B.E.D. Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Sunny Cocoa Truffles for People on The Body Ecology Diet

Sunny Cocoa Truffles for People on The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutritional support for people on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Originally published on December 27, 2013.

These heavenly bonbons are free of most common allergens and acceptable for stage 2 of Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). If you have food sensitivities, you know how hard can be to find a treat that tastes good and made with ingredients you feel comfortable to eat; especially true if you’re traveling or away from the comforts of your kitchen.

I always keep a few kinds of treats ready in the freezer that I can pull out and eat when a sweet craving hits. I also pack them in my purse or the kids’ lunchbox. During the holidays, I package a few with other kinds of bonbons (party store sells paper boxes for just this) or I will wrap a trio in parchment paper as stocking stuffers.

Sunny Cocoa Truffles

This recipe is gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free.


2 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soaked and dehydrated)

1 1/2 cup shredded coconut (culture for stage 1)

1/3 – 1/2 cup glycerin (or raw honey if allowed)

1/4 cup flax seeds, fresh ground

1/4 cup raw cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil, melted (or ghee if tolerated)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol/sugar free)

1/2 tsp sea salt

Toppings: cocoa powder, lightly roasted shredded coconut, ground flax seeds, or ground sunflower seeds


  1. Grind sunflower seeds, glycerin, coconut oil, and vanilla in a  Vita-Mix or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place in a bowl with all other ingredients – mixing well.
  4. Moisten hands and roll out tablespoon portions.
  5. Roll each truffle in topping of your choice and place on a tray.
  6. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until hard.
  7. Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer.

Tips & Tricks

  • Gently melt coconut oil until slightly liquid to not harm beneficial fatty acids.
  • Stores well up to 1 month, longer if kept in the freezer.
  • Instead of rolling in a topping, dip balls into melted dark chocolate. Cool on wax paper.

Note: This is a transitional or occasional treat for those healing on The Body Ecology Diet. Best to culture/dehydrate the coconut to make a more acceptable recipe for Stage 2 of B.E.D. This takes time, but you can make a bunch at once and freeze.

Favorite Supplements on B.E.D.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

Nutrition Consults with Tara, NC.

May all bellies be happy!

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