If it's good enough for the Chicago Cubs, it's probably good enough for you too
I'm currently working on a proposal for my first cookbook (more news on that coming soon!) so I've been spending lots of my free time with new and favorite cookbooks from my collection for inspiration and education. This week, I thought I'd share a recipe from one of the most fun cookbooks that I bought this year--It's called The Superfood Swap and was written by the official nutritionist for the Chicago Cubs, Dawn Jackson Blatner. I know many of you are interested in lower sugar and whole foods-based sweets, so I thought Dawn's Freezer Fudge would be perfect to share today.
Dawn unveiled her Superfood Swap philosophy last year on an ABC show called My Diet is Better than Yours. She helped her client Jasmin lose 53 lbs and win the show(!), but not by doing anything crazy or restrictive. She instead taught her how to make simple, upgraded, and homemade versions of her favorite foods (think pizza, burgers, fried rice, ice cream) using whole foods like vegetables, beans, and nuts.
I bought the book earlier this year because I know and love Dawn, but also because I adore her approach to writing recipes. Often her recipes are a clever idea that can be explained in just a sentence or two. Although the book is focused on weight loss, I really think a lot of people would enjoy it because it's playful and fun and doesn't involve a world without pizza or margaritas. (In her margaritas, she swaps out sugary liqueurs for kombucha. You see why I'm in love??)
So back to the Freezer Fudge. There's no sweetener in it, but it still feels desserty and special because of its presentation. (Above photo courtesy of Dawn).
How to make Dawn Jackson Blatner's Magic Freezer Fudge:
Mix together 1/4 cup natural peanut or almond butter, 1 T coconut oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Press into a square in a parchment-lined container so it's 3/4" thick. Dust with cocoa powder and cacao nibs then freeze for 4 hours and cut into 4 squares.
Digging this idea? Check out my recommended books page to read more about The Superfood Swap and some of my other favorite picks.
Photo courtesy of Dawn Jackson Blatner and from her book The Superfood Swap.