If you are looking for a decadent protein packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you. They are delicious in a coat your mouth with rich chocolate almond buttery goodness kind of way. Vanilla Almond protein truffles make a delicious post-workout snack because they are high in protein and ingredients that will facilitate tissue repair.

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles by @JesseLWellness #glutenfree

They contain ZERO calories from sugar because the stevia in the vanilla protein powder provides all the sweetness you need. If you like delicious sugar free desserts, you will find over 30 in my cookbook Healthy Dairy Free Desserts.

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Stevia

Never heard of stevia? It is a sweet herb that makes an excellent replacement for sugar because it has zero calories and zero glycemic index. You can usually find it in white powder or liquid form at the grocery store, but those are highly processed so you want to venture out to a health food store to get stevia in green powder form.

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles by @JesseLWellness

Post Workout Treat

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are an excellent post work out treat. During a workout, your body sustains micro tears to the tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons. When these tears are repaired after a workout the tissues become stronger and the faster they are repaired, the sooner you can work out again. The food you eat right after a workout is the fuel your body uses to reconstruct the damaged tissues so it is really important to eat good quality fuel after a workout.

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles by @JesseLWellness #paleo

Take a Closer Look at the Ingredients

Plant based protein powder and almonds are an excelled source of protein to facilitate tissue repair. Coconut oil is an extremely healthy oil that contains high amounts of lauric acid which is a health promoting fat used by the body for energy and is not stored as fat. Raw cacao is full of minerals and antioxidants, but it also contains anandaminde which makes you feel good, tryptophan which is a mood enhancer and serotonin which helps you stay calm in stressful situations. Eating Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles after a workout will leave you in an excellent mood and excited for your next workout.

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles by @JesseLWellness #vegan

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles

(gluten free, paleo, raw vegan)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Inactive prep time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Serving size: 12 truffles

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup protein powder
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp stevia *if using unsweetened protein powder
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla (add ½ tsp if using plain protein powder)
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix together the dry ingredients, protein powder, cacao, cinnamon and stevia (if using).
  2. In another bowl mix together almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Place the mixture in the fridge to stiffen for 30 minutes.
  4. Form the mixture into 12 truffles and roll them in the finely chopped almonds. Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
  5. The protein truffles are best enjoyed straight out of the freezer because they tend to melt as the warm up.
What do you like to eat after a workout? Let me know in the comments section!

Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles by @JesseLWellness #raw

 

Protein Truffles
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw Vegan
Author: Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
If you are looking for a decadent protein packed treat these Vanilla Almond Protein Truffles are for you. They are delicious in a coat your mouth with rich chocolate almond buttery goodness kind of way.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup protein powder
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp stevia *if using unsweetened protein powder
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla (add ½ tsp if using plain protein powder)
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together the dry ingredients, protein powder, cacao, cinnamon and stevia (if using).
  2. In another bowl mix together almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Place the mixture in the fridge to stiffen for 30 minutes.
  4. Form the mixture into 12 truffles and roll them in the finely chopped almonds. Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
  5. The protein truffles are best enjoyed straight out of the freezer because they tend to melt as the warm up.

14 Comments

  1. dina on June 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    i love high protein snacks. they look great!

  2. Elspeth on June 15, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hi Jesse,

    I am wondering what kind of protein powder to use?

    Thanks!
    Elspeth

  3. Elspeth on June 18, 2014 at 4:29 am

    These are delicious! I made large truffles so I didn’t end up with twelve, however, the fact that I kept eating the mixture may have contributed to that. I used my homemade sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter and I rolled them in cacao nibs. I am looking forward to making them again with almond butter and experimenting with different protein powder.

    Thanks for the recipe, Jesse!

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on June 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

      Thanks for the feedback Elspeth, I’m so happy you enjoyed them! I love that your rolled them in cacao nibs, I’ll have to try that.

  4. steff on July 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Hi,

    Just wondering if it works just as well to use a whey protein powder for this recipe?

    Thanks, Steff

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on July 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Hi Steff! Whey protein powder will work as well. You will have to taste the mixture as you go to reach the desired sweetness. Enjoy!

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  7. Holly on December 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Jesse,
    I am a Grandmother & loving it! At 59 years old my only complaint is those pounds that have accumulated around my waist and because I am tiny everywhere else, I look sadly pregnant(7 kids all grown, all drug free natural births!) I am vegan, I like food combining and try to eat local, organic and seasonal as possible! I am currently employed full time at a stressful job working with youths at a local short term stay psychiatric hospital. I say “stressful” not because of the teenagers/kids patients but because of the staff of my co-workers! So I decided to up my own game and I am also attending USC Masters program in Social Work Online. I earned my BA degree in 2000 and currently working on my Masters. Stress is a huge issue and lack of exercise! I used to walk and hike a lot, including some amazing Northern California backpacking trips with my eldest son! Any rate, you appear so young and healthy so maybe you are not that interested in communicating to an elder like me, but I am also very interested in holistic health and your website was so cool that I could not resist reaching out to you! I have a lot of trouble lately with time elements and find myself snacking, as healthy as I can, but not really feeling as if I am doing my nutritional best for myself. My goal is to create a lifestyle diet for an older female with a slower metabolism that is vegan and gluten free without spending too much time in the kitchen! Do you think that is possible? I like smaller portions and smaller meals more often! Any ideas or feedback warmly welcomed! Thank You!

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on December 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Hi Holly,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story! I’m sorry to hear you are having a hard time losing the extra pounds around your waist, but it sounds like you are on the right track. It is totally possible to create a lifestyle diet that is vegan and gluten free without spending too much time in the kitchen and I would love to help you out. If you are interested in working with me, please check out my services page here.

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