Thursday, April 17, 2014

Muscle Truffles

We’ve added these delicious truffles to our dessert section because they really are that good, but certainly they can be eaten as a snack anytime of day! Loaded with nutritional goodness, you don’t have to feel bad about diving into these truffles!

Makes 16

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup whey protein

1/2 cup oats, rolled (raw)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

5 medium dates, pitted and chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons almond milk

optional: mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder, shredded coconut

Grind almonds in food processor until fine.  Add whey protein, rolled oats, and cinnamon and pulse until well combined.

Add peanut butter and pulse again until mixture starts to become more “tacky.” Add dates a few at a time and pulse until the date are very well mixed in. Add vanilla and almond milk and this time process until mixture starts to form a ball.

Transfer the entire mixture to a medium size bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips if desired.

Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out one portion of truffle mixture at a time (about a tablespoon). Roll into a ball.

If you want to roll the truffles in cocoa powder or shredded coconut, simply place about a tablespoon at a time in a small bowl and roll each truffle in the mixture.

Per Truffle: 124 Calories; 6g Fat (1g sat); 10g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 68mg Sodium.

Posted October 26, 2012
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One Response to “ Muscle Truffles ”

  1. Jen on August 3rd, 2013 2:19 am

    These look great, I shared on my page and will try them. You have some wonderful info and recipes!

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