Sometimes we get into these ruts where can't seem to get through the day without sugar and copious amounts of coffee. These ruts usually target us after holidays, vacations, and very stressful times. This rut sucks into this cycle that leads to crash after crash. We need to break the cycle and we can do it using mindful food choices. Our bodies are telling us that they miss meals full of love and nutrients.
A great way to ease into healthier snacking habits is by making energy bites. As you guessed, these little guys are made with whole ingredients that naturally give us energy to love and live life. They are also tinted with a little sweetness-just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth that seems to be raging. All recipes of this sort are so incredibly simple to prepare and they also freeze like a dream.
Energy bites are notorious for their versatility. These are so easy to make your own by adding in whatever inspiring ingredients you want to try. Some great suggestions are hemp hearts, goji berries, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips. Fight the cycle of donuts and extra-large coffees and whip up a batch of these little energy bites-there will be 0 regrets.
**They also make for a fabulous DIY gift, especially for new moms, loved ones that are ill, or just those super crazy busy friends of yours...the ones who make you wonder how they have time to brush their teeth in the morning.
Coconut Energy Bites
*makes 8 bites
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut butter*
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp. Honey (or agave or coconut nectar)
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut palm sugar (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut milk (or any other milk alternative)
- 1 tsp. pysllium husk (or ground flax or chia)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
*You can easily make your own coconut butter (and save tons of moula) by simply blending or processing shredded coconut. A food processor will take a little bit longer but it still works wonders. Just blend or process until you reach a creamy, buttery texture!
1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
2. Using a tablespoon measure, heap the mixture and roll into 8 separate balls.
3. Roll the balls into additional shredded coconut.
4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for a later date.