These sexy little herbal treats are easy to make and chock full of healthy antioxidants & adaptogens. They will feel decadent and naughty, but they're actually good for you! Luxurious raw cocoa gets an upgrade with libido boosting Damiana, to really get you in that loving mood!
Skip the sugary, chemically made store bought candies and enjoy making your own delightful Valentine's day treats with your sweetheart or BFF. Savour each rich, chocolately bite, guilt free! These yummy treats are a blend of adaptogenic herbs and spices that support circulation, healthy blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, calm stress and fire up your libido! woohoo! All that in just one bite! All you need to do is add your own personal touch of homemade love!
These treats feature:
Raw Cocoa is rich in micronutrients polyphenols, magnesium and powerful antioxidants. flavanols that lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
Damiana is a natural circulatory booster and aphrodisiac.
Turmeric and the other assisting spices here are all anti-inflammatory.
Black Pepper makes turmeric more bioavailable & revs up your metabolism.
Maca is an adaptogen that balances hormones, manages stress and increases libido.
Macadamia nuts are a rich source of palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated fat also called omega-7 and help banish bad cholesterol.
Rose is a great heart nourisher, attracts love and imbues a sense of euphoria!
1 tablespoon organic cardamom powder
1 tablespoon organic nutmeg
1 tablespoon organic cinnamon ½ tablespoon finely ground black pepper 3/4 cup organic almond butter 1/2 cup organic peanut butter (smooth)
¼ cup organic macadamia nuts
4 tablespoons of organic honey
1 teaspoon organic Vanilla extract
¼ cup organic almond milk
1 tablespoon organic Rose water or Hydrosol 2-4 tablespoons of cocoa powder for dusting or coconut shreds to roll balls in and coat
250gm Vegan organic dark chocolate bar
In a food processor, mix the macadamia nuts, nut butters,Rose water, Vanilla and honey together.
In a separate bowl sift and combine the powdered herbs.
On Medium speed, slowly add powdered herbs to the nut butter mixture, blend until well combined, slowly and carefully pouring a small amount of almond milk in at a time to create a dough-like consistency. The milk should moisten the dough enough so that it comes together and isn't dry or crumby. Do not over wet the dough.
Mix on High speed until the mix blends well and accumulates to form a big ball. The mix should be moist and doughy and stick slightly to your hands. Make sure it's not too wet where it is gooey and too sticky to be kneaded. **Add more almond milk if too dry or more cocoa if its too wet.
Scrape the sides of the food processor with a spatula if needed and knead the remaining bits into the ball with your hands.
Form mixture into2.5 or 3 cm balls and set aside.
In a double boiler or microwave, melt the 250gm Vegan chocolate bar in a bowl.
Remove the melted chocolate form the heat and set aside.
Using a toothpick or fork, carefully and gently pick up each truffle, one by one, and dip into the melted chocolate to coat, place on a plate to set. Alternatively you can drizzle the chocolate over each truffle using a fork or sprinkle with cocoa powder and coconut shreds instead. **You can also roll a few in just the cocoa powder or just coconut shreds to create a variety in flavour and presentation.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes to an hour to set—refrigeration will give the truffles a firmer texture and set the chocolate coating.
Enjoy up to 1-3 truffles per day.
Happy Valentines day!
Sooo much love...xoxox
* Please check with your doctore before taking or consuming any herbal supplements.