Now that it is officially February, it is now appropriate to bombard people with all things Valentine’s day related!! Just kidding but I won’t lie this is a pretty cute holiday whether you are taken or single. I’ve recently incorporated protein powder into my diet (being mostly vegetarian this is super important) and one gets tired of drinking protein drinks all the time so I decided to find ways to use the powder in creative ways. I found out the awesomeness that are protein balls/bites and I realized this would be a great Valentine’s day snack or gift when there is nothing but sugary treats being displayed everywhere. These protein truffles are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without completely derailing your diet plans. You can share these with your #swolemate. I actually really enjoy these more than any other protein bar I’ve tried before. Enjoy!
1 cup of dried rolled oat
1 cup of your favorite protein powder (I used an awesome plant based one)
1 cup of almond butter (or your favorite nut/seed butter)
1/4 cup of chia seeds (or your favorite add in. ex. flax seeds)
1 cup honey
Combine all dry ingredients. Its best to stir all the ingredients together to make sure you don’t get huge clumps in your protein truffles.
*I also added almond butter but my camera somehow erased that picture 😦
Next add all of your wet ingredients.
Mix everything together with a large spoon to ensure most of the sticky ingredients are coated.
I found that mixing these by hand ensures that everything gets evenly distributed. I like to dust my CLEAN (hygiene people!!!) hands with some of the dry powder to make sure less of the dough sticks to my hands.
work the dough until nothing is left sticking to the bowl and it can be formed into a large dough ball.
break off tiny parts of the dough and roll into a small ball. The ball should be roughly the size of the circle your hand makes when making the “ok” hand sign.
Place your protein truffles in an air tight container and store in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to help them set up. Make sure you keep these refrigerated or cold at all times.
Enjoy. While these can look somewhat less than appetizing they are super delicious! Not to mention they don’t taste healthy and you can trick yourself into thinking you are having a candy bar. You can try dusting them in coco powder, cinnamon, or chopped up almonds. If you are feeling extra sweet you can dip half into dark chocolate to make them look more like truffles.
*Now I don’t have exact serving details but I do know these are high in protein and are a good source of omega 3’s. I try to limit myself to at least 4 truffles a day since I’m trying to get protein in my diet at other meals.
There are many protein powders out there and it’s up to you to find the one that is right for you. I picked a protein powder that used no dairy, or animal products in it. This powder fit me the best because these are all the things I try to avoid in my everyday diet. Obviously it’s not for everyone and that’s great! I took some pictures of the powder I used to help anyone in the process of picking a powder! This powder actually tastes really great and comes out very thick when used as a drink. I would recommend this stuff to anyone 🙂