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Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Truffles

I’d like to dedicate this post to my beloved hand blender, who passed during the final stages of this recipe. RIP dude, you did me well.

Rather than sitting through the odious task of watching my 3 year old eat her porridge one oat at a time, over a period of fourteen hours (well, seems like fourteen hours), I decided to go make a new protein snack. All hail, a new, luxurious snack king is born.

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Truffles

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Truffles

These sticky, chocolatey, gooey, spiced protein truffles are packed with good things and awesome taste. I’m actually not a fan of Christmas pudding, but I’d eat a bowl of these!

Makes 10 delicious, sticky truffles:

Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unflavoured whey protein (or use vanilla & omit the vanilla drops listed below)
  • 2tbsp coconut flour
  • 2tbsp chopped mixed nuts
  • 1tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 pitted medjool dates
  • 2tbsp apple juice
  • 2tbsp no added sugar morello cherry jam/conserve (I used Meridien)
  • 12 drops vanilla flavouring drops
  • 1scant tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cloves, ground
  • 1tsp light agave syrup (if needed)
  • 2tsp ground almonds (for coating)

Method:

  1. Chuck all the ingredients (minus the syrup & ground almonds) in a bowl.
  2. Blend with a stick blender.
  3. Taste for sweetness, add syrup, if required.
  4. Using 2 teaspoons, divide in to 10 truffles and pop on a non-stick paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Pop the ground almonds on a plate and gently roll the truffles around to coat & shape in to little balls. There should be *just* enough ground almonds to give them enough of a coat to stop them sticking to you, the paper, the tray, the atmosphere!
  6. Bung them back on the lined tray & in to the fridge for an hour or so, or until they are set, or until you cannot wait any longer to eat them!

Nutritional Data (approx.) – per truffle:

kcals: 86, fat: 3.2g, sat fat: 1.6g, carbs: 10.9g, fiber: 1.5g, protein: 3.6g

Store these delicious truffles in the fridge and either eat them when they are firm-ish and cold, or allow to warm at room temp for 10-15mins first, if you don’t like cold chocolate.

These will keep, covered, in the fridge for 2-3days, but if they last longer than 5mins, then you are pretty well disciplined! 😉

Try them out, see what you think & lemme know!

P.S. A Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Truffle is for life, not just for Christmas! 🙂

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Current Fave Protein Blast

This…

photo 1 (2)I grabbed a Clif builder’s protein bar up last time I placed a planet organic order. It ticked a few boxes when I spotted it:

  • Protein
  • Snack Bar
  • Chocolate
  • Peanut

I’m always up for trying new things, so I bunged it in the basket & waited for it to arrive.

I cracked this beaut open for breakfast, with a cup of tea.

First of all, I was a bit freaked out to see a chocolate coating – not normally my breakfast of choice, but hey, it was open & I was super hungry. I took a bite:

photo 2 (2)Holy crap. These are good. Really good. I’m just about to order a whole load more. Chocolate layer, peanutty soft layer, crispy, chunky peanut bits and a whopping 20g of protein. This baby kept me going for hours.

I reckon it is probably more of a post lunch thing, with the chocolate coating, but hey, I wouldn’t say no, if it was passed to me over the breakfast table 😉

I’ve seen that there are also chocolate versions and chocolate mint – I’ll give these a go too.

If you are in to your protein snacks and into peanuts, THIS is your next purchase, go get it!

*this is not a sponsored post, i just adore them*

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Rude Health Veg Bars

Beetroot? Pumpkin? Delicious snack bar? Oh yes!

rude health pumpkinI’m sure that most of you are familiar with the delicious products that Rude Health bring to us. My two current favourites are the vegetable snack bars – pumpkin and beetroot.

These are just brilliant, so delicious. Due to the veg content, they are not overly sweet, which is great for me. They are a sticky, slightly chewy, cakey type bar & perfect for a snack, or part of a meal – I love them with fruit and a yoghurt for breakfast.

The pumpkin bar has a hint of pumpkin pie about it. A classic combination of warm spices and pumpkin. Perfect with a cup of tea and as filling as a slice of cake too.

rude health beetrootThe beetroot is a deep red/purple colour, with a definite beetroot taste. More savoury than the pumpkin, but still sweet enough to make it feel like a treat. This is my favourite 4pm snack.

Both bars are totally natural, containing ingredients such as dates, almonds, beetroot, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, apple and apple juice, cinnamon, ginger, sunflower oil. They are also dairy free, gluten & wheat free, vegan and vegetarian.

Grab a couple of these up and give them a go, you won’t regret it – they are super yummy and at around 120kcals, they are the perfect between meal snack!

*This is not a sponsored post, I just really really love them!*

 

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