I hope you guys aren't sick of my energy bite recipes yet, because I got one more for ya! These Chocolate Superfood Energy Bites are so easy to make and are fully of nutrition. I love having them as a morning or afternoon snack, but they also work to satisfy my sweet tooth when I'm craving dessert.
When I was trying to think of a name for this recipe I wanted to think of something more descriptive than just "chocolate." Yes, these are chocolatey, but they are so much more than that! Then the word superfood came to mind and I thought, "What exactly is a superfood?" So I did what anyone would do and googled it. Here's the definition I got:
"A superfood is a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being."
Well then, let's look at some of the ingredients in these bad boys:
Almonds: Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, copper and magnesium and they provide high quality protein. They are also rich in fiber.
Medjool Dates: While dates are high in sugar, they are an excellent source of whole food sweetness. They are also a good source of fiber
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain a large amount of nutrients with a small amount of calories. They are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Chia seeds contain more Omega-3s than salmon when you compare them gram for gram.
Ground Flaxseed: Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3s and both insoluble and soluble fiber. They also contain a good source of B vitamins, magnesium and manganese. Grinding flaxseeds allows the nutrients become absorbable by our bodies
Cacao Powder: Cacao powder is a rich source of antioxidants and magnesium. Cacao powder is the less-processed version of cocoa powder so it contains more fiber, protein and monounsaturated fats.
Now I'm no dietitian, and I know everyone will have different opinions on what a "superfood" is, but I love the nutrition in all of these ingredients. I also love the way I feel after I eat them. These ingredients are all staples in my diet throughout the week, so it doesn't get much better than combining them into one amazing snack! These Chocolate Superfood Energy Bites leave me feeling full and satisfied. I hope you all like them!
- Place the almonds, chia seeds and ground flaxseed into your food processor and process until the almonds are mostly a flour consistency.
- Then add in the cacao powder, dates and coconut oil and process until combined. Drizzle in the 2 tablespoons of water and process a few more seconds. The dough should hold together when pinched between your fingers.
- Roll the dough into bite sized balls and store in an airtight container or baggy in your refrigerator.
Nutrition InformationYield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 3g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.