Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tropical Energy Bites

Morning y'all! Today I have a super simple and delicious recipe to share. On top of that, these bites are healthy and makes the perfect pre-workout snack. These energy bites were inspired by one of my favorite bars- Lara Bars. I love that the recipe only requires three ingredients dates, macadamia nuts and coconut. The combo of fruit and nuts makes great fuel to help provide energy before a workout or as a mid morning snack.
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
-1/4 cup macadamia nuts
-1/4 cup shredded raw coconut

Pulse together dates and macadamia nuts together in a food processor until combined. Macadamia nuts are very soft and will crush and combine easily with the dates. Once the mixture forms a soft paste, roll the mixture into small bite sized balls. Roll each ball into the shredded coconut. Store in a Tupperware container in the fridge. Bites will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Makes 10-12 bite size balls.

Nutritional Value: Calories- 81, Fat- 4g, Carbs- 12g, Protein- 1g

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  1. Oh these are right up my alley! Yum!

  2. Sounds yummy! I put the ingredients into a calorie calculator for recipes. It looked like 81 calories would be for 2 balls. Does that seem right?

  3. YUMMY!!! Looks so good :)

  4. Cool treat and perfect for a summer picnic or any outdoor event. I love Larabars too. #wowlinkup


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