Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry – those are the three most popular flavors of protein powders out there and the three that all companies feel they HAVE to have in their range when launching a new line of products. I’ve personally never understood it because I get the allure of chocolate and vanilla but… strawberry? Hmm… I don’t know. I feel like most people ignore it. And I guess I understand it. I mean, I understand the fact that chocolate and vanilla reign supreme. But strawberry actually has a lot going for it! Like, for example, the fact that it allows you to make stuff like THESE absolutely gorgeous and super easy-to-make protein truffles (TM).
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OK. Now let’s talk truffles – PROTEIN truffles!
1. Mix the casein, milk and coconut flour together until you get a soft dough that you can roll with your hands into truffles. If the mix is too wet, add a bit more casein, if it’s too crumbly, add a bit more milk.
2. Melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie (I used 85% dark but anything about 70% will do)
3. Dip the truffles into the chocolate and place them on a silicone tray or a tray lined with aluminium foil. Add the freeze-dried strawberries or the strawberry powder on top.
4. Leave them to set in the fridge for an hour and… PRESTO! They’re done.
Macros per truffle (out of the five you get from the mix above): 61kcals, 5g protein, 4g carbs (out of which 1.5g is fiber) and 2g fat.
Note: If you want to bring down your carb grams, consider rolling the truffles on flaked coconut, cocoa, or chopped nuts instead of chocolate.
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