No matter how hard I try to stay away from sugar when I am trying to watch what I eat, I can never stay away from sweets (at least not for long). I am a big believer in eating healthy and eating the not so healthy foods in moderation, rather than swearing them off all together. So when you can find a recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth, and is also better for you why not give it a shot.
With that being said, I introduce you to: Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles. Not truly truffles but they satisfy your sweet tooth and have a similar consistency to the real thing, but instead of being packed with unhealthy fats and excess sugar, these are packed with protein, and an added bonus is that they're super easy to make!
70 grams of peanut butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
30g of brown rice protein
30g of chocolate whey protein
11g of 100% cocoa powder
41g of quinoa flakes
16g almonds (could use ground)
10g of hemp seeds.
1. Mix it all together, add water until its all doughy.
2. Make balls and roll them in cocoa powder for truffle effect.
Stats: the above recipe makes 15 truffles, each at: 64.2 calories, 3.1g carbohydrates, 5.4g protein, 2.2g fat and 1.1g fiber.
SUGGESTIONS: make this recipe with vanilla whey, add vanilla essence, some orange rind, cinnamon and shredded coconut to the dough and and roll them in coconut/cinnamon for a 'white protein truffle.'
For more recipes like this, and using protein powder to make delicious creations, check out Anna Sward's blog: Protein Pow!