Superfood Chocolate “Truffles”

Superfood Chocolate “Truffles”

First of all, has anyone else ever given up sugar and then realized how much they really do love chocolate?? I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a complete Chocoholic. If you’ve ever walked through the aisles of a grocery store checking the backs of the packages of anything and everything chocolate, you know it’s almost impossible to find any not full of sugar!!

So, of course, I turned to my friends on Pinterest for a yummy sugarless chocolate recipe to fulfill my craving, only to find that the majority of the recipes I found still contain some type of sweetener! At this point I already had my heart set on chocolate, so I threw some ingredients together, hoped for the best, and was actually pleasantly surprised!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to load health benefits into everything I make, so I snuck some superfoods in here as well! Here are just a few of the many benefits of the superfoods used!

Maca:

+ A root from Peru is an excellent source of vitamin B12

+ Has been used to give a natural energy boost without side effects that caffeine has on us

+ Known for it’s hormone balancing properties and to improve fertility in men and women

+ May be helpful in lowering blood pressure and balancing blood sugar levels

Spirulina:

+ A blue green algae found in warm, freshwater bodies is loved for it’s high levels of protein (higher than chicken, fish, soy, and even beef!)

+ High in antioxidants, iron, B vitamins, and calcium

+ Offers excellent kidney, heart and liver support

+ Naturally detoxifies the body and is a great workout supplement thanks to all of it’s protein, vitamins, and minerals

Cacao

+ The raw, unprocessed form of the cacao bean, and it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals

+ Known to improve mood by increasing blood circulation

+ Helps regulate blood sugar

+ Improves digestion

+ Can be used as a natural cough suppressant

Again, these are only a FEW benefits of these amazing superfoods, I would highly encourage you all to look more into these, the benefits are truly amazing! Now, I’m sure you’re wondering where that chocolate recipe is!!

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp Maca Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Spirulina Powder
  • 6 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions

  • Add all dry ingredients + dates into food processor and blend until completely combined
  • Melt coconut oil in a small bowl until soft/slightly melted (about 30 seconds should be good!)
  • Add coconut oil into food processor and continue to blend until it is a dough like form
  • Roll into one inch balls and place onto a pan and refrigerate at least 15 minutes
  • ENJOY! Store in refrigerator