I'm always looking for a mid day snack which is not plain fruit or nuts and contains a good amount of protein. I sometimes crave a dessert I can tuck into late at night and not feel all that guilty. Well here's something that works for both and even though a lot of people are making energy bites using a variety of ingredients, at the end of the day it comes down to what you like. Below are two recipes for energy bites which you can add or remove ingredients to according to your taste. Enjoy :D
~10 big pitted dates or 22 small ones
If you need to remove the seeds then soak the dates in warm water for 15-20 minutes and then deseed them, it’s okay if some water remains.
~15 gm (1 tbsp) cocoa powder
~100 gm toasted oats *
~2 tbsp Agave syrup or honey
~4 tbsp vegetable oil or if you like coconut then use virgin coconut oil
~2 tbsps Protein powder
~80 gms crushed walnuts
~Blend the dates, oil and honey in a mixie. Once it’s properly blended add the other ingredients so that you get nice smooth mixture.
~The mixture will be rather sticky so coat your hand with oil and then take 1 tbsp of the mixture and make roundels.
~Keep in the fridge for 10 minutes so that they harden and then roll them in crushed chocolate, crushed peanuts, coconut flakes or any other flavoring you want to give it.
~100 gm toasted Oats
~1 mashed banana
~2 tbsps homemade Peanut butter
~Handful of Chocolate chips
~If you don’t want to add banana then replace it with 2 tbsp of honey. Mix with a fork, spoon or even your hand and make roundels. Chill for about 2 hours in the fridge and then enjoy!
*Toasted oats- Preheat you over to 200*C and place regular rolled oats on a tray evenly so that it can go into the one. They will take 15-20 minutes to toast but make sure to shake them around after 10 minutes.
You could alternatively fry roast them on a pan on top of the stove on a medium flame. Make sure to take them out the minute they get a slightly golden brown because they will contuse cooking once you take them away from any source of heat.