These raw vegan little chocolate raspberry bonbon are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. And won’t leave you feeling guilty for indulging!raw-vegan-dark-chocolate-raspberry-cream-bonbons

RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE RASPBERRY CREAMS

Happy Wednesday!
I am SO EXCITED for today’s post. I’ve got a ridiculously good looking dessert to share. The best part – it’s raw, vegan and gluten free. Say what?!

When Michaell from FoodScape sent me the html and pictures for this guest post, I almost died. I like desserts as much as the next person, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best at coming up with cool recipes. Evidenced in my recipe page (it’ll be updated soon!). However, our guest post today comes from a lady that is a pro at making desserts (and food in general) that are healthy AND tasty!

I did a little guest post for Michaell last week on exercises for getting a strong back, so I gave a bit of background in how we met – randomly because I pinned one of her delicious looking recipes and featured it on a ‘Well, Hello Monday…‘ post. Since then, we’ve become fast friends! And like all her other recipes, this one will not disappoint!

Hi Fitfam!
I am so excited to eat some scrumptious chocolates with you today, especially since these are chocolates that won’t wreck your hard work from Jen’s workouts. Did you see her post from Monday on her meal prep? I am totally in love with the idea of sardines and avocado…cheese and fish always go great together, so I imagine the creamy avocado will be perfectly matched. What a perfect snack when you are doing her bridal bootcamp workouts!

If someone had told me a year ago that I could eat chocolate that looks like See’s Candies ® and it was good for me, I would’ve asked if gullible was written on the ceiling. Sure, it’s true that 80% cocoa solids have been sold as good for us, but we significantly reduce the flavonol benefits when we are consuming “Dutch” processed chocolate and the processed sugars used to make the really really dark chocolate palatable.

If you eat raw cacao, you are consuming magnesium, selenium and ORAC/Antioxidant levels that are off the charts and more than blueberries. How’s that for an anti-aging superfood! My favorite benefit is the iron since women can often be deficient.This can be especially true for women that don’t eat meat. So, as I say on my Instagram, hold the meat not the chocolate!

raw-vegn-raspberry-trufflesAnother great benefit of these raw dreamboats is we are likely retaining much of the Vitamin C since the lemon and raspberries are encased in chocolate. Check out this article here! Raspberries are also quite amazing little cancer fighting berries with the added bonus of helping with inflammation.

“The rheosmin found in raspberries can increase metabolism in our fat cells by increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells. By boosting fat metabolism in this way, we may be less likely to deposit fat in our fat cells, and we may be able to use up some of the fat that is stored there. By improving our fat cell metabolism, we may also be able to reduce the number of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules that are produced by our fat cells. As a result, we may be less likely to experience some of the inflammation-based problems that typically accompany obesity.” –WHFoods

My husband is usually my tester for these things since he is the pickiest eater I know. You get one texture that isn’t to his liking and you’ll be stuck with leftovers for a week! Yes, it’s true.

So when I gave one of these to my husband and he said, “Wow…I don’t even like raspberry cream in chocolates,” I had a true winner.

rraw-vega-raspberry-cream-bonbonsThese taste so fresh and clean you will love having these available. The best part is they are still rich enough that they feel like a special treat.

After reading this, I’m sure you will agree that making chocolate yourself is the way to go! In fact, usually I will double this chocolate recipe and make bars out of it for later…never know what chocolate desserts you’ll want to make

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Raw dreamboats! I love it! Make sure you try these little guys!

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Hi there, I’m Michaell! One year ago, I made the decision to stop eating processed foods. My challenge: my husband is such a picky eater that he would win against a 2 year old. Since many of my friends come to me for recipes on how to eat nutrient-rich foods, while still eating what they like, I decided to start a food blog. Every Friday I launch a new family friendly recipe that even the pickiest eaters will eat. Join my mailing list on my blog – Foodscape – or add me to your social media so I can share with you too!

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How are you at making desserts? Have you ever made truffles?

XOXO,
Jen

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