Goji and Buckwheat Cacao Fudge

RECIPE AND WORDS | Lucia Health Coach

I love making healthy treats; I believe it’s a great way to incorporate more nutrients into your diet while enjoying a delicious snack with a cup of tea or coffee any time of the day. If you’re an active person like myself, it’s also an excellent option to replenish your energy throughout the day.

Buckwheat is naturally gluten-free and a source of plant protein and fibre.

Cacao is not only delicious but also super healthy. It is a rich source of magnesium and polyphenols, which are naturally occurring antioxidants found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, tea, chocolate, and wine. Additionally, cacao improves blood flow in your body and acts as a mood booster.

Goji berries are a nutritious food originally from the Himalayas. They contain all the essential amino acids and have the highest protein content among fruits. Packed with vitamin C, iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, and fibre, goji berries are also rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and antibacterial compounds. Whether rehydrated or consumed dried, you can incorporate them into your breakfast bowl, salads, toasts, or use them in treats or baking, such as this delicious fudge.


3/4 cup roasted or activated buckwheat kernels
5 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 cup roasted nuts
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup goji berries
5 tbsp date caramel (soaked dates then processed)
5 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp tahini or nut butter
Pinch of sea/pink salt


  1. Start by roasting the buckwheat, nuts, and seeds in the oven until golden and crunchy; do not over-roast.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cacao powder, coconut oil, date caramel, tahini or nut butter, and a pinch of salt. You will get a creamy chocolate mix.
  3. Once the crunchy mix is ready, let it cool down, and then add it to the chocolate mix along with the goji berries.
  4. Spread your fudge in a loaf tin lined with baking paper and place it in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Cut and enjoy!

You can leave it in the freezer or fridge if you desire a smoother consistency.

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