Posted by: dinainsuburbia | February 15, 2015

Protein Truffles

The challenge- make something for Valentine’s Day that both my sweetheart and me would indulge in for Valentine’s Day. After much interest research I found two recipes. One on epicurious.com and one on jesselanewellness.com. Recipe links posted below.

5-minute truffle recipe

  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup (or honey, agave nectar or pure maple syrup)
  • 2/3 cup packed protein powder (I used chocolate IsaLean by Isagenix)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk if necessary
  • Suggested coatings: unsweetened coconut, cocoa powder, matcha powder, finely chopped almonds, toasted sesame seeds.

1. Mix the nut or seed butter, honey, and salt in a medium bowl until blended. Add the protein powder, stirring until completely combined (mixture will be firm).

2. Protein powders vary in terms of their dryness. Hence if the mixture seems too wet, add a bit more protein powder, or some ground oats or flaxseed meal, until the mixture comes together as a dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add some milk (I used almond milk) or water, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture comes together as a dough.

3. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and shape into 1-inch balls.

4. If desired, place one or more of the suggested coatings in small shallow dishes. Roll each ball in the coating, gently pressing to adhere. Place the balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

I was able to make about 12, 1″ balls. They come in at approximately 145 calories per serving. They’re super dense and filling. We rolled ours in organic unsweetened flake coconut.IMG_9796

Chocolate Almond Protein Truffles (I found these to be more like a no-bake cookie)

  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I used vanilla IsaLean by Isagenix)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (to roll truffles in)
  1. In a small bowl mix together the dry ingredients, protein powder, cacao, & cinnamon
  2. In another bowl mix together almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Place the mixture in the fridge to stiffen for 30 minutes.
  4. Form the mixture into 12 truffles and roll them in the finely chopped almonds. Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
  5. The protein truffles are best enjoyed straight out of the freezer because they tend to melt as the warm up.

These came in a little higher at 185 calories (probably due to the coconut oil). Again, super dense and totally worth making. Please make sure to keep both of these in the fridge!

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