Apricot, Almond, Cashew & Camomile Truffles.

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Ingredients: Natural almonds, cashews, apricots soaked in camomile tea, cinnamon, lemon (zest), ginger, sea salt (not seen here but added).

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1. Soak the apricots in camomile tea.

2. Lightly toast the almonds and cashews in a dry skillet. Let cool.

3. In a food processor, mix the nuts, cinnamon and salt until it forms a crumb. Set aside in a bowl.

4. Add the wet ingredients (soaked apricots minus the tea, ginger, and lemon zest) to the food processor. Pulse into a paste.

5. Add the dry nut mix back to the food processor with the apricot paste and pulse until it forms a sticky dough.

6. Roll into balls and place in the freezer for 30min-1 hour to let the truffles cool and firm up. Enjoy!

This healthy whole-food dessert or snack provides a wide range of nutrients, with no added sweeteners or oils. Almonds are a fantastic source of protein, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, Vitamin E, B vitamins, fiber, and healthy fats. Cashews are a good source of protein, iron, B vitamins, vitamin K, Magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc, and good unsaturated fats. Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. I normally use unsulfured apricots, which you can find at most health food stores, but I only had sulphured apricots in this case. Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative to extend its shelf life and preserve the fruit’s bright color, which is why un-sulfured apricots are a darker brown. While it is optimal to avoid preservatives and processed foods, being flexible around food is also important in maintaining a healthy diet and relationship with food. Simply focus on making the healthiest choices you can with the resources you have!

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