Coco-nutty Power Bites

Need a quick option for energy on the go, for your weekend outdoors, or for a make a ahead breakfast? These pop-able bites are packed full of keep-you-full nutrients, and are even tastier than they look! 

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Recipe originally printed in the April '18 edition of Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Check it out at here and here

You will need:
A food processor

1 Tbsp chia seeds, soaked in ¼ cup water
¼ cup coconut meal
½ cup almond meal
¼ cup cashews, raw
¼ cup coconut shreds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
4 dates, pitted
¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt
Extra coconut shreds for garnish

Optional: mix together 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder and ½ tsp cinnamon for coating. Set aside.

You will make: 8 energy bites!

1.)   Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
2.)   In a small dish, mix chia seeds into water. Set aside for fifteen minutes to soak the chia seeds completely
3.)   Place all remaining ingredients in a food processor. Pulse on low a few times to start mixing, then process on high to blend all ingredients together
4.)   While on high, pour soaked chia seeds into the food processor. Continue processing until the ingredients come together to form a dough-like ball
5.)   Pour dough ball out onto a cutting board or other flat surface
6.)   Divide the dough into eight equal pieces, rolling each piece in between your palms to form a small ball
**Optional: roll each ball in the cocoa powder and cinnamon mixture to coat.**
7.)   Gently press a small pinch of coconut shreds into the top of each ball
8.)   Place the rolled energy ball on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in oven for 20 minutes

9.)   Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy


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