REAL FOOD, it is what I am aiming for. REAL SWEET FOOD, is also what I am aiming for.
I love making my very own truffles made out of almond butter, coconut oil, raw chocolate or carob powder, dates, figs and so on…There are thousands of delicious recipes out there using wonderful natural ingredients without the added chemicals and additives that most conventional brands in supermarkets are using. I love gathering beautiful and real food recipes on my pinterest. Please feel free to have a look and get inspired: stephanie langevin Life in harmony and balance / pinterest.
While doing some shopping with my partner, his eyes caught some mini rum truffle cakes that he absolutely ADORE and buy on special occasions prior to Christmas time.
I was intrigued to see how I could replicate these treats in a healthier way…Well, I haven’t been disappointed while looking at the ingredients! I was horrified to be honest. Amazingly horrified…
Are you ready to read what does a mini rum truffle cake contain ? Here we go…
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, chocolate flavoured vermicelli (17%) [sugar, reduced fat cocoa powder, hydrogenated vegetable fat, glucose-fructose syrup, emulsifier: E322], wheat flour, egg, vegetable fat, glucose-fructose syrup, starch, fat reduced cocoa powder, mixed berries (orange strawberry, apricot, kiwi, lemon, cherry, apples, raspberries, blueberry, banana), oats, milk protein, skimmed milk powder, milk powder, lactose, whey powder, rum (96% volume), flavours (rum, banana, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, lemon), cocoa mass, acidity regulators: E262, E330, E331, E420), emuslfiers: E322, E470, E471, E475, E476, E492, Cocoa butter, Humectant: E422, salt, raising agents: E450, E500, Preservative:E202, Nuts, corn starch, gelling agent: E440, water, thickeners: E412, E415, E466, Peanuts, Rice Flour, Soya flour, Colours E120, E141, E150a, E160a, E163, E172.
I am actually feeling sad that these kind of sweet treats are easily found in superstores and that most people are not necessarily aware of what is going into them.
If you want to switch your diet to a more natural one, your first step would be to read labels. The longer the list of ingredients is , the further away you are from eating real food.
Home-baking with natural ingredients and sugars is a wonderful and fun hobby which would ensure your body to be fully nourished!