Vegan Energy Bites

Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

When you need some energy during the day, here is a great nutritious snack to pick you up quickly. Great for both adults and children.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp freshly ground flaxseeds
  • 1 package of dates
  • ½ cup almond butter or paste
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Coconut flakes to sprinkle

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, mix ground flaxseeds with 3 Tbsp water and allow to stand.
  2. Deseed the dates and chop roughly. Place on the side.
  3. In a pan, mix almond butter with the maple syrup. Add the dates.
  4. Cook until the mixture becomes mushy. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the flaxseed mixture to the pan and stir quickly.
  6. Add the seeds, chopped walnuts, pistachios and lemon juice to the pan. Mix together.
  7. Move the mixture from the pan to a sheet of baking paper. Create a roll the size of a sushi roll. You can use a sushi roller for this.
  8. Once rolled, sprinkle some coconut flakes on top and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  9. When the roll is hard, slice it into pieces and serve as a snack.

Galit Goldfarb, MS clinical nutritionist and scientist with 26 years of experience in the health field, holds three university degrees as well as personal experience with many health issues including cancer. Galit has written eight books including Award Winning International Bestseller The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program based on her in-depth research into the ideal diet for humans. Watch her TEDx talk here. Galit offers speaking engagements, online programs and personal coaching to show just how simple it is to reach optimal weight & health through simple lifestyle changes backed by science. Check out Galit’s website The Guerrilla Diet and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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