No, not the fungus…
In my last post I wrote about the old English tradition of baking and eating groaning cake during and after childbirth as a nourishing postpartum snack. Many cultures have their own “birth foods,” often jam-packed with energy and nutrition to help families recover postpartum.
That reminded me of a gift one of my clients gave me once. During my postpartum visit, she and her partner presented me with a box of homemade raw truffles. She had made a huge batch and had been eating them herself as well. They were some of the most delicious things I’d ever tasted: full of almond butter, dates, coconut, seeds, possibly a bit of cinnamon, and I don’t remember what else. DIVINE. And I thought, What an excellent postpartum snack: rich in calories and nutrients, and easy to eat one-handed while breastfeeding or otherwise caring for a newborn.
Ideally, some kind person will make them for you and leave them by your front door, but if that doesn’t happen, it doesn’t take too long to throw the ingredients in a blender and press Mix. (Heck, you don’t even have to put them in truffle form. Just grab a spoon and eat the mixture straight from a bowl. That’s probably what I would do.)
A Google or Pinterest search for “raw truffles” will pull up dozens of recipes and mouth-watering images. Here’s one from Deliciously Ella.