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Healthy Energy Bites

These 3 Bite-Size Treats Will Boost Your Energy and Happiness

The following post was originally featured on The Whole Tara and written by Tara Milhem, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

You hit the snooze button one too many times and want a quick and healthy snack recipe that will energize you for yoga, get you through work, and keep you from reaching into the cookie jar. I've put together three absolutely delicious healthy energy bites that you can prepare days ahead, store in the refrigerator, and enjoy all day, everyday.

They are like mini balls of magic, energy, and sweetness. I love the dates added as they add a natural sweetness and help hold the bites together. The combination of oats and nuts provides a blend of clean energy, omegas, protein, and fiber. Pack the bites in plastic baggies and store them in the freezer for a quick, ready-made snack.

Below are three of my favorite flavors to spice up this super clean snack with. You can play around with toppings and ingredients, but I found that between Banana Bread, Almond Butter & Jelly, and Chocolate Cherry all of your bases are covered!

Banana Bread Bites

This is like dessert in a bite-size ball. It's the most mild of the three, and my favorite. The almonds give it a nice crunch and the spices really tie together the banana bread!

Add to the basic recipe: 1 banana, 1 cup walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Roll in: 1/3 cup chopped almonds

Almond Butter & Jelly Bites

Almond butter and jelly is something you can't ever go wrong with. The raisins make a sweet jelly and the coconut flakes keep the nutty flavor. If you're an almond butter addict then these are for you!

Add to the basic recipe: 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup raisins

Roll in: 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Chocolate Cherry Bites

This chocolate cherry combination is an antioxidant superstorm! The raw cacao gives it the chocolaty flavor while helping prevent against cancer, decrease inflammation, and lower cholesterol.

Add to the basic recipe: 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup dried cherries, 3 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Roll in: 1/3 cup cacao powder

Healthy Energy Bites, 3 Ways

Healthy Energy Bites, 3 Ways

Healthy Energy Bites

Ingredients

  1. 1 banana
  2. 20 dates, pitted and soaked
  3. 1 cup walnuts
  4. 1 cup almonds
  5. 2 tablespoon almond butter
  6. 1/2 cup rolled oats

Directions

  1. In a food processor, mash the banana until it forms a smooth consistency.
  2. Add in dates, walnuts, almonds, almond butter, rolled oats, and toppings depending on the flavor you choose.
  3. Roll into mini bites, about 1 inch in circumference. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.
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