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Energy bites recipe
21
Mar

Chocolate & Orange Bliss Bites

Chocolate and Orange Bliss Bites…

…(or Slump Balls, as they’ve come to be known in my kitchen) are so easy to make. All you need is a blender and a spare minute or two.

Do you get that afternoon slump when all you really want to do is crawl back into bed? The eyes have glazed over and the brain has turned foggy. These are my go to slump balls, my daily dose of energy on a tiring afternoon.

I’ve a real sweet tooth but know that if I open a packet of biscuits I won’t just stop at one. My will power is non existent in the afternoon. Rather than gorging out on an entire packet of biscuits; the dates, cacoa powder and maple syrup are just what my sweet tooth needs.

Packed with plenty of energy boosting nutrients you’ll even be achieving one of your five a day.

  • 100g medjool dates
  • 100g chia seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g oats
  • 4 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon almond butter
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
1 Measure out all ingredients and add to your food processor.
2 Blitz the ingredients until a ball of dough forms in the blender.
3 Roll into bite size balls.
Medjool dates, known as the ‘Fruit of Kings’ are a great way in achieving one of your five a day. They are high in fibre and natural sugars and are also virtually fat free. Such an easy snack for a sweet tooth.
Did you know that Chia Seeds can absorb 10-12 times their weight in water? Drink plenty of water when you snack on these balls and the chia seeds will expand in your stomach helping you to feel fuller for longer. High in protein, omega 3 and fatty acids, chia seeds are really a superfood.
Cacao is the big daddy of cocoa. It is produced by cold pressing the unroasted cocoa beans, and therefore keeps its nutritional value. Cocoa powder takes the raw cacoa and roasts it at high temperatures, leaving it with little nutritional value. High in magnesium, cacao is great at beating the afternoon slump. It is also high in zinc, which is great news for spot sufferers! Zinc works to reduce inflammation and improves wound healing.

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