Hey guys! Can’t believe it’s the weekend again, time flies.
I had my first golf lesson yesterday! Considering golf was invented in Scotland and St Andrews is home to the most famous golf course in the world, I figure I should learn to swing a club while I’m here. Yesterday we did putting, a good place to start. The only time I’ve ever picked up a golf club was during P.E. in 8th grade, so needless to say, I’m a little rusty. But at the end of the 10 weeks, I’m sure I’ll be a golf pro. They’ll be begging me to come out and play the Old Course.
Speaking of golf, this weekend is the Dunhill Tournament here in St. Andrews, which feature not only pro golfers, but also amateur celebrity golfers. There were rumors that Leo DiCaprio was going to be here this year, but to everyone’s dismay, twas but a rumor. However, Hugh Grant is back in action here in St. A’s after his last eventful Dunhill appearance in 2007. He got himself into quite a sticky situation.. he may or may not be banned from University grounds. We’ll see if he repeats history or if he behaves himself this year..
Enough about golf. Let’s talk about these little bites of heaven. I call them: Chocolate Chia Truffles. These are so fudgy and rich, but they won’t send you into a sugar coma. Personally I think they taste like raw brownie batter. I’ve also provided the option to make them into Chocolate Chia Protein Truffles by swapping half of the coconut flour for protein powder. Either way, they’re both indulgent and nutritious 😀 Check this out for a little background on why Chia Seeds are so good for you!
Chocolate Chia Truffles
Makes 10 Truffles
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp almond/nut butter
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut flour— OR 1/4 cup coconut flour & 1/4 cup protein powder
1. Whisk together honey, almond butter and milk.
2. Add cocoa powder, chia seeds, and coconut flour, and stir well to combine.
3. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the chia seeds and coconut flour to absorb the moisture.
4. Sprinkle cocoa powder on a plate or a sheet of parchment paper. Scoop out a rounded Tablespoon full of the mixture, sprinkle it with a little cocoa powder (don’t fully coat, just get a little cocoa on it so that the outside isn’t so sticky), then roll into a ball with your hands. This may get a little messy but the finished product is worth it!
5. Now roll the ball in the cocoa powder on plate to coat the outside.
6. Take a little bite of heaven.
You could also coat these in shredded coconut, nuts, or cacao nibs!