A silver-bullet blueprint snack for your back pocket and balanced being.Jump to Recipe
These are ridiculously simple, the kind of thing that I would make for my toddler to help them make it through the rough patches before naps….but I’m making them for myself these days.
I stash them in my pockets on bike rides, nibble them when I’m working in the kitchen or just need a pick me up in the afternoon. I add cocoa which settles my stomach and adaptogenic reishi and chaga but you could leave these last two out if you wish and you’d still have a super simple, easy to make and pack treat that’s date sweetened and packed with protein. I add the adaptogens (especially right now,) to help my body manage the stress of work, life and all that comes between, and so far I find that they help me to sleep and feel generally balanced. (Or maybe that’s just the cocoa!)
Like so many recipes on this site, this is a blueprint to stash in your back pocket; a jumping off point for customizations. So long as you have a few basics down, your energy truffles won’t disappoint whether you use the ingredients I list here, or swap in your own. A great energy truffle has:
Flavors are FUN, yes, but they also are the mechanisms by which our bodies nourish themselves. Flavors basically tell our bodies what the food is giving us – on a nutritional and energetic level. Our bodies then prepare enzymes to break those components down, assimilate them, and turn them into fuel for our vibrant lives. We can’t eat just one flavor and get all of the things we need, so learning to track the flavors in our foods helps us to be sure that we’re really getting all of the things we need in our meals. This particular recipe has four of six flavors. The more flavors we can enjoy in any meal or food, the happier and more balanced our bodies will be. If you’re wanting to learn more about how the flavors we eat fuel our bodies – energetically and nutritively, check out this little blog post.
A silver-bullet blueprint snack for your back pocket and balanced being.
Pulse the nuts, cacao, coconut and salt in the bowl of a food processor or high speed mixer.
Once the nuts are quite crumbly and no big pieces remain, add the dates and the water to the bowl of the food processor and process until quite smooth. Add a bit more water if necessary to create a dough that sticks together easily without sticking to your hands.
When the dough is a good consistency, measure out the dough into teaspoons and roll it between your hands to make nice little truffles, then roll the truffles in cacao powder or more coconut shreds.