Loaded with deeply nourishing ingredients, from raw cacao – containing bio-available magnesium, trace minerals and mood-lifting properties, pumpkin seeds, containing zinc, and healthy fats for mood, nervous system and hormone support, and many, many, more, these raw cacao truffles are intended to support a woman anytime in her cycle (though anyone regardless of sex or gender can enjoy!). With the taste of a cross between dark chocolate and gingerbread, they are deliciously indulgent, yet completely guilt free. Think of them as your daily multi-vitamin meets all your pms cravings.
pumpkin seeds – full of healthy fats, omega 3’s and 6’s as well as zinc, iron and other minerals, pumpkin seeds support, hair, skin, and nail health and hormone production.
raw cacao – contains high levels of magnesium, sulfur, antioxidants and the mood boosting enhancing chemical compounds, phenethylamine, anandamide, serotonin and theobromine.
goji berries – prized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for aiding in overall health, longevity and energy, goji berries are rich in antioxidants, protein, and over 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, selenium and iron.
molasses – unlike other forms of processed sugars, blackstrap molasses contains a concentrated number of nutrients such as B6, magnesium, potassium, selenium and iron. It is known to help relieve PMS symptoms, support bone health, concentration and skin health and clarity.
pearl – Another prized TCM tonic supplement, especially for women, crushed pearl powder is known to be a bioavailable source of skin, bone and tissue-supporting minerals. It can boost blood circulation and calm and support the nervous system.
ashwagandha – also known as Indian Ginseng, ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb – meaning it enhances the body’s own adaptive response to stressors and helps to balance the body’s functions. It is known to relieve stress, anxiety, pain and swelling, and reduce inflammation as well as calm the nervous system.
schizandra – this powerful berry, known as the five flavor fruit in TCM, is said to access all the meridians and bodily channels. It embodies all the five tastes – sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty and tonifies the Jing, Qi and Shen, and is known as the balancing adaptogen. It is known as a superior beauty tonic to support the skin and hair, improves reproductive function, purifies the blood, tonifies the liver and kidneys and is a powerful but gentle detoxifier.
balancing pumpkin seed cacao truffles
makes approximately 20 truffles
2 cups Pumpkin Seeds
½ cup Cacao Nibs
½ cup Goji Berries
¼ cup Molasses
¼ cup Cacao powder
1 tablespoon Pearl Powder
1 teaspoon Ashwagandha
1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
½ teaspoon Schisandra powder
½ teaspoon Himalayan Salt
Stevia to taste (optional)
Additional cacao powder, salt flakes and schizandra powder optional for assembly.
In a food processor, pulse and process pumpkin seeds until they form a fine powder and begin hold their shape when formed.
Add cacao nibs and continue to pulse until broken down. Add goji berries, dates, and dry ingredients and process again until all ingredients are well combined. Add molasses and process until well blended.
Using a tablespoon measure, scoop mixture and roll into balls with your hands. Roll into cacao powder and sprinkle salt flakes and schisandra berry powder if desired.
Store in the fridge and enjoy.
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