Have you heard of the paleo diet? If you don’t know what it is, let us describe it in a nutshell: a paleo – or paleolithic – diet is a diet rich in meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts/seeds; it does not feature any dairy, grains, or legumes; it avoids processed foods and basically turns to the question “is this something our cavemen ancestors would eat?” to decide whether a food is suitable for consumption.
There are two kinds of paleo advocates out there: paleo-purists and flexible paleo dieters. Paleo-purists are people who ONLY follow a paleo diet and categorize anything outside of meat, vegetables, nuts, and fruits as largely noxious to human health. To them, paleo is not a diet – it’s a way of life – and you better follow it if you want to live a long and healthy life. Paleo-purists raise their nose at dairy and all processed foods – including protein powders, which they categorize alongside pretty much all processed foods like artificial sweeteners, refined oils, pre-packaged products, etc.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are people who follow a flexible paleo diet. These are people who look at things more critically and pick and choose what, for them, fits within the confines of their otherwise paleo-friendly diet. These are the people to whom the protein powder used to make these Protein Truffles is marketed to. Flexible-paleo dieters will go ahead and use a ‘paleo’ protein powder because it ticks the right boxes of a general paleo approach. Is it dairy-free? Tick. Is it grain-free? Tick.
Anyways, back to these Protein Truffles these were made using a ‘paleo’ protein powder.
Either way, we recommend you give these a shot:
1/2 cup of vanilla paleo protein powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons ground almonds
3/8 cup almond milk
4 squares 100% chocolate (or lower if you can’t handle the bitterness)
1. Get a bowl out and mix all of the above ingredients together (except for the chocolate) until you get a sort of malleable dough. You may have to play around with the mix a bit more if you’re subbing the paleo protein powder with another powder by adding more milk (to moisten it up) or coconut flour/almonds (to make it stick together).
2. Once you get a dough consistency out of the mix, shape it into six ‘balls’.
3. Then, melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water) and dip the balls in there to coat them. Add a bit more ground almonds on top if you want, for added aesthetics. Finally, transfer to the fridge for an hour or the freezer for 30 minutes and they’re done!
Macros per Protein Truffle (TM):