"Ojas" is the “sap or life” that supports and stabilizes the body and gives the mind a sense of calm. In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic medicine from India, Ojas is the vital essence that promotes health and immunity. Certain foods and spices help build ojas. These truffles are excellent in providing nourishment and build our resilience during the cooler winter months.
Dates, Almonds and Honey build Ojas – energy, vitality, strength, stamina, virility and resilience. The spices –cardamom and ginger balance the heaviness of the nuts. These truffles are sugar free, dairy free and gluten free and excellent to make as holiday treats to share with family and friends
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RECIPE FOR OJAS TRUFFLES
Makes about 30 truffles - teaspoon size
1 cup dates – chopped and pitted
½ cup almonds
½ cup walnuts or pecans
½ cup pistachios
¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
¼ cup raw cacao nibs (optional)
¼ cup hemp hearts
¼ cup raw and unfiltered honey
¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon Naivedhya's Chai Masala
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and coarse grind the mixture to keep it a little chunky.
If the mixture is too dry, add a little more honey to bind all the ingredients together.
Roll into small teaspoon size balls and chill in the refrigerator for 30 mins.
Roll the truffles with shredded coconut or crushed pistachios.
To make it completely vegan, add almond butter in place of honey to bind all the ingredients.
Instead of truffles, make cylindrical logs. Roll the logs with desiccated coconut and slice in ¼ inch thickness.
Dip the truffles or sliced bars in dark chocolate to make chocolate covered delights!!