This time of year I seem to have an obsession with balls. Keep it clean people, I’m talking apricot, rum, choc mint kinda balls. It seems that today’s special guest Nikki is also quite partial to a ball or two. I discovered Nikki a few months ago when she asked me to contribute some recipes to her 1st ebook. She now has a second one out and they are fabulous! Full of clean eating, freaking delicious recipes, perfect for a Xmas Gift!! You can find them HERE or if you want to stalk her on Instagram like me search @littlemissnutrition.
Hi, I’m Nikki! I have a passion for nutrition, fitness and designing recipe Ebooks to prove that eating healthy doesn’t mean depriving yourself. I truly believe life isn’t about finding yourself.. it is about creating yourself. Creating the best person you can be, inside and out. I love to inspire and motivate people to live life to the full, perform their best, and nourish their body with nutritious, delicious food.
Very Merry Christmas Truffles – A Healthy Nutritious Chocolatey Christmas Treat!
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Clean, Healthy Fats, Raw.
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup goji berries
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup raw organic cacao powder
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 cup almonds
Soak dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften.
Whilst dates are soaking add almonds, cacao, shredded coconut, cranberries and coconut oil to a food processor and mix until it creates a dough consistency.
Add dates to the food processer and pulse them through the mixture until they are fully incorporated.
Place the mixture from the food processer into a bowl and fold in chopped pistachios and goji berries. If mixture is too dry add either a tablespoon of filtered water, or a little bit more coconut oil. Let the mixture set in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Once set, wet hands and roll mixture into bite size balls. Then roll in shredded coconut or finely chopped pistachios. Enjoy!
Note: I like to store these in the fridge or freezer for a yummy Christmas treat!