Fresh Strawberry Energy Bites

By June 3, 2019 Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan

These Fresh Strawberry Energy Bites are delicious, energy boosting little gems with only 6 ingredients.  They’re paleo, gluten-free and vegan. A great snack to take with you on a hike or enjoy as dessert.

Now that summer is here the strawberries are bursting with flavor. They are sweet, tart and juicy with an abundance of nutrients that make you feel fantastic. The smell of fresh strawberries always makes me smile.

Strawberries are high in antioxidants which help detoxify your body and reduce inflammation.

The seeds of these bright red fruits contain the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which has been proven to improve mood. They’re a relatively low glycemic fruit with lots of
vitamin C.

Strawberries can be eaten alone or used in smoothies, desserts, salads, dressings and more. You can find more strawberry recipes on my blog.

In this recipe I use fresh strawberries to make a quick on-the-go snack with cashews, walnuts and dates.  What makes them special is they’re bursting with fresh strawberry flavor.

These little bites have  6 ingredients and take only 5 minutes to make. You absolutely need a food processor for this recipe.  This is a good one at a fair price. (affiliate link)

The sweetness comes from the strawberries and dates. In Ayurveda dates are considered a ‘superfood’ because they are both Sattvic (promote peace in the mind) and directly nourish Ojas (the essence of our immune system). They are considered a nutritive tonic for the body, energizing for the tissues and immune system.

Cashew and walnuts give them crunch as well as protein and health fats. I also add  a little coconut flour to bind them together.

Process only until the nuts are broken up into tiny pieces and the mixture forms a paste.  Don’t over process. They taste best when there is still a little texture.

Use your hands to form them into balls.  You can make them as big or small as you want.   I like to make bite size balls about 1″ in diameter.  This will give you about 20 little bites. If you want to make them bigger you’ll get 10-12 out of the batch.

Let them chill for about 1 hour to firm up a bit.

I like to give them a nice coating.  It makes them pretty and adds flavor. Choose ground up freeze dried strawberries for extra strawberry flavor or shredded coconut for a little more coconut taste. Organic freeze dried strawberries are available in most health foods stores.

Once they are chilled roll them in your coating of choice or eat them plain.

Snack bites, breakfast bites, dessert bites – with these gems anything is possible.  They’re naturally sweet with just the right amount of crunch.  Summer snacking couldn’t be better.

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.  ~ Sai Baba

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Fresh Strawberry Energy Bites

Fresh Strawberry Energy Bites


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 little bites 1x

Description

Fresh Strawberry Energy Bites are naturally sweet with just the right amount of crunch.  A perfect on-the-go snack for summer!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries, dates, cashews, walnuts, coconut flour and vanilla in a food processor.
  2. Process until the nuts are broken up into tiny pieces (but not fully ground) and the mixture forms a paste-like consistency.
  3. Using your hands roll the dough into approximately 20 1″ balls (or any size you want).
  4. Place them on a plate and put into the refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up.
  5. After 1 hour, take the bites out of the fridge and roll them in the dried strawberries* or shredded coconut.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze for up to a month.

Notes

If using freeze dried strawberries as a coating, before you begin pulse the freeze-dried strawberries in your food processor for a few seconds, until they are broken into tiny pieces.  Set aside on a plate in the freezer. You don’t have to clean the food processor, just proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition information is without any coating.

  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan Seasonal, Farm to Table

Keywords: strawberry energy bites

Until next time, have a fantastic day and enjoy the recipe.  Please leave a comment below.  I always love hearing about your journey and your thoughts and feedback on making your own delicious food at home.

If you like this recipe, try these other energy bites:

Cookie Dough Energy Bites with Cacao Nibs

Chocolate Hemp Maca Energy Bites

Goji Berry Energy Bites

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