Delish Raw-mazing Energy Bites

As much as I try to prep for a day away from the office or home, there are times when life gets hectic and I don’t have a good snack to eat while I’m out. I’m fortunate that we have a number of good health and nutrition stores that sell protein bars and snacks, but that can get a bit cost prohibitive if you’re not careful.

rawmazing energy bites

So, what I have been doing is making my own when I am doing my weekly meal preparation. These yummy Energy Balls take less than 15 minutes to whiz together and last in your fridge for up to a week. You can roll this mixture into balls or press into a pan and cut into bars – either way it’s a great source of energy and protein at a reasonable cost, and the best thing is that you control what goes in to it.

 

 

You can make this recipe nut free by only using seeds – you may have to add a little more dates and/or coconut oil to make the mixture stick together.

Here are some of the ingredients and the associated brands that I used to make this recipe.

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Delish Raw-mazing Energy Balls

  • 2 cups nuts/seeds of choice – cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp, chia
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 — 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups medjool dates (soaked and pitted)
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 pinches himalayan or celtic sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder 

 

Place nuts/seeds in food processor and process until crumbly.  Add coconut and dates, coconut oil, salt, maple syrup and cacoa powder and mix until it becomes a sticky, but uniform batter.

At this point, you can either scoop mixture and form into balls, or press evenly into 10 x 13 bar pan, lined with parchment paper.

Place balls/bars into freezer for at least an hour to set.   

Store the bars/balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week (I guarantee you that they won’t last that long!)

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