April 23, 2018 1 min read

chocolate truffle balls

Recipe for the healthiest chocolate on earth? 

I’m in search of the perfect homemade dark chocolate, aren’t you? Did you know that dark chocolate contains prebiotics and antioxidants to keep your gut healthy? I’m talking about the super dark kind here. It must be made of 70% plus, raw cacao or cocoa and these balls have a bonus supply. Dark chocolate contains amazing vitamins and minerals, but its more recent ‘superfood’ status relates to our loving gut microbes. It seems they love chocolate too! 

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT PROBIOTICS COULD TASTE THIS GOOD!

Why not add a little extra good bacteria? Together at last, cultured cream and dark chocolate are a sublime team. This is the first in a series of probiotic chocolate making experiments. Dairy free versions are coming too.

Also, chocolate is the perfect vehicle for probiotic delivery to your gut. Studies have shown that chocolate is 4 times more effective at carrying probiotics than yogurt. (But don't stop eating homemade yogurt) The study uses different strains of bacteria, however, I’m assuming the bacteria in homemade cultured cream survive the chocolate smothered digestive journey just as well.

SWEETENERS

The best thing about homemade chocolate is that you can stay in control of the sugar content. To ensure your gut microbes eat the cacao and don’t binge on sugar in your gut, sweeten your homemade chocolates with raw honey, stevia or rice malt syrup. Warning: Cultured chocolate truffle balls are to be enjoyed in moderation – if that is humanly possible. 


Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

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