A quick post for you today in the form of a raw, naturally sweetened treat; almond butter fudge. This recipe is ridiculously easy and creates minimal mess. Ideal for having as a little snack mid-afternoon for a little pick-me-up or as an after dinner treat. A couple squares of this will satisfy your sweet craving.
I have been feeling very creatively drained the last week or so and find myself wanting to learn and improve any and all of my skills that are involved with Living Alchemy; cooking, creating images, writing, nutrition. Part of this, I think, is due to just how I am as a person, having a constant need to learn more and to seek out inspiration everywhere I can. I’m a perfectionist which can be difficult when you feel the desire to share something that you have made yourself with others.
The next couple of days I plan to up my meditation and yoga practice, get as much fresh air as possible, surround myself with inspiration in all forms, be with people I love and admire, make sure I let myself rest. This is usually how I deal with feeling stuck or stagnant. To be honest, these are things that I would encourage myself and everyone else to do as much as possible in their day-to-day life regardless because it will always aid with the health of your wellbeing.
I plan on bringing more bright, sunny content your way soon!
You can top this fudge with whatever you like (or nothing at all!). I decided to go for shredded coconut and cacao nibs but I can think of a lot of things that would work here, get as creative as you like. You could also easily change-up the choice of nut butter here, try cashew, macadamia, coconut or tahini.
Almond Butter Fudge
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup coconut oil (as a liquid)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Line a small loaf tin and pour the mixture in evenly. Sprinkle on your toppings of choice if using. Chill in the fridge overnight to let solidify or pop in the freezer for a couple of hours if you’re short on time. Once solid, cut into squares and store in the fridge.