RAW & VEGAN AVOCADO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Ooh so good!
If you appreciate the taste of real chocolate, you will love this dessert.
Rich & Creamy.
Naughty but Nice.
Well, actually these raw and vegan chocolate truffels are more than just nice, and hardly naughty at all.
This killer of a dessert comes from my very talented friend Marisa who is behind the blog canballet-ibiza.com. As a private chef living in Ibiza she creates the most delicious feasts for exclusive yoga retreats.
Her food is divine.
Nourishing, creative & full of flavour.
As much as I love cooking and sharing my accummulated wisdom about the healing power of food, I came to the conclusion that I am not a food blogger. It seriously stresses me out trying to get my plates look pretty, photographing them, making those pictures look decent, and finally posting them on Instagram. It’s just not me.
I rather just eat and get on with it. Let’s leave the food blogging to the people who are really good at it. And Marisa happens to be one of them, her blog is a true inspiration.
So a few weeks ago, on a lazy Sunday morning at San Juan market, I asked her whether I could share some recipes on my blog. It’s all about synergy, right?
These amazing RAW, VEGAN AVOCADO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES are one of many to come. They taste divine - LUXURIOUS in fact.
And they’re stupidly easy to make, no fussing around in the kitchen. Within minutes I had blended the ingredients together and placed my chocolatey bliss balls in the fridge. Only to be devoured a few hours later.
These healthy truffles were my standard dessert (and secret weapon) during the Christmas period. I took them to cozy pyjama days with my girlfriends, to various dinner parties, and recently to a meeting with a yoga studio. I guess I seduced them…
Everyone loves chocolate.
Since then I started to play around with the ingredients a little bit. Instead of avocado you may use roasted sweet potato or a banana. Sometimes I add almonds or cashew nuts to the mix. Instead of rolling them into cacao you can use desiccated coconut or almond flour.
The possibilities are endless. Once you’ve mastered the basics you can let your creative juices flow.
But choosing quality chocolate is key.
I’m a bit of a chocolate snob and LOVE the bitter taste of raw cacao. My body loves it too. Maybe all those antioxidants found in unprocessed cacao? Or is it because cacao is known to be a natural aphrodisiac…?
Whatever, I was delighted to have found this 99% dark chocolate which only contains the tiniest amount of organic coconut sugar - great if you’re cutting down on sugar, or if you’re healing leaky gut/candida issues.
For more sweetness choose 80% dark chocolate, or simply add a teaspoon of organic honey.
Below is the original recipe straight from Marisa’s blog.
Maybe even SEDUCE someone - at least yourself :)
Raw Vegan Avocado Chocolate Truffles
INGREDIENTS (for about 8 - 9 truffles):
1/2 large avocado
1/2 cup dark chocolate (for vegan truffles please pay attention to get vegan chocolate)
Cacao powder for dusting the truffles
Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a small pot.
Meanwhile, place the flesh of half an avocado into a small blender. Allow the melted chocolate to cool a bit and pour slowly to the avocado.
Blend on a low level until you get an even, creamy texture.
Put the mass into a bowl (or just leave it in the blender) and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. You want the mass to be soft enough so you can form little balls, but not runny so they fall apart.
Form the mass into small balls with your hands. One tablespoon makes one ball.
On a plate, roll the truffles in raw cacao powder (alternatively you can use desiccated coconut).
Store your truffles in the fridge for up to three days. You can also keep them in the freezer - ready when you are!