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RECIPE: Almond Butter Energy Bites

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Sometimes, we're human, and we get a craving for something SWEET. How many times have you heard someone say after a meal, "I just want a little something sweet...?"

The problem is, it can be hard to STOP once you start, and most desserts are filled with inflammatory foods like processed sugar, flour, and milk.

How to Eat Dessert and Stick to a Healthy Diet

So there are two requirements we want here:

  1. It is small enough that you can take a bite and not feel like you're "wasting food" by leaving the rest behind.
  2. It doesn't have artificial or processed foods in it... Okay, I'll add a third provision...
  3. It tastes delicious and is easy to make.

I found the answer in these Energy Bites, and holy cow, are they delicious and easy to make!

Plus they are easy to modify with your palette. Try adding in coconut shavings (unsweetened, of course) or swapping out the almond butter for cashew butter. If you have a chocolate craving, try adding in some cacao! The possibilities are endless. 


PREP: 10 MINS 

TOTAL: 10 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats oatmeal
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • Dash (or 2 or ten) of cinnamon

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
    2. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
    3. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like.

      Whenever your sweet tooth calls out after a meal, this is a great go-to and alternative to... well... you fill in the blank.


       
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