Hey sweet friends!
So I posted this recipe for my Instagram followers about a week ago, but now I’m posting it for everyone! I used to not be so fond of the chocolate+orange flavor combo, but Andrew, my boyfriend, loves it. So over time, he convinced me to give it a chance, and surprisingly it grew on me! Trader Joe’s actually made a pretty great Dark Chocolate Orange around the Holidays and that was definitely my favorite. After the Holidays were over, Chocolate Oranges pretty much disappeared from the shelves. So when I decided to work on a Paleo fudge recipe, I thought hey, why not make some Chocolate Orange Fudge? So I did!
In other news, I have been taking some time off from heavy lifting and CrossFit, and it’s all but killing me 🙁 I strained my hip flexor a few weeks back while doing 1 rep max squats (but I hit 200 lbs! woo!) and then I hurt my back when bailing out of an overhead squat. I kept working out because both of those injuries were pretty minor at the time. However, I didn’t put any effort into recovering, and both injuries worsened 😕 So now I’m paying the price. For the past week I’ve been consulting my trusty ol’ friends Becoming a Supple Leopard and my foam roller, and going on long walks. Yesterday I even swam as a recover workout, and good golly gee I forgot how much of a workout swimming is! I knew it was intense for people who swim competitively, but I went to the natatorium just thinking I’d just have a casual hour long swim, but no.. I was winded after like 5 laps 😯 Lol. Let’s just say I can’t wait to get back to the barbell!
Side note, if y’all haven’t gotten The Paleo Athlete yet, you need to. I read it cover to cover, and learned SO much. Stephanie (a.k.a. Stupid Easy Paleo) is incredibly knowledgeable and great at presenting information in a way that us non-sciencey folk can understand. Srsly. If you eat Paleo and are physically active, go buy it.
So finally! Here’s the recipe. It’s super easy, and packed with healthy fats! If you’re like I used to be and you’re against the idea of combining chocolate with orange, then just leave out the orange juice and zest, et voila! You’ve got yourself plain ol’ Paleo fudge!
- Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature, and line a small pan with parchment paper.
- Blend all the ingredients together using a food processor, blender or immersion blender. Pour into the parchment lined pan.
- Put the fudge into the freezer until hardened. Slice and store in the fridge!