Hormone Balancing Protein Truffles
It’s that time of the month…
You know, where you feel like constantly munching and you cry at every single thing, like, oh I don’t know, a strand of fallen hair? Yes. That time of the month when your hormones go out of whack! Usually during this time, I turn to chocolate. My best friend for one week of every month. Oh, who am I kidding? Chocolate and I are best friends forever! :)
When it comes to superfoods, a lot of alien words will start to pop out. This-grass, that-berries, this-seed, that-root. But thank goodness, I’ve been working with a ton of superfoods lately. So I am quite familiar with a lot of them.
Today, I want to introduce you to Maca, also known as the Peruvian Ginseng.
Maca is PACKED with nutrition. Other than its ability to give a boost of energy, Maca has quite a reputation for balancing hormones. It’s the perfect thing to have for that time of the month. Oh! I heard that men also have “that time of the month.” So this treat is for everybody!
2 cups hazelnut
10 pitted dates, soaked in boiling water
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
30 g unflavored protein powder
100 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
makes 20 truffles
- In a food processor, pulse the hazelnut until it reaches the consistency of a meal.
- Drain the dates. Save the date water for later. Place dates in food processor and pulse with the hazelnut meal.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients (cacao powder, maca, vanilla, and protein powder, if using). Process until the mixture is stick and has a dough consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add date water one tablespoon at a time.
- Scoop out one tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls. Set on a pan lined with parchment paper and freeze to chill for at least 1 hour.
- Make your chocolate shell. In a double broiler, melt your chocolate.
- Once your chocolate is melted, stir in the coconut oil. This is to help thin the chocolate, making it easier to dip your truffles.
- Remove your truffles from the freezer. Dip them in melted chocolate one at a time. Use a fork to remove them and tap excess chocolate off. Transfer back to the lined pan. Repeat until all the truffles are dipped.
- Transfer them back into the freezer to set.
Macros (per truffle):