DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES

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Okay- I made this recipe up a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it until I perfected it!  I’ve made them probably 10 times, so I’ve got it down and know all the tricks.  If you’re a peppermint dark chocolate lover, you will DIE over these.  I can’t and won’t give up my dark chocolate, and it’s so unrealistic to say you can’t eat something.  I like to say “Im eliminating this for this”  so I’m eliminating other bad treats for my own homemade protein treats! 

Okay, so I love creating things like this and its not to often that I do.  I got my inspiration from the Chocolate Protein Truffles I made last year.  So I’m all about the treats in moderation!  So here we go. Scroll down for the recipe.  BTW these are Vegan, dairy free and gluten free.

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INGREDIENTS 

MAKES 9 TRUFFLES

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix protein powder, brown sugar, almond milk, stevia and coconut flour in a medium size bowl until smoothed out.
  2. Take a small spoon full and mash together, then form into a ball,  and roll and smooth it into about 1 inch size ball.   To roll it into a ball, you’ll take both hands and move in circles to roll it and smooth out. Don’t press to hard while rolling.   Make sure it sticks together before placing it down.  
  3. Once done with add 3 tbsp chocolate chips and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to a small bowl.  Heat up on your stove top on medium heat. Don’t leave it sitting there.   Make sure to watch it and stir the entire time, so you don’t burn it to the bottom of the pan.  OR heat up in the microwave for 2 mins, longer if needed. 
  4. Grab a ziplock bag, and open the candy cane and place the candy cane in the bag.  Then close it and smash the candy cane into tiny pieces with a muddler… or your foot, cup  haha whatever works, just mash it up!
  5. Once its nice and melted.  Roll each truffle into the chocolate mix and then place in a tupperware container to fit all.  
  6. Then sprinkle the peppermint flakes on top of each truffle and place in the fridge for 20 minutes before eating. 
  7. Store in the fridge and eat within 3-5 days

MACROS PER TRUFFLE/ CALS: 55 / PROTEIN: 3 / FAT: 3 / CARBS: 6

It’s the perfect little treat to help you feel satisfied and not reach to much for all the holiday treats!  I always tell myself!  Let me know how you guys like this post!  Hope you love them as much as me!

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES AND LIVE IN THE MOMENT!

xoxo

SARA LYNN

MY MORNING SMOOTHIE: FAB 4

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THE FAB 4 SMOOTHIE… where do I even begin about this amazing smoothie.

WELL.. if you guys follow me on my IG stories and snapchat you know that I drink this baby every morning. 

Lets back it up here, I recently found Be Well By Kelly.  @bewellbykelly on instagram and saw her Fab 4 smoothie Idea and FELL IN LOVE with her & the smoothie.  She’s so informative and knowledgeable when it comes to health.  

Her fab 4 smoothie gave me loads and loads of ideas for smoothies.  I’ve been drinking and testing out tons of different recipes all Summer long, and I’ve got one I want to share with you now!  I love this one, and hope you do too.  

So why do I love it so much?  Well, it keeps me full and satisfied longer, also starts my day off on the right foot, so I’m always reaching for good things throughout the day.  It helps control your blood sugar levels so they don’t spike soon after eating, therefore making you feel like you want all the carbs.

What does Fab 4 Smoothie mean?  

“The #bewellsmoothie is a formula to help you develop a blood sugar balancing meal replacement shake in any flavor with enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full. Many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes are loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit. Fructose sugar stores as fat 20-30% faster than glucose. The #bewellsmoothie limits fructose to 1/4 cup. 

#FAB4Smoothie : Protein (20g min) + Fiber (10g min) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid

There is the formula!  I’ve followed this every single morning the whole Summer, and I can honestly tell you it works!  I used to eat breakfast and feel STARVED after an hour, now I eat and feel satisfied for a good 3-4 hours before I eat again.  

I never crave anything sugary or carby (carby?) haha yep carby.  So if you’re looking to shed some LB’S and trying to keep satisfied, try it out!  I will keep sharing my smoothie ideas with you on my stories, so make sure to follow along.

Try it for yourself & let me know how you like it!

MY FAB 4 SMOOTHIE RECIPE

1/2 unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup water

5 Ice Cubes

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 handful kale & spinach

1/4 cup chopped strawberries

1 scoop vanilla protein (I like Orgain-plant based)

BLEND IT UP!

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Hope you guys enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  

xoxo,

SARA LYNN