Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles

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You’re probably hip to the health benefits of raw cacao (loads of antioxidants, tons of magnesium, minerals, Vitamin C, neurotransmitter-stimulating compounds like phenethylamine and anandamide – and if you weren’t, well, now you are!).  While this recipe does include a nice dose of raw cacao love, it also features another outstanding, although less famous, superfood: baobab. Baobab fruit originates from Africa, and boasts an extensive list of health benefits, a few of which include exceptional ORAC levels (antioxidants galore!), high Vitamin C and calcium content, anti-inflammatory properties, immune-boosting benefits, and lots of digestion-loving soluble fiber. This recipe also contains beets, maca, and coconut oil for even more superfood goodness. Dessert has never felt so good!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic raw cashew butter
  • 4 organic medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup organic cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon organic baobab powder (from Vivapura Superfoods)
  • 1 teaspoon organic maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon organic coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon organic beet juice (freshly juiced)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (EXCEPT the cacao nibs) to a food processor and process until everything is well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a medium sized bowl, add in the cacao nibs and gently stir them in.
  3. Take out a spoonful at a time, squeeze the mixture tightly in your fist several times until it is compact and shape it into a ball shape with your fingertips.
  4. Put them in the freezer for approximately 15 - 30 minutes, or until they harden then store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will become soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature. Enjoy!
Karielyn TillmanAbout Karielyn Tillman

Hi there, I’m Karielyn! I’m a wife and mother of three (daughter 20 years old, son 7 years old and son 5 years old) and I’ve been married for 24 years. I try very hard to make sure my family has healthy, nutrient-dense and wholesome foods to eat and that we avoid detrimental foods that can destroy and undermine our health.  Since I purchase the groceries and prepare the meals for our family, I do not take this responsibility lightly – it has always been my number one priority since embracing healthier food choices over 7 years ago. love to make everything I can from scratch and avoid processed foods as much as possible.  I'm very proud to have two young boys who love kale, goji berries, hemp seeds and my green smoothies. I am passionate about eating and buying healthy, organic, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods and ingredients and hope I can relay some of that passion with you.   On my website, The Healthy Family and Home, I share easy to make raw, vegan and gluten-free recipes using clean, wholesome ingredients.  I also provide "5 Fast Facts" about the key ingredients in the recipes I post listing the nutritional benefits of each one so you can "feel good about what you eat". No matter what diet plan you follow, I want to help you make healthier food choices, read ingredient labels and learn about what's in the foods you eat. Eat like it matters...because it does!

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