Heart Beet Energy Bites

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.

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Heart Beet Energy Bites

Yield: 24 servings (1 ball)

Ingredients 

  • 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

Directions

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In blender, pulse beet until finely chopped. Transfer to large bowl.
  3. Add oats, chia seeds, coconut, and cocoa to the beet and mix together.
  4. Place dates, honey, and vanilla in blender and blend until dates are chopped in small pieces. Add to oat mixture.
  5. Add peanut butter to oat mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the bites to harden a little.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week of freezer for six months.

Nutrition Tips:

*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

 

 

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