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Fat fudge- a performance food

Updated: Mar 27

This fudge recipe is from Mary Shenouda, who calls it a phat fudge. It helps to provide instant and sustained energy, focus, memory, fight inflammation and is a natural fat burner. Plus it satisfies your sweet tooth, though there is very little sweetener in there. I used the ingredients from the original recipe, but chose to add some cocoa nibs, walnuts, goji berries and hemp seeds for decoration. I also believe you can replace tahini with sunflower seeds butter, cashew butter, almond butter- if you don't like sesame seeds.

Healthy fudge recipe

Though there is a reason why Mary Shenouda used tahini in this recipe- it has protein, fat, carbs, fibre, thiamine, vitamin B6, manganese, phosphorus (last two are important for bone health). Thiamine and B6 are important for energy production. 50% of the fat in tahini comes from monounsaturated fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory. Tahini is also rich in antioxidants (lignans), helping to fight with inflammation and may offer anticancer effect.

Maca is rich in antioxidants, improves memory, enhances energy and mood, improves sexual health, boosts fertility and balances oestrogen levels. It contains protein, carbs, fat, fibre, vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, niacin, calcium, riboflavin.

Fat fudge

Makes 25 or so fudge pieces depending on the silicone mould you use.


1 cup of tahini

1 cup of butter or ghee

1/4 cup of cacao

1tbsp of turmeric

1/2 tbsp of cinnamon

1/2 tbsp of maca powder

1/2 of raw honey

1tsp of vanilla

1/8 of cayenne pepper


Melt the butter in a pot in a low heat, add more tahini, then honey and then rest of the ingredients. Mix well and pour with a spoon into the moulds.

Freeze for 2 hours. You can keep them in the freezer or fridge and just take out a piece, when you need just something to get your energy going before exercise or if you want to have that little something after your meal.

My teenager son approved the fat fudge and asked for more.

Let me know in the comments below what you thought of it after you tried making it.

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