For some people, nothing says “You’re loved”, “You’re worth it”, “You deserve the best” like a fine confection. There is a reason Godiva sells a half-billion dollars-worth of chocolates every year. The simple act of taking a beautifully crafted truffle in between your two fingers, admiring it, savoring its artistic appeal can transcend the craziness of life. Biting into it you feel the smooth sweetness in your mouth married to the flavor that is unmatched. The problem for me was these special moments turned into 24 hours of pure misery as I nursed the headache that always followed. Processed sugar can be quite the fiend. For a time I had to give up these ethereal bits. No longer! Determined, I set out to recreate this experience with a healthier version–one that would leave my body feeling as good as my mind. Just as wonderful as their commercial counterparts these truffles are gluten-free, plant-based, vegan and refined sugar-free. Success!
So many nutrients and so little time! Almond flour and coconut flour bring so many healthful things to this recipe. They are both high in fiber and low in carbohydrates while providing a nice plant-based protein. Almond flour is high in monounsaturated fats which has been shown to be great for cardiovascular health. Coconut palm sugar and maple syrup bring a combined large list of nutrients: vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper along with antioxidants.
Their lower glycemic index allows the body time to burn off the carbohydrates they bring to the party without causing a spike in insulin production or storing a lot of it as fat. Once you add in the coconut oil all of these combined ingredients are providing great sources of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals to help reduce those free radicals and boost the immune system. This nutrient dense, easy, no-bake recipe can be made any time and stored in the freezer or refrigerator. Save them for a special moment or break them out at your next party!
I have the feeling this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Enjoy!
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