Are you looking for a quick sweet treat full of healthy fats, antioxidants and superfood power? Try these Raw Vegan Coconut Blueberry Truffles with Lucuma powder. They will melt in your mouth like sweet buttery ganache truffles…
Lucuma powder is made from the Peruvian Lucuma fruit, also known as the ‘sweet gold of the Incas’. Lucuma is a delicious low-glycemic sweetener and an excellent source of many nutrients – including iron, zinc and calcium. But don’t worry if you don’t have access to Lucuma powder! You can easily make this recipe without the Peruvian superfood powder and just add some extra blueberries.
Raw Vegan Coconut Blueberry Truffles
SERVES: 20-25 truffles (depending on the size)
EQUIPMENT: food processor, rubber spatula
½ cup of white almonds (instructions: see Julie’s Tips & Tricks)
½ cup of cashews
¼ cup of dried coconut
½ cup of dates, pitted and roughly chopped
3 tablespoons of dried blueberries (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons of water (to bind)
2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon of Lucuma powder (optional)
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
- Combine white almonds, cashews and dried coconut in the food processor fitted with an S-blade. Process until finely ground.
- Add the dates, blueberries, water, coconut oil, Lucuma powder, vanilla and salt. Process again.
- Roll the dough into small truffles. Place in the refrigerator to set for 2 hours or longer.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- For the white almonds:
- Soak ½ cup of raw almonds in purified water for 8-12 hours or overnight to remove the enzyme inhibitors (substances that block the absorption of nutrients in your body).
- Pour away the brown soaking water and rinse the almonds well.
- Remove the outer skin of each almond by holding it between your dumb and index finger, and carefully pushing the almond out of its ‘jacket’. You can also just purchase white almonds in order to save time, but those will be harder to digest and less nutritious because they haven’t been soaked + they have been blanched to remove the outer skin.
- If you don’t like the purple colour of these truffles, you can mix the blueberries in by hand after all the other ingredients have been processed into a thick mixture.
- Feel free to try this recipe with other dried berries as well, like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, goji berries, mulberries or sweet summer cherries.
Now I would love to hear from you! What are your all time favourite sweet snacks? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.