Super Foods

Hi y’all, we are back!  Sorry for the lack of communication, but we have gotten distracted with our Mila business and have gotten distracted by life. But do not fret; we are committed to updating you with recipes, stories, events, and many more exciting happenings.

A couple of weeks ago we had the privilege to spend the weekend with family and friends at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.  In case you hadn’t heard, Travel + Leisure Magazine recently named Blackberry Farm the “Number 1 Resort in the Continental U.S. and Canada” for 2011.  And after our stay, we totally agree!  While we were there we taught a cooking class highlighting Super Foods.  We created several new recipes for this special weekend.  Below you will find the first of many that we will be sharing with you!  Enjoy!!!

Mary and Sara teaching at Blackberry Farm.

Mary and Sara teaching at Blackberry Farm.

Chocolate Macaroon Truffles

We affectionately call these divine little taste sensations “Chocolate Mac Macs” and boast their pure chocolate prowess… no dairy, no eggs, no refined sugar and no cooking required!  You can throw all the ingredients in a bowl and whip them up in 5 minutes.  You just have to grab a helper with little hands to form the balls and finish them off with a dusting of coconuts.

1 ¾ cups unsweetened raw coconut, finely grated (the finer the better for this recipe)
½ cup almond flour
1 cup extra virgin coconut oil (unrefined)
1/3 cup coconut butter (see note)
Scant ½ cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup cacao nibs
1 scoop (2 tablespoons) Mila
1/3 cup + 1 teaspoon agave syrup (light, not amber)
1 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon sea salt

In a medium bowl, combine 1 ¼ cup of the unsweetened coconut, the almond flour, the coconut oil and the coconut butter.  Using your hands, massage the coconut oil and butter into the coconut flakes.  Work it baby!!!  The warmth of your hands will help soften the coconut oil and butter to facilitate the process.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir together until well incorporated.

*Please note, if you are in warm/hot weather climates the oils will loosen and you may need to refrigerate the truffles before serving.*

Chocolate Macaroon Truffles

Chocolate Macaroon Truffles

What is your favorite Super Food?  Our next recipe will be a Kale Salad – did you know that Kale is the new lettuce?

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