Energy Bite Truffles




According to ayurveda, there is a nourishing substance in the body that governs vitality. Ojas (“oh-jas”), which translates literally as “vigor,” provides support for immunity, digestion, mood and sleep. These truffles are packed with foods that replenish the body’s supply of ojas: sprouted almonds, dates... and, of course, ghee. They’re not only sweet, they’re vital! Here are our two favorite flavors.

 

Coconut Spice:

1 lb raw almonds, sprouted and peeled

4 oz medjool dates, pitted

2 Tbsp ghee

1 Tbsp maple syrup

½ cup dried unsweetened shredded

coconut + extra for rolling

1 vanilla bean - insides scraped out

¼ tsp salt

2 tsp powdered ginger

2 tsp cardamom

1 tsp cinnamon

 

Cacao:

1 lb raw almonds, sprouted and peeled

4 oz medjool dates, pitted

¼ cup raw cacao + extra for dusting

2 Tbsp Full Moon Ghee

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 vanilla bean - insides scraped out

¼ tsp salt

Directions: Soak almonds 8 hours to sprout, slip off the skins, and rinse. Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture has an even consistency. If it does not hold together, add more ghee. Roll into balls 1 inch in diameter. For Coconut Spice truffles: roll balls in extra coconut. For Cacao truffles: dust with extra cacao powder.

Contributed by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, owner of Sweet Birch Herbals and Full Moon Ghee. For more information, call 413-695-5968, or visit SweetBirchHerbals.com or FullMoonGhee.com.

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