Rose Maca Truffle Recipe

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Kyleen Keenan | 1 Comment

Hey Friends,
Have you ever wanted to make your own chocolate truffles but didn't know how?! This recipe is super easy (almost fool proof) and uses only five ingredients and one pot! 

We love these truffles for a few different reasons. First off, they are the perfect texture - soft, super rich, creamy, and magically melt in your mouth in the most decadent way. They are the perfect combination of rich dark chocolate and subtle rose. We think they'd make the perfect Valentine's day dessert for a romantic dinner or just shared with your gal pals or co-workers for a mind blowing treat that is packed with nutrients! They can be stored at room temperature which make them easy to give as a handmade gift wrapped in foil or in a pretty box.

Did you know rose essential oil is the highest frequency food of any natural substance? What does that mean exactly?! To keep it simple, every thing has a frequency because everything vibrates (because everything is made of atoms!). You, me, plants,etc. The human body = 62-72 MHz (unit of measurement), rose = 320 MHz! Think of it as concentrated life force. Consuming it or smelling it can helps raise your vibration (which improves health and immunity). Rose oil is known to be a natural antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and anti-viral and more.  We use a teeny tiny bit in a whole batch of chocolate, so don't worry, you wont vibrate away but we do hope you enjoy the health benefits and uplifting qualities of rose.


These truffles are:

magical

decadent

rich & creamy

Ingredients:

1 Rose Maca bar - finely chopped

1 TBS coconut oil 

1 TBS + tsp coconut butter* 

1 TBS maple Syrup

1 TBS raw cacao powder (Plus extra for dusting)

Instructions:

1. Start by getting all the ingredients prepared, chop the chocolate bar and measure out the ingredients. The next process uses the heat from the coconut oil in step 2 to melt the rest of the ingredients. So you'll need those ready to go, in order to not have to reheat the chocolate (which can compromise the integrity of the chocolate).

2. Melt the coconut oil over low heat until it is melted and hot 1-2 minutes.

3. Take the coconut oil off the heat completely and in the same saucepan add the coconut butter and mix quickly until completely integrated.

4. Immediately add the chocolate and stir until melted.

5. Add the cacao powder and stir until combined.

6. Add the maple syrup and stir until combined. Immediately place in fridge.

7. Take the chocolate out after it is in solid form (not liquid). Use a tablespoon to scoop out a ball. Form bar with hands until you form a truffle. Place on plate and repeat until all chocolate is used. Place chocolate back in fridge for a minute.

7. Optional: Dump some raw cacao powder into a bowl. Take out the balls from the fridge and toss with the raw cacao powder until coated.

Serve at room temperature. Store in the fridge covered (chocolate can take on other flavors easily) up to 14 days.

*you can alternatively just use 1/4 cup coconut oil total. The truffles will be much softer so be sure to keep them in the fridge until you serve them.

We hope you love this recipe. Keep in touch with us @notyoursugarmamas (instagram) or @notursugrmamas (twitter) #notyoursugarmamas 

Keepin' it real,
Ky & Bennett



P.S. We are excited to announce that we will be a part of health expert Robyn Youkilis's Go with Your Gut book launch party with best selling author Gabrielle Bernstein! If you are in the area, its going to be a great event! You can sign up here.

P.P.S. Don't miss out on our Valentine's Day limited edition bark.

 

 

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Chocolate Cherry Flaxseed Smoothie

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

1 1/4 cup cashew date milk (or your choice of milk)

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen cherries

2 TBS raw cacao powder

1 TBS ground flax seed

1 cup spinach

1/4 tsp vanilla

1tbs almond butter

Blend and enjoy!

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A Recipe for Raw Cacao Bliss // Not Your Sugar Babies Raw Cacao Fudge Balls

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

It’s time to say sayonara to that pre-packed brownie mix full of chemically produced ingredients and preservatives. BYE GIRL.

These fudgey, chocolatey balls are intensely addictive, insanely easy to make, and super satisfying for sugar-affectionados, minus ANY added sugar! They’re all raw, totally vegan, dairy free, gluten free, with no refined sugars.

We swear these will be your new go-to.  

INGREDIENTS

> 1 cup dates, pits removed
> ½ cup nuts (We used a blend of raw almonds and cashews.)
> 2 tbsp of raw cacao
> ½ tsp of coconut oil
> ½ tsp of vanilla extract
> ⅛ tsp of sea salt
> ¼ c. unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped
> ½ of our Coconut Crunch Chocolate Bar, finely chopped

Yields 10 one inch balls.

PREPARATION

Blend all ingredients - except coconut flakes and NYSM chocolate - in food processor (we used a Magic Bullet) until a sticky dough forms. In a bowl, knead coconut flakes and chopped chocolate bar into the mixture. Roll into balls. And presto, finito!

Tip: We like to keep these babies in the freezer. The dates keeps them soft and the coolness makes these treats even more satisfying!

If you try this recipe, feel free to have a little fun and use your creativity! Try oats, sunflower seeds, bits of chopped dried mango or ginger. Take your favorite flavors and run with it. We’d love to hear what worked for you!

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A Recipe for Dad // Frozen Mocha-Coco Latte Pop!

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

This magical frozen treat is the complete opposite of Breakfast in Bed. It's full of the things that make dads into superheros! 

Chocolate! BANG! Espresso! KAPOW! Cashews! BOOM!

Easy to make and free of refined sugar, dairy, and gluten, this treat is sure to get Dad movin' & groovin', zippin' & zoomin' all weekend long! 

INGREDIENTS

> 1.5 cups raw cashews
> 1/4 cup cacao butter (Do not substitute!)
> 4 shots of good espresso (We used Chillmark Coffee Co. Organic Espresso Roast. Alternatively, you could use 1/2 cup of coffee.) 
> 1 tsp fine espresso grind
> 1 tsp vanilla
> 1/2 cup maple syrup
> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 1/2 cup cacao nibs (optional)
> 2 oz raw chocolate (We used  Pure & Simple Chocolate Bar.)

PREPARATION

1. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, melt cacao butter on low.
3. Make the 4 shots of espresso.
4. Combine cashews, cacao butter, espresso shots, vanilla, maple syrup, and olive oil in blender. Blend on high speed.
5. Mix in the 1 tsp of espresso grinds. If using cacao nibs mix in as well.
5. Pour into molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
6. When ready to serve, melt Pure & Simple chocolate on low. Drizzle with spoon over the frozen coffee pops.
7. Enjoy your superhero strength!

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Gearing Up for RENEWAL in 2015 with Homemade SHRUBS & SCRUBS!!!

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Erika Davies | 1 Comment

     January is just days away and we're positively giddy!  We promise its not just all the delicious raw chocolate we eat- but anticipation and excitement in looking forward to the freedom of renewal that comes with the turn of a brand new year!  This month we're taking this crisp opportunity to focus on self care, detoxification and shedding what no longer serves us.  Re-assessment, re-alignment, and re-setting of intentions that reflect our most current state of well-being, allow for a major mind/body update.  New goals provide momentum, enthusiasm, and confidence in an active pursuit of our highest ideals in 2015.
     January is a fantastic time to dig deep.  Patience and compassionate self inquiry can provide us with so much clarity and insight, and, help to identify opportunities for growth and personal development.  With some light house cleaning, organization, and heart-based internal dialogue, its amazing how much space we can find in old familiar environments.  A little consolidation goes a L O N G way!  Once we're aware of what we've got to work with- reclaiming the space and filling it with love and fresh perspective is a joy in itself.
     Our mixologist Nathalie prepared to kick off her new year by sauntering into the kitchen and indulging in a little soul-food plant-medicine and DIY body care!  Below you'll find recipes to slough off what is no longer useful from the inside out.  Whether you're drawn to the warm and satisfying or fresh and invigorating, she's got you covered. So here's to you in 2015! Get mixing, keep breathing.  Countdown to renewal starts N O W! 
winter shrubs
     Shrubs, aka 'drinking vinegars', are sweetened, vinegar-based syrups originating from medicinal cordials of the 15th century. This American version has its origins in 17th century England where vinegar was used instead of citrus juice to preserve berries and other fruit for the off-season. Because of their acidity, shrubs are well-suited as an apertif or used in cocktails as an alternative to bitters.  Our favorite way to enjoy them is simply mixed with a splash of sparking water!
     In her recipes, Nathalie used apple cider vinegar- rich in enzymes and potassium, it supports a healthy immune system by promoting digestion and balancing pH.
Ingredients:
2 C Strawberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 C Honey
6 Star Anise
1/2 C Water
and 1 C Apple Cider Vinegar (reserved)

To Make: Combine all ingredients except apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Once a simmer is reached, lower heat and continue to simmer for an additional 10 mins.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Pour mixture into a quart-sized glass jar and add 1 C of cider vinegar.  Shake and let sit at room temperature for 2 days.  To use, simply strain the mixture and enjoy!

 

Ingredients:
Juice of 2 Lemons (rinds reserved for later use)
1 large knob of Ginger, sliced thinly
3/4 C Honey
1 C Apple Cider Vinegar
To make: No simmering necessary for these next two recipes!  Simply mix all ingredients in a quart-sized glass jar.  Let sit at room temperature for two days, strain and enjoy.
Ingredients:
4 small Apples, cored and puled in a food processor
1 C Cranberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 C Honey
1 C Honey
To make: Again, no simmering necessary!  Mix all ingredients in a quart-sized glass jar.  Let sit at room temperature for two days, strain and enjoy.
     What cleansing initiative would be complete without a daily self massage?  Many of us already know that our skin is the largest organ of our body, but did you know that our skin and lymph system are responsible for removing up to one pound of waste material from our bodies per day!?!!  As part of your daily or weekly self-care routine- use these scrubs to slough off dead skin cells, promote circulation and lymphatic drainage, and increase your appreciation and acceptance of your innately perfect and beautiful body!  Your tissues will respond to your love and affection.
     Winter is notorious for drying out the skin, dulling it and weighing you down. New year-new you! Now is the perfect time to nurture your Self inside and out, and reveal the warmth and brilliance of your natural complexion!
Mix together the following ingredients and slather on!
INVIGORATING PEPPERMINT MOCHA BODY SCRUB:
1 C Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 C Coffee Grounds
3 T Raw Cacao
1/2 tsp. Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 C Almond Oil
WARMING CINNAMON CLOVE BODY SCRUB:
1 C Coconut Palm Sugar
1 T Ground Cinnamon
1/2 T Ground Cloves
1/2 C Almond Oil

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Make Merry with Holiday MOCKTAILS!!!

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Erika Davies | 0 Comments

RAW FOR THE HOLIDAYS    
 
     Maintaining a cleansing mentality can be especially challenging during the holidays with parties and the usual holiday fare at every turn. Mocktails are the perfect way to entertain with style while reaping a multitude of health benefits from exciting superfood infusions! Many people remember stringing cranberries and popcorn together for decorations- here we've found another way to use fresh cranberries for merriment! Famous for their ability to prevent UTI's, these water-harvested gems are being grown locally here on Martha's Vineyard! This method of harvesting literally bathes the fruit in direct sunlight upping  the amount of anthocyanin (responsible for their gorgeous ruby red coloring!) and increasing it's phytonutrient health benefits! 
     We asked our Not Your Sugar Mixologist Nathalie what was on her gratitude list this holiday season- "definitely grateful for living on the Vineyard..." was her immediate reply. Below you'll find one of her own inspired creations, the Spiced-Cranberry Sparkler (see recipe below), as well as some of her favorite raw holiday treats from around the web.
     Being a bunch of raw food enthusiasts ourselves, it comes as no surprise when reading that "a substantial number of recent studies have shown that whole cranberries- in comparison with purified extracts or dried supplements- do a better job of protecting our cardiovascular system and our liver". Researchers point out that it is the synergistic effect of the cranberry's nutrients (rather than the individual components) that is responsible for its antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, and anti-cancer benefits. This synergy is only found in the berry as a whole fruit. Nathalie whipped up the following recipe using fresh cranberries and other anti-inflammatory spices so you can get your holiday groove on and wake up feeling fresh and fit as a fiddle!
SPICED-CRANBERRY-SPARKLER:
(serves 4)
Ingredients:
-1 C fresh cranberries
-spices, 1/2 tsp. each of cloves, ginger, and cinnamon 
-fresh water
-sweetener of choice ex: maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
-garnish of choice (be creative!) Nath served hers with cranberries a bobbin'! 
     Rinse cranberries and put in a small saucepan with just enough water to cover them. Add spices. Heat on medium heat 5-10 mins and let cool. Divide mixture evenly between 4 champagne flutes and top off with your favorite sparkling water. Garnish and ENJOY!
RAW HOLIDAY TREATS FROM AROUND THE WEB:
     Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Frosting
     Raw Vegan Eggnog
     Vanilla Rooibos Fig Newtons
     Raw Raspberry Jam
     Vegan Peppermint Patties
     Raw Vegan Mini Xmas Puddings
Cheers! *Erika* follow me on the Instagram!
Happy Raw Holidays!!!

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Pomegranate For Lunch

Posted on December 04, 2014 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

 

'Tis the season for pomegranate and my body has definitely been craving it. I love this juicy, superfruit. I used to be deterred by the process of pulling out all the pomegranate seeds but now I thoroughly enjoy it. It gives me a chance to handle the food and contemplate what a perfect whole food it is and how lucky I am to be eating it. It's one of the highest antioxidant fruits, great for lowering blood pressure and is thought to help relieve depression. I'll take it! On a salad, in a smoothie, in a chocolate bar, whole....any way I can get it! I made a delicious lunch today with pomegranate and can't help but share it, it was so beautiful and yummy! Here it is:

1 cup steamed broccoli

1 cup chickpeas, rinsed

2 tbs pomegranate seeds

2 tbs hemp seeds

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Sea salt

Place the broccoli in a pot and steam it for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, drain your canned (organic if possible) chickpeas and place about a cup of that into a bowl. When broccoli is done (you can easily pierce a knife through the stems) place in bowl with chickpeas. Sprinkle pomegranate and hemp seeds and drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your liking. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top. Voila! This meal will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied I hope. If you want to get really crazy, sprinkle some cacao nibs on there too! Let me know how it turns out! 

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