These are easily the coolest food I’ve ever made! The innovative recipe comes from Aloha, a company that makes an awesome dried greens powder that offers two servings of fruit and veggies in just one 40 calorie packet! Green food can throw some people off—not me though! I’ll add spirulina, matcha, and anything green to everything from oatmeal and pancakes to yogurt and ice cream! It’s a great way to sneak in extra vitamins and nutrients and—you have to believe me!—it hardly alters the taste of food. These truffles are a deliciously creamy dark chocolate treat with the added benefit of matcha green tea, minus all the extra fats and sugars.

Matcha cacao truffles in glass jar.

What you need (makes 20-25 truffles):

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 7 medjool dates
  • 3 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 packet Daily Good Greens (chocolate if possible, but regular will work)
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder

What to do:

  1. Throw the almonds in a blender and grind to a find powder. Pit the dates and blend them with the almonds for a few seconds.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the matcha, and blend until the mixture is dough-like.

Ingredients on counter.                                                      Nuts and dates in blender                                                      Cacao truffle mixture.

  3.   Spoon about a tablespoon at a time into your hands and roll into balls.

  4.   Freeze in a large container for an hour.

  5.   Remove from freezer and roll them in the matcha powder.

Cacao truffle balls.                                                      Matcha cacao truffle balls.

These are pretty simple, and fun to make! Store them in the refrigerator for the best texture and consistency and pick one up when you need an afternoon boost!

Nutrition info (per one truffle): 87 calories, 5.6 g fat, 2 mg sodium, 9.6 g carbs, 2.3 g fiber, 6.2 g sugar, 1.4 g protein