Coco-Mint Truffles

I was tired, I was stressed, but I was ready to go to town in my nice yoga clothes to teach. “Oh, yeah, I gotta walk the dogs first!” We took the trash down to the street, then on the way back, Tiko asked for Toto’s leash. We were almost to the gate when he let go. “No, wait, Toto!” He took off like a rocket! Under the barbed-wire to a closed-in section of another property. I called Toto but his leash was caught around a tree. I looked in dismay at the steep slope starting immediately under the barbed-wire. Could I fit? Probably. Dang. I laid on my back under the wire, tucked it up a little, laid my head on the ground and slid down the wet, muddy slope. I grabbed Toto and stood on two tree roots to work my way back up, and had just reached my face under the wire when I dropped the leash. “Nooooo! And rats!” Of course Toto took off again, but the procedure was repeated and we all landed safely at the top. I brushed my hair out quickly, sponged my clothes off as best as I could, and took off for yoga. Dang. I gotta breathe and meditate more before getting up in the morning.

imageRecipe of the Day – Coco- Mint Truffles

These are so insanely decadent they’ll make you swoon, yet so powerfully good for you.

Ingredients:
1/4 c. cacao butter
1/2 c. raw honey
1/2 c. cacao powder
2 T. coconut oil
6 drops peppermint oil
dash salt
pinch vanilla powder

In a food processor:
3 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/2 c. mesquite flour

3 T. water, coconut water or coconut cream as needed

Directions:

  1. Melt the cacao butter with the oils, salt, vanilla, then add the powders.
  2. In a food processor, process the coconut and flours to a fine meal.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry.
  4. Process until it forms a ball. I added about 3 T. coconut cream or water to help it hold together.
  5. Dehydrate at 105 degrees 18-24 hours as desired to eat them warm.
  6. Or just chill.
  7. Variations: Roll in cinnamon, coconut crystals or banana sugar. Add orange essential oil, take out the peppermint oil, add vanilla; top with an almond, a dollop of whipped cashew cream, or strawberry chia jam.

Word of the Day – sucio – dirty

Tip of the Day – You gotta make breathing and meditating the most important thing, the first thing of the day, Dorothy. Everything else flows after that, just flows.

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