Best Energy Bites
The Best Energy Bites!
I LOVE energy bites and I’m a bit excited about this newest recipe! I find it very rewarding to make a super fast, no cook, healthy snack that keeps us all “munch happy” for the entire week. Although truth be told, I made these for the first time yesterday and barely 2 hours went by before I made batch two. Okay, we aren’t pigs, but it was a Sunday, the basketball game was on, we’d taken a long hike in the morning, you know…
But seriously, it’s so fun to make these and equally easy to change them up so they always taste different. If you’re tired of peanut butter, try almond or cashew. If you’re avoiding chocolate, use raisins or cranberries or even chopped walnuts.
Most recipes call for honey or maple syrup but I tried date syrup, the healthiest sweetener available, and they were delicious. The date syrup is dark and imparts a slightly reddish brown color to the balls.
I was also glad the ground flax worked so well because it’s incredibly healthy for you. It’s packed with fiber, anti-cancer, helps lower blood pressure and is just an all around superfood.
For my next iteration I’m going to make my own chocolate chunks with pure cacao and date syrup. I know, sounds extreme, but I want these 100% sugar free with still a cacao hit. I’ll keep you updated…
Let me know what combinations you come up with!
Dr Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of “The Gluten Effect”