Ferrero Rocher Energy Bites

Yes, miracles exist! These delicious chocolate-hazelnut energy bites of childhood nostalgia are proof. They are filled with good stuff like hormone-balancing maca, protein-packed sunflower seeds and almonds, and blood sugar-stabilizing powers thanks to true cinnamon & fats from coconut oil. These are gluten-free, vegan, refined-sugar free, can be made grain-free, and seriously addicting, I am proud of these lil' nuggets that everyone can enjoy! 

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Ferrero Rocher Energy Bites

Makes 18-24 bites

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup rolled oats (if making grain-free, replace with 1/2 cup dry, raw cashews)

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/4 cup cacao powder

1 tbsp maca powder (not necessary, but recommended)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

4 heaping tbsp (or heaping 1/4 cup) hazelnut butter

~15 dates (or 1 cup), soaked

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

generous pinch or two of pink Himalayan salt 

Method

1. Boil water, and then soak dates in boiled water while you prep and begin assembling other ingredients. I find this helpful because sometimes my food processor doesn't break up the dates enough and soaking them makes the dates easier to blend.

2. In a food processor or blender, blend the almonds, oats, sunflower seeds, cacao powder, maca powder, and cinnamon. 

3. If using a food processor, add the hazelnut butter and blend again. If using a blender, pour dry ingredients from blender into a bowl and then add the hazelnut butter and mix in with hands or spoon.

4. Melt coconut oil, in the microwave or on stovetop. 

5. Add dates into food processor or blender and blend. If using blender, add the blended dates into your mixing bowl. If you're having trouble blending, you can try adding your melted coconut oil here to help with that.

6. If you haven't already, pour ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mash up any of the dates that didn't get blended. 

7. Add melted coconut oil (if still needed), maple syrup, and salt, then mix with a spoon until well incorporated. Mixture should be coarse, but when you pinch some together it should hold shape. 

8. Roll into balls, 1-2 tbsp big.

9. Place in fridge for ~20 minutes for coconut oil to help strengthen the bites, or eat right away like I did because they are truly incredibly irresistible. 

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Ah, all of the flavour and none of the sugar crashes! Goal achieved! 

If you try these, please let me know! Send me a picture or tag me on instagram @killahjustice

Much love,

Kristen

 

 

Chai Chia Pudding

I AM STOKED ABOUT THIS RECIPE. I made it up on a whim and it turned out so wonderful, I am very excited to share with you. Chia seeds are an amazing source of healthy fats, making them filling, while also having a soothing effect on your gut to help with digestion! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do :)

Chai Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp chai spice mix
  • 1/4 true cinnamon
  • 200mL unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Add chia seeds and spices to a bowl or jar, stir a little to combine.
  2. Add the almond milk and stir immediately, and well, to stop chia seeds from clumping together
  3. Once all those ingredients are combined, add maple syrup and stir again.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least 30-45minutes to allow the seeds to become a pudding-like texture. This can also be done over night!
  5. Top with berries, granola, or more spices. 
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