Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Super Healthy, Plant-Based Protein Truffles

Occasionally, I'll find a couple recipes that I really want to try, but don't have all the ingredients or want to use an ingredient I like better/ is healthier. Often, those recipes turn into $10 of wasted ingredients and an inedible concoction.

Not this one!!!

I really like how these turned out.  The texture is good, soft and a little chewy.  They have just the right amount of both chocolate, peanut butter, and sweetness.  And you cannot taste any trace of black beans.  At. All.

Here's the recipe:


1 Can Black Beans
3 Tbsp Raisins
3 Tbsp Unsweetened Cacao or Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
3 Tbsp Hemp Protein (or unsweetened protein of choice)
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed*
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup


Add ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.  Taste and add extra sweetener if necessary (not too much or you are defeating the purpose!). Roll into balls.  Optional - roll in cacao/ cocoa powder and cinnamon.  Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy!

*Buy whole and then grind in a cheap coffee grinder.  (Just not the same one you use for your coffee beans.)  It's cheaper and the seeds will last longer.

Nutrition via Myfitnesspal.com

Note: only one gram of sugar comes from the maple syrup, the rest is found naturally in the other ingredients.  There is no refined sugar.

Remember, they are rich in Iron and Omega-3!!

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