Chocolate Blubber and Brain Health

 

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It seems unlikely but chocolate blubber is actually good for your brain! Your brain is predominantly fat (approx 70%) and when we use lots of brain power (i.e working on the computer excessively, studying/reading a lot or are dealing with high amounts of stress) we burn up fats. That is why it is important to eat the good fats to support your brain and balance your body. Good fats include grass fed butter, coconut oil, olive oil, nut butters, fish oil, flax and chia seeds as well as avocados. If you are deficient in fat you usually crave the foods listed above. Once balance is restored cravings usually subside.

*Note: A tip about weight loss: You need fat to lose fat so in some cases blubber can help with weight loss; however, eat in moderation if you feel like you are starting to gain weight. 

Below is one of my favorite ways to get more fat into my diet with a touch a chocolate. Enjoy!

On the stove top on low, slowly melt together:
• 1 double stick of butter, ideally grass fed pasture butter
• 2/3 cup virgin coconut oil
• 1 bar of 80- 90% dark chocolate (1/2 for less sugar)
• 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract (optional)
• 1 tsp of honey or 1/2 tsp of stevia liquid to sweeten (optional)
Sprinkle with sea salt to taste

Allow to cool. Once cooled, pour melted mix onto a baking sheet, place in freezer for an hour, then chop into chunks. Add to coffee or just eat as needed for extra fat and added brain power.

For a lower carb version use raw cocoa powder instead of a chocolate bar:

6 ounces (about) 100% cocoa unsweetened
1/2 Tsp. Stevia liquid (to taste)
1 tbsp. Vanilla extract (to taste)
1/2 tsp. almond extract (to taste)

4 responses to “Chocolate Blubber and Brain Health

  1. Looks wonderful! What is a “double stick” of butter? One regular stick of butter is 1/4 lb. I’ve never heard of a double stick.

    1. It is simply two sticks sold as one 8oz block of butter. Marked usually as artisan, pasture or european butter. You could do two organic sticks of butter but I don’t think the blubber would be as rich and delicious 🙂

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