Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

//Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

I LOVE dark chocolate.  And once you go dark, you can’t ever go back.

 

There are many healthy properties of dark chocolate (I talk about this in my book 5 ALIVE) but this recipes brings so many healthy foods together in one small bite that you can eat these completely guilt-free!

 

One of my favorite ingredients in this decadent treat is the protein.  This is one of my best health “secrets” – I add protein to everything!

 

After my first daughter was born I got on a mission to take unhealthy foods and make them healthy by changing out the ingredients.  Thus began my endless hours of  experimenting in the kitchen and on my family.  Adding additional protein into your meals has so many benefits, but to name a few you will increase your lean muscle, which in turn helps you burn more fat, and you will also keep your blood sugar at a normal level.

 

I only use Shaklee protein in my recipes because of the almost 60-year proven track record of creating healthier lives and because of the benefit I’ve seen in our own lives – we’ve said good-bye to fibromyalgia, allergies, and so much more.  Shaklee doesn’t make those health claims, but the reality is, when you feed your body the right fuel, the body know what to do and how to work properly.

 

So try these tasty treats for yourself and let me know what you think!

 


 

Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles

Recipe

  • 2 cup walnuts or cashews
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 small Hass avocado, cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa or cacao, unsweetened
  • 3 Tbsp. Shaklee protein

 

Optional Toppings:

  • pinch of salt
  • shredded coconut
  • cocoa nibs
  • sesame seeds
  • chia seeds
  • finely chopped nuts
  • finely chopped dark chocolate pieces

 

Instructions

  1. Place the nuts and dates in a food processor and pulse for 1-2 minutes, until finely chopped and the mixture begins to stick together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and pulse until well blended. The fudge “dough” should stick together and be moist.
  3. Remove fudge from food processor and form into a ball.  Then break off small chunks and roll into about 15 small balls.
  4. Roll the balls in the toppings of your choice (or sprinkle if using sea salt).
  5. Once rolled, place the balls in the fridge so the coconut oil can firm up.

 

Enjoy your delicious, raw fudge protein truffles!   And let me know what you think!

 

7 Comments

  • Love,Love this!! Thanks Jenni!!

    Anne Dyer 14.05.2014
    • Thank you Anne! Let me know how it tastes!

      njadmin 03.06.2014
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  • I plan to make these soon. Do you store them in the frig? (Assuming there are any left to have another day!)

    Sonia 25.05.2014
  • Which one of the Shaklee protein powders did you use?

    Sandra 27.05.2014
    • I’ve done it with Shaklee 180 vanilla or chocolate and also the Energizing Vanilla or chocolate. You could do the instant but it won’t have the same sweetness.

      njadmin 03.06.2014
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