This recipe for Cacao Truffles is a guilt-free dessert that contain both veggies and fruit. They are the perfect blend of sweet and tart for an after dinner treat. The beet and avocado mixture give the inside filling a smooth and rich texture, while also providing good fats and a boost of progesterone. The cacao also provides the necessary magnesium that a woman’s body needs and craves for optimum hormone balance. Get creative with your favorite toppings, like coconut flakes, turmeric, and walnuts to give these cacao truffles your own twist! Full recipe and video are included below.
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- 2 medium beets
- 1 large avocado
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups unsweetened cacao powder
Optional ingredients for garnish:
- walnuts, finely chopped
- coconut flakes
- turmeric powder
- additional cacao powder
- Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to boil. Add in the beets, cook until fork tender (about 40 minutes). Strain.
- Let beets cool, then peel off skin and cut into cubes.
- Using a food processor or blender, blend the beets, avocado, blueberries, raspberries, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until a smooth texture forms.
- Next, pour in the cacao powder ( ½ cup at a time) to evenly blend in with the fruit and veggie mixture. Add enough cacao powder so that the mixture starts to thicken.
- Place mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Note: refrigerating overnight will make mixture harder and easier to roll into balls.
- Using a spoon, scoop out mixture into your hands and roll into a ball
- Next, roll ball into toppings of your choice - walnuts, coconut flakes, additional cacao powder or even turmeric. Enjoy!