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  • Shannon Crocker RD

Real Food Fuel: Almond Butter Energy Bites

Power up with whole grain oats, almond butter and seeds! These bites deliver energy, protein and fibre (and a hint of chocolate) to help you crush cravings and manage munchies. They make a perfect grab-and-go snack; one of these bites with a small latte powers me through a short run or work out.

Almond Butter Energy Bites

Makes: 24 energy bites


1 ¼ cup (375 mL) large flake rolled oats or quick cooking steel cut oats 2/3 cup (160 mL) medium unsweetened coconut flakes

½ cup (125 mL) natural almond butter

1/3 cup (80 mL) honey ¼ cup (60 mL) sesame seeds or hemp hearts

¼ cup (60mL) chia seeds ¼ cup (60 mL) mini chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. (15 mL) vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

How to Make

1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. *

2. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop mix and roll into bite-sized balls.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

* If you don't have time to let the mix chill, skip it. Just wet/dampen your hands slightly to make rolling less sticky.

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