I don’t think I could ever fall out of love with making my own energy bites..
*They only take 15/20 minutes from start to finish.
*Energy bites can be made with or adapted to use produce you already have in your cupboard.
*They are portable, tasty, keep well in the fridge and can easily be made gluten free/vegan.
If you were to drop by when I was in the midst of my weekly food prep you would more than likely find me making these simple cashew energy bites. I love the sweet creamy caramel style flavour of cashews and I’ve found that these make the perfect pre: workout boost.
I’ve recently started making more natural energy boosting snacks, I’ve also made a huge effort to reduce my caffeine intake. I’ve found that by swapping my black coffee habit for green tea, I’ve slept better and felt more naturally energised.
Dragonfly Tea recently sent me some green tea to try and I have to be honest, I’m very impressed. Unlike some green tea which can be overpowering and bitter, these tea’s have a delicate sweet flavour, The secret to making the ‘perfect’ green tea is allowing the bag to infuse for 2-5 minutes, then remove the tea bag to enjoy the tea.
Dragonfly Tea has a selection of Green tea flavours including ‘Berry’, ‘Pure Green’ and my personal favourite which is the ‘Citrus Green’.
It wouldn’t be right for me to talk about tea and snacking without sharing the recipe for my cashew energy bites.
Cashew Energy Bites
*80g Pitted Dates
*15g Melted Coconut Oil
*20g Chia seeds
*50g Cashew Butter
*Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
*1 Teaspoon of honey (Optional)
Start by placing the dates in boiling water for around 20 minutes, this helps them soften and form a more caramel style texture.
Then in a food processor add the dates, coconut oil, cashew butter, oats, chia seeds and cinnamon. Process until smooth dough forms and then using a teaspoon, scoop the dough and roll into generous sized bites.
These will keep in the fridge for up to 14 days, as long as they are sealed in Tupperware or similar.
Have you ever reduced your caffeine intake before? Do you make your own snacks?
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