These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Truffles were inspired by their close truffle relative, my Clean Eating Strawberry Fudge Truffles that I made a couple of weeks ago.
I used the same creamy base of organic avocados but for these, I sweetened them with organic medjool dates to keep them 100% raw.
They are soft, fudgy and not overly sweet, which how I like them.
I made them in my Vitamix and they were mixed up and ready to firm up in about 5 mintues.
Traditional store-bought truffles contain many unhealthy ingredients like these:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Lindt’s Dark Chocolate Truffles Ingredients:
Ingredients: Dark Sweet Chocolate [Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Skim Milk, Milk fat, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Vanillin (Artificial Flavoring)], Vegetable Oil (Coconut,Palm Kernel), Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Artificial Flavors. (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “F”
They contain GMO ingredients (soy lecithin) and GMO dairy (skim milk, milk fat, milk), refined white sugar, unhealthy oils and artificial flavors.
Even homemade truffle recipes contain dairy and refined sugar.
This healthier version is made with real, whole food ingredients and it’s organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy truffle and balls recipes? Check out Clean Eating Vegan Raspberry Truffles, Pecan Cranberry Truffles, Cacao Nib Superfood 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 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
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 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 Almonds (Almond Milk):*
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
*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: These are not overly sweet, but feel free to add additional dates if you prefer a sweeter truffle.
Tip #2: This recipe can be made using homemade almond milk made with a Vitamix. For more recipes you can make with a Vitamix, visit my Vitamix Recipe Index page for more inspiration. I like to make my own homemade almond milk because I have control over the ingredients (organic, raw, unpasteurized almonds) and there are no added ingredients to it like with boxed almond milk.
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