I arose the day after my birthday (February 7th) on February 8th with the sun shining through my Queen Anne apartment. I sat with a cup of chai and thought about Charles Dickens while gazing at the Puget Sound. The weather felt warmer and spring blossoms are in bloom.
And well, since this is one of my areas of focus (health and writing), I walked into the kitchen and began throwing stuff in a blender. Some food bloggers try each recipe 10 times, and trust me I’ve been there, but there are sometimes you just hit the nail on the head.
This morning, I did exactly that. Some force from the sun and bout of inspiration enthused this recipe.
The recipe is easy and budget friendly. While I think this is a lovely recipe, my hope is to spread the “LOVE” for healthy eating and to find love within you. I kept thinking about this interconnected web between love and energy.
Loving yourself is something that most people are lacking in this crazy, hectic world.
Lack of confidence, body image issues, not being good enough or smart enough – we somehow find ways to hate ourselves – a lot!
The more love you have, the more energy you’ll obtain. The more energy you have the more love you have to share. You see, it’s all interconnected. So what’s the point of this recipe? Get energy from nature, love yourself and share your positive energy with the world. Energy, love and light – these are tools to building your creations.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Makes 12 Energy Bites
1/4 cup cashews, almonds and pumpkin seeds (can substitute your favorite nuts)
1/3 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup dates (approximately 4)
3 tbsp coco powder (I used unsweetened)
2 tbsp flax meal
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Directions: Place all ingredients into a food processor except the dates, raspberries and maple syrup. Pulse four to five times. Add the dates, raspberries and maple syrup into the food processor and blend until thick and the “S” blade can no longer blend.
Scoop a chunk out of the blender and use your palms to roll the mixture into a ball. You may need to rinse your hands off once or twice as the balls best form with a clean palm.