Apricot, Almond, Cashew & Camomile Truffles.
Ingredients: Natural almonds, cashews, apricots soaked in camomile tea, cinnamon, lemon (zest), ginger, sea salt (not seen here but added).
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!