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Almond Roca Mocha Truffle

By January 1, 2015 February 3rd, 2019 Uncategorized

Testimony of the Day

30 Day Accelerated Testimony: Maria,   I just wanted to take a moment to tell you what’s happened so far for me. I only “attempted” the 7-day Advanced Keto plan last week (starting the 30-day Accelerated plan today). I say “attempted” because I didn’t follow everything to the letter, partly because I didn’t have my supplements at the beginning of the week and partly because my weekends are so full and so busy that I didn’t get things made ahead of time (such as keto fudge, protein bread, etc). BUT, I told myself, “No excuses! Just do SOMETHING, and do it to the best of your ability.” So, I did. (Note: I can’t afford all the supplements you suggested, so I went through all the information you provided on each supplement and chose the top priority ones for me. I figured if I didn’t see improvement, I could always add some of the others next payday.)

Anyway, one of my top priorities in attempting to follow a healthier way of eating FOR LIFE, is to get rid of this pain/inflammation in my hips that I’ve suffered with for about 5 years. At first it was diagnosed as arthritis, based solely on my description of symptoms. When medication offered no relief, we did X-rays and the doctor said there really wasn’t any sign of “progressed” arthritis (what she saw on the X-ray was “natural” for my age), so she changed her diagnosis to bursitis. Suggested treatment: steroid injections. I will NOT allow steroid injections EVER again! I had a SUPER bad reaction with an injection once before for tennis elbow — I refuse to EVER allow that stuff in my body again and suffer that additional pain — it literally had me rolling on the floor in agony! Alternatively, I could go for physical therapy 3 times a week at $80 per session. Well, since insurance doesn’t even begin to cover at the 70/30 rate until my deductible is met, that was not an option. So, I suffered.

I did go to a chiropractor for quite awhile (and that was $30/session @ 2-3 times per week), but never really got noticeable relief. She even recommended a massage therapist, and even though it felt good and all that, there was no long-term relief (and I couldn’t afford to continue going to her on a regular basis, either).

I walk like an old lady. When I first get up from a chair or out of the car, I literally cannot move for a several seconds; I have to stand and let my body realign itself; then, I can take a few tentative steps forward, all hunched over because the pain is so intense. After I get going, though, I can walk pretty good. My stride is really, really short, but other than that, I can walk pretty good. (I feel like a Chevy motor on a cold morning!)

Okay, so here’s the good part: after only one week of “attempted” Maria way, I am walking better already!!!! 

I can only imagine what it’s going to be like as I continue on this path.

I want you to know I am excited about this new way of living/eating. If this lifestyle gets rid of this pain and I can sleep at night again, that will be so awesome! That alone will be sufficient motivation to continue this FOR LIFE! (I’m a yo-yo dieter, but I keep telling myself this is no diet! This is LIFE!)

I’m not at the “good sleeping” stage just yet, but even that has improved. I usually wake up 3-4 times each night. Last night, I only recall waking once for a potty break. Awesome!

I was reluctant to spend the money for your plan simply because money is so tight fMocha truffleor us right now. I was laid off in 2010 from a VERY well-paying job. It has taken us quite awhile to adjust to the loss of that income. I really never had to be super-mindful of how we spent our money (although I wasn’t exactly a spendthrift, either), so it’s difficult for me to think about how I spend every penny. Many, many times I would go online and look at your packages and decide to order one, only to back out without doing so. I finally said, “Just do it!” And before I could talk myself out of it again, I hit Add to Cart and Checkout! Quickly! LOL

I have to say it is money well spent! Regina

It is never too late to start your journey to health! To get started on your path to health and healing, click HERE. 

Magnesium Facts

You may be wondering why we need to supplement if our ancestors never did. Well, most of the magnesium was found in water but now most people drink treated, softened or bottled water which is devoid of magnesium. Magnesium salts in water make deposits in your water pipes and makes it difficult to get a decent lather with soap.  This problem was solved with the development of water softeners, but the process gets rid of the magnesium.  Our ancestors drank untreated well water or water from a stream which had a lot of magnesium.

Since our water is now depleted and you don’t find adequate amounts of magnesium in foods, I suggest taking a quality chelated magnesium supplement and at least 400 to 1000mg per day.

For most of my clients and their children, magnesium is relaxing so taking it at bedtime helps them get quality sleep. In rare occasions, magnesium is energizing, so if you find yourself unable to sleep after starting magnesium, I suggest to take 400mg at breakfast and if needed, another dose at lunch.  Everyone has a different tolerance with magnesium and the only problematic side effect is loose stools. This will happen if you take magnesium oxide that you purchase at a large retail store which is a non-absorbed form of magnesium. Always look for magnesium glycinate, which I have only been able to find online. If you still have issues with loose stools even with a small dose of magnesium glycinate, I suggest you use a topical magnesium or Epsom salts in a bath. Click HERE to find the magnesium I take. 

One of the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency is hyper-ness and anxiety. A main source of magnesium is “fortified whole grains” (which is just magnesium supplement added to the grains). So, if you remove gluten from the diet like I suggest you do, you are also removing a major source of magnesium. Since calcium competes with magnesium for uptake, adding in calcium supplements without sufficient magnesium also increases a magnesium deficiency.Mocha truffle

To read more on supplements and Keto-Adapted diets, check out my book Keto-Adapted. I have a whole chapter on supplements on a Keto-Adapted diet.

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Thank you all for your love and support!

 Mocha truffle

 

Almond Roca Mocha Truffles
 
Prep time
Cook time
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Author:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE BAR:
  • 2 oz cocoa butter
  • ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ⅛ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • MILK CHOCOLATE BAR:
  • Add ¼ oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • DARK CHOCOLATE BAR:
  • Add ½ to 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (depending on how dark you like it)
  • FILLING:
  • ½ cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
  • ¼ cup decaf espresso (or organic coffee)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 TBS butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Place cocoa butter in a double boiler and heat on medium high until fully melted (or microwave safe bowl and heat on high for one minute, check and heat for 30 seconds until melted). Melting cocoa butter takes longer than traditional fats.
  2. Stir in natural sweetener.
  3. Stir in extracts and salt.
  4. Place into truffle mold and cool in refrigerator until white chocolate is solid, about an hour. Or the speedy method; you can place the molds in a freezer till they are set up, which will only take a couple of minutes versus and hour.
  5. FILLING: Combine natural sweetener, espresso, 2 eggs and cocoa powder in heavy medium saucepan and whisk to blend; add coconut oil or butter. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon thickly (do not boil), about 12 minutes. Pour mixture through strainer into medium bowl. Stir in the extracts. Place bowl in larger bowl filled with ice water and whisk occasionally until filling is cooled completely, about 15 minutes. Can be made 1 day ahead.
  6. TO MAKE TRUFFLE: Remove the mold from the fridge or freezer and fill with filling. Then top off the filling with a layer of the cocoa butter mix so that the filling is inside and surrounded by the "white chocolate". Place back into fridge/freezer to set.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Truffle = 109 calories, 4.7g fat, 1.2g protein, 17g carbs
"Healthified" Truffle = 47 calories, 4.7g fat, 1.2g protein, 0.3g carb

(90% fat, 8% protein, 2% carbs)
 

Another Great Testimony!

“Dear Maria and Craig, I wanted to send a big thank you to you for inspiring me back into the kitchen whilst helping my health at the same time! I’ve only been doing your diet program for a week now and was keto adapted since January. I’m only now seeing real results in my weight loss!

The suggestions for supplements have helped my overall well being and the menus are a great way of helping me learn about quantities too. I will definitely write to you again with before and after pictures once I get to where I am happy with my weight and health. Kind Regards, Claudine. (Guetersloh, Germany)”

 

What’s your favorite “healthified” candy? I have many tasty treats in my cookbook The Art of Healthy Eating SWEETS, which is on SALE over 50% off today!!!! Click HERE to get the sale.

Thank you SO much for your love and support!

Mocha truffle

 

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

32 Comments

  • What moulds do you generally use? I can’t wait to make this! I hope it isn’t too time consuming.

  • Jeanne says:

    Is a serving size one truffle ? These look yummy! Thanks!

  • Linda says:

    The ingredient list specifies 2 eggs and the instructions state “4”. Which do you recommend? Thank you.

  • Janet t says:

    hi there maria, I was wondering what the difference is between chelated magnesium and the magnesium glycinate that you recommend? and how will I know which of the two I should choose? thanks again, janet

      • Janet t says:

        thanks for the article, I am still going strong in my keto lifestyle and I feel great and my skin, joints and overall body is feeling great Maria. looking forward to the keto class coming up. I have another question. the chelated buffered magnesium link you provided has magnesium oxide in it, which causes diarrhea according the article and is in milk of magnesia. the magnesium glycinate does not contain the mag oxide. the only difference between the two is that one says Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate and Magnesium Oxide and the other says Magnesium glycinate. how will I know which one to pick? they both seem to be magnesium glycinates! and one has the mag oxide, which I thought was not good to take… can you explain further.

        • Janet t says:

          I was wondering about your thoughts on magnesium orotate and what quantities I should take daily of that instead of the magnesium glycinate that you recommended and would I have to take calcium with it as the article recommends.

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          I would do the magnesium glycinate. 🙂

          • Janet t says:

            thanks maria…xo. lost 64 pounds….knees don’t hurt, skin is clear, energy galore, sleeping well, thinking clear… and I don’t spend a lot of time eating since I am keto adapted and am not constantly hungry..

          • Maria Emmerich says:

            Awesome!

  • These look mouthwatering!

  • Mia McNamee says:

    Wow – started Taking the Chelated Magnesium you have on your Amazon site – and it is making a BIG difference with my sleep. Nice! Super helpful in dealing with my busy life and stimulating job!

    The truffles look yummy – I’m making the cheesecake for hubby and I for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for creating wonderful recipes that allow us all to enjoy sweet holidays without regrets!

    REALLY looking forward to the Keto Life seminar! I’m been following the Basic Keto meals and am nearing my goal weight. 🙂

  • Douglas says:

    Hi. I was trying to take advantage of the 50% off The Art of Healthy Eating SWEETS and when I clicked on the link, it took me to the Amazon store. There was no mention of saving 50% so I was reluctant to add it to my cart. I saw where it was marked down on your universal ebook site from $12.99 to $9.99, but not for 50% off.

    Great site. Keep up the good work getting the low-carb message out.

  • Marcela says:

    Maria,

    How do you feel about carbalose flour? Have you ever tried it in your recipes?

    Thanks, I LOVE your blog!!! 🙂

  • Luana says:

    Too gorgeous for words! I bet they taste just wonderful. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Kelle says:

    I made these yesterday and the taste is amazing, even if they are not as “pretty” as yours! I love the espresso and chocolate flavor. I’ve never made chocolates of any kind before becoming Keto, so I’m learning as I go. I hope my question can help other “newbies” too. This was my first attempt using cocoa butter to make chocolate. At step 3, when I added the extracts and salt, I found that the cocoa butter started to separate, like oil from solids. I used Organic Cacao Butter (Raw) from nuts.com. The mixture of Cacao Butter and Swerve Confectioners was nice and creamy until I stirred in the extracts, and then it started to get clumpy. Do you have any thoughts on what could have caused this? Was it my extracts, or the type of cocoa butter I used? I let it cool down a bit, and kept stirring to try and get it incorporated again, but never really got rid of the lumps. If it cooled down too much then, it was difficult to spread in my silicone mold. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Thank you! Hmm, not sure what happened there. Somehow they didn’t get mixed in right (maybe an alcohol based flavoring or something?). 🙂

      • Kelle says:

        Thank you, I think that was it. I’m using up my bottle of Trader Joe’s Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract, and it’s ingredients read alcohol (35 %). What extracts do you recommend?

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          Either real vanilla bean or one with less alcohol. I think mine has less alcohol in it. 😉

  • Brigitte says:

    These look wonderful and I would like to make them as gifts. Problem, I’m in a small community where some of these ingredients are not available. Could I substitute regular butter and splenda.

  • Brigitte says:

    thanks for the guide on sweeteners, I have been looking for this information. I’ll have to order the cocoa butter online and make them for Valentine’s Day.

  • Andrea says:

    Reading the article, that was me, exactly! I admit that just learning from my chiropractor that I was food sensitive to sugar, gluten, and cow’s milk… and changing my eating made such a big difference! I have fallen off the wagon in times of stress, which unfortunately caused even more weight gain… but you Maria always provide the information I need to get back on track! Down 10 lbs in 2 weeks and looking forward to getting back into all the clothes in my closet!

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