No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles - a healthy dessert recipe packed with protein! - FitCakery.com

The dog ate my homework.  Well, actually, I spilled my oatmeal on it, and then the dog ate the oatmeal off it, so now it’s just ruined.  I mean, it fell on the floor first… See, my oatmeal was just sitting on the corner of my homework, and my homework was attached to my sleeve, so when I went to walk away they both fell on the floor.  Why was it attached to my sleeve?  That’s another story, but I was babysitting the other day…

So maybe the dog ate the homework.  Or maybe it’s just easier to say that than what really happened.  Either way, the homework isn’t here.  It was supposed to be… only it isn’t.

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles - a healthy dessert recipe packed with protein! - FitCakery.com

According to the New York Times, a third of people who make New Year’s resolutions have already broken them by this month.  That’s a lot of people who had their dog eat their homework.  Or whatever their particular case is.  And, far from blaming anyone, I can see how it happens.  First of the year or not, it’s nearly impossible to just wake up one day and do everything completely different.

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles only taste sinfully delicious! - FitCakery.com
No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles only taste sinfully delicious! - FitCakery.com

Case in point:  One of my resolutions is always to write more.  And yet, you might have asked where I was all last week with my one single post.  Sooo… can we just say Chase thought it was tasty stuff?  Anyway.  I’m here now.  I’m working on reclaiming that resolution.

“Exercise more,” is another big one for many of us who make resolutions.  Feeling great and looking good are high on the wish list but they can also seem like selfish wants in the face of more pressing issues.  In our busy lives it’s so easy to forget to spend time on ourselves.  Still, I would like to point out the fact that it’s far easier to take on life’s crazy if we feel healthy, energized, and taken care of.  Loving others starts with loving yourself, too, as they say.

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles - a healthy dessert recipe packed with protein! - FitCakery.com

Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up.  This may be the perfect time for you to remind yourself that you care!  See where I’m going with this? 

Even if you’ve started to miss some of your workouts and you blame the weekends for undoing your healthy eating efforts, (hey, I know how it is!) it’s never too late to reel it back in.  And, you know what? Excuses can go both ways!  Valentine’s Day can be our excuse for remembering to love on ourselves a little – by going to the gym for some “me-time” and eating food our bodies are energized by. 

Besides… it’s a month for chocolate, isn’t it?  These chocolate truffles taste as amazing as they sound, and they really are good for you – not to mention for that workout you’re gonna rock later today!

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles only taste sinfully delicious! - FitCakery.com
No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles only taste sinfully delicious! - FitCakery.com

 

Just – please – don’t let your dog eat these! 

 

(OR these awesome HEALTHY BROWNIES from last week…)

 

 

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles - a healthy dessert recipe packed with protein! - FitCakery.com

No-Bake Chocolate Power Truffles

vegan-friendly, gluten free {makes 23 truffles}

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. ground flax seed
  • 1 T. cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ c. (4 oz) peanut butter*
  • ½ c. oats
  • ½ c. chocolate protein powder
  • 5 T. agave syrup
  • ¼ c. water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 c. popped millet
  • 1/3 c. chocolate protein powder, for finishing
  • *Optional: instead of 4 oz peanut butter, try 2.5 oz peanut butter and 1.5 oz Walden Farms zero calorie PB Chocolate Spread!

Directions:

In a food processor or stand mixer, combine ground flax seed through salt.  Mix in popped millet with a rubber spatula.

Put the remaining 1/3 c. chocolate protein powder in a wide bowl.  Using a tablespoon-sized scoop, scoop out truffles from the mixture and drop them into the bowl of protein powder.  Roll each one to coat.

Aaand they’re ready to eat!

Store the finished truffles in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze.

Makes 23 rounded Tbsp. truffles (about 0.6 oz or 18 g each)

Nutrition per truffle: 80 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated); 8 g carbs; 1 g fiber; 5 g protein