Friday, December 30, 2011

Grown Up Peanut Butter Truffles {peanut-free}

Are you guilty of running to the pantry with spoon in hand looking for the peanut butter {or soy butter} jar ready to dig in for a heaping spoonful of protein to boost that energy? Now there's a better alternative! This is a great mix of protein and brain food perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up! And it only has approximately 1 gram of sugar in each truffle!

Peanut-Free Truffles: Grown-up style

1/2 c crunchy soy butter {almond butter or sun butter works here}
1/2 c rolled oats
3 T ground flax seed
2 T pure cocoa powder
2 T Agave Nectar (natural sweetener, like honey)
Put ingredients in mini food processor and pulse until blended. Roll into balls and place on wax paper. Chill until stiff. Keep chilled in fridge - they are better this way! Yummy snack with only approx. 1 gram of sugar per truffle. Makes 10-12 truffles.
These would even make a good after-school snack for the kids! Or a great addition to their lunchbox.
Ground flaxseed is high in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans. Ground flaxseed contains 1.6 grams of Omega-3s per Tablespoon and it is recommended that adults have 1.6 grams per day. And the benefits of Omega-3s are incredible...they promote better brain function and higher intelligence, there is a lower incidence of childhood disorders with Omega-3s, among many other benefits you can read about here.

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