gluten-free. vegan. dairy-free.
A new year is around the corner. Many will make resolutions in an attempt to better themselves and their life. Eating healthier is one I definitely encourage.
My diet once consisted of about 80-90% junk food. Looking back, it is appalling how little whole foods I consumed. Eating healthy was not a priority. And this is what experience has taught me. Eating healthy has to be a priority. It cannot be a three month endeavor. It needs to be a new way of living.
The easiest way for me to give up junk food besides having gluten intolerance as an incentive was to change habits. Overtime, never compromising for lesser quality food became a given. I learned to figure out what foods to substitute in recipes for the unhealthier ingredients. It took time and diligence but the results are worth it.
This recipe symbolizes a New Year’s resolution to healthier eating. It is quick, easy and effective.
Ever wonder what to do with superfood supplement powder besides mixing in water or juice? Adding to a smoothie can be fun, but making bite size energy balls often tastes better. Makes for a fun snack too.
(1) I used Garden of Life RAW Protein & Greens Powder (this is not a sponsored post), but you can use whatever.
(2) Not into ball shaped bites? You can mash these into a cookie shape just as easily.
Superfood Energy Bites
Easy to make superfood energy bites to start the New Year right!
- 1/2 c. almond flour
- 6 medjool dates
- 4 T. superfood or protein powder of choice
- 2 T. peanut butter (I used creamy)
- 1/2 t. gluten-free vanilla extract
- Place almond flour, superfood/protein powder and peanut butter in high speed blender, blending to incorporate ingredients.
- Add dates and vanilla extract. Blend until ingredients are mixed. It takes a bit of side scraping between combining. Stop once ingredients are combined enough where dough sticks together well.
- On a parchment lined plate, use a tablespoon to scoop balls out of dough. Don’t let the dough heap over the tablespoon, just scoop enough to fill the spoon and use to roll into a ball. If you have trouble rolling at first, mash ingredients together assembling a ball shape and then roll afterwards if so desired.
- Use all of dough and then eat on spot or refrigerate. Store in airtight container. A recommended serving size is around 4 or 5 superfood balls.