As you may or may not know,I love food and even though I have quite a savoury tooth, I have to admit I do like sweet things in moderation too.

Enjoy these Cacao and Cashew Truffles

A good source of healthy protein, antioxidants and good oils for your body and brain: Plus they taste Great!!!


2 cups raw cashews

1 cup of raw pistachios

3/4 cup raw cacao powder

6 dates, pitted

1 tblespn. Coconut oil

¼ cup Filtered Water

1 cup shredded, dried organic unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tblespn Maple Syrup


Step 1

Grind the cashews, pistachios in a food processor to a fine consistency then add the cacao, dates, coconut oil, maple syrup

Step 2

Once everything is blended well, add the water (starting with smallest amount and build if need be) to make the mixture moist.

Step 3

Empty mixture into a bowl and get ready to ROLL! Take a small amount of the mixture, and roll using the palm of your hands into balls about the size of a squash ball, (you can go smaller if you want to get more out of the recipe).

To make them look attractive and even tastier you can have say some coconut flakes in one bowl, crushed nuts, slivered almonds in another, then say cacao powder and roll them and press the ingredients to cover each ball evenly.

Step 4

To keep the truffles firm store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Bon Appetit!!!

Author's Bio: 

Hi I’m Julie,

Your Health & Lifestyle Coach Specialist
(Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

I learnt very early in my life that there was much more to health than meets the eye

To achieve “Optimal Health” is about taking control of every aspect of YOU and YOUR LIFE:

That “Optimal Health” is only possible when we understand the unity of our mind, emotions connections to our physical body then our soul that inner voice that knows what is good and not good for us: Not to aim for Perfection but for Connection.

I love to work with people who dedicated who want to succeed in all areas of their life with the understanding that "Health is the very foundation for this to be possible"

So for over 26 years, I have worked with thousands of people in clinical practice prescribing herbal & homoeopathic remedies: implementing dietary changes so as to accommodate the best nutrition and life balance possible:Group and individual Health & Lifestyle Coaching to achieve the Happiest, Healthiest and Most Successful Life Possible.

My Professional Qualifications include Diplomas in Naturopathic, Herbal: Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy: Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, Life Coaching & Massage: & Natural Beauty:

1.I love to watch movies that are based on true life stories with all the aspects of Life, love, romance, challenges and best of all happy endings.
2.I am born and bred Australian, South Australian with an English, German and Italian background
3.I didn’t commence my formulative studies until I was 28 years of age
4.I am so totally in Love with my husband of now 42 years
5.My family is the most important aspect of my life
6.I am totally passionate and focused on Health and Aging Well.
7.I love Healthy, Fresh food and Dining out
8.I try to go without drinking wine, but I have to admit that when we go out for dinner or have friends over, I do enjoy the odd glass or two of Savion Blanc
9.I love my early morning walks, just seeing the sun come up and the birds singing is just AWESOME
10.I want to live overseas for three months
11.I am obsessed with self-development books and CD’s
12.I love writing, sharing all the great things about life
13.I love hearing my clients life stories and sharing mine
14.I am living proof that by taking charge of your life will allow you to follow your passions, give you the opportunity of to age with great health and vitality.

Julie Doherty N.D
Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society