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    Indulgent chocolates are always an integral part of Valentine’s Day, so get scoffing – and who cares if you’re in love or not!

    Our friend and professional free runner Mitch ‘chef’ Lee has created a fantastic healthy low fat and low sugar recipe with our Java Santos coffee that you can indulge yourself with over and over again.

    Mitch says:

    “Check out these beauties! The texture turned out amazing and they worked out at under 50 calories a truffle so happy days!

    Firstly let me begin by saying don’t be put off or scared by the avocado. I promise you cannot taste it and the texture it provides is incredible! This recipe packs a powerful antioxidant punch and with the healthy fats and zero added sugar they are a great healthy treat!”


    1 Ripe Avocado (120g)
    2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
    1tsp (6g) – Java Santos Coffee
    50g Meadow Churn Quark (or Greek Yoghurt)
    1tsp Vanilla Extract

    30g Xylitol (or stevia/ sweetener)
    20g (2 Squares) 85% Dark Chocolate

    Optional Coatings:
    Dessicated Coconut
    Ground Almonds
    Cocoa Powder
    Melted Chocolate


    - Begin by mashing the avocado in a bowl with a fork or back of a spoon until smooth

    - Next, melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie or microwave, then add it into the bowl along with all the other ingredients and mix until smooth and well integrated

    - Pat down the mixture in the bowl so that it sits flat, then place it into the refrigerator to slightly set for 30 minutes to 1 hour

    - After letting it set, remove from the fridge and using a teaspoon, scoop out a little of the mixture and roll into balls. It should make around 12 small truffles depending on the size you roll them

    - Finally roll in your desired coating! Try dessicated coconut, ground almonds and cocoa powder as all 3 styles are delicious.

    - If you would like the texture a little more set, once coated, place in the freezer  for 30 minutes or so. This makes them a little harder and the flavours come out even more.

    Enjoy! And don’t forget there is 10% off Java Santos all of February – just enter code jav10  at checkout

    For more news of Mitch’s recipes and his training, please visit his Facebook page HERE!

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