Prot: 16 g, Carbs: 12 g, Fat: 2 g, Cal: 132 (3 truffles)


Aloha from Kauai! Today’s Hawaiian protein delight: Tropical Protein Truffles!

By now you probably know how much I love my Cake Batter Protein Truffles. Well, I couldn’t resist bringing that same vanilla whey (that tastes like cake batter!) on my trip to Kauai. And with so many tropical fruits in my fridge, I made Tropical Protein Truffles!


I used papaya, rambutan, apple banana, and star fruit. But of course, you can use any fruit you like. You can even take a shortcut and use a Dole Tropical Fruit Cup, but I would omit the water in the recipe, then. If your choice of fruit makes the batter a little too wet, add more coconut flour (by the teaspoon) or let the batter air dry a bit. If the batter is too dry, add water (also by the teaspoon).


What is rambutan, you ask? After buying it at the local farmer’s market (and not understanding what the seller was saying, because I had never heard the word), I googled “hairy hawaiian fruit.” The fruit is sweet and delicious!

I found some interesting hibiscus cane sugar at the Aloha Spice Company store, and topped some of the truffles with it. It has bits of hibiscus flowers in it. Great for an extra flavor dimension!


With Jamie Eason’s vanilla whey protein isolate, these Tropical Protein Truffles taste like tropical cake batter! Delicious! I’m sure they’d also be great with your favorite vanilla whey. Give them a try!

Tropical Protein Truffles
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12 truffles
  • Serving size: 3 truffles
  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 16g
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Makes 12 truffles (4 servings)
  1. Mix the whey powder, coconut flour, and water. The mixture will be crumbly.
  2. Add fruit, and mix well.
  3. Shape into 12 balls.
  4. Press into hibiscus sugar (optional, not included in macros).
  5. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture, I would not try substituting different types of protein powders in this recipe. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.) You might try substituting oat flour for the coconut flour, but you'd probably need twice as much to get the right consistency.