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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Vegan Energy Bites


  • 3 Tbsp freshly ground flaxseeds
  • 1 8 oz 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


  • 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.

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