Nourish bites AKA the new energy balls, because let’s be honest, nourish bites just sounds so much more glamorous. And they do exactly that; they nourish due to their abundance of healthy fats (nuts and coconut oil) and when combined with ground cinnamon – become an unstoppable force for balanced hormones. They’re also packed full of fibre (chia seeds and dates), ensuring you’ll stay full until supper whilst aiding with healthy digestion at the same time.
All that goodness and we haven’t even got onto the best bit! As Easter is fast approaching, these nourish bites are carrot cake flavoured, incorporating carrots and walnuts to mimic what is in my opinion, one of the best cakes out there. I top mine with a dollop of creamy coconut yogurt, the perfect healthy replacement for cream cheese, along with a dollop of almond butter. They’re perfect on the go, or enjoyed as an Easter treat when you want a break from all the chocolate eggs.
1 cup of almonds
12 medjool dates, pitted
½ tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tbsp of cinnamon cinnamon
½ tsp of mixed spice
1 medium carrot
½ cup of walnuts
1 Place the almond into a food processor and blitz until fine and crumbly. Add in the pitted medjool dates, coconut oil, chia seeds and spices and blend further until a sticky dough forms.
2 Grate in the carrot and add the walnuts, blitzing gently until everything is combined. Roll the dough into small balls and place into the fridge to set slightly until ready to eat.
Buy yourself a set of measuring cups – All my recipes are created this way as it makes life a lot easier. So when I say 1 tbsp, I mean an actual tablespoon measured out, not just a regular spoonful.
The mix should be a little sticky/ gooey – that’s what makes them so delicious.