Low-Carb Peppermint Fudge
Perfect for Christmas-or pretty much anytime! Chocolate is one of the healthiest foods around, which is why they call it a superfood. What better way to enjoy this superfood than by making the perfect confection for the upcoming holday?
Furthermore, if you follow the directions I give, you’ll have less than 2 net carbs per serving, as opposed to about 18 carbs per serving with the unhealthy version.
Before we get started, I just want to remind you that a healthy diet should *not* have the feeling of depravation. Instead, it’s about eating the way we’re actually designed to eat. Right now, the typical American eats about 150 pounds of sugar per year-and no suprise, diabetes and obesity are at epidemic levels. Furthermore, we buy cheap genetically-modified food-like substances that our bodies don’t recognize as true foods.
Instead, we are designed to eat real foods in their most natural states; non-genetically-modified, and without added antibiotics or growth hormones.
Furthermore, we function best in a higher-fat, moderate-protien, low-carbohydrate state with plenty of fresh vegetables to supplement. It’s really that easy.
Obey these rules, and you’ll not only lose weight, but have amazing health as a compliment.
So, without further delay, let’s get to the fun stuff.
Low-Carb Peppermint Fudge (Serves 12):
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (organic if possible)
- 4 tablespoons melted grass-fed salted butter
- 1/4 cup truvia
- 1/4 cup raw, unsweetened cocoa powder; (organic and unheated if possible)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Here’s How To Do It:
- In large mixing bowl, combine butter and coconut milk. Using a hand-mixer, mix for approx 5 minutes.
- Be careful for the next step so you don’t spew cocoa powder all over your kitchen like I’ve done :)
- On low mixing speed, slowly add remaining ingredients. As mixture thickens, increase speed of mixer until well-combined
- Test the taste, and add more truvia if more sweetness is desired
- Line inside of a small bread-baking loaf-pan with wax paper
- Gently spoon the fudge into the loaf into the paper-lined pan, smoothing out so flat
- Place pan in freezer for 30 minutes, or until fully hardened