Sometimes the best things are born out of necessity… like these wonderful little bite-sized balls o’ energy.
I often come in from teaching 2 bootcamps so ravenous I could eat my right arm off, and feel like face planting into the closest food handy. I usually take time to make a smoothie bowl or chickpea omelette, but sometimes I just want something quick (and healthy!) to munch on while I’m whipping it up.
What’s a hungry dietitian to do??
Well, I’ll tell ya… from now on I’m gonna make up a batch of these little bad boys about once a week so I can pop one or two while I’m making my “real” snack. And I think everyone will be happier for it. But I won’t limit them to post-bootcamp only. No, these little bites are so healthy that a couple of them with a piece of fruit qualify as a take-along breakfast, and delicious enough to count as dessert. Or sometimes when I’m just craving something chocolatey & snack-y in the afternoons, I’ll have a couple with a cup of tea… it gets me through til dinner, & makes me feel like I’ve indulged myself.
And what could be better than that??
These guys are made with dates, oats, walnuts, cocoa powder, and a little hit of espresso powder. I also used some vegan protein powder to up the protein content, but if you don’t keep that around, just sub coconut flour. They take literally minutes to whiz up in your food processor (I used my mini) and this recipe makes 15 balls- enough for the week (usually!) Did I mention you don’t have to bake them?
So why not go make them right now and have your snacks set for the week?? There’s no good reason, really.