With a household full of sweet tooths both big and small,
I’m always looking for a treat for my Valentines that I can feel good about serving! Since it’s very likely that this week will find you inundated with candy and sweets. my best advice is to stick to quality and indulge in only the good stuff. These homemade truffles by best selling author and celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder are sweet luxury without the guilt.
I’ve been known to freeze them and drop one in my boys’ lunch boxes with a little note sealed with a kiss. Or make them for a delicious surprise for when the kids get home and watch after school smiles happen.
For me, Valentine’s Day is less about cards and gifts and more about heartfelt sentiments that we all love and are loved. Be good to yourself and those you hold dear. And…eat a healthy raw chocolate treat!
KIMBERLY SNYDER’S RAW CACAO TRUFFLES
2 cups Ground Raw Almonds (preferably sprouted then dried first) 1/2 cup Raw Organic Honey 1 Tbs. Organic Coconut Oil 3/4 Cup Raw Cacao (can be found in most health food stores and at Whole Foods) Pinch of Celtic sea salt 1 cup shredded, dried unsweetened coconut flakes Combine all the ingredients except for the coconut flakes in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Roll up your sleeves, take a small amount of the mixture, and roll small balls between your palms. Add your love! Dip each ball in a separate smaller bowl containing the coconut flakes. Freeze overnight to harden the truffles.
“Cacao promotes feelings of love and joy and opens up the energy of the heart chakra,” says Kimberly. “It contains the neurotransmitter anandamide known as the ‘bliss chemical.'” She adds that it should be an occasional special treat, not something for every day. And what better day than Valentine’s Day?
Kimberly’s new book, The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Beauty Foods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You, will be published March 26 and is available for pre-orders on Amazon
Visit KimberlySnyder.net for more about Kimberly.