In five weeks we'll be heading back up north so I decided it's time to start cleaning out the pantry. I found a container of Medjool dates and thought it would be a good day to turn them into Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites!
If you're looking for a healthy snack that's easy to make, these little energy bites are for you. They are tasty, satisfying and kid approved by our picky eater granddaughter, Isabella. I always bring a container of them for her when we visit, they're loaded with healthy ingredients and perfect for her lunch box or an afterschool snack. If she likes them, I'm sure you will too, especially all the benefits they provide
Four Benefits of Energy Bites
Natural Energy Boost: As the name suggests, energy bites are designed to give you a quick boost of energy when you need it most. Medjool dates are a great source of natural sugars, which your body can quickly convert into energy. Mixed nuts provide protein and healthy fats, which can help sustain your energy levels over a longer period of time. Additionally, the green banana flour provides resistant starch, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and provides longer lasting energy.
Rich in Nutrients: Energy bites are also packed with a range of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health. Medjool dates are high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, while mixed nuts offer a range of healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Coconut flakes provide healthy fats and fiber, while green banana flour offers a source of vitamin C, potassium, and resistant starch.
Easy to Digest: Energy bites are easy to digest, which makes them a great snack option for people with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues. The combination of natural sugars, healthy fats, and fiber can help regulate digestion and promote healthy bowel movements.
Convenient: Energy bites are easy to make and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for quick, convenient snacking. They're also a great option for on-the-go snacking, as they're portable and don't require any utensils.
... and did I mention they are really easy to make!