Sunday, July 6, 2014

Raw Lemon Lucuma Baobab Truffles

If you read this blog on regular basis you probably noticed that I have predilection for unusual ingredients. I love to experiment and try new things. I love to mix ingredients that are normally not eaten together and the results are quite astonishing.

This is a wonderful, refreshing summer recipe. Once again I am using almond pulp that is leftover after making raw almond milk. I added few other ingredients that are nutritious and very healthy: 
  • Lucuma not only adds sweetness, it will help you balance your blood sugar
  • Baobab not only rounds up the lemony taste but also adds vitamin C to this confections
  • Tiger nuts (Cyperus esculentus) are a wonderful source of protein; they are rich in magnesium and potassium; they can help you control blood pressure and protect you from cardiovascular disease.

This recipe yields about 24 truffles.


Ingredients:

for the truffles:
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 1/2 cup leftover almond pulp
  • 1/3 raw cacao butter, melted in warm water bath
  • 3Tbsp lucuma powder
  • 3 Tbsp baobab powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground tiger nuts
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch Celtic salt
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia 
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

for the garnish:
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest (take more if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp baobab powder
  • 2 Tbsp lucuma powder


Method:
  • Place raisins and almond pulp in the food processor and whiz for a few seconds. 
  • Add all the powdered ingredients and the lemon juice. Process until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Add melted cacao butter and all the remaining ingredients and process for another minute or so. The dough should be smooth but not too firm. Adjust amount of ingredients if necessary.
  • To form truffles take approximately 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it between your palms. 
  • In a small bowl mix baobab and lucuma powders. Roll each truffle in the mixture until well coated and set it on a platter.
  • Top each truffle with a small amount of lemon zest. 
  • When all truffles are garnished, place the platter in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy without guilt in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon ©2014

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure a disease.


         
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