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3 Tasty Energy Bites

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Everyone enjoys snacking, right? We don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day. But sometimes that snack ends up being a candy bar or cookie or something that isn’t very healthy, so we’ve created three tasty energy bites that you can enjoy snacking on without feeling guilty. These are high in protein and healthy fats and lower in carbs and sugar than most snacks. Whether you enjoy the tastes of peanut butter, chocolate, or fruit – you’re bound to enjoy one of these energy bites.

Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats (you can use gluten-free)
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
½ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey (you can use agave, but you may need to use a bit more to get the right consistency)
¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add oats and ground flax to Twister jar.
  2. Blend on a Low speed for 10 seconds. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  3. Add peanut butter, vanilla and honey to mixture.
  4. Blend on a Low speed for 20 seconds. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  5. Stir or pulse in chocolate chips.
  6. Shape into 1” balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

YIELDS: 16 energy bites

Get nutrition information and instructions to make in the WildSide+ & FourSide jars »

 

Energy Bites

Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites

Ingredients

2 ½ cups raw cashews, unsalted
3 soft Medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
zest of ½ lemon
2 tbsp dried blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add half of cashews, then the dates and then the rest of the cashews to the Twister jar.
  2. “Pulse” 10-15 times. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  3. Add vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and dried blueberries to mixture.
  4. “Pulse” 8-10 times. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  5. Shape into 1” balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

YIELDS: 9 energy bites

Get nutrition information and instructions to make in the WildSide+ & FourSide jars »

 

Energy Bites

Joyous Almond Energy Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats (you can use gluten-free)
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp cocoa powder
½ cup almond butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey (you can use agave, but you may need to use a bit more to get the right consistency)
½ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add oats, ground flax and cocoa powder to Twister jar.
  2. Blend on a Low speed for 10 seconds. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  3. Add almond butter, vanilla, honey and shredded coconut.
  4. Blend on a Low speed for 20 seconds. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
  5. Stir or pulse in chocolate chips.
  6. Shape into 1” balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  7. Roll in unsweetened shredded coconut.

YIELDS: 18 energy bites

Get nutrition information and instructions to make in the WildSide+ & FourSide jars »

(34) Comments on “3 Tasty Energy Bites

  • Bonnie MacEvoy

    To make in a different jar or blender, do the dry ingredients first, add the sweetener and blend until crumbly. Place in a bowl and cut in the remaining liquid ingredients with a pastry cutter. Roll into balls as directed. 2 1/2 cups cashews ~= 2 c cashew butter if you want to just stir it all together (Lemon balls).

  • Claude

    I have two other blenders, but I bought the Blendec because of the “hot” feature – I wanted to make hot soups in a hurry in the evening. I am disappointed first because it does not heat very much, and second because it is incredibly noisy. So for the much higher price I paid for the added feature (heating) I wonder whether I made the right decision.

    • Jessica Andreasen

      It should be heating. Sometimes you need to run it longer than the 90 second cycle. We often run that cycle twice to heat things up. But it all depends on the ingredients you’re adding. If they’re already warm/hot, it won’t need as long.

  • Sheila

    How can I use these recipes without a twister jar? I have a WildSide jar on my blender. Will any settings work with that?

    • Jessica Andreasen

      Yes, if you click on the recipe images, names or the link below the recipe, it will take you directly to the recipe page which has instructions for the WildSide+ jar under “Variations.”

    • Yes, you can make these in the FourSide jar. There is a link under each recipe that will take you to the full recipe, including how to make in the FourSide jar.

  • Rebecca

    These look fantastic! I usually use grade B maple syrup in place of honey. Will I need to adjust for consistency like you need to with agave?

    Also, these look like they might freeze well. I was thinking about freezing them and then taking them on a trip (e.g., hiking, road trip or flying) so by the time I eat them, they’ll be cool but defrosted. Do you think that would work OK?

    Thanks for the recipes!

    • Jessica Andreasen

      We haven’t tried it with maple syrup but, yes, I do think you’ll have to add a little more to get the right consistency. Add it until you can press the mixture together and it sticks. And, yes, they should freeze nicely! Happy blending!

  • Elia

    ‘Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending’
    I don’t understand why you should be messing up with the lid while blending. What will it accomplish?

  • Dot

    Can I make ice cream consistancy with fruits in my regular Blendtec blender or do I have to use a twister jar. Does the Twister Jar fit all blenders, I’ve had mind for about 8 yrs now.

  • mary

    In reference to the Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites, how do you “Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending?” Also, under the Almond Joy Energy Bites, could you replace the almond butter with peanut butter, as I don’t like almond butter?

    • Jessica Andreasen

      Do you have a Twister jar? If so, it comes with two lids – a gripper lid and a Twister lid. The Twister lid has tines on it that scrape the sides of the jar as you turn it to keep things blending. If you don’t have a Twister jar, click on the link to the recipe page to read instructions on how to make it in the WildSide+ or FourSide jar.

      Yes, you can replace almond butter with peanut butter it will just be a different taste.

  • Janet Graafsma

    I have the Blendtec Classic base. What speed would be the “Low” setting?

    Are the “oats” old fashioned rolled oats, or quick oats?

    • Jessica Andreasen

      Low would be a speed 1 or 2 and we used old fashioned rolled oats but you can also use quick oats. Happy blending!

  • Terry

    Can I use almonds instead of cashews in the Lemon Blueberry Bites? Or peanuts? I generally avoid cashews…
    Can’t wait to try them!

  • Alice

    Can I substitute Stevia for the honey in the Almond Joy bites. I can’t do all that much honey. or sweetener. Any thoughts?

    • Jessica Andreasen

      The honey is needed to help bind the energy bites. You could try using agave or maple syrup instead! You might need a little more of either of those so play with it until the mixture sticks together when you pinch it between your fingers.

    • Jessica Andreasen

      Yes, you can. Make sure they are soft dates or a date paste. They really need to be tacky enough to bind the ingredients in the mixture together.

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