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Sugar Free Truffles

By April 28, 2012 July 11th, 2020 chocolate, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, kids, vegetarian

Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria, You have been helping me get my life back by getting healthy. My main request was to help me get pregnant. Since starting your way less than 3 months ago I have lost 31 pounds and am off all my autoimmune disease medications. And today, I can tell you that I found out I am expecting. I am only a few weeks along and so I can’t share with everyone yet but I owe you my gratitude. After a year long emotional journey, your way restored my body back to health.” Carrie

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“This last year I lost 65 pounds that I had diligently carried around with me since before I had adopted my two little girls, about 8-10 years.  The yo-yo dieting was rough and enough was enough!  Other than pre-menopausal symptoms, I had not really suffered from any ailments to speak of, but losing the weight has definitely helped me boost my self confidence and regain vigor again.  My skin is the best that it has ever been!  I am so very grateful that I have found Maria’s site, and I am continually blessed when I read of other success stories and how ketogenic dieting has changed so many people’s lives and health for the better.  I look forward to taking the last 10-15 vanity pounds off the Maria way, and indulging on all her yummy recipes! And dare say it, take up yoga on a regular basis! I posted one before and 2 most recent pictures from this years end. Blessings to all!”

 

IMMUNE HEALTH 

Have you ever noticed our kids get sick a lot from Halloween until Valentine’s Day? HMMMM, there are a lot of Holidays in between that time that focus on candy. Sugar depresses the immune system. Vitamin C is needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize viruses and bacteria. White blood cells require a 50 times higher concentration inside the cell as outside so they have to accumulate vitamin C.

There is something called a “phagocytic index” which tells you how rapidly a particular lymphocyte can gobble up a virus, bacteria, or cancer cell. In 1970, Linus Pauling, discovered that white blood cells need a high dose of vitamin C and that is when he came up with his theory that you need high doses of vitamin C to combat the common cold.We know that glucose and vitamin C have similar chemical structures, so what happens when the sugar levels go up? They compete for one another when entering the cells. And the thing that mediates the entry of glucose into the cells is the same thing that mediates the entry of vitamin C into the cells.

If there is more glucose around, there is going to be less vitamin C allowed into the cell. It doesn’t take much: a blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%. So when you eat sugar, think of your immune system slowing down to a crawl.

Simple sugars aggravate asthma, cause mood swings, magnify personality changes, muster mental illness, fuel nervous disorders, increase diabetes and heart disease, grow gallstones, accelerate hypertension, and magnify arthritis. Since sugar lacks minerals and vitamins, they draw upon the body’s micro-nutrient stores in order to be metabolized into the system.

So what are you sending your kids off to school with? A bowl of cereal and skim milk?

And skip the REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS which have TBHQ; which comes from petroleum (think “lighter fluid”). It is applied either to the carton of fast food items or sprayed directly onto them, as well as in various other prepackaged food items. TBHQ is banned in other countries. It promotes production of quinone reductase, which is linked to cancer. TBHQ can cause a full range of reactions from asthma to anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, depression, tiredness, learning difficulties and children’s behavior problems.

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“HEALTHIFIED” CANDIES:
8 oz cream cheese or coconut cream, softened
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
1 (18 ounce) jar creamy NATURAL peanut butter
1 cup powdered erythritol (or powdered Swerve)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
CHOCOLATE COATING:
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
3 TBS heavy cream
1/4 cup erythritol (or powdered Swerve)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)

JELLY FILLING:
16 TBS Homemade Jelly (OR Nature’s Hollow Xylitol Jelly OR a real strawberry)
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Using a coffee grinder, grind the sweetener until a fine powder to resemble powdered sugar. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sweetener. Set aside.

CHOCOLATE COATING: Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until it is just melted (don’t burn the chocolate!), add in the cream, and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Place chocolate into a mini muffin tin or chocolate truffle mold. Add a dollop of peanut butter filling.

Top peanut butter with a TBS of homemade jelly OR a real strawberry. Top with additional chocolate. Place in fridge or freezer to set. Makes 24 chocolates.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
1 Reeses PB Cups = 170 calories, 10g fat, 4g protein, 18g carbs, 0g fiber (18g effective carbs)
1 “Healthified” Chocolate = 171 calories, 15g fat, 6.7g protein, 4g carbs, 1.4g fiber (2.6g effective carbs)

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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.".

20 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    Ooooh…faint! This sounds so fantastic, Maria! Have a great rest of the weekend with your lovely, young family.

  • Ms Shell says:

    I’m very new to your blog and this is the first time (I think) I’m seen you use ZSweet and not Erythritol. Which do you really prefer. My neighborhood Whole Foods carries ZSweet, so I wasn’t sure if I should just get that?

  • Anonymous says:

    I just started following your blog last week and I already ordered all of your books. Your information is just what I have been looking for and I can actually understand it in laymans terms. I thank you so much and my next step may to contact you for your weight loss support. Thanks!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Maria – do enjoy your blog and information. I started with the Kids book and now have 3 more of your books on order. I am coupling your information with Dr. Davis’ information — (he suggested your kids cookbook) as I care for 3 grandchildren. We started to notice a difference in the 8yr old and ADHD but alas grandparents from out of state have been visiting and taking the 8yr old out–we will have to detox the 8yr old this week!!!! Thank you so much for sharing — Holidays are coming — I think these will be the sweet of choice this year – Yay! Terry

  • bernadette says:

    Hello Maria,

    First I have to say that I love your cookbooks and this candie récipe is the best I ever tried, but I do have doubts with the calories. If I calculat 30 candies I get 150 kcal. Are you sure you get 16 candies out of this with only 150 kcal?
    The first time I made these I thought “wow, I can have these huge chocolats for only 150 kcal a piece”
    I was doing the calculation afterwards and had quite a shock as I found out that I had been eating for two.
    Could you please share your nutritional facts of the ingredients listed above?
    Greetings from south america

    • cemmerich says:

      Hi, I looked at this recipe again and with the quantities I have it is 24 servings (like what is pictured). Sorry about that. I updated the info above. 🙂

  • bernadette says:

    thank you very much. I also wanted to write you, that there are so many low carb cookbooks out there, but yours are the most creative ones. Is there any chance your going to making another dessert cookbook soon?

  • Donna says:

    Do these have to be refrigerated once they are set?

  • Stacy says:

    Maria,

    The directions mention vanilla, but the ingredients do not list vanilla. Can you tell me how much to add? Thank you. Happy Holidays.

  • Bridget says:

    Hi Maria! Are there any video tutorials of you making one of your fat bomb recipes?

  • Sue says:

    Can it really only have 1% carbs with all that Swerve? This look super!