Protein Energy Bites

Keep these little bites in your freezer for a quick burst of energy when you feel tired or are simply looking for a sweet treat. The nuts, seeds, and other healthy ingredients in this recipe are guaranteed to boost your mood and make for a filling snack.

1 cup Cashews (soaked for a few hours in water, drained and rinsed)
1/4 cup Raisins
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)
4 Dates (softened in some hot water for 10 minutes, then roughly chopped)
pinch Sea salt
1/3 cup Dried milk powder
Cocoa powder or finely shredded unsweetened coconut for coating (optional)

Purée all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for about an hour.

Once cold and firm, portion out mixture with a teaspoon or very small scoop and roll into balls (about 3/4 inch in diameter). If you want, you can then roll them in some cocoa powder or shredded coconut for a coating.

Store in a bag or airtight container in the freezer.

**Note: Calorie count does not include the optional cocoa or coconut toppings.