Goji Berry Energy Bites

By June 1, 2013 June 2nd, 2016 Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes, Snacks

This is one my favorite treats to take along when I go out for the day. I find if I have something to keep my blood sugar in balance when out and about I am not tempted to grab something less healthy. The healthy fat and fiber fills me up and gives me energy.

These bites are full of protein from the nuts and hemp seeds.  Hemp seeds are one of nature’s richest sources of easy to digest vegan protein.

The Goji berry is an adaptogen which means it adapts to what your body needs. It provides energy when you’re tired and calms you down when stressed.  The goji berry harmonizes functions of the entire body, resulting in enhanced stamina, strength and energy.  They have been shown to support energy, prevent aging, improve vision, keep liver and kidneys healthy and help you sleep.

They are good to eat before and after workouts.

Goji Berry Energy Bites
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Raw
Author: Ingrid DeHart – EatWellEnjoyLife.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup goji berries, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Soak the goji berries in hot water for 30 minutes, drain and dry on a kitchen towel.
  2. Process the walnuts, hemp seeds, dates and sesame seeds together until they are finely chopped.
  3. Add the goji berries and process until sticky.
  4. Form into 10 small balls and refrigerate or freeze.
  5. You can eat these right away or store for later. I love having them ready in my freezer.
Notes
Substitute raisins for the dates to get a slightly different taste[br]Use almonds, cashews or brazil nuts instead of walnuts

 

Enjoy the recipe and leave me a comment below.  I love hearing about your health journey and your thoughts and feedback on making your own delicious recipes at home.

Much love,
Ingrid

 

6 Comments

  • Sophia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I have chia seeds on hand. Is it possible to use chia instead of hemp? If so, what modifications may be necessary (if any)?

    • Ingrid says:

      Hi Sophia,
      I recommend using only 2 Tb of chia seeds then add 4 Tb of another type of nut or more walnuts. They should come out fine with this alteration.

  • Sophia says:

    Great! Thanks for your reply. I can’t wait to give it a try. One more question: would you recommend pre-soaking the chia seeds in water first (perhaps with the goji in step 1) or just add them in dry in step 2? Thanks again!

  • Doug says:

    Looks like a great recipe. I am an endurance cyclist and am constantly looking for portable energy snacks for my long races/rides, and have been trying to wean myself off of the over-the-counter energy bars that are full of sugar. Do you recommend these bites for athletes? Do you have other recipes you also recommend? thanks. Doug

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