These beautiful Clean Eating Vegan Strawberry Fudge Truffles might just be the most decadent dessert I have made to date.
I wanted to make something “red” for a St. Valentine’s Day theme, like I did with these Cacao and Walnut Holiday Truffles for Christmas, and was very close to using organic freeze-dried raspberries like I did with my Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Crispy Treat Squares and Raw Cacao and Raspberry Mousse Cakes recipes, but decided to go with organic freeze-dried strawberries instead.
These truffles have a soft, melt-in-your-mouth fudgy, strawberry flavored center and are rolled in ground up organic freeze-dried strawberries.
I received 4 beautiful organic avocados in my last Farmbox Direct delivery (they deliver organic fruits and vegetables to your front door) and decided to use a couple for the perfect texture of the filling in these truffles.
I blended the fudgy center in my Vitamix to make it extra creamy and smooth and they will need to set in the freezer for a little bit before rolling into balls and into the strawberry coating.
So even though they take a little extra time and effort to make than my other truffle and ball recipes, it is definitely worth it!
Most homemade truffle recipes aren’t healthy or vegan and contain refined sugar and dairy.
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chocolate Truffle Typical Ingredients:
Typical Ingredients: Most homemade truffle recipes use powdered sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream or even condensed milk.
This healthier version is made with clean, real food ingredient and they’re “almost” raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar!
Want more healthy truffle and balls recipes? Check out Pecan Cranberry Truffles, Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles, Pistachio and Matcha Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating truffle and ball recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
5 Fast Facts About Strawberries:*
- loaded with anti-oxidants
- contains anti-inflammatory benefits
- contains 21% RDA of manganese
- helps fight cancer
- excellent source of vitamin C
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- contains 25 essential nutrients
- contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
- has anti-inflammatory properties
- can help lower cholesterol levels
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: I used frozen organic strawberries in the filling mixture, but I don’t see why fresh strawberries wouldn’t work.
Tip #2: You could make this a 100% raw recipe by substituting the mini chocolate chips with a homemade chocolate sauce (equal amounts of melted coconut oil, raw cacao powder and maple syrup).
Tip #3: I used an inexpensive coffee grinder to grind the freeze-dried strawberries…I haven’t tried it, but maybe a food processor would work too.
Tip #4: You don’t -have- to use a cookie scoop, but it makes it so much easier. If you don’t have one, just take a spoonful out at a time and roll them between the palms of your hands into a ball shape.
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