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Cinnamon-Sunflower Truffles

Posted Jan 06 2010 9:24pm
If you are following the elimination diet then you're in for a real treat today! I created this raw truffle recipe a few days ago in order to have a quick and nutritious snack ready in the fridge. Just one or two and I am good to go for a few more hours. I have also found that they are a perfect after school snack for my children!

For those of you following me on the Elimination Diet, how are you feeling? Energetic, sick, tired, achy, wonderful? Many people feel very sick during phase 1. Don't worry, your body is going through many changes. For one, you are detoxing and you may be experiencing a die-off of unfriendly bacteria in the gut. This is a great time to be consuming plenty of raw sauerkraut. This will help to replenish healthy bacteria in the gut. I have a recipe in our cookbook for this or you can purchase it at your local health food store. The truly raw sauerkraut will be found in the refrigerated section. All of the green smoothies, whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits are assisting with balancing the flora in the gut as well.

Raw Cinnamon-Sunflower Truffles

You'll need a food processor to make these. If you are not following the elimination diet then try using different nuts or seeds. I bet pecans, almonds, or cashews would be delicious. I found that these truffles are even better on the second day; if they last that long!

2 cups raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup pitted medjool dates
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dark agave nectar or maple syrup*

unsweetened shredded coconut

Place the sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt into a food processor fitted with the "s" blade. Process until seeds are very finely ground. It only takes a minute or so.

Then add the pitted dates and olive oil. Process again until combined and sticky. Only add the agave or maple syrup if need be. Your dates may be moist enough and you might not need extra sweetener. Check to see if you can form a truffle by rolling some of the mixture in your hands. If it falls apart then add the sweetener and process again.

Scoop out the sunflower mixture by the large spoonful and roll into balls. Then roll in shredded coconut. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days. Source:

If you have any other elimination snack ideas please share. I would love to hear your ideas and recipes. Thanks! :)

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