Raw Vegan Orange Date Truffles

January 10, 2015 9 Comments

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Was your New Year’s resolution to get healthier? I know it’s not easy to stick to new goals when you’re balancing work and family life. But still, there’s hope.

Stick at least with one, for example to eat healthier snacks or desserts. These orange date truffles are not only delicious, they are full of protein. Hemp seeds (or powder) provide a rich source of gluten-free protein loaded with essential fatty acids and fiber. In addition, hemp seeds contains vitamins such as C, E, B1, B2 and carotene, which are in a fat soluble digestible form and trace minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium and magnesium. The protein in walnuts provides many essential amino acids. Also the form of vitamin E found in walnuts is somewhat unusual, and particularly beneficial.

This is the way Adam eats these truffles: he never eats a whole one, he prefers to have small bites from each. 🙂

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Raw Vegan Orange Date Truffles

Ingredients (makes 20-25 pieces)

– 1 cup walnut
– 1 cup almond
– 18-20 pieces dates, pitted
– zest of 1 orange and juice of 1/2 orange
– 2-3 drops Lecker’s orange oil (optional)
– 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
– 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
– pinch of salt

Method

In a food processor pulse the walnut and almond until the consistency becomes flour. Add dates and all the other ingredients to the food processor and run until smooth.

Form little balls with your hands. Eat them straight or keep them in a box in cool place (or refrigerator).

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The small bowls were made by me at Apacuka Ceramics Workshop.

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  1. PolaM says:

    They look simple and delicious! bet no one would miss the chocolate!

  2. Rosa says:

    Delicious and surely quite addictive! A fabulously healthy treat.

    Best wishes for 2015.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. These orange and date truffles look SO delicious and moorish too. If I was to make the recipe.. they definitely would not last for very long!

  4. Natalia says:

    Too sweet:Adam and the truffles! <3

  5. Awe, he’s so friggin’ cute! I love that he savours them:) Great use for the hemp seeds. Probably best not to go crazy and eat half the box as the dates are so sweet. One with tea for me would do, if only you could beam me some! Hugs, Julie

  6. Krista says:

    I’m amazed at how big Adam is getting! What a gorgeous little boy feasting on such delicious things made by you. 🙂

  7. wild nettle says:

    How it tastes hemp protein powder ?
    I never tried.

  8. Sneige says:

    Happy belated birthday to Adam! He’s super cute! Thank you for stopping by!
    The ceramic bowls are an ace! How gifted and creative are you!

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