Vivid Health Chocolate Orange Energy Bites
By Dr. Danielle Gilas - Founder & Vivid Health Chiropractor
It's 230pm and you need just a little something to get you through to the bell...wholesome, nutritious and delicious Chocolate Orange Energy Bites will satisfy any craving! Packed full of protein and whole foods with just enough zip of cocoa and sweet to give you that boost to fuel your brain and body for great things, thoughts and energy.
The perfect combo of almond butter, coconut, cocoa, dates, non-pasturized honey, chia seeds and wild orange essential oil.
These easy to make, no-bake these little gems will soon become a staple in your home and office. Makes for a good snack, company for your morning coffee or a healthy dessert to share with company.
2 cups Pitted Organic Majool dates
1 cup Smooth 100% Almond Butter
1 cup Finely Shredded Unsweetened Coconut or toasted Coconut
1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts
1/4 cup Unpasteurized/raw Honey
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
4 tbsp Cocoa
10 drops DoTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil
Finely chop mixed nuts in food processor on pulse. Mix half of the coconut, chopped nuts, chia seeds and cocoa in a small bowl and put to the side. In the food processor, add dates, using the pulse setting, chop. Add almond butter, honey and orange. Then add dry mixture of coconut, chia seeds and cocoa. The mixture will be very sticky, add water as needed, not too much, a little at a time. Tip: you may need to remove the whole mixture at this point from the processor and continue in a large bowl using your hands.
Then, using a small spoon or scoop, roll the mixture into balls the size of approximately 2 bites. Then toss the balls in coconut. Makes approximately 35 (1" diameter) balls.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
One of the wonderful aspects of this recipe is it's ability to be modified. Instead of using dates, any other dried fruit (raisons, cranberries, cherries), nuts or nut butter can be substituted. Change up the sweetener by using maple syrup. Explore with flavours using essential oils or orange, lemon or lime zest.
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