Youthful Skin | Almond Joy Truffles

You may have heard sugar will give you cavities, but did you know sugar could cause your wrinkles?! An excess of sugar can break down collagen in the body and skin. Collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity. When collagen breaks down our skin starts the ability to bounce back fast slows down. You will start to notice sagging, creases, and fine lines.

You might be thinking why is she making a youthful skin dessert recipe then if sugar breaks down collagen. I love sweets and I know so many people who love their sweets. This is a healthier version of one of my favorite candy bars that allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth and has anti-aging properties. When avoiding sugar you want to eat foods lower on the glycemic index, and you always want to avoid processed white sugar. Feed your skin and feed your soul with these tasty truffles!

Youthful Skin | Almond Joy Truffles

Flavonoids | dark chocolate: antioxidant that helps fight damage from free radical damage

Vitamin B3| coconut: Helps keep skin hydrated, when your skin is hydrated fine lines are less visible.

Vitamin E | almond butter: locks in moisture

Almond Joy Truffles

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried coconut meat (shredded)

  • 4 TBSP creamy almond butter

  • 1 tsp agave

  • dash of salt

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels

Instructions:

  1. In a blender mix coconut, almond butter, salt, and agave for 1 minute. After it is blended smooth put into a bowl. Use a 1-inch cookie scooper to make 12 balls. Place on a baking sheet with wax paper in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  2. While the almond coconut is setting in the freezer take a microwave-safe bowl and melt the dark chocolate. Roll the balls in the melted chocolate place back on the baking sheet with wax paper for another 10 minutes.

  3. Enjoy!

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