Monday, August 11, 2014

Raw Matcha Lime Coconut Truffles

No day passes that I would not come up with a new idea for the almond pulp that stays back after my daily almond milk production. I turn a great part of it into semi-raw cookies that our dog loves beyond everything, but there is still a lot of left. This time I came up with a recipe for refreshingly light summer truffles. Lime and coconut are a classic combination of tastes and flavors. Matcha, or the powdered green Japanese tea, provides protective antioxidant power that we so much need, especially during the summer months and our increased exposure to sun.


My recipe should inspire you to your own frugal creations. You can change the indicated proportions, add mint or vanilla essence, add less or more maple syrup or completely skip the bitter raw cacao if you wish. Experiment!

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups almond pulp leftover after making almond milk
  • zest of 3 limes (remember to wash off the wax!)
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw coconut
  • 2 Tbsp matcha
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp  Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder for rolling (use more if needed)
  • 1 tsp matcha for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp shredded raw coconut for garnish


Method:
  • Place all the ingredients (except the ingredients for garnish, of course) into a bowl of a food processor and mix them into a firm, smooth dough. Add more coconut oil or coconut butter if you think it is necessary. Set the dough aside and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Using clean hands form  perfectly round truffles. If you use a table spoon of dough for each you should be able to make at least 32 truffles. 
  • Roll half of the truffles in raw cacao. Leave the other half uncovered. Use shredded raw coconut and the matcha powder to garnish them.
  • Arrange the ready truffles on a tray or a baking pan and place them in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours. 
  • Serve chilled and enjoy in good company!

Tip: The truffles taste even much better when you allow the to chill overnight.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2014

         

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