How are my challengers doing?! This is our second week and we have a certain holiday coming up that I know makes it harder to stay on track. Fill up on those veggies and chug that water!
I do, however like to throw a forgiveness point here and there. SO considering 4th of July is about celebrating our nation’s freedom, this weekend you will be given a “freebie.” It is only good for Friday-Sunday (4th of July weekend). Enjoy a treat and still earn the point, or skip a flexibility day- whatever you want to do, and you still count it =) Not to be confused with an “extra,” this is just to give you a little playing room for fun this weekend! Mark it down on your score sheets (hopefully all of you got it) and keep tallying them up! You’re doing awesome!
Change is hard. I know this. Discipline takes a lot more effort than what we were previously doing but one day at a time, it actually does get easier. Anyone relate to this? =)
Have you tried those dark chocolate truffles from Costco? Kirkland Signature brand… they are amaaaazing. (And I’m not really even a chocolate person!)
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
These are just about as good in my opinion! Now- don’t be scared by the avocado- out of 6 people, 2 being kids, no one would have guessed the fat source was avocado. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants so duh, we need that! 😉 These are similar calories-wise to Costco’s, so you mustn’t just down them all with free abandon haha… but they do contain a little more fiber and protein, plus they’re all natural, so it’s a win! (I tweaked the recipe from apple-of-my-eye.com)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 5 oz dark chocolate bar (not chocolate chips) I used 68%
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (separated)
- Pit the avocado and mash the flesh with a fork until completely smooth and lump free.
- Melt the chocolate in either the microwave or on the stove, taking care not to burn it. Once melted, stir in the mashed avocado, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and 1½ tbsp of the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined.
- Place the truffle mixture into the fridge for 30-40 minutes and let cool until partially set.
- Use a small ice cream scooper or tablespoon to dollop out the truffles and form balls with your hands. Roll in the remaining 1 tbsp of cocoa powder.
Makes 20 small truffles:
54 calories each, 3.3 fat, 5.6 carb, 3.4 sugar, 1.3 fiber, 0.7 protein