Energy bites!

Energy bites are one of the simplest and most useful snacks to keep in your fridge or freezer. When frozen they keep for months and are perfect for a quick snack or energy boost on the go. There is an easy base to all energy bites, to which you can add different flavours and coverings depending on how you feel.

This recipe makes 25-30 balls

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Cacao-sesame energy bites

Base:

  • 200g prunes
  • 300g dates
  • 150g oats/oat flour
  • 2 scoops protein of choice (I use hemp)
  • 50g almond flour/ground almonds

Flavours:

Coconut and maca

  • + 1 tsp coconut oil
  • + 2 tsp maca
  • + 2 tbsp desiccated coconut, plus extra for covering

Choco-caramel

  • + 1 tbsp cacao/coco powder
  • + 2 tsp lucuma powder
  • + 1 tbsp cacao nibs, plus extra for covering

Matcha pistachio

  • + 2 tsp culinary grade matcha powder
  • + 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • + 1 tbsp chopped pistachios, plus extra for covering
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Matcha pistachio energy bites

Cacao-tahini

  • + 2 heaped tsp tahini
  • + 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • + 1 tbsp cacao/coco powder
  • + sesame seeds for covering
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Cacao – sesame energy bites

  • Blend all the base ingredients in a food processor (don’t try to use a blender unless you want everything to be smoked!).
  • Pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the extra ingredients to the bowl and mix using a strong spoon (this is a good arm workout).
  • On a chopping board, pour on the covering (e.g. pistachio/sesame seeds/desiccated coconut/cacao nibs).
  • With your fingers, tear off small walnut-sized chunks of the mix and roll it in the covering to make a ball (you may find this easiest with wet hands).

Ta da! Eat up and let me know what you think! 🙂

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