Date Bites

Date Bites: This recipe is extremely versatile and can be made to fit your individual preferences! Starting with the base of oats and dates, the rest of the flavors can be customized to fit your mood. Pictured are Carrot Cake (carrot, cinnamon, walnuts) Salted Dark Chocolate (chocolate chips, sea salt, almond butter) and Coco-Mango (shredded coconut, dried mango, flax seeds).

Serves 4
Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

½ cup rolled oats
2 Dates
Any two or three of the following:
2 Tbsp Peanut or Almond Butter
2 Tbsp Almonds, walnuts or pecans
2 Tbsp Hemp or flax seeds
2 Tbsp Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp Dried Coconut, mango or other fruit
¼ cup shredded carrot or apple
Pinch of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices

Directions:

1. In a food processor or blender, mix the oats and dates until ground to a fine, crumbly mixture.
2. Add your desired mix-ins and a little water if necessary to help the bites bind when you roll them.
3. Divide into 8 equal pieces and roll into balls. Can be eaten now, or freeze in an airtight container until the day you want to pack them and eat them! These bites are great for hiking or taking in your gym back for a little pre-workout fuel!

Hayley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, a part-time yoga teacher, and full-time mother. She is passionate about health, nature, and empowering others to reach their full health potential. She works as a health coach, nutrition writer, recipe developer and group fitness instructor. She is energetic and passionate about delicious food and promoting health of the body, mind, and spirit. She hopes to inspire others to eat closely to the way that nature intended, capitalizing on the amazing benefits of whole, unprocessed foods. Follow her posts for nutrition advice and delicious recipes!

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