These healthy energy bites are loaded with fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to fill you up and give you a boost of natural energy.
If you love chocolate and sweet treats, then you will LOVE these energy bites.
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Whip up a batch and snack on one or two of them when you need a little pick-me-up to get through the day. Once you make these, you’ll always want to have them on hand.
Healthy Energy Bites Make the Perfect On-The-Go Snack
These healthy energy bites are:
simple to prepare
high in fiber
Healthy Energy Bites Ingredients
Using fiber-rich and mineral-rich dates as a base, this chocolatey snack satisfies your sweet tooth and provides extra energy for your busy lifestyle. Dates are a great source of iron and of course make these energy bites naturally sweet.
Definitely a treat, hazelnuts give these energy bites and elevated flavor while adding even more fiber and some healthy fats. They also add great texture to this snack, which is often ignored in home cooking but one of the most important things you can think about when making delicious food at home. If you can’t find hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts would work great here instead. Use unsalted and un-roasted nuts so you can control the sodium and nutrition of your energy bites.
Raw Chocolate (aka Cacao)
Raw chocolate powder (aka cacao powder) is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It has an earthy chocolate taste and pairs wonderfully with the dates since it has no inherent sweetness itself.
The almond butter is used here for texture and also adds a wonderful texture to hold these bites together. Like our other ingredients here, it’s full of fiber and healthy fats. Look for unsweetened almond butter.
Adding even more texture to these healthy energy bites (notice the theme?), chia seeds help bind these together while adding omega-3 fats, minerals and another dose of fiber.
Coconut oil is healthy in small doses. Although it’s high in saturated fat, it also contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid naturally found in monther’s breast milk. A little goes a long way, and the flavor of it goes really well with the rest of the ingredients here.