• Briya Freeman

Ashwaghanda Energy Truffles

Updated: Mar 25


“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”-

The Dalai Lama


Once in a while, I love making my own chocolate treats to serve my friends. Ashwaghanda is grounding and promotes strong muscles, a calm clear mind and stress-resilience. Dates are nutrient rich and help build energy and ojas (the subtle essence of kapha).


This dessert will bring a boost of energy to the body-mind, so you may wish to enjoy them in the late afternoon if you are not a good sleeper, or enjoy moderately.

Ingredients:

  • 10 dates, dried and pitted

  • 2 teaspoons ashwagandha powder

  • ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I recommend Cocoa Camino Brand)

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, refined

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) and/or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom

  • Sea salt and sesame seeds for topping


Directions:

Using a blender or food processor, blend the dates and ashwagandha into a paste. Roll into small balls. If too sticky to shape, refrigerate for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, heat chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small pan over medium heat. Stir frequently. Dunk the date balls into the chocolate to coat, and rescue with a spoon. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with sea salt and sesame seeds.


Refrigerate or freeze to set chocolate. Eat while slightly chilled to avoid melting.


Source: The Book of Taste Blogspot



About the Author

Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.

Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the fundamentals of the science of self-healing.


Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at briyafreeman@gmail.com



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