We all need an energy boost from time to time and this homemade snack is the perfect go-to, especially for fall! This recipe is super easy to make and requires no cooking. I think you’re going to love it. Nutritionally these energy bites are packed with good-for-you ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, which are rich in zinc, an immune boosting nutrient. These bites also contain chia seeds, which are packed with protein, fiber and healthy omega-3s. I also love the addition of oats, which contain energy carbohydrates. Enjoy!
Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Energy Bites
Makes 15 Servings
Recipe from HealthyGroceryGirl.com
1.5 cups pitted dates
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup Organic peanut butter
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1.) Add dates, oats and sea salt into a food processor and pulse until crumbly
2.) Add mixture into an ice-cube tray 3/4 of the way full (I used a silicone ice cube tray) and press down with a spoon
3.) Next add a layer of peanut butter and top with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and a pinch of sea salt 4.
4.) Place in the freezer to set for a minimum of 5 hours or ideally overnight
5.) Keep stored in the freezer