Energy bites

Energy bites
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This is the perfect snack to give you energy after working out or to satisfy your afternoon munchies. It’s also fun to prepare with kids, by the way!

All the ingredients are packed with protein, especially the nuts. That being said, pay attention to the kind of apricots you buy, because the bright orange ones contain high levels of sulphites. You’ll find a link to the kind I use in the ingredients list.

Cocoa is a good source of magnesium and theobromine, a caffeine-related substance. Theobromine, however, has a much less pronounced effect than caffeine and won’t cause an energy crash after a few hours.

To switch things up, have fun making these bites into different shapes!

  • ServesYields 15 bites
  • Prep time5 min
  • Cook time-
  • Timeout-
  • FreezingFreezes well

Inspiration

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    Replacement options

    or honey

  • 1-2 tablespoon water (as needed)

Steps

  1. In a food processor, roughly chop the almonds and cashews.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for a few minutes or until mixture is smooth and holds together.
  3. Roll the dough into 15 bites and refrigerate. 

Tips & tricks

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days in an airtight container.

Recipe published on August 19, 2018