Sometimes I get a little carried away, like today. One of my mama superpowers is to cram as much nutrition into our family's meals as I can without making it taste horrible. Today, I was feeling the pull of Reishi and it's amazing immune boosting properties. Tomorrow, my son begins his year at Playgarden with 12 other 2-5 year olds, and I begin working again with our local mama and baby group. Time to boost up our immune systems. It's nearly fall and I'm already dosing elderberry syrup by the spoonful, simmering bone broths, fermenting our last batch of pickles and gathering all I need for fire cider. Building our family immunity is like a part time job in the autumn!
Today, I feel like I have hit the jackpot with equal proportions of nutrient density and deliciousness. Meet the Reishi Truffle. This recipe is so easy, and wait until you read the ingredients. I was so blown away at first bite that I immediately made a second batch (the first batch was for my snacking habit) with carob instead of cacao for my son. Not only are these yummies for our family but also for our Mothering Arts circle, mamas need extra nourishment especially in the first year postpartum. Click here to learn more about starting your own circle to support mamas. The recipe can be tweaked to add other superfoods, I'd love to hear your ideas in the comments below.
Without further tooting of my own horn, here is the legendary recipe:
Reishi Superfood Truffles
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 Tb. raw hemp seeds
1 and 3/4 cups dates (pitted)
8 Tb. raw cacao nibs
2 Tb. coconut butter
3 tsp. powdered reishi
2 tsp. bee pollen
1/2 tsp of cinnamon and cardamom and good sea salt
- optional additions: powered nettles, powdered rose petals, ashwaganda, sesame seeds, cayenne powder, maca, mint, or substitute carob powder for cacao.
In a good food processor blend all ingredients. Roll into bite sized balls. Refrigerate and enjoy as you nourish your body!