Happy Labor Day Sunshines!
With fall seemingly fast approaching, I'm trying to hang on to summer as long as I can. These Energy Bites are my new favorite snack, with a tropical kick that reminds me of Pina Coladas in the summertime.
They're great for days when I'm "on-the-go" and need something to grab on my way out the door. I love to make these ahead of time, and keep them in the fridge until I need a quick bite.
The combination of almonds and dried fruit in this recipe helps your body create the energy to keep you moving all day!
Aside from the following ingredients, all you will need is a high speed food processor.
1/2 Cup Almonds
10 Medjool Dates (Approximately 1 Cup)
1 Cup mixed Dried Mango, Banana, and Pineapple
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut Flakes (1/4 cup set aside for coating)
Optional: 1-2 tsp pineapple juice, if your mixture seems too dry/crumbly
In a high speed food processor combine the almonds, dates, and mixed dried fruit for about one minute. Then add in 1/4 Cup of shredded coconut and pulse until your mixture is thoroughly combined, as pictured above.
Next, take about a tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a ball with your hands, repeat until all of the mixture is formed into shape. Roll the balls in the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded coconut flakes.
This recipe makes approximately 14 balls!
Tropical Energy Bites should stay fresh for about 3-5 days when stored in the refrigerator.