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A Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffle Recipe With Bonus Nutrients

Danielle Shine, BSc
mbg Contributor
By Danielle Shine, BSc
mbg Contributor
Danielle Shine is a professional natural foods chef, beauty editor (for Kris Carr), health coach, yoga teacher and nutritionist.
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November 19, 2021

Raise your hand if you think you're getting enough vegetables in your diet these days. Even if you're eating a massive salad at lunch or incorporating greens into your morning smoothie, you still may not be getting an adequate amount of veggies in your daily diet.

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One simple solution to level up your intake is with a high-quality greens powder, such as mindbodygreen's organic veggies+. This blend features dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, and broccoli—plus alfalfa grass, green cabbage, beetroot, spirulina, and carrots. Not to mention, it includes hard-to-find but oh-so-nutritious sea vegetables, including kelp and chlorella.

The array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients supports antioxidant processes important for overall health and resilient aging.* This great-tasting, clean, and organic blend elevates any meal (or in the case below, dessert)!*

The great thing about this greens powder is you can add it to just about anything—smoothies, zucchini bread, guacamole, and so much more. One of my favorite ways to use the blend is by sneaking it into one of my favorite desserts: dark chocolate truffles.

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Makes 5 to 8 truffles

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (2 oz.) coconut butter
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) hot water
  • 150 g 100% dark chocolate, shaved
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) maple, date, or yacon syrup
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. organic veggies+
  • Contents of one dried vanilla bean

Method

  1. Shave chocolate.
  2. Ensure water is warm so that mixture melts quickly, which allows for proper emulsification in the blender.
  3. Combine and blend on low-medium speed at first, increasing to high speed until contents become smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a large bowl to set into ganache. Leave uncovered at room temperature until completely cooled, then cover and place in the fridge to set completely, at least 2 hours.
  5. Once set, scoop small amounts with a teaspoon. Dust dry hands with cacao powder and roll quickly into small balls.
  6. Garnish with chopped seeds, chia, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, or roll in more organic veggies+.
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In this recipe, the organic veggies+ blends in seamlessly, which means you won't even notice the bonus healthy ingredient in these nutritious truffles. Enjoy after dinner or as a midday treat!

Danielle Shine, BSc
Danielle Shine, BSc
mbg Contributor

Danielle Shine is a professional natural foods chef, beauty editor (for Kris Carr), health coach, yoga teacher and nutritionist who lives between London, New York, and Australia developing recipes, cooking on television, and sharing her vast health-supportive knowledge and skills. She holds a bachelor’s Degree from the University of Canberra.

After almost dying a few years ago from malnourishment as a result of severe leaky gut and autoimmune issues, Shine threw herself into rebuilding her body, learning how to truly cultivate and sustain good health. Her passion now lies in supporting better understanding of food and how it can affect your health.

Find out more about Danielle Shine via her website, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.