Healthy Desserts | Hemp Ball Truffles | Recipe

Hemp contains GLA, a poly-unsaturated fatty acid that aids in hormonal balance and gives you a filled up feeling. These hemp truffles will also satisfy your sweet tooth, Sweet Truth-style. You start with hemp seed nut butter, raw tahini, vanilla, and then add in some of Kelly’s favorite ingredients, including goji berries, cacao nib, and a last coating of hemp seeds for crunch, flavor, and a nutritional super-charge. Hint: If you’re trying to lose weight, add some protein powder to your sweets. This will both satisfy you and help the carbohydrates break down more slowly in your system

Ingredients

2 tablespoons goji berries (available in natural foods stores and online)
2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs (available in natural foods stores and online)
1/4 cup organic salt-free raw tahini
1/4 cup hemp seed nut butter (available in natural foods stores and online)
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons Stevia Plus or 2 droppers of vanilla stevia drops (available in natural foods stores and online)
2 teaspoon powdered maca (available in natural foods stores and online)
1/4 cup roasted carob powder
1/2 cup hemp seeds (available in natural foods stores and online)
2 tablespoons protein powder

Directions

In a Vita-Mix or coffee grinder, blend goji berries and cacao nibs to a course powder and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine tahini and hemp butter with agave, vanilla and almond milk, until it makes a batter. Sprinkle in cinnamon, stevia, protein powder and maca. With the back of a plastic spatula, mix batter, pressing in a circular motion against the side of the bowl.

Add carob a bit at a time, working it into the batter with the same motion until fully blended. The mixture now should look shiny and be non-sticky to the touch. Fold in the ground goji berries and raw cacao nibs.

Chill batter for about an hour.

Form a teaspoon of chilled batter into a ball and roll in hemp seeds. Repeat to make about 24 truffles.

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