Nothing like a last minute post before I jump on a plane to France (yes I am curling my toes in excitement!). I’m sure none of you are like me, but I often feel like a little something at night once the kids are asleep and the house is quiet. I am what you call an intuitive eater. That doesn’t mean I binge or eat whatever I want to, but it does mean I don’t deprive myself. I do tend to prefer sweet foods over savoury, and so I’ve become quite good at identifying healthy choices to give my body what it feels like.
So tonight I just grabbed a few of my very favourite things (raw cacao, coconut and macadamia nuts) and threw them all together. I didn’t really mind what they looked like, but I was pleasantly surprised at two things: how quick and easy it was to make; and how well they held together and therefore looked like an indulgent dessert (ok, that’s three things). These little babies would be perfect to serve guests with coffee after dinner.
The macadamia nuts have loads of nourishing natural oil which meant I only needed one date to pull it all together!
Macadamia Nut Truffles – makes 6
1/2 cup or 80 gms raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
1/4 cup or 10gms organic shredded coconut
2 tbsp raw cacao
1 medjool date
extra desiccated coconut to decorate
Method – Thermomix (you can easily adapt this to a food processor)
Combine the nuts, coconut and cacao in the TM bowl on speed 7 for 5 sec. It should have a moist but crumbly texture. Add the date for 2-3 secs until combined. The mixture should easily stick together. Roll into 6 balls and coat in extra desiccated coconut. Store in freezer for an hour for best results or eat straight away if you can’t wait!!
Hope you enjoy these – there are so many versions of these you could try with different nuts and seeds – would love to hear any other suggestions you have.
My next post will be from La Belle France … a bientot, mes amis!
With grace and gusto,