Recipe: Chocolate flavoured energy bites with hemp, chia and flax seeds.

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Delicious, easy and nutritious: What better choice for a snack or a quick on-the-go breakfast? 

Bite into a burst of energy with these nutrient-packed bites!

If you’re constantly on-the-go and need yourself a little extra boost to keep you going, these energy bites are just right for you! In just one bite, obtain a satiating combination of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats that are guaranteed to keep you bouncing around all day long.

IMG_8377You can have one for breakfast with a shake and it is bound to be a great start to your day!

These bites are filled with healthy ingredients like dates, oats, almonds, cocoa, flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds– lots of good things in just one bite! Mix up all these ingredients in a food processor and you have yourself a nutritious homemade snack ready in less than 5 minutes!

IMG_8379Regardless of how and when you eat them, these bites will surely help you make better food choices when hunger kicks in!

Chia, flax and hemp seeds work as a warmly welcomed bonus to this recipe giving an extra boost of protein (hemp seeds being the richest source of plant protein), antioxidants, omega-3 and fiber.

IMG_8380Health is good, but delicious is even better!

Despite their small size, these little bites are packed with nutrients giving you a quick and healthy boost of energy. Each little bite contains 160 kcal, 4.5 g Protein, 34 g Carbohydrates (4.6g Fiber & 21.9 g Natural sugar) and 4g Fat (0.6g Saturated Fat).


These easy bites can be prepared well in advance, as they keep long in the fridge.

Ingredients:

Serves 15 medium size energy balls.

2 Cups quick cooking oats

1 Cup pitted medjool dates (~20 dates)

1/2 Cup nuts of your choice (I chose almonds)

2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed

2 Tsp. chia seeds

1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. coconut flakes

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, add all ingredients except the dates and almonds. Mix for a minute until a flour forms.

Add the pitted dates and almonds. Blend for another minute until a dough forms.

Use your hands to portion the mixture and roll into 15 little balls.

Store in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer for up to a month.

Bite and Enjoy!

 

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