This year on Valentine’s Day, instead of giving your significant other another heart-shaped box of processed, overly sweet chocolate confections, try making your own healthy truffles to gift. These are made with sweet potatoes, which are low on the glycemic index and thus won’t spike your blood sugar levels, heart healthy avocado, antioxidant packed cocoa and low calorie, all natural stevia to sweeten. What better way to say “I love you” than with a decadent tasting, healthy treat? Happy Health!
* My culinary posts are meant to be guidelines, not recipes. They are different from what you would usually find in a cookbook, because I think cooking should be inspired and new every time you do it. If you like heat, add a sh**load of cayenne or jalapenos to one of my recipes. If my guideline calls for cilantro but cilantro tastes like soap to you, leave it out. When I cook, I get a buzz from the thrill of creation. The same can happen to you.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Truffles
two sweet potatoes (baked and peeled)
1/2 tbsp rice bran or grapeseed oil
3/4ish cup cocoa (plus 1/4 cup to roll the truffles)
1/2ish cup almond flour (plus 1 tbsp to roll the truffles)
dash vanilla extract
stevia to taste
Combine all ingredients (except the cocoa and almond flour put aside for rolling) in a food processor. Chill for an hour. Roll the mixture into little balls (this will get a bit messy) and coat with reserved mixture of cocoa and almond flour. It’s best to make these a day in advance so the flavors have time to come together. Store these tasty treats in the refrigerator.