Carrying on in the healthy, raw, gluten free theme I decided to give these cardamom truffles a whirl. Cardamom is a favourite spice of mine and has several health benefits such as aiding digestion. It’s also anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. So in other words it’s a fully loaded, power packed little pod! Combined with orange zest and manuka honey in this recipe adds a lovely spicy-sweet taste explosion.
1 1/2 cups of natural almonds
1 cup of pitted dates
1 teaspoon of fresh ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon of melted Manuka honey
Zest of one orange
Pinch of salt
Process the almonds and dates in a blender or processor until well ground and mixed. Add to a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix well. With wet hands (prevents everything sticking) roll tablespoons of mix into balls, roll in coconut if you wish, refrigerate or freeze. Eat with a cup of cardamom tea!