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Wednesday
May022012

Chocolate Protein Truffles

Your friends, family members or co-workers will be surprised if you tell them you’ve got chocolate truffles to share and they fit in your nutrition plan. These delicious snacks are high in protein, dairy-free, and have the added bonus of an ORAC value of more than 9000, which provides more antioxidant power than 3 cups of blueberries! Oh, yeah, they’re gluten-free and low-carb, too! Thank you to Healthy Living How To for sharing the recipe. Enjoy!

Recipe by Healthy Living How To

  • Printable Recipe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes: 12 (Serves 1+)

Ingredients

  • 1 Serving Life Time Fitness VeganMax
  • 1 Serving Nutri-Dyn Chocolate Dynamic Greens
  • Pinch Celtic Sea Salt
  • 2 oz.  Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk
  • 30 drops  NuNaturals Pure Liquid Clear Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp. Almond Butter, Room Temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Filtered Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together VeganMax, Dynamic Greens and Celtic sea salt.
  2. With a fork mix and mash in coconut milk, stevia, vanilla extract and almond butter.
  3. Finally mix and mash in the water.
  4. Using your hands form into a large ball of dough and then roll into 12 even sized balls.
  5. Place cocoa powder on a plate and roll each truffle in the powder.
  6. Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes and enjoy with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

When you start mixing the wet with the dry, what forms are crumbles. This is good. You want the mixture to be very crumbly, the smaller the crumbles the better. If you have one, a pastry cutter works well for this. Once you get your hands in the bowl and start working it, what forms is a big dough ball.  It's fine to use a different brand of protein and greens, just be sure you like the taste of them. If they make an awful tasting shake chances are they'll make awful tasting truffles. However, I do not suggest subbing with whey protein isolate or concentrate in this recipe. Vegan protein powders tend to be more chalky and absorbent than whey. They require twice the amount of fluid when making a protein shake to make it palatable. 

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Reader Comments (4)

How many calories are in one truffle?

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Yes and how about all the other Nutritional Information?

Sounds like an interesting recipe.

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

You can't expect us to make them without the nutritional breakdown. Some of us food loggers are counting carbs, protein, etc.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

I entered into a calorie counter app I have and it says that each truffle has 31 calories, 2 grams carbs, 2 grams fat, and 2 grams of protein. That does NOT include the optional dollop of dairy-free whipped cream that is suggested at the end of the recipe. HTH

May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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