There are a lot of recipes for whey "protein balls"—or protein truffles, as I prefer to call them—floating around these days. A quick Google search alone leads to hundreds of results.
The reason is simple: Protein truffles are one of the easiest, tastiest, and quickest things you can make with protein powder. All you need is a handful of ingredients to end up with a healthy, portable snack you can take to school or work. If you don't get that far—and indulge before you can even make it to the Tupperware drawer—feel free to enjoy these truffles in the comfort of your own kitchen.
If you're already familiar with protein truffles, don't fret. When it comes to these magical treats, the phrase "been there, done that" doesn't apply. Protein balls can still excite you the same way they always did. Just set them on fire!
I'm speaking figuratively, of course. Once you master the basic foundation of your truffles, kick them up several notches. Consider it a "Pimp My Ride" for your palette. Just take the humble protein truffle you've been making for years and—POW!—jazz it up, gourmet style.
To show you just how easy it is to make your own fancy protein truffles, check out these four recipes and pay attention to the extras: delicious ingredients like orange zest, nuts, flavor extracts, and cocoa powder that I added to make these truffles really sing!
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Dark Chocolate Protein Truffles
Dark. Chocolate. Truffles. What more is there to say, really? This protein-packed play on the original is sure to power your gains while satisfying your craving for all things cocoa.
Peanut Butter Lover's Protein Truffle
The butter's back. When it comes to maxing out on flavor, peanuts are the way to go. Add to that a helping of maple extract and these are sure to be the first chocolates picked from any truffle pile—protein or not.
Raspberry and Hazelnut Protein Truffles
Move over, Godiva. Gone are the days of shelling out half your paycheck for a bag of chocolate raspberry starfish. Instead of being tempted by fat-filled chocolates, wrap up the delicious pairing of fruit and nuts in a protein truffle.
Orange and Vanilla Protein Truffles
This classic play on a creamsicle comes in a compact, protein-packed ball. Now you can enjoy the much-loved pairing of creamy vanilla and refreshing citrus, minus the sticky mess.