Truffles are a firm favourite among dessert aficionados but these delectable spherical treats are usually packed with chocolate, sugar and other ingredients that shouldn’t appear on a weight-conscious meal plan.
So put a positive protein spin on an old favourite for a more waistline-friendly option.
For the truffles
- 1 cup plant-based protein
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp cacao
- 1 tbsp honey
Coconut flour is a rich source of fibre, protein and healthy fats. It is an ideal replacement to refined flour as it does not contain any wheat or grains. It also has a low GI.
For the topping
Almond milk is a popular alternative to dairy milk as it has a similar creamy texture. It also has a pleasant nutty flavour.
- Mix all the ingredients together with a fork.
- Use your hands to form small balls from the batter. If the mixture is sticky sprinkle some extra
- flour onto a board and onto your hands and form the balls by rolling in the flour.
- Then roll the balls in either shredded coconut or raw cocoa to coat them.
- Place in the fridge for about 45 minutes to set.
- Drizzle some almond butter or peanut butter on top before serving.
Natural peanut butter is a rich source of poly- and monounsaturated fats (50%). It’s also high in protein (25%), with a moderate amount of carbohydrates (19%).