Ahh the winter blues, or should I say, the winter flu? There’s nothing worse than feeling ill on a chilly Melbourne Sunday, so it’s best to fill your body with nutrients and eat foods that help boost your immune system. If you’re one of the lucky ones living in a sunny place, don’t worry – these truffles can still be enjoyed while fanning yourself on a sunbed.
Cacao and goji berries are two superfoods with real super powers. I won’t go into the nitty gritty; but cacao helps protect your nervous system and goji berries are rich in antioxidants, making these truffles something your body will thank you for! Oh, and feel free to add some chia seeds to this recipe also for more yummy benefits – give them a go!
PS. Only 63 cal per ball!
7 pitted dates
1 cup walnuts
1 tbls coconut oil (I used Coconut Revolution coconut oil)
1 tbls cacao
1/2 tbls hazelnut spread (you could also use almond spread)
½ cup desiccated coconut
3 tbls rice malt syrup
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
¼ cup goji berries
Chia seeds optional
- Spray a baking pan with baking spray.
- Soak dates for 5 minutes in hot water and process walnuts until fine.
- Add all other ingredients except goji berries including dates and process. Mix through goji berries lightly.
- Roll mixture into small balls and cover with extra coconut. Pop in the fridge for an hour and enjoy!