Monday, March 10, 2014

No-Bake Energy Bites


It can be a challenge to find Real Food on the run. How to eat well on the go? Plan ahead and have a healthy, delicious snack with you! These bites are a great choice - a good combo of complex carbohydrates, protein and heart-healthy fats.

No Bake Energy Bites
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup  non-hydrogenated peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 4 dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Shredded coconut to top, optional
  1. Take the dates out of the water and mash them into a paste using a fork or a mini-food processor. Add some of the soaking liquid if needed. 
  2. Put all ingredients, including date paste, in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. 
  3. Put the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more so that the contents become harder and will stick to themselves.
  4. Using a one-tablespoon measuring spoon, spoon out the batter and roll into a ball.
  5. Press shredded coconut onto the ball of batter and then sprinkle more on top, if you wish. 
  6. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Makes 24 1-Tablespoon balls

This is a guest posting by Lydia!
Lydia is a junior studying Nutrition at Miami University, she is an intern at Grass Roots Nutrition and has a love for cooking and eating. Her favorite vegetable is kale she loves to eat it for breakfast!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Holly! :) I just made this recipe, but unfortunately they ingredients aren't sticking together or forming into balls. Any suggestions?

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    1. Oh no! So sorry to hear that! It is so hot out now that having them in the fridge might be necessary. You could also try adding a tiny bit more water, remixing and seeing if they stick together better. If not, I would pat the mixture into a square pan and cut out squares as you wish for snacking. Sorry for the issue! Thanks for commenting.

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