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

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.


  1. Mix all the ingredients together with a fork.
  2. Use your hands to form small balls from the batter. If the mixture is sticky sprinkle some extra
  3. flour onto a board and onto your hands and form the balls by rolling in the flour.
  4. Then roll the balls in either shredded coconut or raw cocoa to coat them.
  5. Place in the fridge for about 45 minutes to set.
  6. 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%).