter. Sometimes, for children who don’t particularly like the taste, they will eat it if there is some coconut and honey with it.

Raw Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 1 T. raw almond butter
  • 1 T. raw coconut oil
  • 1 T. local organic honey
  • 1 T. of raw cacao powder or carob powder

Directions:

  1. Mix together and serve with banana or other fruit.

 

Photo Credit: Author

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Recipe originally posted here on Mama In The Kitchen.  Carissa believes in raw, fresh, organic, local/in season, unprocessed food. A Culinarian with cooking school, restaurant and catering backgrounds, she is also a certified Ayurvedic Nutrition Therapist and co-author of Yoga for Cancer. Many thanks to Carissa for sharing!

We’re always on the lookout for some nutritious and delicious recipes!  If you’d like your favorite healthy recipe featured, email beth {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com.  Please submit a quality picture with your recipe and refer to contributor guidelines for general directions.

One Response to Raw Chocolate Fudge

  1. Luschka @ Diary of a First Child  

    That’s really interesting re lactation. When I started breastfeeding, I was told off the record and in non-quotable terms to have a tablespoon full of peanut butter before I started feeding as it increased something in the milk and would either make me produce more milk, or make the milk more filling – I don’t now remember which. (Obviously if there aren’t any nut allergies in the family, which there aren’t.) It may have worked as I had massive amounts of milk. But that’s not really a scientific test :/ Still found it interesting that it was mentioned in this post though :)

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