Monday, 22 December 2014

a very vegan christmas: raw fruit & nut truffles

It's nearly Christmas! Most of us are pretty much on holidays and are finishing off (or starting!?) our Christmas shopping. I'm thinking you should probably add the ingredients to these delish raw fruit & nut truffles to your shopping list, to keep all the peeps with food allergies or intolerances happy at your Christmas table, and to celebrate with tasty, healthy and nourishing food that yes, does feel a little bit naughty too!

As for me, I'm taking a little break over Christmas and New Years, and will be putting the final touches on the new Seed Bearing Fruit website in January. You will next hear from me in late January from a shiny and new space which, just like this blog, I am dedicating to all things health and wellness for your body, soul and spirit. To keep in touch over this time and to stay up-to-date with news, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year!
May 2015 be your Year of Jubilee (a season of celebration)! Until then xx

raw fruit & nut truffles

These zesty raw truffles are an easy-to-make, healthy version of a traditional Christmas cake with most of the traditional Christmas spices. My dear Dad reckons these are better than my chocolate bliss balls. Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth at this festive time of year!

1/2 cup rolled oats or buckwheaties
1/2 cup raw cashews or macadamias
1/2 cup activated walnuts or almonds
1/2 cup dried coconut or hemp seeds
1/4 cup sultanas or currants (sulphate-free)
1/4 cup dates or prunes (sulphate-free)
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries (sulphate-free)
1/4 cup dried figs or apricots (sulphate-free)
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
zest of a lemon
dried desiccated coconut, cacao powder, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, to roll

In a food processor (or in small batches in a high powered blender) blitz the first four ingredients into a coarse flour or nut meal. Then combine all the ingredients in a food processor or a high powered blender until the mixture is combined, sticky and chunky. 

Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls, and if desired, roll in the desiccated coconut, cacao powder, sesame seeds or hemp seeds (or you can leave them naked!). Store the truffles in a covered container in the fridge or freezer. Devour! 

Makes 12 truffles.

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