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Superfood Energy Bites

Superfood Energy Bites

Aaah This is such simple and yummy recipe, just about anyone can make it. 

I recently made energy balls with 1st graders and they enjoyed making and eating them so much! 😄  It was probably the most fun experience I had in a long time so if you have kids definitely make these with them! 

 This recipe needs only 8 ingredients and takes under 12 minutes to make!👌🏼 Take them when you're on the go, or enjoy them for a quick snack -- because they are filling, delicious and convenient to carry. So much healthier and economical than store bought bars and other snacks too! I love knowing exactly what's going into my snacks, and saving money in the process is an added bonus.

Pro Tip - The dates in this (or any other raw energy bite) recipe are key. Make sure they are soft. If they aren't soft, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes before using and that should do the job. The seeds should pop right out; dates that are too hard will make the balls difficult to form. 

Maca is another special ingredient in this superfood powerhouse of a recipe! Maca is known to increase stamina and energy levels, balance hormones, and is also packed with vitamins & minerals.

At Tree of Lif3, we have some of the best Organic Peruvian Maca, and other ingredients for this recipe too! Click the Links in the ingredients to know more! 💖

 

Serving Size : 24 energy bites

Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the pumpkin seeds, almonds and walnuts in a food processor and process until only small pieces remain. Add in maca, sea salt and process some more until the mix turns to a powder-like consistency (make sure you don't overprocess or it will start turning into "butter").
  2.  Add in the dates and continue to pulse until its all broken down and incorporated. Add in almond butter and pulse some more until a sticky dough is formed. If its too crumbly you can add some more nut butter at this point. 
  3. Pop this dough into the fridge for about 10 minutes to firm up. This will make it easier to roll it into balls. Take about 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Store these in an airtight container in the fridge. They should stay fresh for at least a few weeks :D 

Per serving (2 balls): Calories 142; Fat 6.6 g; Sodium 90.4 mg; Carbohydrate 20.6 g; Fiber 3 g; Sugars 16.4 g; Protein 4 g

Recipe adapted from Alexandra Caspero - Images from  Alexandra Caspero

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