I am a lover of chocolate. I am also a lover of coconut oil and the two combined make heaven.
I cannot tell you how many times I want to buy fudge but it has dairy and dairy and I are not friends.
I remember being 18 years old and the creamer in my coffee started to bother me.
I always had digestive issues but when I started college, and the stress of school began, my gut issues worsened.
The research is profound when it comes to the gut and brain connection.
I do not believe I can OM SHANTI my autoimmune away but I believe I can keep my stress levels down, so my gut does not get inflamed.
Stressed mind –> stressed and inflamed gut.
Learning what foods are good for me has been vital. I have done so many elimination diets, which is why I offer them seasonally to my clients online and in my 1:1 practice.
Giving up grains and dairy were a biggie and oh yeah…the soy lattes at Starbucks.
Yes, I was that girl sucking away the soy because I thought that was better for me than the dairy.
I was wrong.
Soy was the worst for my thyroid and it has taken me years to get my hormones functioning again.
I make this chocolate fudge recipe instead of getting the stuff that I know would not be good for me.
Dairy and thyroid are not best friends either. So, if you have any thyroid issues, try say bye bye to the dairy and I bet you will feel better.
Chocolate fudge Paleo Recipe
4 medium bananas, ripe
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
Dash of cayenne
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (great for balancing blood sugar)
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish (8 x 8), lined with parchment paper, and freeze for 2 hours.
- Remove from freezer, then cut into squares.
Now, enjoy. If you loved this, then grab my free dessert book here.
Love, your health coach.