5 Minute Maca Energy Bites

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!

Maca Energy Bites - My Whole Food Life

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

5 Minute Maca Energy Bites

Give yourself a natural energy boost!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a food processor , grind up the pistchios, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, sea salt and maca powder to a coarse consistency.
  2. Then add in the dates and continue to pulse.
  3. Lastly, add in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time until a dough starts to form.
  4. Roll into balls and place in the fridge to firm up. It should only take a minute or two.

Notes

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.

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