This delicious and decadent treat uses doTerra wild orange essential oil. I would only use doTerra oils in cooking, as they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and I can be sure that they are completely pure and free from any unwanted nasties.
Arguably, these fudge bites are both therapeutic and nutritious. doTerra wild orange oil is an uplifting, happy oil as well as supportive of the immune system. Coconut oil is a healthy fat, as are chia seeds. There a lots of antioxidants in raw cacao and Vitamin C in the goji berries.
This recipe is adapted from one of my favourite gluten free cookbooks, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.
Makes 13-14 good sized bites of fudge
¾ cup of raw cashew butter (I use Meridian)
½ cup melted extra virgin coconut oil (I use Biona mild version as it has less of a coconut-ty flavour)
6 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (not the same as cocoa powder: one is raw the other is made from roasted cacao beans, so not as...
You’ve heard it before, haven’t you? “Just eat less and exercise more.” But how many of you have tried that and found that it doesn’t really work? And it feels like you’re pushing a boulder up the hill the whole time too.
Whilst I’ve been on the webinar and health summit rounds this Summer, I’ve been struck by this paradigm that many of us still subscribe to: Isn’t losing weight all about calories in vs calories out? That simple!
Well it’s not. Nearly everyone I’ve talked to has tried that at one point or another in their lives. Interestingly it might work for a time (and sometimes better for men than women) but it doesn’t really work long term or make us feel full of life and energy, which is how we want feel most of the time, right? If counting calories really worked, we wouldn’t be in a situation where 25% of the UK population is obese. That’s around 17 million people.
So what is it about calories? Maybe we need to really get our heads around the fact that all calories are NOT created...