WARNING: Highly addictive! These nifty dessert balls are so tasty they are the perfect end-of-the-meal treat. The good news is that they’re made with simple and healthy ingredients that make it okay to have more than one. WHEW! Clients love them, but also it’s important not to consume a dozen.
Two is the magic number. Wrap 2 at a time and place them in the fridge as a reminder that’s the portion (and don’t worry a pair will be enough). By now, we’ve learned to avoid the whole binge-eating habits of our past and to take precaution with easy to consume things like chips and cookies. Remember, always place your food on a plate so you can see how much it is. Eating from a bag or being distracted by the television while eating frequently leads to overeating.
While we tend to indulge when dining out, it’s crucial to choose healthy and satisfying options at home. Don’t worry about these bad boys too hard though— they’re high in proteins and antioxidants!
Recipe (makes 12 medium truffles):
- 1 cup of raw almonds
- 3 medjool dates or 5 small dehydrated dates*
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tsp of cacao powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
* If using the dehydrated dates, place them in a bowl with water to soften for 10 minutes
You will want to process all of your dry ingredients together and then add the rest. First, place the almonds in your food processor and blend until a flour-like consistency appears. Add in the salt and cacao and process again. Next, toss in the dates, coconut oil and vanilla. Process thoroughly until the mixture looks like dough.
Now you’re able to roll the dough into balls. For a little something extra, cover them with more cacao or shredded coconut for extra yummy flavor. Place the truffles in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes and then they’re ready. It’s that simple!
Store them in your fridge, or freezer to last longer. Keep’ em to yourself or share with friends; they’re poppable, bite-size fun!
* Article contributed by Martina Avanzini, holistic health coach at Martinaturally.