Chocolate-Pumpkin Recovery Truffles

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

Will run for pie! It seems so serendipitous that the fall months correspond with the warm and fuzziness of pumpkin-spiced desserts. After a crisp morning run, you want nothing more than to come home to a house beaming with fresh-baked goodies. Unfortunately, Mom isn’t in town yet. But that’s okay. You can go at it alone with this easy pumpkin pie spinoff that makes a delightful alternative to ice-cold, post-workout smoothies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles

These pumpkin recovery truffles have a creamy, mousse texture and dreamy nutritional profile. Pumpkin alone offers great recovery rewards, thanks to its high antioxidant profile, plus calcium and iron. Add to that a dose of chocolate-flavored Vega Sport Performance Protein, and you’ve got 5,500 mg of branched-chain amino acids and 25 grams of plant-based protein in the whole bunch. Since each truffle comes in at less than 40 calories, I’d almost expect you to eat them all at once. Remember, Mom’s not around to fuss at you.

Chocolate-Pumpkin Recovery Truffles

Makes 10 truffles
Macros per truffle:  38.7 calories | 2.9 g protein | 5.4 g carbs | 0.9 g fat | 2.4 g sugar | 0.8 g fiber


1 cup pumpkin puree
1 packet Chocolate Vega Sport Performance Protein
3 tsp. organic maple syrup
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Drizzle: ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted


  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together until combined. Mixture will be moist and thick.
  2. Roll mixture into balls, using about 1 tablespoon per truffle.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, stir and drizzle over truffles. Gobble ‘em up!