These low carb coconut lime truffles are refreshing and filling and sponsored by Silk #TopItTuesday. Low carb and dairy-free, they are made with walnuts, almonds or cashews, and Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative.
The hardest part of following a low carb diet is snacking. While you don’t often find yourself ravenous, there are times that you need a quick bite to tide you over or simply for your own mental health. It’s easy to get bored of nuts, cheese, and eggs as snack options. Plus, as the weather gets warmer around here, it seems that dinner comes later and later each day, so sometimes I just need something filling and refreshing to keep my appetite at bay until dinnertime. It’s also nice to have a treat that feels and tastes indulgent too, even if it really isn’t.
The NEW Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative makes a great snack on its own. It’s smooth, creamy, and soy-free and contains 5-6 grams of protein per serving. It doesn’t contain artificial colors or flavors, doesn’t contain high-fructose corn syrup and is verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program. it is also vegan and free of cholesterol, dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, carrageenan, and casein. My favorite flavor is the Dark Chocolate Coconut. It’s delicious!
You could definitely use the Dark Chocolate Coconut flavor in this truffles recipe, but I chose the plain flavor. I wasn’t quite sure how the chocolate would react with the lime. I might try that next time!
This recipe is easy to make and is no bake as well!
You can use walnuts, almonds, cashews or any nut really, those are just three lower carb nut options. I went with the walnuts because I love them and they seem to be lower in carbs than the rest.
Low Carb Coconut Lime Truffles
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 medium limes)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (separated into 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup)
- 1 (150g) cup plain Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- Add walnuts to a food processor and pulse until ground. You can grind into a powder or flour or leave slightly chunky for more texture.
- Add the lime juice, 1/4 cup coconut and yogurt, and pulse until blended.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour the remaining coconut into a small shallow bowl.
- Roll the nut mixture into 1 inch balls, rolling each in the coconut and then place it on the cookie sheet.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.
- Store in fridge until ready to eat.
These truffles are not sweet, but they are tart and refreshing. The walnuts and the lime are an interesting contrast.
I calculated the nutrition data and came up with 1.6 net grams of carbs. The yogurt does have added cane sugar, but the sugar content is no more than traditional plain milk yogurt. Please note that I cannot be held responsible for these nutrition calculations and encourage you to do your own.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.