Get ready to fall in love! I tasted these delish gems by Kaleidoscope at the lululemon Fashion Square grand opening and fell head over heels in love. To-die-for! I luved them so much, as soon as I got home I emailed Alexandra from Kaleidoscope for the recipe – and she delivered big time! They’re uber healthy, super tasty and ridiculously simple to make! Here’s the recipe plus a breakdown of ingredient benefits…
Lemon Drop Truffles
2 cups coconut dates
zest and juice of 2 organic lemons
1 tsp crushed pink Himalayan salt
3 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened), divided
3/4 cup ground Brazil nuts (process in dry Vitamix container or food processor)
5 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup lucuma powder
2 tbsp maca powder
1. Place dates, lemon zest/juice and salt in large bowl. Can start mushing with a fork, then use hands. Add 1 cup of coconut, lucuma, maca and ground Brazil nuts. Drizzle coconut oil and vanilla over. Mix well.
2. Place remaining 1 cup of coconut in a large bowl. Pinch off little balls of date mixture to desired orb size, roll between your hands into balls, then roll in coconut to coat well. Make sure the balls are nice and round, and evenly coated in coconut.
3. Place in storage container and let them firm up in the freezer for 30 mins. Transport to fridge and voila! Will stay great in fridge for several weeks.[NOTE: You can also mix these gems in the food processor – first process Brazil nuts, then add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined]
And here’s why the ingredients rock and where to get ’em…
Lucuma powder – This low-glycemic sweetener contains beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. We use Navitas Naturals Organic Lucuma Powder (available at Whole Foods).
Maca powder – Maca is a potent, ancient Peruvian superfood highly prized by Incan warriors to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. We order ours from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Himalayan pink salt – Contains 33 minerals!
Dates – A great natural sweetener that adds a fudgy texture – and they’re full of fiber to help prevent blood sugar spikes.
Brazil nuts – High in selenium, vitamin E, magnesium and healthy fats.
Our holistic nutritionist Vivian Thom was inspired by these great ingredients and superfoods. The truffles are really a powerhouse of nutrition disguised as an elegant dessert!