Coco Haze Superfood Truffles

A snack that speaks to your sweet-loving side with minimal sugar, contains essential fatty acids, B vitamins and minerals? Yep, here it is. And, it contains both soluble and insoluble fiber to gently protect digestion. My 5 year old daughter loves making and, eating these, so try them out with your kids!

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These coco haze superfood truffles are creamy, velvety, rich, chocolatey and a tad sweet; they curb the sweet tooth cravings without the guilt. 

I used all organic,  non-GMO and Terrasoul Superfoods ingredients to create these super easy truffles that will take you about 20-30 minutes to make. This is not an ad, I love Terrasoul superfood products because they are super high quality and substituting with lesser quality ingredients wouldn't yield the same wonderful truffle results. 

Have fun and enjoy!

What You'll Need:

  • High speed blender
  • Glass or stainless bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Waxed paper
  • Method
Vegan Superfood Truffles | high in fiber & antioxidants! #terrasoul #purekitchen
Vegan Superfood Truffles | high in fiber & antioxidants! #terrasoul #purekitchen
Vegan Superfood Truffles | high in fiber & antioxidants! #terrasoul #purekitchen

Coco Haze Superfood Truffles

TRUFFLE INGREDIENTS

Vegan Superfood Truffles | high in fiber & antioxidants! #terrasoul #purekitchen

TRUFFLE DIRECTIONS

  1. In a high speed blender add coconut flakes and puree until a course powder forms.

  2. Add coconut oil and maple syrup.

  3. Blend until ingredients become smooth and don’t be surprised if this takes 5-10 minutes. You’ll want to stop to bring excess ingredients back down from the sides of the blender into the mixture with a silicone spatula.

  4. Add remaining ingredients minus sugar, acai and extra vanilla powder blending until smooth. If at this point you find the mixture too thin, you can add up to ¼ cup additional cacao. If you do add cacao, blend until smooth, taste and if it’s now too bitter, simply add a little more maple syrup.

  5. Scrape out of blender into a glass or stainless bowl. Add cacao until your excess oil and syrup is “soaked” up.

  6. In a small bowl, mix together acai, vanilla powder and optional sugar. If making for the kids, they tend to like the coconut sugar.

  7. Now you’re ready to roll into truffles! On waxed paper, roll with your hands and coat with reserved acai and optional sugar.

notes: Truffles will be good for up to one week when stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Guest Post Recipe by Christine Dionese - co-founder of flavor ID and an integrative, epigenetic health and food therapy specialist. Christine lives, works and plays bicoastally with her family between Southern California and Upstate New York. 

 

Matcha {superfood} Frappe

Boy oh boy have things been busy. Between moving homes (which is really the worst thing ever), and renovating the house - summertime for us means three kiddos at home, and a bunch of freelance work. Things have been insane around here, to say the least. 

Somehow I still have some time to cook (we all have to eat at some point still, right?). And today I am on the Honest blog sharing my favorite Summertime cool-off drink: Matcha Frappe.

I first had something similar to this at a new juice bar in my neighborhood. It was $9 or $10 - yikes - so I thought I'd better start making something like it at home. Turns out it's really easy. Essentially it's just homemade almond milk {homemade is the key}, matcha, ice and sweetener of your choice. I love xylitol in this recipe. But coconut sugar works, agave, or even just sugar in the raw. 

For this complete Matcha Superfood Frappe recipe and more details, check out the Honest Company blog ----->

Pregnancy + fresh lettuce tacos + mac and cheese

Check out my post about pregnancy cravings and foods where I also share my fresh lettuce cup taco lunch recipe

Click on over to PUREmamas section of the blog to get the recipe and the story. 

Also, if you didn't get a chance yet to see my vegan creamy shells + cheese recipe, it's not too late...read more about it over at the Honest Company blog. This recipe is creamy, "cheesy" and really hits the spot when it comes to mac-and-cheese cravings. However, this unique recipe is dairy-free. Yep, that's right, dairy free mac and cheese recipe. Mmmmmmmm.  

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bark (Move Over Fruit Cake...)

I'm very excited to share with you guys one of my favorite gift idea this year: pretty dark chocolate holiday bark. Check out all the photos and also how to make it today over at The Honest Company - where I'm guest blogging this week!

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You'll love this fun chocolate bark recipe! It's full of healthy cacao (antioxidant), contains no dairy and is topped with dried fruits and nuts (fiber and protein)! It's gorgeous and you'll whole family will love this beautiful chocolate bark. Add peppermint candy or coconut for a unique twist as well. 

The best part about this is that it looks super hard to me and super gourmet, but its so so simple to make. Oh and it's a healthy option!

Enjoy & Happiest Healthiest Holidays.  

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xoxo, 

Juli

School Lunches Can Be Intimidating

This is my first year packing "real" school lunches and it's actually a bit intimidating. My sons go to public school {a very cool one that I'm stoked about} and they encourage packing healthy snacks and lunches {phew}!

Today, over at The Honest Company blog, I'm guest posting a very lengthy wordy piece on how to pack a healthier, more well-balanced lunch. Enjoy... CLICK HERE TO READ and HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL! 

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Not all lunches have to full of packaged foods but at the same time I get it, sometimes it's easier to pack pre-packaged foods. If you have to do that, fine, but be wise about your choices and the packaging. Is the packaging recyclable? Are the snacks full of refined sugar and food dyes? What about the salt content? And remember, fresh is always better! For more details, head on over to the full article.