This past weekend I had my fabulous and beautiful ladies over to welcome spring, have some light and healthy bites and to make some green all-purpose cleaner (more on that in a later post)! It was a great time of eating, sharing and catching up. Not only is socializing great for your mental health and well-being, but it boosts your immunity and can help you live longer!
That’s why I love simple and tasty food, because why would you want to spend all day in the kitchen when you can be outside soaking up Mother Earth’s awesomeness, laughing and sharing with pals or cuddling with loved ones? So I tried to find quick and nutritious recipes that I could share with my gal pals like these decadent vegan truffles, which are so ridiculously simple and taste so delish that I had to share the recipe with you!
Making this was easy peasy with the help of my food processor, which has since become my favourite kitchen appliance! For those of you with an aversion to cooking or chopping, fear not because these babies only require your finger to push a button and your hands for rolling. They took less than 20 minutes to make, and I was able to make them the day before and refrigerate them. Less time in the kitchen means more time enjoying life. 🙂 And who doesn’t want to do that?
Quick and Decadent Vegan Truffles
- 1 cup raw organic almonds
- 12 organic medjool dates, pitted (soak for 10-20 minutes if dry)
- 3 tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Ingredients to Coat:
- raw cacao
- matcha tea
- dried shredded unsweetened coconut
- goji berries
1. In a food processor (not a handheld one, you need the real thing here), pulse together the almonds until they are a fine powder.
2. Add the dates, vanilla and cacao. Blend until smooth.
3. Put a few spoons of your coatings in separate bowls (I did cacao, matcha and coconut) in separate bowls.
4. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls using light pressure and with slightly wet hands (it prevents them from sticking) and then roll and toss in desired coating.
5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. They won’t last long. Trust me! 😉