Mint Chocolate Energy Bites
There are many ways I can praise energy bites (because they are great). But since you have already heard my praise for these little guys when I made the chocolate peanut butter flavour, I wont repeat myself. These are a bit different because they are made with a food processor (meaning a smoother texture), they don't use peanut butter as the bind and they have this slight minty flavour (which I am really excited about).
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Makes 12+ bites
12 Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 scoop plain protein powder
1 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp mint extract
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Before getting any of the other ingredients ready to use, soak the dates in warm water for 8-10 minutes so they soften.
In a food processor, add the softened dates and pulse until finely chopped.
Add the almonds, protein powder, cocoa powder, mint extract and water to the food processor and pulse until well combined.
Remove the mixture from the processor and roll into 1-inch balls.
Place the coconut in a small bowl. Roll each of the energy bites in the coconut to coat them.
To ensure they last, store them in the fridge. If you want to keep them extra-long (or prevent yourself from eating them all at once) store them in the freezer - they will last longer but also are very quick to thaw out so you can pull them out right before you head out for the day and they will be ready to enjoy in no time.