Monday, 4 February 2013

Our Favourite Valentine’s Day Recipes - Raw Almond Choc Truffles

Truffles are up there with cupcakes on the ‘romantic treats’ list. We love this recipe for Raw Almond Choc Truffles from leading Australian nutritionist, Lola Berry. We agree with Lola - “the only trick is trying not to eat them all at once!” We have put the ingredient list and method below, but you can also watch Lola make these delicious truffles here on YouTube.

Lola Berry's Raw Almond Choc Truffles


Ingredients (makes 12-16):
  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of organic goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk
  • Melted 1⁄2 cup raw cacao powder (read more about this below)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut

Method:
1. Place dates, almond meal, walnuts, coconut oil, almond milk, goji berries and cacao powder in a blender or food processor and whizz until well combined.
NOTE: The mixture should be a bit crumbly, but not too dry, so add another teaspoon of coconut oil if you need to.
2. Next, stir in the cacao nibs, but don’t blend them because we want them to stay super-crunchy.
3. Finally roll the mixture into little balls and toss through the desiccated coconut.
4. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to set (if you can hold off eating them for that long)! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

TIP: Medjool dates are usually found in the refrigerated fruit and veggie section of supermarkets, but if you can’t find any, use regular dried dates, but you’ll need to soak them in water for 20 minutes so that they’re sticky enough.

What is Almond Breeze?

Almond Breeze is a delicious low-fat milk alternative made from almonds, a natural super-food, and it is completely free from diary, eggs, lactose, casein, peanuts and gluten. With its wide range of natural health benefits, Almond Breeze makes managing wellbeing and health easy.

• Almond Breeze is a source of calcium and contains E.
• Unsweetened Almond Breeze has a low glycemic index (GI) and no added sugar making it suitable for diabetics and for people who are concerned about their weight, health, and well-being.
• The low level of saturated fat makes Almond Breeze a healthier alternative to skim milk and soy.
• Almond Breeze is made from almonds, a natural super-food.
• Almond Breeze is lactose free – making it easy to digest and a great substitute for dairy milk especially for the growing Asian and lactose-intolerant population in Australia.
• Almond Breeze has no cholesterol and is suitable for vegans and people with dairy allergies or those who suffer from heart disease or high cholesterol.
For further and nutritional information, check out: www.almondbreeze.com.au

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