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Looking for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Peppermint Fudge recipe?

Look no further, this delicious chocolate peppermint fudge is chock full of healthy ingredients

Coconut Oil– anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial. Research has uncovered that coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s), which include caprylic acid, lauric acid,and capric acid. Sixty-two percent of the oil in coconut oil is made up of these 3 healthy fatty acids, as well as healthy saturated fat.

MCFA’s are the perfect source of energy because they take turn into healthy fuel for our bodies faster than other fats.

MCFA’s are easier to digest, not readily stores as fat, and are processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stores as fat.

Coconut oil helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation and arthritis
  • Boost Immune system fucntions
  • Reduces candida
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Prevents heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Cures UTI and kidney infection
  • Promoted ketones which aids in Alzheimer treatment

Hemp seeds- an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which promote heart health. Contains all 20 amino acids that make up a full protein, plus the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce, and we need to obtain from food.

Hemp seeds contain a rich source of minerals and vitamins-

Calcium

Iron

Magnesium

Phosphorous

Potassium

Zinc

Vitamin A

Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Cacao- is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder. It contains the highest amount of antioxidants and the highest source of magnesium of all the foods.

Here is a great explanation from Dr. Axe on the difference between cacao and cocoa.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth
  2. Pour into silicone molds
  3. Put in refrigerator to solidify

 

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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

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Appearances By Shirley

  • CTV News
  • Rogers TV
  • FoodNetwork.ca
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

Shirley's Cookbooks

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

A dietary guide and cookbook featuring tasty non vegetarian and vegetarian recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances. Recipes free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, nightshades, sugar and yeast.

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.

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