Yes, I admit as a nutritionist I enjoy a sweet treat every so often just like all of my clients. But having something sweet doesn't need to come with the added guilt or inches around the waste.
When choosing a sweet treat what you want to look for is something that has natural sugars in it rather then added sugars. This can be tricky when you are buying packaged products in the grocery stores. The Solution: Make your own healthy energy bites you can enjoy when you are feeling that mid afternoon crash in energy, needing that pick me up before a gym session, or a quick release of energy following a training session. Whatever your reason try and choose something that is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and natural plant based sugars like these raw key lime energy bites.
Nutrient Benefits: High in Magnesium, Fibre, Protein, Potassium, Omega 3 & 6, B6, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin C (helps to absorb Iron)
Here is your quick and simple recipe to enjoy, it only takes 5 minutes to mix up and then 5-10 minutes to form into small bite sized snacks.
1/2 cup of cashews
1/2 cup of almonds
1 1/2 cups of dates, pitted or chopped
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2-3 limes (depends on how limey you want it - I used 3)
1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and combine until if forms a sticky paste, then roll into small bite sized balls
2. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
Serving Size: 1 energy bit
Calories per bite: 145 calories