Let’s get back to food, shall we? I’ve been distracted with life lately so much so that I haven’t been putting aside time for writing and recipe making. With exams done and the craziness of life subsided for the next week or so, I woke up early this morning with a few hours to spare before going to a rowing class so I thought I would take this time to get back into it!
These energy bites are easy to make and are nutrient-dense packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, not only will they feed your sweet tooth, but they will also help to balance blood sugar levels, improve energy, mood and memory, balance hormone levels and provide immune support. Great as a snack alternative, they also provide a good amount of fibre and fat to keep you feeling satisfied, and without the sugar spike!
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup brazil nuts
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp nut or seed butter of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Chip Balls: 1/4 cup cacao powder + 2 tbsp cacao nibs
Matcha Balls: 1 tsp matcha
Maca balls: 2 tbsp maca + 1 tsp cinnamon
Coconut balls: 1/4 cup shredded coconut
In a food processor, combine all of the dry ingredients.. Pulse for about 1-2 minutes, until the mixture starts to break down.
Keep processing until the oils start to release a bit and the mixture sticks together easily – just be careful not to over process or you’ll have nut butter.
Use a tablespoon scoop to divide the mixture into equal pieces. Use your hands to roll into balls and place on a plate.
Store in an airtight container zip-top bag in the refrigerator or freezer
Photography: Pereira Photography