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Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Healthy strawberry shortcake truffles are the best way to lead up to Valentine’s Day! They taste like a cross between Lofthouse sugar cookies and that fragrant, fluffy-yet-scone-like cake adorned with fresh pink gems.

I’ve been gobbling up so much British literature and telly that their lingo has seeped into my own. I mean, I’ve been saying “Do you care for ____,” and “Mmm…. that tastes nice,” without batting a colloquial eye! So if you want, call this fruit “straw-burry,” pronounced like “furry.”

These sweet, sensual, strawberry shortcake truffles are vegan, grainless, low-fat, high-protein, and nut-free. They’re bite-sized and as exciting to receive as a bunch of flowers from your lover! Roses, eat your hearts (er, petals) out.

Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

Makes 10-12 gumball-sized confections

WHAT YOU’RE GONNA NEED:
  • 1/4 cup (20g) soy protein powder (isolate is best; adjust liquid if using a blend such as Livfit)
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) coconut flour or 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) natural vanilla pudding powder (I use SimplyDelish- no sugar, no fat, no artificial flavors, yet so much yumminess!)
  • 2 tablespoons (20g) powdered sweetener, such as granulated monk fruit or Swerve confectioner’s
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons (27g) applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) oat milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped (1/4 cup whole) fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) vegan white chocolate chips OR cacao butter chunks
WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO:
  1. In a cereal bowl, fork-whisk together the dry ingredients except the pudding mix.
  2. Mash in applesauce, almond extract, and non-dairy milk.
  3. NOW add the secret “makes it a cake” ingredient. Oh, I mean the SimplyDelish stuff.
  4. The dough should be reminiscent of Play-Doh or mochi.
  5. Stir in the strawberries and white chocolate.
  6. Self-explanatory next steps: pinch off small portions, roll into balls, and refrigerate until firm enough to sink your teeth into.

INFO DE NUTRITION w/o white chocolate: 180 calories | 5g fat | 18g protein | 4g fiber
Ditto but using 1/2 tablespoon cacao butter: 230 calories | 11g fat | 18g protein | 6g fiber

You can use vanilla pea protein or hemp protein powder instead of soy. I wish soy didn’t get so much hate, though! Alas, allergies exist.

Sink your teeth into these sweet treats and feel full all morning. But don’t skip meals!

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

 

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