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