Chocolate Raspberry Cream
This is a fantastic recipe that is full of healthy fats, anti-oxidants and clean protein. It tastes wonderful and I will often have this for lunch as it is easy on the digestive tract and keeps me super fueled all afternoon long. Try it out!
Chocolate Raspberry Cream
Yield 2 servings
1/4 cup of frozen organic raspberries
1 Can of Organic coconut cream (made with full-fat coconut milk)
3 tbsps of Raw Cacao Powder
Stevia to Taste
1 tbsp of Turmeric
Pinch of Pink Salt and Pinch of Black Pepper
Step #1: 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.
Step #2: Put all the ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Step #3: Add more or less stevia and pink salt until you get the desired taste you want.
***Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.***
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Smoothie, Snack or Dessert
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 10 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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