Delicious, Decadent and Healthy Dessert: Acai Chia Truffles (No Bake Recipe)
The berry of the moment is the Acai berry, the Brazilian wonder berry that tops all the celebrity superfood lists. The royal purple berry is bursting with antioxidants and filling fiber, making a great ingredient for desserts.
Along with the Acai berry, this recipe is packed full of wholesome ingredients like sunflower and pumpkin seeds as well as cacao powder, then rolled in either shredded coconut or crunchy Chia seeds, also known as a dieter’s best friend because they expand in your tummy to help you feel full. And, they have more omega-3′s than salmon, so they’ll make your hair and skin look radiant. Now, there’s no reason to skip dessert…in fact, this treat could help you lose weight. Here’s the recipe for these yummy no-bake truffles.
Acai Berry Chia Truffles
12 Medjool dates (pitted and chopped)
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup Chia seeds
3 tablespoons Acai powder
2 tablespoons cacao powder
About 3 tablespoons of frozen cranberries, thawed out
3 tablespoons of orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
Dash of fine sea salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup Chia seeds
(Really, any seed or nut you like is perfect…they’re all healthy options!)
Place all the ingredients (except for the toppings) in a food processor and process until you have a smooth paste. (Warning: this bit gets messy!)
Wet your hands, and scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture. Shape it into a ball and roll it into the topping of your choice.
Once it’s coated with topping, place it on a pan lined with parchment paper, and repeat until you’ve used up all the mixture.
Pop the pan full of truffles in the freezer to chill for at least an hour, then put the truffles in an airtight bag or container and keep frozen until you are ready to serve them.