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I crave chocolate in the morning. Am I the only one?
Honestly, I usually start my day with a cookie or a piece of chocolate. I just can’t help it. As much as I try to eat more sensible foods to start my day, my desire for chocolate always wins out.
So when I thought about making chocolate truffles – especially some packed with protein and other good-for-you wholesome ingredients – I got really excited.
Did you know that protein powders can be used in food recipes other than smoothies? It’s kind of like substituting cocoa powder with a better-for-you food (if you use the chocolate kinds – my favorite!). Of course, you can add other flavors (such as vanilla, etc.) accordingly. Just imagine all of the nutrients packed in a protein powder. Now imagine adding those diverse protein sources to the foods and recipes that you love making. Win-win!
I’m a lazy cook. So this 3-ingredient recipe is perfect for me.
These protein packed Chocolate Breakfast Truffles were so good that I couldn’t help eating one in the middle of my recipe. They make about 8 truffles (1 inch balls), but I only show seven. I do crave chocolate, don’t ya know?!?…….
Chocolate Breakfast Truffles
1/4 cup nut butter (I used almond butter)
2 Tbsp. maple syrup (adjust to taste, you can use less) (honey or agave are alternatives, too)
1/4 cup organic protein powder, chocolate flavor
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
Choose good-for-you ingredients such as coconut, chopped nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, granola, chopped dried fruits or flakes of sea salt.
Blend all ingredients together until combined.
Roll approximately one teaspoon of mixture together in your palms to make a 1-inch ball.
Roll in toppings if you’d like. Refrigerate unused portions.
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Yeah, it really is that easy. And that good. These Chocolate Breakfast Truffles are ideal for on-the-go breakfasts or even snacking.