Royal Jelly Benefits and Fudge Recipe

Royal jelly may help increase your natural fertility by providing your body with needed nutrients.

This “jelly” is actually secreted by the worker bees within a hive and used to feed all growing larvae for three days. When the hive needs a new queen bee, a larvae is selected and placed within a specially constructed queen cell. These particular cells allow for the larvae to be surrounded with copious amounts of this royal jelly, which feed her during her entire growth period whereas the non fertile worker bees are only fed this jelly in their beginning growth stage.

Feeding a larvae like this signals the development of a queen, which includes the formation of the ovaries needed to lay eggs.

While absent of the ever important fat-soluble vitamins, it remains a good source of B vitamins, protein, small amounts of amino acids and fatty acids, as well trace minerals, some enzymes, and trace amounts of vitamin C.

It’s been shown in some studies to balance hormones and increase egg health.

Royal jelly can be taken in capsule form and is often sold as a mixture with raw honey and bee propolis.

I actually bought a royal jelly complex awhile back. To be honest, I bought this complex just because it was available locally, but along with raw honey and royal jelly it also contains American ginseng, bee pollen (rich in amino acids and studies have shown that it helps increase libido, improves ovarian function, and alleviates PMS), and bee propolis (known to stimulate the immune system and relieve inflammation).

It tastes rather sweet due to the honey, but I was finding it difficult to take regularly. Sometimes I’d put some in a smoothie, other times I’d just take a spoonful, although that was not my favorite way. It tends to have a weird texture and aftertaste when eaten alone.

I just couldn’t seem to remember to take it!

But last night, brilliance hit.

I’ve made raw fudge many different times with honey, why not with royal jelly?

Todd always tells me that I make enough stuff, at some point I’ll get it right………


And fudge is so very right.

This raw fudge recipe is full of the goodness of royal jelly, the richness of cacao, and good fats for your fertility.

Royal Jelly Fudge

Ingredients
4 tablespoons royal jelly complex (or royal jelly and raw honey mix)
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2-3 tablespoons peanut or almond butter (optional)

Method of Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients until well mixed.

2. Pour the mixture into a small pan (bread pan works well) or evenly into an ice cube tray.

3. Freeze until solid and cut into 12 even pieces. This way you should be getting about one teaspoon of royal jelly complex in each ‘dose’.

4. Store in the freezer to keep solid.

The directions on my royal jelly complex jar say to take one teaspoon three times per day, but check whatever you buy to make sure.

I’d say that a small piece of fudge a few times per day sounds like a fantastic way to get in a bit of extra nourishment!

 

*I like to include peanut butter or almond butter in mine for some protein as well. This way I’m getting protein along with the fat from coconut oil and the natural sugar from the honey. Seems to me that it would round out the micro-nutrients a bit better this way.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. and this might be one recipe I’ll have to try…

  2. Made it last night – and my husband even liked it! Very sweet, though (I can see why you had a hard time taking the RJ as-is). I may add some more chocolate next time, and put an almond in the middle so it tastes like and Almond Joy. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I have recently started going “natural” with my diet and I just made this for the first time tonight with peanutbutter… I must say it tastes AMAZING!! I have a huge sweet tooth and I think this will definitely make up for all the bad sugars I am used to consuming. I could easily eat more than three a day, but I will try my best not to! 😉

  4. mrs Corn says:

    How would I make this a milk chocolate fudge? I dont mind the dark chocolate taste but my kiddos and dh would not eat this dark chocolate fudge….

    Donielle Reply:

    @mrs Corn, I have no idea….you’d most likely have to find an entirely different recipe, I can’t think of any way to convert it. This is meant to be a raw fudge so that you get the benefits of eating each ingredient raw and not cooked.

    Kirsten Reply:

    @mrs Corn,

    Perhaps try making it with less cocoa?

    This sounds amazing. Truly. Thank you!
    -k