Cashew Spice Energy Bites

Some days I just get so bored with homework, that I throw it down and head to the kitchen. That just happened, and something magical came out of it: Cashew Spice Energy Bites. These little babes are very reminiscent of Square Organics’ Almond Spice bar, and I was seriously just messing around with ingredients! So, obviously I had to share my accidental masterpiece with you all.

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Cashew Spice Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 – 1 cup raw cashews, almonds could work as well
  • 1/4 cup organic cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops The Natural Citizen Organic Protein (or any unflavored alternative)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, plus more for rolling
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • splash or two of almond milk

Method

  1. First, place pitted dates in a bowl with filtered water and allow them to soak while you prep the rest of the recipe.
  2. Place cashews in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped or until a floury consistency, depending if you want nut chunks in your bites.
  3. Transfer to medium mixing bowl and add cacao, chia seeds, protein powder, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Strain the dates and place in a blender or food processor, pulsing until a sticky smooth consistency is achieved.
  5. Add date paste to bowl with dry ingredients. Using a rubber scrapper, spread date paste and fold into dry ingredients. Add almond milk, if needed, to facilitate incorporation. Add a little at a time, because you don’t want the mixture to become too sticky.
  6. Roll in balls and then drudge through cinnamon if desired. Store in the fridge or freezer.

If you try these out, let me know what you think!

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