I have a question for you. Are these guys bliss balls, energy balls, bites or truffles? Or something else entirely? I guess they are a bit of everything. But I used the words “bliss balls” and “energy balls” so often that these are truffles. Raw vegan paleo lamington truffles, just to make things clear.
If you love food and health blogs, like I do, you’d probably know that the raw vegan community and the paleo community don’t love each other. However, why not focus on the similarities rather than the differences? Sure, the paleo diet tends to be meat-heavy, but when it comes to cutting out crap from your diet, I think both vegans and paleo dudes agree! And if you ever happen to have a vegan and a paleo friend over for afternoon tea or if you just want a really delicious treat that’s good for you and won’t weigh you down, make these raw vegan paleo lamington truffles.
The lamington belongs to Australia like the barbecue and the pavlova. If you haven’t heard of a lamington, it’s a sponge cake square coated with chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut. There’s usually also some cream and/or jam between layers. In short, it’s a delicious albeit sugary and unhealthy dessert that is neither gluten free nor vegan. But my raw vegan paleo lamington truffles are coming to your rescue. No refined sugar, no dairy, no wheat, just five super-healthy ingredients. All the taste of lamington with none of the guilt. And even if you’ve never had a lamington, you are more than welcome to tuck in. Either way, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Raw vegan paleo lamington truffles
175g dates (about 1 cup packed) (if not using Medjool, you will need to soak them in hot water for half an hour, then drain well)
2 tbsp raw cacao
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
4 tsp LSA or almond meal or flaxseed
3 tsp chia seeds
Blitz the well-drained dates until a paste forms. Add the other ingredients and process until the mix comes together. Shape into 12 balls and store in the fridge for up to a week (I doubt they last that long!)