Its my jam.
I’m not one to brandish my jar of coconut oil as if it were a magic wand, but I’m certainly aware of the many beneficial uses of coconut oil.
And I love it!
I’d say I use it pretty much every day, whether for oil pulling, frying, or as a moisturizer (not for my face though!)
Coconut Oil for Hormones
Recently, I’ve been working on some hormonal imbalances, and getting in lots of high quality fats is part of the “protocol” I’m following. Coconut oil is one of those fats that is super helpful for a healthy balance of hormones. So, I was trying to think of a way to add some extra coconut oil to my diet, and my first thought was “fudge”! I remembered all of these coconut oil fudge recipes I’ve seen on Pinterest.
Chocolate has been soooo overdone, so I stuck with vanilla.
Just kidding….I love chocolate just as much as the next chocolate fanatic!
But seriously, there did seem to be a lack of vanilla fudge recipes, with all the chocolate floating around.
It turned out pretty good, and keeps very well in the freezer.
I added almond butter, to avoid a pure coconut oil taste…you know how that is. But I’m thinking that cashew butter would be even more amazing, alongside the vanilla. If you’re allergic, or sensitive to nuts, replace the almond butter with coconut butter.
Just a note: when I originally made the fudge, I didn’t use any added sweetener (the protein powder has stevia). The final version has raw honey, in case you want your fudge to be more like…..fudge. 😉 Feel free to add more or less honey to suit your tastes…this recipe is super easy to taste, add, and stir!
Two Different Versions
The protein powder I used is flavored with vanilla, and sweetened with stevia and erythritol.
I figured not everyone would happen to have a vanilla-flavored protein powder on hand, so I thought I’d come up with a version using pure, hydrolized collagen powder. Grassfed collagen is a great “superfood” anyway.
Its general opinion (meaning my husband and sister-in-law) that the version made with vanilla protein powder tastes the best. Personally, I like the collagen one. 🙂 Its not much different. You’ll find it in the notes below the first version.
If you want to add more coconut oil into your diet, but the thought of downing a spoonful just sounds gross, then I suggest you try this coconut oil fudge!
Ready to go in the freezer!
You can even cut them into cute little pie slices.
Garden of Life Protein
The reason I love the Garden of Life protein powders (and this is not a paid endorsement), is because the ingredients are squeaky clean! Plus they have digestive enzymes added, and the plant-based powders use a lot of sprouted legumes and grains (all gluten-free). I’ve tried 3 different varieties of the powder (grassfed whey included), and they all taste great! You can buy the vanilla one I used here and here.