Christmas Dark Chocolate and Turmeric Truffles.
Updated: 5 days ago
Counteract Christmas with this turmeric truffles recipe which includes anti-inflammatory ingredients!
Good news for chocoholics!
Rich in flavanols, dark chocolate can reduce blood pressure, improve vascular function, reduce platelet reactivity, improve insulin resistivity and exert a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Turmeric is a spice best known for giving curry its unique flavour and colour but is also a powerful anti-inflammatory spice. Curcuminoids, the phenolics present in turmeric, prevent free radical damage and inflammation. This means your body can move with more ease, and that turmeric is a powerful tool for fighting cancerous cells.
So do yourself, your family and friends a favour and make these healthy festive chocolate and turmeric truffles!!
· 100g pitted dates (Medjool are best)
· 70g sunflower seeds (or any seeds)
· 1 tsp turmeric powder
· ½ tsp ground ginger
· ½ tsp vanilla extract
· Pinch of salt
· 100g dark chocolate
Add all the filling ingredients to a food processor and blend until sticky. You can then form the mixture into about 18 heaped teaspoon sized balls.
Lay the balls out on a plate and pop in the freezer for a minimum of 30 mins.
While the balls are chilling, melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Stir the chocolate frequently to stop it from burning.
When the chocolate is melted and starting to cool, dip each ball into the chocolate, coating them completely. You may wish to use a cocktail stick or skewer for this.
Once coated, while the chocolate is still glistening, you can decorate with a pinch of turmeric or anything you like e.g. nuts, seeds or edible glitter! Then set the truffles aside in the fridge to set.
You can enjoy them with a Turmeric Latte or Vegan Hot Chocolate or wrap a few up and give a wonderful homemade gift!