OK, so besides a daily smoothie, where do I ever get to have all three of my favourite nutrient dense seeds—chia, hemp, flax—in the same bite as well as my all time favourite antioxidants—dried organic cranberries and dark chocolate? These high fibre, high protein, gluten-free superfood snacks are seriously the most delicious power nuggets that keep you and your kiddies energy levels up. They are a sweet treat for sure.
- 1 packed cup chopped dates
- 1/3 cup mix of honey and water
- 1 TBLS chia seeds
- 1 TBLS ground flax seeds
- 1 TBLS Hemp seeds
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry)
- 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts (OMIT THIS TO BE SCHOOL FRIENDLY)
- 1 cup dried cranberries (organic please)
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 TSP Vanilla
- Sprinkling of Cinnamon
- Shredded coconut; optional
Combine pitted dates, honey, salt, chia, hemp and flax seeds in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture—if it is too thick, add in a little water. Add pistachio and blend a couple more seconds.
Transfer to large bowl, stir in the oats, cinnamon, vanilla, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once the mixture is cool take a small amount and roll into balls—1-inch diameter makes them easily popable in mouth. If you like coconut, roll balls in shredded coconut.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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