Have you tried maca root powder yet? Maca root is a tuber, kind of like a potato. It is very well known as a natural energy booster. It can also help with hormonal issues such as menopause and fertility. Maca is rich in B vitamins as well. It can be pricey, but I promise that a little goes a long way, so the bag will last a long time. Kind of like chia seeds. You may even be able to buy maca powder out of the bulk bins at Whole Foods. I love putting maca powder in my Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats because it adds a malty flavor that goes well with the chocolate. These Maca Energy Bites will not only give you a natural energy boost, but also a pretty good protein and fiber boost as well. If you enjoy my Maca Energy Bars, you will love these!
These energy bites are gluten free, vegan and grain free. If you need a nut free option, you can substitute the pistachios for rolled oats.
Maca Energy Bites
Yields 15 bite sized balls
Give yourself a natural energy boost!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup raw pepitas
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pistachios
- 1 T maca powder
- 1 T chia seeds
- 10 medjool dates (pits removed)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
- 2-3 T water
- In a food processor , grind up the pistchios, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, sea salt and maca powder to a coarse consistency.
- Then add in the dates and continue to pulse.
- Lastly, add in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time until a dough starts to form.
- Roll into balls and place in the fridge to firm up. It should only take a minute or two.
If you want to make these nut free, you can use rolled oats instead of pistachios. These balls should last for a couple weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze them.