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Protein-Packed Truffles

These Homemade Protein Truffles Will Re-Energize You Post-Workout

— July 22, 2016 — Lifestyle
These protein truffles are an energizing take on a bite-sized dessert. Created by The Beauty Chef and featured on the Free People blog, the black bean and cacao truffles recipe are great for recharging after a workout or a boosting morning snack. While other homemade energy balls are out there, this is a distinctly dessert-like variation. This will appeal to fitness and wellness enthusiasts who also have a sweet tooth.

The decadent treats are packed with protein, making them perfect for recovering after exercising. The rich chocolate protein truffles are made with ingredients including black beans, medjool dates and cacao powder. They are also sweetened with maple syrup, as an alternative to refined sugar, to be as healthy as possible.
Trend Themes
1. Protein-packed Desserts - Opportunity for food companies to create protein-rich desserts that cater to fitness and wellness enthusiasts.
2. Alternative Sweeteners - Potential for companies to develop healthier sweetener options, such as maple syrup, in order to appeal to health-conscious consumers.
3. Gourmet Energy Balls - Disruptive innovation opportunity for food startups to create gourmet energy balls with unique flavor combinations and high protein content.
Industry Implications
1. Food - Food companies can tap into the protein-packed truffle trend and develop innovative products to cater to health-conscious consumers.
2. Fitness and Wellness - The fitness and wellness industry can benefit from protein-packed truffles as a post-workout snack or a healthy morning treat.
3. Alternative Sweeteners - Companies in the sweetener industry can explore the growing demand for healthier sweetener alternatives and create innovative products.
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