Sunday, 29 November 2015

Yummy Tummy Saviour!



If you are anything like me, you probably go searching for something sweet to nibble on after every meal. I confess!!! I just can't do without a sweet kick in my life. In search of something yummy which is not loaded with unhealthy fats, sugars and additives that pile on the hips, I started experimenting with different ingredients and came up with a delectable yet healthy truffles recipe.

So, what makes these truffles 'healthy'? First off, dates, with their super nutritious properties, are used as a natural sweetener. Secondly, instead of adding unhealthy fats to bind the truffles I used cashew nuts which are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and soluble dietary fiber. These blissful bites are super easy to make & give a great boost of energy whilst looking after those notorious sweet cravings. 

To make the truffles you will need:

  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • A food processor or chopper/grinder


Directions:
Put the cashew nuts in the food processor and let them grind till they look like coarse flour. Add the chopped dates and cocoa powder and grind them further till they bind together & form a really thick paste. Remove the mixture from the food processor and roll small portions into small bite sized balls. Roll balls in extra cocoa powder, freshly grated coconut or drizzle with melted dark or white chocolate for a decadent touch.


 Variations:

  • Put in a few drops of peppermint extract, almond extract or vanilla extract.
  • Use a variety of nuts – walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds.
  • Add a small amount of peanut butter for added richness.
  • Roast the nuts before grinding them for a more enhanced flavor.

Voila, I have just shared with you one of my favourite tasty fixes for a healthy lifestyle. I love playing around with the ingredients and coming up with a new version of the truffles each time. These treats can be eaten at breakfast on top of cereal, with tea or coffee during the day or as an after meal dessert. Give this simple & delicious recipe a go and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

P.s. For all those following strict Vegan, Gluten-free and Paleo diet plans, these truffles are a perfect dessert.

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