The other night I was craving dessert like crazy, I was out of dark chocolate so I decided to see what I could make with odds and ends in my kitchen. Of course I started sifting through Joyous Health‘s recipes to decide what to make. I finally decided on these little gems, coconut lime truffles. They’re raw, vegan, and packed with healthy fats which actually play a huge role in helping manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight. These truffles are so rich you can really only eat one or two max, so this truly is a guilt free dessert!
- 1 ripe avocado
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (look for organic and unsulfured)
Peel and remove the seed of the avocado, place into food processor. Squeeze the juice of the lime on top of the avocado and add the lime zest. Melt the coconut oil over medium heat, then add to the food processor. Add the honey and blend until completely smooth.
Transfer to a bowl and place in freezer for one hour or until its solid enough to form into balls. Place the shredded coconut into a bowl. Spoon out the avocado mixture and form into balls.
(Note: The balls won’t be perfectly round, but once you roll in the coconut shreds they’ll form better.)
Place rolled balls back into the freezer for a couple of hours.
These bites are best eaten right out of the freezer. They’re not a treat you can let sit at room temperature for hours.
Recipe via Joyous Health.
|I was so busy scarfing these babies down that I forgot to take a photo! Here’s at least what they look like via Joy’s site. Yum!|