Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hemp-Heart Energy Bites

Greetings Beautiful! Just wanted to share a little recipe with you..  these babies have helped me out immensely during out week two of real food :) they are easy to make, freeze well and really help to pick up energy when the mid-afternoon sleepies hit.  They can easily be adapted to include different nuts, nut butters, or power foods. 

I really love adding a bit of cacao to mine for that extra energy kick - just be sure not to feed the cacao ones to children as  its very similar to a natural caffeine that no child (or parent for that matter) needs.. I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know how it works out!

items needed: 
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter ( or almond / cashew )
1/3 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds (or any other nuts you have)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or other seeds you love)
1/2 cup hemp hearts (or ground flax seed)

Mix them all up together in a big bowl and roll into balls. If you find the mixture is to dry add a bit more coconut oil or nut butter. It also helps if you stick the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

Keep these lovelies in the fridge or freeze them if you think you may have them longer than a week (they never last that long in our house) This recipe makes about 20 balls depending on the size you are making.

some other things you may consider adding depending on preferences:

  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • dried fruit
  • maple syrup
  • chocolate chips
  • cacao (not for kiddos)
  • cocoa to add chocolate flavor
Let me know what other yummy creations you come up with! Have a fantastic week :)

much love,

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