Category: Nutrition

Kick Off Your Weekend with Nutritionist-Approved Truffles!

Truffles are a mouth-watering treat typically saved for special occasions, right? Think again!


These truffles are still mouth-watering, but they are good for your health too and loaded with protein, healthy fats and anti-inflammatory ingredients, including chia seeds and nut butter.


These doctor-approved truffles are the work of Attune Health’s board-certified holistic nutritionist Lee Bell, who specializes in reducing inflammation and autoimmune symptoms through nutrition and an individualized, precision diet.


Stayed tuned to Attune Health’s blog for more on Lee and keep your eyes out for more anti-inflammatory recipes!


Protein Truffles


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sunflower)
  • 1 tablespoon sprouted chia seed
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, honey, or Dolcedi (low glycemic sweetener)
  • 2/3 cup lightly packed, grass-fed, non-denatured vanilla whey powder
  • Pinch of salt


Suggested coatings:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Unsweetened cacao powder
  • Unsweetened, finely shredded, coconut
  • Matcha powder


How to assemble:

  1.  Mix the nut butter and salt in a bowl until blended.  Add protein powder and mix until completely combined.  Mixture should be firm, like dough.
  2. If mixture seems too wet, add a bit more whey, if it seems too dry, add a non-dairy milk such as almond, cashew, or coconut milk until the “dough” comes together.  
  3. Put 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and shape into a ball.
  4. Roll in a coating of your choice.
  5. Place in an airtight glass container and refrigerate.  
  6. Enjoy!