We are back with our take on a simple recipe from leefromamerica, we’ve been making these a lot lately. If you have not heard of these energy bites then I will leave a link for you to read more about it.
Yes these are very dense and high in fat and high in calories, but this is something Raphy and I do not consume everyday. It is something we eat before the gym, hike or when we just do not have the time to actually sit down and eat something. These are easy to grab and go to tie you over until your next meal.
We love them because they are easy to make and you can tweak them to your own palette or just to whatever that’s available to you.
Energy Bites/ Fat ball recipe:
- 1/2 cup Roasted almonds
- 1/2 cup Raw cashews
- 1/4 cup Raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup Raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut shreds
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup Coconut butter/ Mana
- 1 1/2 tbsp Organic cacao powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp Flax Meal
- 1 tbsp Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 4 Dates – Any kind (pitted)
- 1/3 cup Flax Milk – Any plant base milk (add in increments to gauge consistency, may need more or less)
- First thing we do is roast our almonds, we do not roast any of the other nuts but for some reason we just find it tastes better to us when we roast the almonds. The almonds are raw and unsalted. We roasted all of the almonds we had since we were making more than one batch.
Preheat oven to 350°F line your baking sheet with parchment paper then spread the almonds evenly. Place in oven for about 10 minutes stirring around (making sure all sides get toasty) every 2 minutes with a wooden spoon, do this until it reaches your desired level.
*Tip in the bulk sections of the supermarket they have already unsalted, dry roasted almonds but they charge you $1.00 or so more per pound. We chose to just roast a bunch ourselves.
2. Next, add all nuts into the blender food processor pulse and blend until there are no big chunks.
3. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor. Begin by pulsing then blend on high until you reach a doughy like consistency. (adding milk in increments)
4. Roll them out on to a sheet of parchment paper and store in a glass container freeze for 1 hr then move them to the refrigerator.
*Tip we like to roll the balls into different sizes so that we have options when choosing. Depending if we just need a small bite in between meals or something larger for a long hike.
For something extra you can roll them in coconut shreds, cacao powder, or any kind of ground nuts. Just make sure they are finely ground enough for a good coat. We only did 2 because our coconut shreds were too coarse.
Lastly here are pictures of some of the ingredients so you guys have a point of reference.
Hope you enjoy, again feel free to change any ingredient please share with us any of your recipes you’ve tried. We always change it up it all depends on what ingredients we have on hand with us in our cabinets.