My sister Hanna is a registered dietician. Which makes me super lucky since I can get research-backed nutrition advice on the ready. Fortunately, I’m happy to share her wisdom (and my food) 🙂
Here are my Hanna/RD-approved energy bites. They are gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan if you want them to be (omit honey and collagen powder) and 100% delicious. They are also quick to make and keep me energized, grounded and balanced even on long days. (Notice one is missing in the heartbowl picture–that’s because I ate it! Photography is hard work. I got hungry 🙂
Let’s do this:
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy, organic from Trader Joe’s)
(because mama ain’t getting any younger!) (I’m trying Vital Protein’s unsweetened powder)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Honey to taste. I like Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey. I first met them in 2015 at The W.E.L.L. Summit which means they are a good company I can trust (because W.E.L.L. Summit vets all their sponsors and vendors, saving me the leg work). They produce raw, unpasteurized, non-GMO honey in a way that’s safe and kind of bees (VERY IMPORTANT!) OK. Rant over. But I want you to know the method to my madness.
Combine all (except honey) in a bowl or mixer. Stir/mix until blended. Then drizzle in honey to taste. Taste frequently to see how it’s going 🙂
When satisfied, wet hands and roll into balls. Freeze for an hour if you’re in a rush, or refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours, then take them out, pack them up and go!