Strawberries & Cream Protein Truffles
Gluten Free Gigi
1.5 scoops Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein
- ½ cup coconut cream from a can (this is the solid portion of canned coconut milk; I use Trader Joe’s brand)
- 1 teaspoon organic honey
- 1/4 teaspoon strawberry extract
- ½ cup coconut butter, melted (not coconut oil), for coating truffles
- Dark cocoa powder, optional coating
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper; set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine protein powder, coconut cream, honey and strawberry extract. Stir until completely smooth. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove truffle mixture from refrigerator and scoop level ½-tablespoon portions and form into a ball, working quickly rolling the mixture between your palms. Place truffles on prepared pan. When all truffles are rolled, place pan in freezer while you melt the coconut butter in a small shallow bowl.
- Remove truffles from freezer and dip each one, working quickly, in the coconut butter, allowing excess to drip off. Place coated truffles on prepared pan to set.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Alternatively, you may omit coconut butter coating and simply dust truffles with dark cocoa powder.
Calories 186, Protein 5 grams, Sugar 2.5 grams, Carbs 4.5 grams, Fat 16 grams, Fiber 3 grams