These are the perfect snack to have around when you’re craving something sweet but healthy. Each bite provides a little fiber, protein, healthy fat, and natural sugars for an energy boost.
Raw Superfood Energy Bites [Vegan]
- 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon white chia seeds
- 1/4 cup mixed dry fruit goji berries, mulberries, raisins
- 1/2 tablepoon maca powder optional
- 7 medjool dates pitted
- 1/4 cup cacao butter alternatively you can use coconut oil
- juice of 1 lime
Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
Place dates in blender or food processor; purée until thick paste forms.
Now melt the cacao butter by placing it in a stainless steel bowl and set the bowl over a pot of boiling water. Turn the heat to low and melt gently. Once the butter starts melting, take off the heat and wipe the water from the bottom of the bowl.
Pour the melted cacao butter into the date paste in the blender/food processor and add lime juice.
Blend for 1 minute on medium speed.
Pour the wet ingredients over the seeds and maca.
Press into a lined pan of your choice and set in the fridge for an hour or more. Cut into bite-size squares and store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.