Chocolate Christmas Truffles

Posted on: Nov 28th, 2020 by Belinda Brown | Categories: Sports Medicine & Nutrition

Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Truffles 

The holiday season is a time for celebration, joy, and indulgence. However, it’s also essential to prioritise our health and well-being, even during festive times like Christmas. In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of eating cleaner during Christmas, focusing on the benefits it brings to our overall health.
These little fudge truffles are a guilt-free alternative to prepackage Christmas chocolate and are full of so much flavour.  This recipe is simple and requires only 4 ingredients. 
What you’ll need:
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup apple puree (We love to use baby apples as its 100% pure with no added nasties)
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

In a medium bowl, mix all 4 ingredients together and chill for 1 hour. Take 1 tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Refrigerate and you’re ready to serve! 

Store for up to one week in the refrigerator.  

Let’s discover how embracing clean eating during Christmas can contribute to a happier and healthier holiday season

  1. Nourishing our Bodies with Nutrient-Rich Foods:

Christmas is often associated with rich, indulgent foods that are high in calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats. By choosing cleaner, nutrient-rich foods, we can provide our bodies with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This section will highlight the importance of nourishing our bodies with wholesome ingredients and the positive impact it has on our energy levels, immune function, and overall well-being.

  1. Balancing Indulgence with Moderation:

Christmas is a time for enjoying special treats and traditional dishes. However, it’s crucial to strike a balance between indulgence and moderation. This section will explore strategies for enjoying holiday favorites while making healthier choices, such as portion control, mindful eating, and finding healthier alternatives to traditional recipes. Embracing moderation allows us to savor the flavors of the season without compromising our health goals.

  1. Supporting Digestive Health:

The holiday season can sometimes lead to overindulgence, resulting in digestive discomfort. Eating cleaner during Christmas can support our digestive health by incorporating fiber-rich foods, reducing processed foods, and focusing on whole, unprocessed ingredients. This section will discuss the benefits of a healthy gut and provide tips for promoting optimal digestion during the holiday season.

  1. Managing Holiday Stress and Boosting Mood:

Christmas can be a stressful time for many, with added pressures and expectations. Clean eating plays a vital role in managing stress and enhancing our mood. This section will explore the connection between food and mental well-being, highlighting the importance of consuming nutrient-dense foods that support brain health and balance our mood. We’ll also discuss the impact of sugar and processed foods on mood swings and offer suggestions for healthier alternatives.

  1. Setting an Example for Loved Ones:

As we prioritise our own health during the Christmas season, we have the opportunity to inspire and influence our loved ones. It is important to lead by example and create a healthier environment for our family and friends. Enjoy the joy of sharing nutritious meals, cooking together, and introducing healthier traditions that can positively impact the entire family’s well-being.


Eating cleaner during Christmas is a powerful way to prioritise our health and well-being without compromising on the joy and celebration of the season. By choosing nutrient-rich foods, balancing indulgence with moderation, and embracing healthier alternatives, we can enjoy a healthier, happier holiday season. Let’s savor the flavors of Christmas while nurturing our bodies and setting a positive example for our loved ones, creating lasting traditions that promote health and well-being.

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