Vegan pistachio truffles
Pistachios are quite recent on my menu lately. It was not on purpose, but I have been getting lot of things. From pistachio liquor to pistachio paste. And I am absolutely obsessed with them. This is basically why I decided to make these vegan pistachio truffles, we can’t let all of that go to waste.
These truffles only require a few ingredients and are super easy to make. I wanted easy and minimalistic recipes to be the focus on this blog for this year. I suppose that most people like to look at complicated dishes, but never actually find the time to make them.
Since these vegan pistachio truffles are so easy to make, there is no need for me to write a whole paragraph with tips and tricks. I would only like to mention a few minor things. I am not sure if pistachio paste is available where I live, I bought mine in Greece. I do know that there is a sweetened one, but I am not sure if it is vegan. Secondly, you can try and swap the almond flour for coconut flour. If you enjoy the coconut flavor. It is also a lot cheaper.
However, this recipe does have quite a few health benefits, which I do want to talk about. So here’s a paragraph for that.
Some health benefits
Pistachios are high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. They also boast several other important nutrients, including vitamin B6 and potassium. They contain fewer calories and more protein than most other nuts. Also, their essential amino acid content is higher than any other nut.
Eating pistachio nuts may aid weight loss. Studies show that eating pistachios may help lower blood cholesterol. It may also lower blood pressure more than other nuts. They may play an important role in promoting blood vessel health. That’s because they are rich in L-arginine, which, when converted into nitric oxide, helps dilate your blood vessels.
Pistachios have a low glycemic index, which might promote lower blood sugar levels. I think these are some pretty good reasons to incorporate this ingredient into your meal plan.
Many studies show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect, and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity. Cashews help lower LDL and increase the carrying capacity for HDL. They are protein rich and can help you lose weight.
Eating cashews can boost your immune system and lower the risk of gallstones. They are also rich in essential minerals, including copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. This also means that they are super beneficial for your skin and hair.
Cashews contain nutrients that most people tend to forget about when they first start a vegan diet, but you really need those for your body to stay healthy, so make sure you incorporate them (and other nuts) in your meal plan.
Vegan pistachio trufflesCourse: Sweet, Sweet
70 g of pistachio paste (unsweetened)
40 g of cashew butter
40 ml of maple syrup
4 tbsp of almond flour
100 g of vegan dark chocolate
1 tbsp of cocoa butter
Crushed pistachios for decorating (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix together the pistachio paste, cashew butter and maple syrup. Mix everything together until all is well combined.
- Gradually add the almond flour and stir. When the paste gets thicker feel free to knead it with your hand. Knead until everything is well combined.
- Divide the dough into equal pieces and roll them into balls with you palms. These ingredients are enough for about 10 vegan pistachio truffles. Set them aside.
- On a double boiler, melt the vegan dark chocolate. When it has completely melted, add one tablespoon of cocoa butter and mix until it has melted into the chocolate. Remove it from the heat. Gently dip each pistachio truffle into the melted chocolate. Put it on a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with some crushed pistachios, maybe some rose petals. Repeat the process until you run out of truffles.
- Put the parchment paper with the vegan pistachio truffles in the fridge. Leave them there until the chocolate becomes hard again.
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