That’s right. That is a truffle. An honest-to-goodness good for you truffle.
That’s what I’m calling it, anyhow. A fluffy, chocolatey, peanut buttery truffle.
Let’s be honest, of course. If you are expecting a real truffle, filled with cream and sugar-I will stop you right here. This truffle is packed with protein powder, peanut butter, and cocoa. There is no added sugar (I swear you won’t miss it one bit), minus the teensie two ounces of melted chocolate chips. And it all comes together with a splash of coconut almond milk.
I’ve been struggling a bit with workout motivation. After training for my half-marathon in February, the days of forcing myself to go outside for a brutally cold run are over. Dun-zo. Running in eleven degrees, I’ve found, is a form of unusual (self-inflicted) punishment. And as for working out inside? Yea…hmmm. I’ve got nothing.
No…I know what I’ve got. I’ve got the it’s-too-darn-cold-outside-to-care-about-working-out blues. I get in this slump every so often, it’s inevitable. We’ve all been there-don’t you lie! In these desperate times when I struggle to find motivation to get moving, I resort to creating “fitness” food.
…is indeed fitness food. This has given me the motivation to get my beeeeee-hind in gear. Well…that and the fact that even my sweatpants are feeling just a liiiiiiittle bit too snug (it seems that would be motivating enough…but it’s not, ha!).
This truffle has a dreamy, fluffy texture with the added crunch of peanuts. It’s satisfying. It’s delicious. And it’s guilt free.
It is the perfect post-workout snack. Who am I kidding, I’d eat this for dessert. Or anytime. And if it has the power to get me outta my workout slump-it must be good!
Whether you’re looking for a healthier chocolate truffle or something to refuel your body after a workout, this little morsel of goodness will surely do the trick.
- 4 scoops protein powder (1 cup total)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 ounces chocolate chips, melted (60% cocoa or higher)
- 3/4 cup powdered peanut butter (I use PB2)
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
- In a mixing bowl, combine protein powder, cocoa, and almond milk. Using an electric mixer, mix until fluffy.
- Add peanut butter and melted chocolate. Whip until fully incorporated.
- Add peanut flour, salt, and vanilla.
- Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop and form dough into 16 balls. Roll each ball into peanuts.
- Chill at least two hours before serving.
- Serving Size-2
- Store in refrigerator for up to one week.