“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
The Buddha -- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Date Almond Coconut Truffle

This is a vegan treat that has no dairy and sugar.

1 jar organic coconut oil (15 or 16 oz)
30 organic dates, chopped
3/4 cup crushed organic raw almond
5 tablespoons organic unsweetened raw cocoa powder
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Organic Coconut flakes
Organic Agave nectar to taste
1/4 teaspoon seasalt

The above measurements are approximate. Depending on what you like you could vary the amount.

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so it needs to be melted before adding the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mixture onto a baking pan so that it's about half an inch thick and cool in the refrigerator until solidified.

Take out, cut into half inch cubes and roll in coconut flakes.

This step takes forever so if you don't have time like me you could do it in more than one sessions, just keep the unfinished part in the fridge.

Bon appetit! :-)

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