5 ingredients Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest – a delicious French Dessert made Vegan ! Requiring very little of your time and that is easy to make. Warning : it won’t last very long 😉.
I feel like I have been all over the place over the past few weeks, mainly due to the fact that I have changed jobs, flat, and that getting used to my new routine is taking me longer than I thought it would. Affecting my sleep for instance (click this link for my tips for a good night sleep). This means that I didn’t have as much time to spend in the kitchen, doing my favourite thing in the world, i.e. creating new recipes.
Lack of time forces me to look for recipes that are quick and easy to make, I decided to play it safe with this – 5 ingredients Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest – recipe, because nothing can really go wrong as long as you have chocolate, right? 😉
I chose dark chocolate for this recipe not only because I love its bitterness ( I go for no less than 85%) but also because it is full of antioxidants. A square of dark chocolate is beneficial to your health (or a chocolate truffle!😉)
Why are antioxidants essential to our bodies ?
A diet rich in antioxidants protects us from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are deprived of an electron, which they will take away from another molecule making it weaker. Hence, our body ageing more rapidly. Antioxidants come to the rescue by providing free radicals with the electron needed.
As a result a diet rich in antioxidants (Vit A, C, E, Zinc, bioflavonoids, etc.) is of upmost importance! Antioxidants reduce inflammation in our body.
The higher the % of cacao your favourite chocolate contains the more antioxidants (flavonoids & polyphenols) you will find. Among its numerous benefits, the consumption of dark chocolate is also linked to a healthy heart and better cognitive functions. So don’t be shy and help yourself to a square of dark chocolate!
More info about free radicals here
One of the reason why dark chocolate is higher in antioxidants compared to white chocolate is due to the presence of milk in the latter. The milk protein casein makes the flavonoids in chocolate inactive.
For instance, black tea is full of antioxidants but when consumed with milk research shows that the effect on our body becomes null.
Instead treat yourself to a piece of dark chocolate with a cup of green tea. Both contain high cancer fighting properties.
This 5 ingredients Dark Chocolate Truffles with Orange Zest recipe is
- easy to make
- a great source of antioxidants
- refined sugar free
- both chocolatey and fruity
A delicious treat that requires very little of your time and that is easy to make.
- 150 gr dark chocolate (70% cocoa minimum)
- 80 gr oats (finely ground)
- 200 gr can full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tsp. orange zests
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
In your food processor, pulse the oats until they are finely ground.
Put the coconut milk into a saucepan on a medium heat. Do not let it boil and stop just before it reaches boiling point.
Pour the coconut milk over the dark chocolate and whisk until the chocolate has melted.
Add the orange zests and salt (if used).
Wait until the chocolate cools a little, then add to the food processor with the oats.
Blend until all combined. Transfer into a bowl
Leave the bowl in the fridge for 2 hours.
Next, roll the mixture into small balls and dust with cocoa powder.
Best kept in the fridge.
Best kept in the fridge.
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