Holy HELL, it has been an unacceptably long time since I posted a breakfast truffle recipe!!!
They may be coming back. I used to eat them religiously before a hardcore early morning workout. But my early morning workouts really went to the wayside.
If you’re a regular reader, you’ve seen the see-saw effect of me trying to get back into morning workouts, failing, trying again, doing okay, failing again, going back to evening workouts.
A couple weeks ago I finally started making really good progress on my morning workouts and was PROUD. Preston joined me a couple days and we were both excited for me to continue my momentum, get up early the following Monday morning for an even tougher workout than I’d done the week before, drag him out of bed with me, and get to it! I woke up that Monday and hit snooze somewhere between three and nine times 😉
When I finally rolled out of bed, I proclaimed that we were officially DONE trying to work out in the mornings, we are working out in the evenings!
We haven’t missed a workout since then.
Long story short, I am giving up on morning workouts. But I truly do tend to get a better workout in in the mornings, so I’m sad at the loss. I really prefer working out on a mostly empty stomach 🙁 Otherwise I get serious cramps and feel very heavy and less energized.
So I’ve been doing some research and some trial-and-error to find the right system for me. One day last week, I was sitting at work nearly starving myself so I could work out on an empty stomach (smart, I know) and wishing that I had the perfect snack instead of buying a bag of potato chips in building’s deli, when I remembered my love of breakfast truffles and came up with these. If they were the perfect fuel in the morning after a night of no food, then hopefully they’ll make for the perfect fuel in the evenings as my only afternoon snack 🙂
Afternoon truffle now?
Use any fruit you want to customize them, sub real peanut butter for the PB2 if you want, or use almond butter or cashew butter instead! I’ve got the supplies to make these again but with dried blueberries so that will be next 😉
As I give them a shot and keep the reading on how to fuel a workout, I’ll certainly post an update and some ideas for anybody else experiencing this issue to try!
- 1 C dates
- 1/2 C dried strawberries
- 1 C almonds
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 5 T PB2 powder
- If your dates or strawberries aren't very soft, soak them in hot water for ten minutes, drain, and pat dry.
- Blend everything together until it sticks together easily. Roll into 15 balls.
- Calories 87; Calories from Fat 34; Total Fat 3.7g; Sodium 32mg; Potassium 132mg; Total Carbohydrates 12.3g; Dietary Fiber 2.5g; Sugars 8.4g; Protein 3.3g