This weekend, I decided to take a spontaneous trip up to Oregon. My favorite thing about living in San Francisco is that it’s sort of smack dab in the middle of the west coast, meaning an easy opportunity to travel pretty much anywhere out here. Being from the south, I’ve never been anywhere in the north-west and have to say that I am falling in love with Ashland, Oregon. You definitely need to add it to your bucket list if you haven’t.
Those notes aside, I made these energy bites to have something for the trip. The thing about a lot of bars out there is that they are packed with sugar and, again, weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. On top of that, they are pretty pricey. If I ever see a sale on RX bars (which is a great bar with all natural ingredients for those who don’t know), I go HAM.
Paleo approved, chocolately goodness
I made these for things like road trips, hikes, or anytime I’m on the go and need a quick snack. If you like chocolate, they’re delicious!! And if you don’t, not sure why you’re reading this blog because I talk about chocolate all the time. What’s great about these bars is that they are paleo approved and vegan-friendly. I thought about this when making the bars. The RX bars I eat have egg whites, and the Perfect bars I eat at work have dry milk in them, so I didn’t know about a good option for my vegan friends.
I experimented a bit with these bites and think this is the perfect recipe. And, if you make my almond milk first, you can use your leftover almond meal. In fact, I actually think the recipe is better with the almond meal, so I would even recommend it! Let me know how you like it!
Chocolate energy bitesPrint This
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal (or leftovers from your almond milk)
- 2 scoops collagen powder (I use Vital Proteins)
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
Pour all the ingredients into a food processor and let it go, as easy as that! If the “dough” isn’t sticking well, you might want to consider adding a date. My almond meal from my homemade almond milk tends to stick together better than the purchased almond meal, and I think it might have to do with the fact that I put dates in my almond milk.