Healthy Pumpkin Protein Truffles

I’m not sure about you guys, but I don’t know where this year has went?! How is it already November?? Anyhow, I love this time of the year but I’m not sure I’m quite prepared. =) 

In an effort to use up my ridiculous supply of pumpkin, I decided to whip up some of these Pumpkin Protein Truffles (based off these truffles I made last Christmas). They are AMAZING you guys!! Seriously… they are one of my favorite creations to date (my official taste tester, the fiancé agrees)! I’m planning on making them for out Thanksgiving dinner dessert!

And the best part, they take about 10 mins to prepare! So none of this, “I don’t have the time”  😉 Make them! I promise you won’t be disappointed =)

One last announcement before I share the recipe, early next year I plan on releasing my first cookbook! It will be jam-packed with tons of new recipes and some of my previously posted all time favorites! If you’re interested and would like me to send you a note when it’s ready! (update: cookbook is available)

 

Pumpkin Protein Truffles

Yield: 12 truffles

Serving Size: 1 truffle

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (~50g)
  • 50g vanilla protein powder (I used BSN Syntha-6)
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia (I used SweetLeaf chocolate flavor)
  • 150g dark chocolate, melted (for dipping)

Instructions

  1. Line a large plate or small cookie sheet with wax paper, set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients well (except chocolate)
  3. Form 12 tablespoon size balls with the mixture
  4. In microwave melt chocolate, being careful not to burn. I did mine in 20 second increments at high for ~1min 30sec
  5. using a spoon, roll each ball in the chocolate, coating with the chocolate
  6. Repeat for tall the truffles, then place on wax lined plate
  7. Cover and freeze overnight to firm
  8. Remove from freezer and store in fridge up to 4 days.

Notes

Nutritional Info (per serving): 165 calories, 11g fat, 13g carb, 5g protein

http://proshapefitness.com/2014/11/01/healthy-pumpkin-protein-truffles/

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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