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Exactly 14 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Abigail. She has quite the personality and is always full of energy. The girl is also non-stop all day long unless she’s sleeping. Along with my precious baby girl I was also “gifted” with some baby weight. After my previous pregnancies, I never had a hard time losing the weight I had gained. However, this time around it has been super hard. I’ll make great progress, but shortly after I fall back into old habits and find myself at square one again. Can anyone else relate? I’m sure I’m not alone. My plan this year is to make smarter choices which includes, eating more whole foods, drinking more water and switching from sugar to a natural sweetener like Truvia.
That’s why today I’m sharing a healthy chocolate alternative for those of us that are trying to make better choices in the new year, but still need a chocolate fix. These Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles are super easy to make and taste delicious. I seriously had a hard time eating just one. The best part is that you can tweak the ingredients and make it your own if needed.
1 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup lite coconut milk
3 1/2 tbsp Truvia Natural Sweetener
Dark Chocolate (70 percent cacao or higher)
In a separate bowl blend the coconut oil, lite coconut milk and Truvia with a hand mixer . Next, add the shredded coconut and mix well. Roll mix into 1” balls, set on waxed paper and place in fridge until they are firm. In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate. I find that melting in 15-30 second intervals in the microwave is the best way to melt chocolate without burning it.
You may also add some of the shredded coconut on the truffles before the chocolate hardens. Place the truffles in the refrigerator, they will taste better when eaten cold. This recipe yields approximately 12 truffles.
I also fixed myself a cup of Bigelow Red Rasberry tea. I love coffee, but I find that if I drink too much late in the evening I can’t go to sleep. Since I need sleep to function well, I’m also making an effort to drink more tea and this Red Raspberry tea is amazing. If you haven’t tried it yet, go pick up a box today. You can thank me later.
You can pick up Truvia and Bigelow Tea at your local Target store which is where I purchased mine. What’s great about Truvia Natural Sweetener is that it’s natural, taste great, has zero calories, and it’s perfect for anyone wanting to reduce calories.
Right now you can get 10% off any package of Truvía® Natural Sweetener, Truvía® Baking Blend or Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend with Target Cartwheel. If you don’t have Target Cartwheel make sure to visit cartwheel.target.com or download the Cartwheel mobile app to join. I absolutely love it and have saved tons with this app! If you want to try Truvía® Natural Sweetener before purchasing, you can request a free 2-pack sample at truvia.com/freesample. You can also download $0.55 coupon for Bigelow tea at http://thecouponbooksavings.com.
Are you making smarter choices this year? I would love to hear from you!
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