Are you team chocolate or team vanilla?

Yesterday I gave a workshop on eating for energy and took some of these delicious bites of energy with me for the participants to try. It was such a fun and engaged group of women and we seemed to be split between the two.

I love energy bites for that time of day between lunch and dinner when I know if I don’t have a little snack ready to go, I will eat ALL THE JUNK and spoil my dinner. When I was working out of the house, I was grabbing the chocolate, candy bars or cookies when I walked in the door at 5:00 or between patients if I was working until 7:00. And then about an hour later I would crash and be looking for more. But once I discovered these tasty treats, I got my chocolate without all the guilt and have stable energy until dinner!

Energy bites are so easy to make and taste delicious. And there are so many varieties you can make by mixing and matching ingredients like nut butters, nuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, raisins, dried fruit, shredded veggies, bananas, etc. Put enough in the fridge to get you through a few days and toss the rest in the freezer. I can usually get 25-30 out of a batch and eat 2-3 at a time, so they last me about a couple weeks.

I am always experimenting with different recipes, including pumpkin pie and carrot cake bites, but here are my latest findings…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup all-natural peanut butter (or other nut butter/nut butter substitute)

1/3 cup raw honey

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

2 scoops of my chocolate superfood shake powder

1 tsp pure vanilla

 

Mix all together & form into balls. Wrap with wax paper and store in the fridge or freezer.

Vanilla Almond Bites

2 scoops of my vanilla superfood shake powder

1 cup almond flour

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup all-natural almond butter

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

Combine superfood shake powder, almond flour and oats in a medium bowl. Add almond butter and almond milk; mix well with a spatula or clean hands until it forms a thick batter. Roll mixture into balls, about 1-inch in size.

 

Note: Next time I will try 1/2 cup almond flour and mix in 1/2 cup of sliced almonds rather than a full cup of almond flour. I’ll let you know how it goes.

For more information about my superfood shake mix that packs these little bites with all the nutrients our bodies need, click here.