Superfood energy bites
Holy smokes, I can’t say enough good things about these superfood energy bites, they are just plain sensational. I wish I had doubled the batch when I made them but unfortunately I didn’t. Next time I make them, for sure I will. They are to die for!
These superfood energy bites were great for my kids lunch boxes as well as for me to grab and eat on the go. Sometimes I don’t have much time to whip up a smoothie or eat anything else so I make sure that at least once a week I get to make things of this nature so when the time comes and I have to run out the door I have something healthy to snack on.
What I like about these superfood energy bites is that not only they are super easy to make but that you can use other ingredients and make them with nuts and dried fruits of your choice.
I happen to buy some golden berries the other day that were on sale so I put them to use. I don’t buy golden berries as much as I would want to because they are a bit pricy but whenever they come on sale I take advantage and buy a few packages.
I have seen many energy bites recipes using added sweeteners like honey and maple syrup but to be honest I couldn’t possibly do that because using dried fruits and medjol dates makes energy bites sweet enough. Using honey and maple syrup would be way to sweet for my liking.
When I start P.A school back in May I will be making things of this nature 24/7. Well, I know I am not going to have much time since I will have to study a lot but at least one day a week I will devote part of it to cooking and baking to make food for the week ahead. We all know how nasty cafeteria food can be.
This is by far my favorite recipe for energy bites. These bites are superfood because of the golden berries that are full of fiber, B-vitamins, protein and show many digestive, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits. They also have chia seeds which are also considered a superfood.
These superfood energy bites will also lower your cholesterol naturally since I added flaxseed meal which is rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber works magically to excrete excess cholesterol from the body.
All in all, these bites are to die for so I hope you get to try them soon!
Superfood energy bites
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 27-30 bites
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup golden berries
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1/4 cup water + 2 tbsp
Add the dates, golden berries, flax, water and chia seeds to your food processor. Pulse until the mixture comes together. It will be wet.
Add the oats, cranberries, pistachios and pulse just enough so that it gets mixed in with the previous mixture just like in the picture. You don't want this mixture to be to puree like. You want to see the chunks of pistachios and cranberries.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and with your hands form little balls.
You can keep these refrigerated in a covered glass container for up to 1 week.
This sounds like a real winner. Thank you for the nutrition info ,that is a real help and I see that the Carbs amount is quite low . YEA.
Just reading through all the ingredients and I have no doubt these taste wonderful!
Thank you for sharing what appears to be an amazing recipe. Can the recipe /portions be cut in half to make less bites – I doubt that I can eat an entire batch of bites in one week :0) Appreciate the time in responding.
For sure :-)
I am sure this emerge balls must be so good especially because this golden berries. i love them!
Hi Miryam – I made half a batch yesterday afternoon and they were a hit! So easy to make and put together. I did alter the recipe a little bit. Instead of the GF rolled oats, I used GF muesli and omitted the dried cranberries. Came out beautifully and there’s so many variations of this recipe that could be tried – Next time I’m going to try adding cacao nibs. Thanks again for sharing this great and healthy recipe!!
That is super awesome. I am glad you liked them so much and that they turned out great for you Loving the muesli substitution. I bet they are even better that way :-)
I can’t take my eyes off your stunning photos.
And now, of course, I want to make these. They’d be perfect for my family.
Thanks for the recipe!
I am on an energy bite kick right now – I’ll have to try these!
I love making homemade snack bites, and these sound perfect! Great to send to lunch with my son!
I’m always looking for good pre-workout snacks– these look awesome!
These look and sound absolutely delicious! A great alternative to high sugar snacks.
I have been looking for things to add to my little guy’s lunch box! These would be a great option and I’m sure he would love them!
Holy smokes those are some high quality pictures.
Amazing recipe too!
Thanks for the great idea
I need something like this for on the go. And I will be putting this in my little one’s lunch for the fall!
What is golden berries and what department of the grocery st do you find them
I get them on Amazon or whole foods at the nuts, dried fruit section :-)
Can you substitute for the golden berries?
Yes you can use any other dried fruit of your choice!
What are golden berries?
This is going to be the next recepie I try out. Looks delish!!
I hope you like them :-)
Hi Myriam, I have a question. Can I uses the rolled oats instead of GF rolled oats. I want to.make but I don’t have the GF rolled oat. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks
Sure you can use any rolled oats of your choice!!
If you’re doing the 21 day fix how does this work with the containers?
What do you mean? I don’t get your question!
this mite be a stupid question,but what are golden berries
Some type of dried super food berries. Google it to find out. They are great :-)
I think I would love these But I wonder why the are only good for one week . ??
These sound wonderful . But why are they only good for one week ??
I am sure you can extended by a few more days. Just to be safe :-)
Looks great. Which food procesor would you recomend?
This one is pretty good for the price http://amzn.to/2npaSet
These look divine
May I know which program you use to calculate nutrition facts?
Thank you very much for all the delicious recipes :-) You are amazing !
Thank you very much for all the delicious recipes :-)