Chocolate Protein Truffles

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Protein Chocolate Truffles

I’m going to be one of those super annoying people right now and let you know that I’ve been eating healthy for about 10 days and I feel amazing. I have tons of energy and my stomach looks and feels better and I dunno, I feel happier? Yes, happier. SO LAME but it’s true.

I’ve never considered myself to have a sweet tooth, which is sort of absurd seeing as dessert is one of my favorite things to make. I always thought of myself as more of a savory, salty kinda person…that is until I started eating healthy. That’s when I realized I LOVE sweet stuff. LOVE!

This is my answer to dessert. It’s not dessert. It is the dang opposite of this cake. That cake is dessert, but these truffles will do.

Protein Chocolate Truffles

It’s the thing to eat when you’re craving something sweet but need it to be one hundred, as they say.

It’s sort of inspired by this halva spread and this recipe here.

Oh and let’s talk protein powder. You guys had really good suggestions–thank you! I ended up trying this super simple grass-fed whey protein. It’s a little pricey but so far so good. I’m one week in!

If I had to choose a topping, the thing to roll them in, I’d go with coconut. There’s something so fragrant and refreshing about coconut flakes. It makes me think I’m on some sort of tropical island, when in fact I’m just in front of my computer doing boring things like email and banking stuffs.

Protein Chocolate Truffles

Protein Chocolate Truffles
Protein Chocolate Truffles

Protein Chocolate Truffles

If all of these healthy recipes have bored you to tears, do not worry. I’m back up to my old ways already and next week there will be all sorts of fun, no-diet-y kinda recipes. I’m actually pretty excited. Have a good weekend!

Chocolate Protein Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10-12 truffles

Chocolate Protein Truffles

Ingredients

    Truffles:
  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons whey or hemp protein powder
  • 3 teaspoons raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Toppings:
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds + 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, combined
  • 2 tablespoons bee pollen
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions

  1. In a small to medium bowl, add the almond butter, protein powder and cocoa powder; mix until combined. Drizzle in the honey and salt; mix once more until thick.
  2. To a few plates, spread out the black and white sesame seeds, bee pollen and coconut flakes. Take a heaping teaspoon of the almond butter mixture and form a ball with the palm of your hands; roll the ball into the toppings of choice. Repeat this until you've worked your way through all of the almond butter mixture, forming about 10 to 12 truffles. Transfer to a small cutting board or plate and transfer to the fridge to firm up a bit, about 15 minutes.
http://www.acozykitchen.com/chocolate-protein-truffles/

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13 Comments

  • Reply Sara @ Cake Over Steak March 13, 2015 at 4:08 am

    This sounds PERFECT for me because I’m always craving sweets …. so eating something like this would make me feel a little bit better about it. 🙂

  • Reply Gal F. March 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

    What brand of protein powder do you recommend? I’m overwhelmed by options!!

  • Reply Anna March 13, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Looks delicious 🙂

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Cristina March 13, 2015 at 6:38 am

    These look so delicious and so simple!

  • Reply Lola March 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Do you diet for two weeks?
    Is this the same thing you were doing with the circuit training stuffs?
    Tell me more. This intrigues me.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 13, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Yes, ugh. Hahah. I’m basically on a six week program where I eat really healthy. I always work out (about 2 to 3 times a week) with my trainer in a group setting but I usually eat whatever I want but I’ve been feeling sort of meh so I decided to give this program a go. Right now I’m working out a lot more (about 5 times a week) and the results are great!

      • Reply Lola March 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

        5 times a week?! Girl, are the happy chemicals bursting out of your body like flowers in Spring or whaaa?
        I did something similar a few years ago when I quit smoking. I felt great. I also discovered that I start craving ovenroasted potatoes in a sea of mayo when I do this sort of thing. Like a spell is cast. Seriously.
        I admire your courage to mess with the potato gods though.

        • Adrianna Adarme
          Reply Adrianna Adarme March 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

          Yes! I actually love working out this much. Haha. It’s the diet that’s hard to stick to.

          • Lola March 13, 2015 at 1:06 pm

            Hear hear!

  • Reply Kari March 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I have been wanting to make these for a nice healthy, high energy snack!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Reply Jillian L March 16, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Ok I just have to ask, what are the benefits/what’s the deal with bee pollen? I keep seeing it around but it sounds scary! 🙂

  • Reply Austin March 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Yum! I love the idea of using hemp protein in something sweet like this 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

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