Maca Date Energy Bites

img_9012These little energy bites are the perfect healthy and nourishing pick-me-up when you’re just not sure what to snack on. Great to grab on the go, as pre-workout fuel or for desert when you want something a little healthier! If you’re allergic to nuts then these are also great for you as they’re totally nut free, unlike many energy bites.


Yield: 10 Bites | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooling: 15 minutes+ | Vegan 


Ingredients: img_9010

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 12 soaked dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Maca Powder
  • 2 Squares of Chocolate (Dark 70% at least is healthiest!)

Directions:

  1. Blend the oats and pumpkin seeds into a fine powder resembling flour. You can do this is a food processor or a drinks blender (I used a NutriBullet)
  2. Add in all the other ingredients and blend gently until a sticky ‘dough’ is formed.
  3. Roll your ‘dough’ into 10 balls and top with crushed pieces of your chocolate
  4. Place into the fridge for at least 15 minutes to allow them to harden up. Enjoy!!

They have such a delicious, indulgent flavour made nice and sweet by the dates without any need for refined sugars! Maca is rich in vitamin B, C and E and is also great for balancing hormones and giving a boost of energy. If you try these out let me know what you think!

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