Choc & Coconut Protein Truffles
These are a perfect high-protein on the go snack to get you through to your next meal and give energy without the slump! Protein is a vital part of the diet as it helps aid the repair of damaged muscle fibres and is digested very slowly which means we get a prolonged energy hit and feel fuller for longer.
· 1 cup whole raw almonds
· 120 grams pitted organic Medjool dates
· ½ cup raw pecans
· 1 scoop protein powder
· 1tbsp tahini (ground sesame seed paste- you can buy this from the supermarket or health food store)
· 1 tbsp organic raw cacao powder
· Melted coconut oil (optional-if needed if mixture is too dry)
· Dessicated coconut
· Chia seeds
In a food processor, process the almonds until finely chopped. It’s ok if some bigger pieces remain. Just be sure not to pulverize it into flour as you want some texture.
Now, add the pitted dates in (along with the almonds already in the processor) and process until finely chopped and sticky. A dough will start to form.
Next add the protein powder, pecans, tahini and cocoa powder and process until well combined. You made need to stop and scrape down the sides of your food processor.
Once combined, take spoonfuls and roll into balls with your hands.
Coat the balls in either dessicated coconut, or chia seeds, or just cocoa powder if desired.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Have 1 or 2 as a snack. They are yummy so remember not go overboard- they are a ‘treat’.
*This recipe can be easily modified depending on what you have in your cupboard. Other ingredients such as flaxseeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots (sulfur free), raisins, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, coconut oil, ginger powder, cinnamon, puffed quinoa, puffed buckwheat, rolled oats etc can be used. Adjust measurements for desired texture.