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Sometimes You Feel Like Lemon

Pistachio Lemon Truffles | Eating healthy | Cooking healthy

I went to visit my daughter in Winnipeg end of March this year. The family was gathering for my Mom's special 95th birthday. When I'm there, I make the most of being a Mom. Cooking my daughter's favourite gluten free dishes and baked goods. So, when I leave, she has something wonderful to eat in the fridge or freezer and the memory of her Mom making it with love.

This time, she introduced ME to something. Often we get busy shopping, and just doing stuff and then get hungry before whatever meal. I was starving and wanted something sweet. She said, "Why don't you eat some of my energy balls?" And so I did. They were nutty and chocolaty and sweet. I couldn't stop at one. Well, those balls inspired me to come up with not one but two decadent gluten free truffle treats. One, "Chocolate Nut Truffles" and the other "Pistachio Lemon & Coconut Truffles". Both are rolled in Cuisine Soleil coconut flour. Makes them look elegant and imparts a mild coconut flavour. These recipes fall into the the clean eating recipes | healthy cooking recipes | gluten free recipes genres. Sweetened only by dates! No processed anything.

Sometimes you feel like chocolate, and other times you just want lemon!!! Lemon pairs really well with dates and nuts. For those lemon craving times, give these a whirl, literally in your food processor. You just can't stop at one. Two is a serving, LOL.

Pistacho Lemon & Coconut Truffles

Makes 12, a serving is two truffles

2/3 cup mashed avocado

1/4 cup organic coconut flour

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup pistachios, chopped

3 to 6 medjool dates

½ lemon, juice and finely grated rind, add more to your taste

For dredging: 1/2 cup coconut flour

  1. Add all the ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor, except for the coconut flour.

  2. Process until creamy. Some tiny nuts and dates will remain.

  3. Line a 9 x 12 pan with parchment paper.

  4. Using a small portion scoop or large tablespoon scoop the mixture to form balls. Roll each ball in your hand and then coat with the coconut flour.

  5. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and repeat.

  6. Refrigerate or freeze. Place into a plastic bag to refrigerate and freeze until your truffle craving hits.

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