I’ve been living under a rock this past week due to some dreadful chest cold, and it has been so long since I’ve been sick that I forget how incredibly isolating and indoors the resting process can be. As one of my closest friends, Daniela Moreno, had just gotten back from teaching yoga in Paris, I was reminded of all the wonderful picnics and parks that I frequented on my first trip to Europe with another super close friend of mine, Ashley Holliday.
We’d lounge the day away in King’s Garden in Copenhagen surrounded by the most attractive and stylish blondes that could inspire a lifetime of style. We drank white wine and were free, no worries. So per my almost recovery, a picnic at Silver Lake Meadow was in order. To keep all of our immune systems high, I made Vitamin C packed raw super truffles inspired by the fabulous Good Bites. Here is the recipe Daniela, Jamie Arrigo and I ate right up, Raw Super Truffles.
3 tbls raw cacao
1 tsp maca
¼ tsp camu camu
1 tsp chia
4 tbls raw shelled hemp seeds
2 tbls raw local honey
2 tbls virgin unrefined coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt
A goji berry for each to garnish
PROCESS | Spoon cacao, maca, camu camu, chia, honey, coconut oil, and sea salt into your bowl. Stir and stir until coconut oil melts down providing enough liquid to turn your powder substance into thick chocolate. Take ¼ spoonful at a time of your chocolate, roll into a ball in your hand and roll it through the hemp seeds to coat the outside. Garnish each with a goji berry and place inside fridge for 15 minutes to harden shape.
BENEFITS | vitamin C packed | high in minerals | antioxidant packed | libido boosting | hormone balancing | high in protein | omega 3 and 6 | immune boosting | energy boosting | anti-aging
photographed by Jamie Arrigo