Makes about 25 small truffles
Raw / Vegan
Do you ever get hit by a sudden chocolate craving? No need to deprive yourself!
Instead of reaching for that guilt inspiring chocolate bar, try these Almond Butter Chocolate Protein Bites. They're packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats and energizing glucose: the perfect combination to stay happy, healthy and fit!
1 Cup of Almonds, soaked overnight
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
3 Tablespoon of Water
2 Tablespoon Cacao Powder, Unsweetened
2 Tablespoon Cacao Nibs
1/2 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 Tablespoon Hemptons Shelled Hemp Seeds
1/2 Tablespoon Hemptons Hemp Protein Powder
1 Teaspoon Maca Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Buckwheat, Soaked Overnight
Place the almonds in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Mix until finely ground.
Add the coconut oil and process until you reach a creamy ‘butter’ consistency. Add the dates and process again until finely ground and well combined.
Add water, cacao powder, cacao nibs, chia seeds, hemp seeds, hemp protein powder, maca powder and salt. Process again.
Finally, add the crunchy buckwheat and pulse to combine.
Shape the dough into small truffles and roll them in goji berry powder, cacao powder, maca powder, dried coconut, crushed cacao nibs ... or whatever you’ve got on hand and takes your fancy.
These Almond Butter Chocolate Protein Balls will stay fresh for at least 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If you like to have a healthy sweet snack on hand, make a double (or triple) batch of these truffles and store them in the freezer.