Energy Bites are immensely popular at the moment, pushing the granola bar to the wayside. These high protein filled balls are the healthy snack of choice for anyone looking for a nutritious and tasty treat. Perfect as an afternoon snack, post gym energy boost or popping in a lunch box. Energy bites are easy to make and delicious too.
I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review the Energy Bites book recently published by DK. The book includes fifteen sweet and savoury energy bite recipes, including easy bake and no bake recipes. You’ll find tempting recipes such as Tropical Immune Boosters, Kale Covered Coconut Blasts, Superfood Granola Balls, and Raw Chocolate Instant Energy Treats.
The recipes are all natural and vegetarian, plus contain no refined sugar. With many recipes that are diary and wheat free, there is something for everyone.
Using the incredibly handy Energy Bites Formula, I created my own energy bites made with a combination of cashew nuts, medjool dates, raisins, baobab powder, cacao powder and desiccated coconut.
Baobab powder is a raw whole food, that is rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamin. It is claimed to have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit. I recommend you track it down in your local health food shop.
My Cashew, Date and Coconut Energy Bites really do taste amazing, and have been a huge hit with the all the family. I think next time, I’ll let the kids have a go at rolling the energy bites themselves.
Cashew, Date and Coconut Energy Bites
125g cashew nuts
150g medjool dates
1 tsp baobab powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp cacao powder
1. Place the cashew nuts, dates, raisins, baobab powder and coconut oil in a food processor and process until the nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well combined.
2. Mix the desiccated coconut and cacao powder together in a large plate.
3. Divide the energy bite mixture into 16 balls, then roll the balls in the coconut cacao mix.
4. Chill for 1 hour in the fridge before serving.
Recipe based on the Energy Bite Formula from Energy Bites by DK Books
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Until next time.
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