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If you’re looking for an easy, no-bake treat, these Vegan Energy Bites are for you!
I was inspired by other bloggers who’ve been making these easy, no-bake bites. My version uses a base of almonds and hemp seeds, with currants and raisins to sweeten, cinnamon and carob for flavor, and then a punch of protein-powder. I like the Sunfood brand of Sacha Inchi Powder.
You can literally make this recipe in minutes using the food processor:
Then you just use your hands to make the little balls; my recipe makes a dozen. I took them along for a hike this past weekend:
Okay, so I didn’t exactly eat them while hiking, but they were a welcome treat with my pre-packed, post-hike lunch:
Since I haven’t been eating any refined sugars for almost one month exactly(!), my taste buds go crazy when I indulge in something that has dried fruit:
Here’s my recipe:Print
These healthy vegan energy bites are the perfect snack or dessert
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup currants
- 1 tablespoon carob or cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vegan protein powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Place almonds in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 15-20 seconds or until ground.
- Add hemp seeds, raisins, currants, carob, vanilla, cinnamon, protein powder, and coconut oil and pulse to combine. Scrape down the bowl if necessary.
- Then, use a spatula to transfer the mixture into a medium bowl. Use your hands to form a dozen balls.
- Chill for at least several hours before serving.
Here are some more pictures of late.
I’ve been loving all of the fresh summer produce from the farmers’ markets including these radishes, tomatoes, and a lemon cucumber that got used in my green salad:
I made these soft tacos for Alan topped with the same veggies:
Who knows what this omega-3-rich weed is that I pay good money for?
The fruit is unbelievable this summer:
A favorite breakfast is some chopped fresh fruit topped with homemade soy yogurt, buckwheat groats, cinnamon, chia, flax, and a dash of almond milk:
I’ve been making kale chips again lately and serve them with my morning green smoothie, ‘natch:
I’m eating lots of salads with my other latest obsession: raw crackers:
I think I’ve made three batches so far of these:
With so much good stuff, I feel like I’m overflowing with gratitude, health, and happiness:
This summer has been significant for me as I finish my master’s degree project in public health nutrition and begin to think about post-student life. I’ve had to do a lot of thinking about what I want to do next. At this point, I can’t tell you what that will include exactly, but I do know that as long as I’m taking care of myself by living a healthy, compassionate life and doing my best to inspire others to do the same, then I’m fulfilling my life’s purpose.
Let’s continue on this path together, shall we?
Have a wonderful rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Friday with more delicious food.
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