I ain’t so much of a raw food fan myself but after having a little baby, time has become a constraint and also the energy. So I need something that I can just pop into my mouth and also gain healthy energy.
So here is my first try at making energy bites. I used another chefs recipe to make this, with a slight variation at my end. They have come out fine. Not too sweet yet enough tasty.
Recipe credit: Original recipe Ruchiskitchen.
- Almonds (soaked and peeled) – 2 cups
- Deseeded Dates (not the dry ones) – 1 cup
- Dessicated coconut – 1 cup
Soak the almonds overnight and peel off their skin the morning. Or soak the almonds in boiling water for 15-20 min and then peel off the skin. Keep aside.
Now remove the seeds from all dates. Keep aside. (I am cutting down on sugar so I have only used dates in this recipe for the slight sweet touch). In case you want more sugar, you can follow the original recipe from Ruchi.
Finally one cup of Dessicated coconut.
Add all the Ingredients to a food processor and crush until the whole mixture blends together. The mix must be slightly sticky. If not, add dates or honey.
Make small balls out of the mixture. Roll over each ball in dessicated coconut and keep aside.
Keep the energy bites in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.