Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Almond-Vanilla Detox Fudge (Vegan, GF)

I've been doing a detox for the past few days. Nothing fancy just decreasing salt, sugar, and fat intake while eliminating caffeine, peanut butter (tolerate weirdly), fried, roasted or toasted foods, etc. Increasing salads, smoothies, juices and whole food meals. Well I was doing just swimmingly until I was finding myself restless, tossing and turning throughout the night, it must be the toxins coming out right? No this was something else, this was a sugar craving! Chocolate to be exact. Jenn and I are major sugar addicts, if you've looked in our recipes section, sweet things constitute for most of what we make. So, since I couldn't have chocolate and not too much sugar, out of carob too, I decided to make fudge with almond and vanilla flavouring, it actually tasted amazingly good and subsided the sugar craves for now. I've promised myself I won't give in so easily the next time it hits. I also didn't feel like pulling out the food processor, so this delectably healthy dessert is just a bowl and a spoon away! If you are doing a stricter detox omit the coconut nectar and add more stevia.

2 heaping tbsp mesquite flour
1-2 tbsp coconut flour
2 heaping tbsp vanilla hemp protein powder
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
1/2 tbsp maca powder (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut nectar (helps it stick together, low GI)
10-15 drops vanilla stevia, or more for sweeter taste
1 tbsp raw tahini
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp almond pieces

Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Add rest of ingredients. Form into balls or a slab. Freeze until firm. Makes enough fudge for 4 satisfying serving


  1. man oh man, these look good and they're healthy too! Thanks for sharing -- I have a terrible allergy to coconut -- any suggestions on substitutions?

  2. @Lauren Montanaro Norster: you can substitute coconut oil for melted down cacao butter or if you're not vegan regular butter.

  3. wow these sounds amazing! We are sweets girls too. We hope to do a little detox soon.

  4. @Lauren Montanaro Norster: and for the coconut flour, you can substitute any powder ingredient you like.

  5. Now, those are two words I never thought I'd see in the same title: "detox" and "fudge"! Looks fantastic--just the thing for MY sugar cravings! ;)

  6. I'm so happy I've just discovered your site... Gorgeous photos with excellent recipes! I just want to reach into the screen and grab this fudge!