Do things ever get so busy that you just can't find the energy to keep up? Trust us, we feel you. And that's exactly why we created these Sunshine Energy Bites. Also, of course, to acknowledge the longer days with the clocks turning ahead this weekend. Right, just when we can't keep up we lose an hour! So whip these up quick to keep you energized this week.
Sunshine Energy Bites
PREP TIME: 10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 15 mins
Servings: 18 bites
6 oz dried unsweetened mango
1/2 cup shelled raw pistachios
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
10 soaked pitted dates + 2 Tbsp reserved date water
1/3 cup thick rolled oats
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
2 Tbsp whole fax seed
2 Tbsp sunflower seed butter (we used salted)
1/8 tsp sea salt
Pre-soak dates in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften. Chop the mango into half inch pieces and set aside. Using a food processor pulse the oats until a thick flour like texture is formed then place in a separate bowl. Avoid over processing as you want to be able to see some whole oats. Add the ground and whole flax seed to the oat bowl. Combine the chopped mango, pistachios, sunflower seeds, soaked dates, and 2 Tbsp reserved date water to the food processor. Pulse until mixture comes together then pour contents into the oat/flax bowl. Add sunflower seed butter and salt and stir to fully combine. Form into bites about the size of ping pong balls. If your mixture is too dry (the balls crumble and easily fall apart) add a few teaspoons of additional date water as needed. Continue to form until you have about 18 energy bites. Keep in an air tight jar in the fridge for freshness.
They are sweet, salty, and sunflower buttery - basically everything you need to keep you going through all your endeavors. Trust us, we've been busy in the kitchen and have tons of great recipes coming your way, thanks to these bites of course.
Jess & Cecelia
Jess and Cecelia welcome you to our kitchen. We are fun-loving and passionate foodies working to make the world a healthier, happier place one plant based recipe at a time.