Bites

Superyum Energy Bites

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.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Packed chopped dates
  • 1/3 cups Mix of honey and water
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp Hemp seeds
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Old-fashioned oats dry
  • 1 cup Pistachios shelled
  • 1 cup Organic cranberries dried
  • 1/3 cups Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut optional

Instructions
 

  • 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.