Прочетете този пост на български език: Лесни сурови енергийни хапки без захар
As you probably know if you follow me on Instagram @quitealooker, I have started a no artificial sugar period in the beginning of October, hence I have been exprimenting with ways to satisfy my sweet cravings. So far I have been very happy with the fact that I cut out all chocolate, sugary soft drinks, cakes and so on because I definitely see a difference in how my skin and body both look and feel. I’m not gonna lie, sometimes it’s kind of hard, especially when I see yummy chocolate cakes in my favorite cafés but there are substitutes that definitely do the trick. Besides from eating seasonal fruits a lot more such as apples, grapes, pumpkin and pears, I sometimes find myself looking for something more.
So, today I want to share with you a super fast and easy recipe to make energy bites with no added sugar that taste even better than the prepackaged raw bars. You can find the needed ingredients and the full instructions on how to make them below!
- 30 dates without stones (approx. 300g)
- 10 raw almonds
- 10 raw hazelnuts
- 5 cacao beans
- 1 tbsp chia
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp carob or cocoa powder
Soak the dates and dried fruits of your choice in hot water so they can soften if they are too dry. I used quite juicy dates and therefore I missed this step. Blend well all the nuts and cocoa beans but still leave larger pieces to make the bites more crispy. If you do not have a blender you can put the nuts in a cloth and use a kitchen hammer to scrape them or just a mortar (I used this the first time I made these bites and it worked great). Blend the dates and dried fruit by adding coconut oil to avoid too sticky of a mixture. You can add almond milk to soften the texture even more.
Forming the bites:
Mix all blended ingredients together with the chia and use your hands to make a sticky dough. Then take out a small amount and start forming smaller balls. If the mixture is too sticky add more coconut oil for easier shaping. Finally, roll each ball into carob or cocoa powder – adds a great final taste and most of all, mattifies the bites so that they don’t stick to each other!