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That wonderful aroma of raspberries you smell as I commented in my You tube is the chemical compound, raspberry ketones.  The real deal with the raspberry are  the anthocyanins or antioxidants and raspberries own it.

But I had to address as a dietitian /nutritionist the weight loss gimmicks that are out there in regards to losing fat. Ketones are extracted from a bushel of berries that are reducd to a 1000 mg of the substance. There is minimal research to support the theory that it enables adiponectin  to lose body fat and reduce appetite. Raspberry Ketones, are only considered possibly safe when taken with caffeine to lose weight in 8 weeks. Can increase blood pressure and create shakiness. So let’s forgo the  gimmick and get down to the real nutrition of the fruit!

Enjoy the anti inflammatory, goodness  improving your skin and adding high fiber to your diet as a low carbohydrate- 1 cup has 15 grams of carbohydrate and 65 kcals.

Try a recipe! CRANACHAN

The Scottish have a recipe which included raspberries and oats with heavy cream or yogurt. Sorta like a parfait. They add a dash of whiskey and I have that as option on this blog.  

Adapted from Serious Eats

  • 2 cups of heavy cream or full fat whole milk yogurt

  • 2 cups of raspberries

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

  • 2/3  cup rolled oats or quick oats

  • 2 tablespoon of butter melted or coconut oil

  • 3 tablespoons of honey

  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar  (brown or white)

  •  1 teaspoon orange zest

  • a dash of whiskey (optional)

Mix oats, melted butter and vanilla extract with 2 tablespoons of sugar and flatten into a thin layer  on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the  mixture resembles brittle or a granola bar. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Break the oats mixture apart  and set aside.  In a separate bowl, crush the raspberries until pureed with chunks and the honey and remaining sugar.  Layer whipped heavy cream or whole milk yogurt flavored with orange zest with raspberry puree and granola in parfait glasses.


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