Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Chocolate Maca Truffles

By Sarah Axtell, ND May 1, 2020

In honor of Mother’s Day, this post is for all you tired ladies out there that need a natural boost!

Maca is a plant native to the Andes, revered for its many nutritional and medicinal properties. Maca is a true super-food, for it is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, plant sterols, protein, and essential fatty acids. Both men and women can benefit from maca’s medicinal properties.

It is an excellent way to improve energy, balance hormones, and boost your libido.

Benefits for WomenBenefits for Men
Support for hot flashes, vaginal dryness and other menopausal symptomsImproves sexual function
Increases libidoIncreases testosterone levels
Acts as an antidepressantSupport for andropause
Increases fertilityPromotes fertility
Regulates and normalizes menstrual cyclesIncreases sperm count
Increases energyIncreases energy

To be honest, maca does not taste very good on its own. But these “Chocolate Maca Truffles” are tasty way to incorporate this super-food in your diet.

Chocolate Maca Truffles

  • ½ cup raw seeds (hemp, flax, pumpkin)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder (plus more for dusting)
  • 6 tbsp maca powder
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 6-8 medjool dates (depends on size; 6 large or 8 small)
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil if needed for desired consistency

Directions:

  1. In a food processor with an S blade, grind walnuts, salt, and hemp seeds until fine. Add the dates, cacao, and maca, and blend until the mixture is uniform and holds together well. If needed, add 1-2 tbsp coconut oil to enhance the consistency.
  2. Shape into balls and coat in cacao powder. Store in fridge or freezer.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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