25/05/2018 | Tamara Brown
Positively the most decadent dessert I've ever created... I LOVE IT!!!
This recipe is featured in The Raw Food Girl's Sweets & Treats eBook, along with 50 others nutritiously raw snacks.
A word from The Raw Food Girl
I'm not even going to pretend that this recipe is healthy. It's really not. But it's a far cry healthier than the original recipe that inspired this creation, so bare with me for just a minute.
I first came across the recipe for Caramel Choc Chip Pizza on Facebook, and it looked so decadent that I had quite the chuckle reading through the ingredients of 'sugar-free cookies and 'sugar-free caramel sauce'... It's funny just how many people think that labelling a food sugar-free my default means it's healthy.
In most packaged foods, 'sugar-free' either means 'packed full of chemicals' or 'tastes like crap.' It's pretty darn rare to find a genuine sugar-free food that tastes good, unless you're looking in the fresh fruit department.
I know how much everyone loves sugar (I do anyway!) but instead of gorging on packets of lollies or even worse, fake chemical sugar, I always choose something raw.
Raw Desserts generally contain nuts or seeds (or both), and the fat content helps to lower blood sugar levels that would otherwise have been spiked, even when eating natural sugars. Because of this high fat content, raw desserts also fill you up. It's much easier to stick to correct portion size when you're eating real food.
Gone are the days when I would binge on a whole pack on M&M's and still crave more. It's a very sad fact that food companies are beginning to manipulate the way our food is made, adding all kinds of chemicals to trick our body into wanting more.
Recent studies demonstrate that excessive sugar consumption (primarily fructose) renders us leptin resistant (1). A leptin-resistant state causes the body to store energy, and put on weight.
It's no wonder we're facing an obesity epidemic! At present, 63% of the adult population is overweight or obese (2). That's 2 in 3!! Sheeesh.
So, I choose to live by the JERF mentality (Just Eat Real Food). You can eats treats, just make sure they contain actual food ingredients and you'll be fine.
On the plus side - Dessert Pizza will give you a decent serve of protein, iron and fiber, so it's not that bad... Just don't eat it every day ;)