Chocolate Raspberry Cream
This is an outstanding recipe that is LOADED with high-powered superfoods and tastes awesome! This is a fantastic breakfast or a tasty treat at anytime during the day! Be careful though as some individuals cannot sleep well if they have raw cacao or chocolate in the evening.
Chocolate Raspberry Cream Ingredients:
4oz of frozen organic raspberries
1 Can of Organic coconut cream (made with full-fat coconut milk)
3 tbsps of Raw Cacao Powder
1 Scoop of Bone Broth Protein or Gut Healing protein powder
Stevia to Taste
1 tbsp of Turmeric
Pinch of Pink Salt and Pinch of Black Pepper
Chocolate Raspberry Cream Instructions:
Turn the coconut milk can upside down and put in the refrigerator for 12 hours or so. This separates the cream from the water in the milk. When you open the can (from the bottom – which is now the top, if that makes sense) you will notice the water on the top. Pour the water in a glass cup and keep as it is good for smoothies and shakes. Scoop out the creme as that is what you will use for this recipe.
Dr Jockers Comments:
I LOVE superfood combinations that are rich in good fats, low in carbs and taste great! That is what we have here. Coconut fats are rich in medium-chain triglycerides that help boost metabolism, support the digestive system and improve brain function.
Raspberries are rich in anti-oxidant phytonutrients such as anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These nutrients reduce inflammation and protect the body from environmental stressors that lead to cancer cell development.
Raw cacao is a great combination as it contains high levels of flavanol anti-oxidants such as ECGC. Cacao contains theobromide which helps improve circulation to the brain for high level performance. Cacao has been shown to benefit the bodies microbiome and support the development of healthy microbial species in the gut.
Turmeric is a master anti-inflammatory compound that has the ability to stop the very challenging Nf-Kb and TNF-alpha inflammatory pathways that are known for accelerating the aging process. The curcuminoid anti-oxidants in turmeric are best absorbed when it is combined with good fats (coconut in this case) and black pepper. Black pepper contains peperine which enhances the absorbtion of many herbal compounds including the curcuminoids. Just a small amount will go along way.
Add stevia to improve the flavor. Remember stevia is 100 times sweeter than sugar so you shouldn’t need much. I prefer a vanilla flavored liquid stevia. A pinch of pink salts provides trace minerals and helps to enhance the stevia flavor and minimize any unwanted after-taste.
Choose the protein powder you enjoy most that is best suited for your body. I love bone broth protein for its ability to provide amino acids that support the gut, skin, joints, bones and immune system. However, some individuals will want a vegan based protein powder. In this case, I recommend a combination of rice and pea protein in a supercharged formula such as Gut Healing Protein