Energy Bites

We're off to the snow tomorrow so I've been busy rolling out some nutrient rich bites for the journey. Each one is packed with flavour is filled with essential omega 3 fats, protein, and fruit and vegetables! You can't find a better snack for the snow or a trail. I'm expecting fruit and vegetables in New Zealand's South Island to be quite expensive so to stay healthy on the go I've added one of my favourite blends - Just Fruit & Veg to these energy bites. One serving of Just Fruit & Veg gives 5 fruits (strawberry, apple, acai, banana, raspberry) and 5 vegetables (kale, beetroot, spinach, broccoli, carrot) plus some high quality pea protein. Of course it's gluten free, dairy free, GMO free, soy free and 100% vegan!

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I made three flavours:  

Coconut Walnut Spirulina - containing:
Hawaiian Spirulina - packed with iron (for richer blood and energy), vitamin K (for arterial and bone health), GLA (an essential fatty acid for the brain), trace minerals, beta carotene (antioxidant for skin, eyes and immune system), and amino acids/protein (highly digestible).
Walnuts - rich source of omega-3 fats which help put shine in your hair and aid in making skin smooth and soft.
Dates - full of energy and act as a natural sweetener.
Hemp seeds -  Good source of omega 3, 6 and 9, hemp seeds are great for nourishing the wellbeing and vitality of the skin, hair, eyes, heart and brain. Hemp seeds are also a great protein source, as more than 25 percent of their total calories are from high-quality non-bloating and dairy free protein.
Oats - a good source of fibre, energy and contain minerals such as manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
Coconut - contains vitamin A, and C, calcium, iron and medium chain fatty triglycerides. 
Just Fruit & Veg Coconut Flavour - 5 fruit and veg + protein 

 

Raw Cookie Dough - containing :
Dates - contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. 
Cacao nibs - great source of energy, magnesium and antioxidants. Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume!
Coconut - medium chain fatty acids which are good for hair health and skin. 
Flaxseeds - high in omega-3 fatty acids and EPA.
Oats - good source of energy and fibre. 
Just Fruit & Veg Coconut Flavour - 5 fruit and veg + protein

 

Mixed Berry - containing:
Cashews - excellent source of copper.
Red Shots - made up of 80% blackcurrant and 20% boysenberry powders, rich in vitamin C, and  contains the antioxidants of 6 serves of fruit and veg in every shot.
Just Fruit & Veg Berry Flavour - 5 fruit and veg + protein
Dates -  good energy source and natural sugars.
Oats - adds fibre and energy.

Of course, feel free to change up the ingredients to what you have in your own pantry. I ran out of hemp seeds after making the first batch of walnut bites - and then forgot about adding one of my other favourite seeds - sunflower seeds to the others! I used wholegrain oats in all three recipes to make the bites go further. 

 

Coconut Walnut Spirulina Energy Bites

1.5 cups dried dates
1 cup raw walnuts
1 heaped teaspoon Hawaiian Spirulina Powder
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup natural coconut flakes
1 cup wholegrain oats
Just Fruit & Veg (Fresh Coconut flavour)


Raw Cookie Dough Energy Bites

1 cup dried dates
1 cup wholegrain oats
1/2 cup natural coconut flakes
1/4 cup flaxseeds
Just Fruit & Veg (Fresh Coconut flavour)
 

Mixed Berry Energy Bites

2 handfuls raw cashew pieces
2 handfuls dried dates
1 handful wholegrain oats
1 handful natural coconut flakes
1-2 scoops Just Fruit & Veg (Wild Berry flavour)
2 teaspoons Nutrient Rescue Red Shots (Blackcurrant & Boysenberry powder) - use my code Sarah15 at the checkout for 15% off!

 

Method: 
1. Blend dry ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Then add dates - you can soak your dates in water for five minutes before blending as this makes it easier to blend, and adds moisture to the dates. 
2. Roll into balls and refrigerate. Energy bites should last up to a week in the fridge - but, trust me, you'll eat them within a couple of days!

 

If you make any of these balls, take a picture and tag me on Instagram @sarahlemkus and use my hashtag #eatwellwithsarah 

Enjoy!

Sarah
xo