Fixing a Chocolate Craving
My sister and I made this recipe for Raw Cacao Truffles from the book “The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You’ve Always Wanted”.
This book is great and talks a lot about digestion and the way our bodies digest food. It gives suggestions on how to eat in order to ease the strain on our digestive systems and help the body get what it needs without getting all the things that it doesn’t. This way the body can focus on things like your skin, hair and nails instead of wasting all its energy on digesting.
The recipe is awesome and offers a way to satisfy those chocolate cravings that are bound to hit every now and again. My sister, Vanessa, and I took the basic recipe for chocolate truffles and added our own take on a couple for a variety of flavours.
Raw Cacao Truffles
2 cups Ground Almonds
3/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
6 Dates, pitted
1/2 cup Raisins
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
3 tbsp – 1/4 cup Cold, Filtered Water
Pinch of Salt
How to Make:
In a food processor, ground the almonds and then add the cacao, dates, raisins, coconut oil and pinch of salt. Once blended add the water to moisten the mixture. Use your discretions as to how much water. You just want them to be able to form together. Take small amounts of the mixture and roll them into little balls placing them on a plate or baking tray to be placed in the fridge to harden. If you would like to make different varieties you can try rolling them in coconut or crushed nuts. Vanessa and I also tried adding crunchy peanut butter into the food processor itself and blended it in.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
You could also try cinammon or any other kind of nut butter. Hazelnut would be good, kind of like nutella! It would also be really cool to form the mixture around some kind of nut or perhaps dried fruit like raisins or cherries. The possibilities really are endless!
So with the holiday season almost upon us and a ton of temptation headed our way, this is a great recipe to whip up to help avoid the guilt but satisfy the chocolate craving!