BALANCING PUMPKIN SEED CACAO TRUFFLES
Loaded with deeply nourishing ingredients, these raw cacao truffles were created by Holistic Nutritionist, Alle Weil, with the intention of supporting a woman anytime in her cycle --though anyone regardless of gender can enjoy! With the taste of a cross between dark chocolate and gingerbread, they are deliciously indulgent, yet completely guilt free. Think of them as your daily multi-vitamin meets all your PMS cravings.
pumpkin seeds // full of healthy fats, omega 3’s and 6’s as well as zinc, iron and other minerals, pumpkin seeds support, hair, skin, and nail health and hormone production.
cacao // contains high levels of bioavailable magnesium, sulfur, antioxidants and the mood-boosting chemical compounds, phenethylamine, anandamide, serotonin, and theobromine.
goji berries // prized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for aiding in overall health, longevity, and energy, goji berries are rich in antioxidants, protein, and over 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, selenium, and iron.
ashwagandha // also known as Indian Ginseng, ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb - meaning it enhances the body’s own adaptive response to stressors and helps to balance the body’s functions. It is known to relieve stress, anxiety, pain, and swelling, and reduce inflammation as well as calm the nervous system.
BALANCING PUMPKIN SEED TRUFFLES
makes approximately 20 truffles
2 cups Pumpkin Seeds
½ cup Cacao Nibs
½ cup Goji Berries
4 pitted Dates
¼ cup Molasses
¼ cup Cacao powder
1 teaspoon Ashwagandha
½ teaspoon Camu Camu powder
1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
½ teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
Additional cacao powder optional for assembly.
In a food processor, pulse and process pumpkin seeds until they form a fine powder and begin to hold their shape when formed.
Add cacao nibs and continue to pulse until broken down. Add goji berries, dates, and dry ingredients and process again until all ingredients are well combined. Add molasses and process until well blended.
Using a tablespoon measure, scoop mixture and roll into balls with your hands. Roll into cacao powder and sprinkle salt if desired.
Store in the fridge and enjoy.
Alle Weil is a Holistic Nutritionist, founder of Flora ex Machina and creator of the adaptogenic spread, Royal Ghee. Alle has worked for leaders in the wellness and culinary industries for over 15 years as a nutritionist, writer, educator, and culinary developer before creating her own wellness company, where she offers her products and nutritionally-based services. Her own debilitating symptoms led her to find accessible solutions to growing modern-day health issues. She believes there is no one way to eat and that the path to balancing health is as unique as the individual. Alle specializes in uncovering hidden food allergies and correcting digestive issues, women’s health and hormonal imbalances, and mood-related issues.