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Teresa Cutter’s chocolate truffles

In desserts, food porn, gluten free, paleo, recipes, snacks on June 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Feel like a healthy chocolate fix ?  Well you just can’t go past these delicious chocolate truffles.  They take around 10 minutes and make a great healthy and sustaining snack.  Perfect for outdoor activities such as long bike rides, hiking, sailing, picnics, long walks on the beach or a healthy dessert to have with coffee.

Almonds are a good source of protein.  If  using walnuts they are a great source of anti-inflamatory omega 3 that is great for heart and brain health. Chocolate is associated with a reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes according to studies from the British Medical Journal. Chocolate contains compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.  It contains the stimulants theobromine and caffeine that can increase alertness and give you a pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise. Dates are a good source of minerals and adding a little cinnamon can help stabilise blood sugar levels.

 

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/03/chocolate-truffles/