This time of year comes with the pressure to eat.
Oh come on, it's the holidays.Whether it's the office bowl of candy sitting near your desk at work for Halloween, the office Thanksgiving potluck with towers of cookies and pie, or the Christmas-themed, sugar-filled coffee drinks from your favorite coffee shop, many of us tend to lose focus during this season.
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It's a time where keeping track of your macronutrients tends to get thrown out the window and a holiday bulk can sometimes get out of control. While you don't have to track every dollup of whipped cream on your pumpkin pie or make sure grandma used coconut oil rather than vegetable oil when she made your favorite cookies, making a conscious effort to stay on track with your goals during the holiday season is important.
One of the easiest ways to stay on track and satisfy your sweet tooth is to make healthy, macronutrient-rich desserts that both taste good and fit into your daily nutritional intake.
With this no-bake, chocolate and almond protein truffle recipe you will be able to get the holiday candy you deserve while staying on track with your daily macronutrient intake. Using only 6 ingredients and no baking involved, this is a sweet treat you can keep at home or bring to a holiday party for others to enjoy.
Brently Rousset shows you how to make high protein, no bake protein truffles.
No-Bake Chocolate Almond Protein TruffleIngredients:
- ¼ cup MTS Whey Iso Chocolate (or flavor of your choice)
- ½ cup Ground Almonds
- 2 tbs. Coconut Flour
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 tbs. Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- Combine your ground almonds and protein in a bowl and mix together.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until all ingredients are mixed together. The dough will be a little sticky. If it's too wet or too sticky add a little more flour.
- Form the dough into small truffle balls and place on a plate or baking pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Dough will make approximately 7-8 truffle balls. Put your plate of balls to the side for the time being.
- Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave or using a double boiler. Drizzle the melted dark chocolate on top of your truffle balls, covering the top half of the candies.
- Place your tray in the freezer for approximately an hour to allow the candies to harden up. If you'd rather the truffles be soft and cold and not have a hard, crunchy texture you can also place them in the refrigerator.
Macronutrient ProfileThis macronutrient profile is for the entire batch:
- Calories: 865
- Fats: 56 grams
- Carbohydrates: 72 grams
- Protein: 50 grams
- Calories: 108
- Fat: 7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- Protein: 6.25 grams
The Truffle ShuffleAt just over 100 calories these protein-packed truffles don't break the macro-bank and allow you to indulge on a delicious, chocolate treat. So, when you are thinking about all the cookies and candy you want to stuff your face with this holiday season, think again, and give these healthy protein truffles a try.
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