Energy bites are such a versatile snack that you can eat them almost anywhere, whether it be at work, school, post workout, or in the car! These ones are a little different than the typical energy bite you may think of because these include beets.
High in fibre and protein, these are a well balanced snack. If you decide to give these a try, let me know what you think of them.
Heart Beet Energy Bites
Yield: 24 servings (1 ball)
- 1 medium cooked beet* (or 4 whole canned beets, rinsed)
- 1 cup large flake oats
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or another nut butter)
- 1/3 cup pitted dates
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In blender, pulse beet until finely chopped. Transfer to large bowl.
- Add oats, chia seeds, coconut, and cocoa to the beet and mix together.
- Place dates, honey, and vanilla in blender and blend until dates are chopped in small pieces. Add to oat mixture.
- Add peanut butter to oat mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the bites to harden a little.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week of freezer for six months.
*You can purchase fresh beets and cook them yourself, already cooked beets in the produce section or canned beets (they are pretty low in sodium)
- Chia seeds and oats are a great source of fibre
- February is Heart Health Month – Oats are a whole grain which are good for helping to manage your cholesterol