PB & Goji Superfood Truffles
Who doesn't love a truffle?
And who doesn't love PB&J?
These babies will check both craving boxes and load you up with some nutrient-packed superfoods like goji berries and chia seeds.
But wait, what's a goji berry??
Goji berries are tart, tiny, red berries that have been long revered in Chinese medicine for their contribution to wellbeing and longevity. The goji berries you'll find at your local health food store, are dried and resemble a skinny, deep-red raisin. Their superpower is that they're an incredible anti-oxidant and experts say that they have 500 times the amount of Vitamin C than that of an orange. In addition, they are thought to be an adaptogen, helping your body to regulate its responses to stress and anxiety.
What better berry to go with peanut butter?
Add in some omega and fiber rich chia seeds and some protein-packed peanut butter and you've got yourself a heart-healthy, anti-oxidant loaded, stress relieving bomb of PB&J nirvana.
They keep well in the fridge. They're a good "on-the-go" snack AND also a good "sit in your PJs and eat on the couch and try not to eat all in one sitting" snack.
They've got it all.
PB&J Superfood Truffles
(makes about 9-12 truffles)
1/2 cup goji berries
1 cup almond flour (or ground almonds)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter) 2 tbsp chia seeds
4 large dates
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries (crushed into a powder and divided in half)
In a food processor, combine the dates, almond flour and goji berries and pulse until an even, crumbly texture appears. Next, add in the remaining ingredients (reserving half of the freeze dried strawberries) and pulse together until blended. If your mixture is too crumbly you can stream in a bit of water here, just add a very small amount at a time. If its too wet, add a little more almond flour.
Place remaining freeze dried strawberry powder in a small bowl.
Roll truffle mixture into small 1 or 2 inch balls in your hands. (If the dough is too crumbly try chilling it for about 15 mins before rolling). Once the balls are rolled, toss them into the freeze dried strawberry powder to coat. Place the truffles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to firm up for about two hours before eating.
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.