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Acai Berry Cacao Truffles (Anti-oxidant boost)

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Great with tea or coffee!

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Tastes like a fruity red wine with hints of chocolate! Mmmm

Acai berries are delicious deep purple berries native to the Amazon. They look similar to blueberries and are loaded with anti-oxidants (they contain twice as much as blueberries & about 9 times that of grapes), making them one of the top super foods you can eat.

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Acai berries

Acai berries are also jammed with essential amino acids, fibre, vitamins & minerals (vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & E & minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc & copper). These fellows help reduce blood cholesterol levels, promote a healthy digestive system, support a healthy immune system & may help slow the ageing process. So who wants some medicinal acai berry truffles?!

But how do they taste? Hehe, here is the good bit: they taste like a fruity red wine with chocolate overtones. These truffles are deeply satisfying. I love one or two after a meal with green tea or coffee.

Acai ball9Note: acai berry powder is not cheap as the berries have to be freeze-dried within 24 hrs to retain their nutrients. However, the best quality & least expensive source I have come across is from Sevenhills.

Makes: 15 medium sized truffles

Prep time: 20 mins

Setting time: 20 mins in freezer


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, except for the cacao nibs. Mix together to form a stiff dough. Then add the cacao nibs, Pulse so that the nibs are just mixed in but not over-processed ) so you have some nice crunch from the nibs.

Using your hands, roll into 2cm balls.

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Naked truffles!

Once all balls are rolled, coat in extra acai berry powder (I like to do this in batches by throwing in a couple of balls with the acai berry powder in a food bag, jostling them around & then taking out the coated balls ready for the next batch).

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Clothed (Coated) Acai Cacao truffles

Variation: You can always coat the truffles in desiccated coconut or ground flaxseed if you prefer.

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Lovely as petit fours after a meal or a energy snack

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