Meet your new best friends: raw energy bites! They're filled with lots of love and nutrients to keep you going all day long, without a sugar crash or hunger for more.
They're my on-the-go go-to because they're packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. The all-stars here are almond butter, chia seeds, oats, and coconut. Sweetened and held together with a little agave, they're healthier than most bars you find in the grocery store. Oh-so-much-fun to make, and the best part of all is that they taste absolutely delicious. Enjoy!
Ingredients (for 20-25 energy bites, depending on how small you make them):
- 2 cups oats
- ¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup shaved coconuts (if you don’t have this, you can use ¼ more slivered almonds)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsps unsweetened almond Milk
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup agave
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
Add almond milk and mix.
Add agave syrup and warmed almond butter.
Mix ingredients together with your hands.
Create balls out of mixture by packing handfuls back and forth between your hands, until molded into tight balls (about 1 ½ inches in diameter).
Place ball onto pan covered with wax paper.
Repeat until all mixture is all used up.
Move pan into fridge for 3-4 hours.
Enjoy and share the love with friends!
Kristen is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, writer, and healthy recipe creator, working to change the world. She believes this change starts within and that we all have both the right and obligation to live happy, healthy lives of purpose. She hopes to make this lifestyle accessible to all, using yoga and healthy eating as vehicles for self-realization and self-love. Through her writing and teaching, she aims to inspire others to move beyond fear, and towards authentic lives of love and possibility. In short, living life as our best selves.