White Chocolate Truffles

The best thing about this recipe is that it has no sugar what so ever, a rare sight when white chocolate is involved! It uses raw cocoa butter blended with delicious White Chocolate Whey from the Bulkpowder’s Pure Whey Series AND Maca Powder. Nutritious AND delicious, simply amazing stuff!

If you have never used raw cocoa butter before, it is essentially chocolate in its purest form, very bitter taste on its own but you can make such wonderful things with it, not to mention its nutritious benefits!

The nutrients found in raw chocolate have been linked to a number of health benefits and has been known to:

1) Lower blood pressure & improve circulation
Flavanols, theobromine, and other components found in cacao may lower blood pressure and enhance circulation by promoting dilation, strength, and health of blood vessels

2) Promotes cardiovascular function & health
The antioxidant power of flavonoids and essential minerals and vitamins found in cacao can support healthy heart functioning by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, lowering LDL cholesterol, and reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.

3) Neutralises free radicals
High levels of antioxidants protect the body from a buildup of free radicals from sun exposure, pollution, cigarette smoking, etc., which may damage healthy body tissue giving rise to cancer and cardiovascular disease. Our bodies need antioxidants to ‘mop up’ free radicals that can damage our cells. Scientists from Cornell University recently discovered that raw cacao powder contains nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine, and up to three times the antioxidants found in green tea.

4) Raw Chocolate can improve digestion
A sufficient amount of fiber delivered with each serving of cacao supports digestion while cacao stimulates the body’s production of digestive enzymes.

5) Raw chocolate can enhance physical and mental well-being
There are many components of cacao including alkaloids, proteins, beta-carotene, leucine, linoleic, lipase, lysine, and theobromine, that all work together to improve physical and mental health. For example, theombromine helps to stimulate the central nervous system, relax smooth muscles, and dilate blood vessels, giving the body a boost of energy; β€œbliss” chemicals found in cacao help to increase circulation and availability of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in brain, improving mood and combating depression.

Other notable benefits include:

Appetite suppressant
Yes, that’s right! Raw chocolate actually has appetite-suppressant properties and often added to weight loss products to help control hunger! Simply enjoy a couple of Raw CHOC’s or add half a teaspoon of raw chocolate powder to a teacup of tepid water 10 minutes before a meal for a delicious, natural way to reduce your appetite.

Aphrodisiac
Chocolate has long been the food for lovers and is a symbol of sensuality and sexuality. The ancient Aztecs gave chocolate as wedding presents and other South American civilizations believed that chocolate was the food of the heart. Raw chocolate from South America has to be the best chocolate aphrodisiac about!

Sense of well being
Long considered a ‘happy food’, chocolate is a popular treat when we need ‘cheering up’, recent research has discovered that cacao contains chemicals (such as Phenylethylamine* and Serotonine) which are scientifically proven to be present in the brains of people when they are happy, more relaxed, playful and creative.

You can find the full recipe on the Bulkpowders Core.

Per truffle:

93Cals | 6.2F | 2.8C | 6.4P

Free from: Wheat | Gluten | Grain | Sugar | Soy | Eggs

Low Carb | High Protein

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*Phenylethylamine is a slight antidepressant and stimulant similar to the body’s own dopamine and adrenaline.

**The content of this page is provided for educational purposes only, and should not be considered as medical advice. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Articles and References

http://www.livestrong.com/article/522112-health-benefits-of-raw-cacao-nibs/

http://www.lifefood.eu/en/strava/raw-cacao-the-real-raw-chocolate.html

http://www.builtlean.com/2012/04/12/raw-chocolate/

http://envirohealthtech.com/cacao.htm

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/nutrition/chocolate.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate

http://www.cacaoweb.net/nutrition.html

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