Jewish Journal

Salute to The Mother

by Sima Cohen

May 6, 2014 | 9:17 pm

As a proud mother, who also has worked with other mothers, I can truly say that there is nothing more rewarding than motherhood. I can put all my endorsements, trophies, paychecks, careers, and achievements together, but all of that is worth nothing, compared to the joy, happiness, and fulfilment that I get from being a mom.
We all have dreams. Many of us run a business- whether small-town or large corporation. We all wish to create something beautiful. Us mothers, we are the real backbone of the family. On top of all that we do- the cooking, cleaning, caring for our young, and taking care of everybody else in the way only mothers can- we also try to live a healthy life.
But how do we fit that healthy life into our busy schedules, and remain guilt-free? Like most mothers I know, we do get around to the workout, but we still cannot let go of our sweet tooth. Can we still enjoy a sweet pleasure without the guilt? The answer is yes. I have the best, most scrumptious dessert, that boot the guilt out, and lets the sweet in.

Raw Chocolate Truffles

Not only does it only take less than 5 minutes to prepare, it doesnt require any baking. It is also the host to antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and friendly fats. Make an extra batch, those babies won't last!


1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup walnuts/almonds/pecans
1 cup pitted, chopped dates ( I prefer Medjool dates)
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 to 6 tbsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder (depends on the strength you prefer)
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil (optional)

3 tbsp Goji berries (optional)
3 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut


1. In a high speed blender, or Vitamix, add the nuts and seeds. Process until the seeds are completely blended. Don't over process, only blend until very fine.
2. Add the rest, except for the Goji berries
3. Process again until everything is clumped together in a fine paste.
4. Roll the paste into small balls and set on a tray
5. If you like, you can roll each ball in the Goji berries or coconut- or both if you like

Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing humans on this earth. My wish for you is to enjoy Mother's Day every day, with this guilt-free, scrumptious pleasure

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