Scrumptious, nutritious, and simple energy bites

I rely on energy bites for hunger pains, pre and post workouts fuel, and travel needs. You can either store them in the freezer until you need them, or dehydrate them.

Here are a couple of my favorite combinations, but get creative and start playing with flavors!

Coconut-chocolate bites:

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2/3 cup raw or roasted almonds
15 medjool dates (soak in warm water if too dry and hard)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T raw cacao powder
1 T melted coconut oil
2 oz raw sweet cacao nibs or chocolate chips (use vegan chips for dairy free)

Place almonds in food processor and process until ground. Add the dates and process again. Add the coconut flakes, the cacao powder and nibs, and the coconut oil and pulse until combined. Scoop small amounts and roll into a ball. Place on a plate on parchment paper and freeze. Once hard, put in freezer bag and enjoy as needed.

 

Cookie dough protein bites:

Perfect mix of protein, fiber, healthy fat and treat-like feel!

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15 oz cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained

2-3 T raw honey

1 T coconut sugar

1/8 tsp baking soda

4 T raw almond butter

2 tsp vanilla extract or powder

1 cup mini vegan chocolate chips (or real chocolate)

Combine everything but the chocolate chips in food processor until smooth. Add in the chips and mix in. Roll into small balls and freeze.

Note: if they taste too “bean-y” for you, increase the amount of almond butter and cacao chips.