Whole Food Fig & Tahini Truffles

These amazing little balls of goodness come from our friend Meg Gillmer, better known as The Wholesome Athlete. Meg uses whole natural foods to fuel her on a daily basis. During and after her races she uses energy treats like this to get her over the line and recover.

Meg says: Truffles are one of my favourite portable snacks. I love having them with me on road trips to and from races. They're an ideal nutrient dense treat. The tahini, coconut and sesame seeds give them a wonderful flavour and aren’t overly sweet. Tahini is a nutritional powerhouse, full of iron, protein and calcium. No dairy, gluten, grains or soy.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree/mashed pumpkin (sweet potato works, too)
  • 1x Scoop Rebuild Protein Banana Honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds or shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions 

Add all ingredients into a bowl of a food processor and blend until everything is well mixed. The dough will roll together into a large ball. 

Put the dough into the fridge for 15-20 minutes or so to help it firm up. Then, using wet hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll in sesame seeds or coconut, then place on a plate lined with parchment. 

Let the truffles chill in the fridge for half an hour, then transfer to a sealed container. 

Makes about 12-16 truffles, depending on how large you roll them.

Find more of Megs recipes on The Wholesome Athlete's Facebook and Instagram accounts:

Instagram: @the_wholesome_athlete

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wholesome-Athlete-592375680796277/

Check out more healthy whole food recipes on our Recipes page.

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