Chocolate Tonic Truffles Recipe
These chocolate truffles are the epitome of ~balance~. They may look basic, but these aren't your run-of-the-mill balls of calories, sugar, and fat. Made from nuts, dates, cacao powder, and a secret dose of superfoods, they're so healthy you could eat them for breakfast. The recipe from Lifehouse Tonics uses a special elixir of theirs that's packed with herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and special plant compounds called adaptogens. ICYDK, adaptogens have all sorts of health benefits, and may even help ease stress, improve mood, increase energy, help athletic performance, and boost your immune system. (Intrigued? Try some of these products that feature good-for-you adaptogens.)
If you can't grab a Lifehouse Tonic to whip these up, don't worry: You can sub in your favorite powdered superfood ingredient, such as hemp seeds, wheatgrass, maca, or ginseng. You'll still get your dessert with a healthy boost.
Lifehouse Chocolate Tonic Truffles Recipe
1 1/2 cups dates 2/3 cup goji berries 2 cups walnuts 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup cacao powder (plus more for rolling truffles in) 1/2 cup Lifehouse Infusion Blend or superfood ingredient 3 tablespoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
Place dates in a bowl. Cover with hot water and let sit for 5 minutes. Repeat with the goji berries. Put walnuts and almonds in a food processor. Blend until fine. Add dates to the food processor. Continue to blend until dates have made a paste with the nuts. Add this mixture to a bowl with the remainder of ingredients. Use hands to mix together until a dough starts to form. When the cacao powder has been evenly dispersed, the mixture should hold. Cover the surface of a plate with about a cup of cacao powder. Portion truffles into balls and roll in cacao powder until they are shaped and fully covered. Let set in the refrigerator for 2 hours then serve with your favorite garnish. (Options include shredded coconut, goji berries, hemp seeds, etc.)