These energy bites are like eating trail mix in a ball! Quick, easy and heart-healthy! 

These energy bites are seriously the best! Whenever I get the urge to whip up a batch of energy bites, these are always my go to. They are super easy to make, only requiring one bowl (less dishes!!), and taste absolutely delicious! Nutty with a bit of chocolate-ly flavour and  just the right amount of crunch. They’re not only a great source of heart healthy fats and fibre from the nuts, seeds and flaxseed, but also have a kick of antioxidants from the dark chocolate. I love snacking on these pre or post workout along with some Greek yogurt for some extra protein. Totally hits the spot and satisfies that sweet tooth! Plus, you can make a double batch and freeze them for a quick and easy snack on the go! Who doesn’t love quick, awesome and healthy snacks? This one is always a winner!

Trail Mix Energy Bites

Yield: Makes approximately 28 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw sliced almonds, crushed, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together (except for the sliced almonds) until everything is well incorporated. Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place sliced almonds in a Ziploc bag and close the bag. Crush the sliced almonds with your hands or the back of a spoon until almonds are broken down into smaller pieces. Pour crushed almonds into a bowl.
  3. Next, remove almond butter mixture from the fridge and spoon out a heaping tablespoon and roll into a ball. Roll the ball into the crushed almonds until the surface is coated. Repeat until all of the mixture is used.

Notes

Nutrients per serving (for one energy bite): Servings: 28• Calories: 113 • Fat: 8 g • Carbohydrates: 9g • Fibre: 3g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 4 g • Sodium: 20 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Elysia, XOXO