Clean Eats: Raw Energy Protein Truffles
First off, I love the idea of little bite-sized treats full of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs for a quick pick-me-up halfway through your day, or after a sweaty workout session. Plus they taste good, well good is an understatement. They taste amazing.
I know I use delicious and amazing a lot on this blog, but it's food. And that's how I describe my food; I wouldn't be posting it if it wasn't well, amazing.
They make perfect desserts too. I had one after my post-workout lunch today. YUM. And now I want another one...
So here are the 3 flavor combinations I came up with for these super fast and yummy "truffles".
- Mocha Cookie Protein Truffle
- Almond Joy® Protein Truffle
- Apricot & Coconut Energy Truffle
My mom requested the Almond Joy® ones- and I don't blame her... that candy's addictive. I need to come up with a Twix® energy ball recipe... okay, now I'm hungry.
Anyways heres the base for a protein truffle:
1/2 cup nut butter- tahini, almond, peanut, cashew, coconut, etc.
1/2 cup protein powder
1/4 cup + 1 tbs. flax meal
For the mocha cookie- use chocolate protein powder, vanilla espresso almond butter (or regular almond butter), 2 tbs. cocoa powder, 2 tbs. espresso powder, and 2 packets stevia. Blend in a high speed food processor, not blender. Add cold water 1 tbs. at a time until dough forms. Wrap and place in fridge for 10 minutes until hardened. Roll into balls and roll in cocoa powder. Place in fridge for 15 more minutes to harden.
For the almond joy- chocolate protein powder, almond butter, 2 tbs. almonds (slivered), 1/4 cup coconut (unsweetened), 1 tbs. cocoa, 1 packet stevia. Follow the same instructions as the mocha cookie but roll in crushed almonds or coconut.
The base for an Energy Truffle (no protein powder):
1/2 cup nut butter
1-3 pitted dates
1/4 cup + 2 tbs. flax meal
For the Apricot & coconut energy truffle- use tahini, 1 date. 1/2 cup dried apricots, 1/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Follow same instructions above. Roll in coconut.
To store- store in freezer layered with wax paper in an air-tight container. Take one out and allow 20 minutes to thaw before enjoying.
middle- mocha cookie
bottom- apricot & coconut energy
They're just plain delicious. My personal favorite? The mocha cookie protein truffle!
It's a great pick-me-up for a rainy day like today.
XOXO -Cecilia A.