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These Superfood Truffles are not only vegan, paleo and low in sugar, they also give you tons of health benefits including Carob and Cacao and Maca.
It’s March and when I look outside the window it’s still snowing. Like really? Well, let’s talk about something happier, Something like chocolate. I am a huge fan of truffles but most truffles are basically made out of cream and sugar and chocolate and I wanted to make a recipe where I could fill in plant-based, nutrition-dense ingredients, which lifts your spirit and gives your soul comfort. With just 2 TBSP Maple syrup for the whole batch, they are low in sugar and there are many more health benefits to them which you can read about below.
This years easter party just became a little bit more chocolatey and healthy at the same time! Say hello to my “Carob Cacao Maca Truffles for hormonal balance and to satisfy your sweet cravings”
Superfood Carob powder
Carob has a slight caramel flavor and a lot of people compare it to cacao powder. I don’t. I like the taste but it definitely doesn’t taste any close to cacao for me. While testing this truffle recipe, I found that I really like the combination of cacao and carob, and since both are really high in magnesium and other antioxidants these truffles do not only satisfy your sweet craving but they also give you a health benefit.
Carob powder is
- naturally low in fat
- high in fiber
- caffeine free
- has twice the amount of calcium compared to cocoa
I already raved about Maca when I wrote the post about how I restored my hormonal balance after going off the pill. Adding some Maca twice a week really helped me to control cravings and also limited my stomach cramps to a minimum. Usually, Maca is used in Smoothies but I like to add it to desserts as well. (Just make sure you don’t heat it up). My favorites next to this truffles are my Chocolate Maca Smoothie which tastes like a dessert and my Healthy Cookie Dough Raw Cake.
Maca has tons of health benefits like a richness in Antioxidant, enhancement of energy level and mood, improvement of fertility and booster for sexual health.
Are you ready to try them?
If you have time make them this weekend, otherwise, you can save the picture below to Pinterest and find the recipe later 🙂 You can find me under my name Vanillacrunnch
I am looking forward seeing your creation on Instagram (Tag me @vanillacrunnch ) or you can the hashtag #bakingwithvanillacrunnch or and leave a comment here and put a smile on my face.
- ⅓ cup carob powder
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- ¼ cup (30gr) cacao butter
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- dark chocolate for coating & cacao powder for dusting
- Melt the cacao butter and the coconut oil in a pan
- In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients
- Add the melted coconut oil/cacao butter mixture
- Stir until well combined
- Leave in the fridge until set so you can form little balls
- Dip in dark chocolate or dust with cacao powder