New Energy Bite Recipe

I have a new energy bite recipe to share! I have been having these as a morning snack lately and they are delish! I also made them for an event last week and they were a huge hit so I’d say these bites are a winner!

20140127-174032.jpg
These are perfect for taking on hikes or bike rides or after a workout.

Last weekend my husband and I went to Sun Valley, Idaho and it was beeeeeautiful!

20140127-174145.jpg
This is the view from one of the snowshoeing trails. The air was amazing! And the sun, oh the sun was glorious! I am starting to have pretty major spring fever.
Sun Valley is one of the few ski resorts in the country that allows people to ride the lift up and speed fly off the top. My hubby of course is the speed flyer in the family. If you don’t know what speed flying is, it’s worth a google! And then after you watch a video, yes, my husband is a crazy man. And I love him for it 🙂 And no, he doesn’t have a flying squirrel suit and I’m happy for that.
So he went speed flying and flying and flying and I stayed on the ground, went to an amazing yoga class and tried to walk a dog that has no interest in walking in the snow.

20140127-174936.jpg
I couldn’t get her to walk. She kept turning back to go to the warm car.

Oh, and I know I’m kind of a cheese ball with this stuff but I wanted to share this. I love motivational quotes and what not. I have this hanging in my office now. It’s always good to have reminders 🙂

20140127-175341.jpg

Oats and Honey Energy Bites
Makes Approx 18 bites

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter of almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped and pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup dried cherries (or other dried berry)
1-2 tablespoons almond milk

Combine the oats, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large bowl.
Combine the peanut/almond butter, honey and vanilla in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir to combine.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine. If the mixture is too dry add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk. Fold in the dates and dried berries.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into approximately 18 balls. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Have a great week!
Laura

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s