Let’s face it, the reality is that 3 out of my 4 kids are boys. And boys are like dogs: they need to be walked at least three times a day! 2 of my boys are WAY into their sports – from rugby to football to cricket and then there’s our frosting on the cake, Nestor, who is 6 and the baby of the family. When asked what he wants to be when he’s older…. he proudly replies: ‘David Attenborough.’ So, in order to keep up with these active sportsmen and an explorer-to-be, I’ve got to fuel them with some REAL energy, some REAL foods, some NON-chemical, NON-pacakged, NON-processed foods. So the gist of the recipe was created for my boys…. but then I do have ONE girl and I needed to include something a bit girlie, right? And that’s where the Rose Water came in and so in all fairness, these power truffles are 3/4 boys and 1/4 girl. I think I managed to please everyone in the family with this one……. now that’s a first!
20 dates, de-stoned
2 Tbsp. coconut butter or oil
2 Tbsp. cacao powder
3/4 tsp. carob powder
2 tsp. lucuma
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
and the final ingredient: 1 tsp. rose water (so amazing)
Take all ingredients and either blend in your high speed blender or simply just use your food processor to create a gorgeous paste. Scrape out as much paste as you can into a bowl and use about a heaped teaspoon per truffle – roll in your hands to create a lovely, round ball.
And Voila! Takes no time at all to appease everyone in the family, including yourself! If you’re having a dinner party, these are great incredibly healthy ‘after-dinner’ treats with some fresh mint tea! These deliciOSO treats have NO refined sugar. I used my favourite sugar replacement…. Dates…. instead. Here are my FOUR top facts about amazing dates.
- Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat and are also rich in vitamins and minerals.
- They are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.
- Dates help improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
- Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose.
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