We’re pretty excited for Sunday! We’ve been stocking our fridges with veggies, beans and coconut milk. We’re pinning away lots of fabulous recipes on our new Pinterest board! Check it out for healthy inspiration for our healthy eating challenge!
In your planning, make sure to pick up a jar of natural almond butter. Almonds are such a great treat because they are full of healthy fats and protein. Almonds can help lower bad cholesterol and even help with weight loss. The best benefit is that almond butter yields irresistible creamy treats! The recipe you’re about to see is compliant with any personal health goals you have for this month, including being gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!
As you begin eating cleaner during this challenge, you will notice your tastes and cravings changing. You may be surprised at how strong you are at resisting sugar. You may also find that some healthy foods sound very appetizing. You might actually crave healthy foods!
We are promoting better eating habits this month but we also can enjoy healthy foods in a sweeter way! These chewy, sweet, almond truffles will hit the spot even though they are filled with natural almond butter, flax and nutritional yeast. We’re telling you right now, after a few days of clean eating, they taste just like a dense cookie dough and they are divine!
NOTE: If you are battling candida or a sugar addiction, these bites may be best to enjoy after a sugar break without any “desserts” to break those habits. We all know those routines: eating 5 cookies while we watch TV or eating that last brownie at 11pm because, hey, it’s not going to taste as good tomorrow. This healthy eating challenge is just about beating those mental addictions, as it is the physical. Please be honest with yourself so you can reap the benefits you deserve!
How are you preparing for this healthy eating challenge?
Paleo Almond Butter Fudge Truffles (sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan recipe)
4 Medjool Dates, pitted
2-3 Tablespoons Date Water
3 Tablespoons Flax Seeds
1 cup Natural Creamy Almond Butter
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
Cover dates with just enough hot water to cover and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
Add medjool dates and flax to a food processor and process until chopped. Transfer to a mixing bowl, and mix in the almond butter, 2 tablespoons of date water, cinnamon and nutritional yeast. Mix until smooth. If mixture is still a bit firm, add date water as needed. Scoop out and roll into smooth spheres. Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yields 8-10 truffles.