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Recipe: Cacao Protein Truffles

By Ritamarie Loscalzo

Here is another fun and healthy recipe you can use during this Valentine’s Day season. This recipe was created by one of our Insulin Resistance Solutions Practitioner Training graduates, Andreea Fegan, of Little Bites of Joy. Andreea has a new recipe book that this recipe comes from –Low Sugar Sweet Stuff: A Dessert Ebook. It’s on sale right now, so it’s the perfect time to play with your love in the kitchen.

After you’ve made the truffles, another option is to put them into heart-shaped molds to celebrate the day of the heart.

Cacao Protein Truffles


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior chocolate protein powder
  • ½ tsp liquid hazelnut stevia
  • ¼ cup melted cacao butter
  • scant ¼ water
  • extra cacao powder & coconut for rolling


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients together in a food processor.
  2. Add in the cacao butter and water and process until mixture sticks between your fingers.
  3. Roll into 1 tablespoon balls between your hands and roll in cacao powder or coconut.
  4. Refrigerate.

Andreea Fegan is the raw food chef, educator, and health coach behind Little Bites of Joy. Andreea is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, an Alissa Cohen Raw Foods instructor, a Graduate of Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional Certification Program, and has received training at Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, CA. Additionally, Andreea is a Certified Insulin Resistance Coach through the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology.

Andreea specializes in low-glycemic plant-based eating, and works with women with insulin resistance to regain their health and wellness through easy-to implement lifestyle changes.

You can learn more about Andreea at her website – http://www.littlebitesofjoy.com/
She’s also on Facebook and Twitter.

If you could use some delicious and satisfying desserts, without the use of any high-glycemic sweeteners such as dates, raisins, maple syrup, honey, etc., you will want to get Andreea’s recipe book. Everything is low-glycemic, gluten free, whole ingredients, paleo, mostly raw vegan and if I may say, totally foolproof in convincing your taste buds. Enjoy!

Get Andreea’s Recipe Book Here

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