Recipe: Heavenly Truffles
Natural Nutritionist Nicki Edgell of Cliffe Osteopaths in Lewes shares her recipe for delicious festive truffles.
Dates: 1 cup
Apricots: 1 cup
Almonds: 2 cups
Sunflower seeds: 1 cup
Pumpkin seeds: 1 cup
Zest and juice of a lemon
Zest of an orange
Cinnamon: 1 tsp
Allspice: 1 tsp
Extra virgin coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Ground raw cacao nibs: ½ cup or 1 tbsp Green & Blacks cocoa powder
Soak the fruit in the lemon juice and spices, and soak the nuts and seeds in water overnight. Drain and rinse nuts/seeds and grind using a hand blender or in a food processor. Then add remaining ingredients and puree until blended together. The mixture should be soft but not sticky. Add more cocoa powder if too sticky. Break
off small pieces and roll into balls. Roll in cocoa powder or coat in melted G & B dark chocolate for a really special Festive treat. Enjoy!
For one-to-one nutritional advice call Nicki on 077864 05366. Visit
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