Congratulations to the winner of my Butter London Giveaway, Margaret! I cannot wait for you to get your Butter Box 🙂
I am off to one of my sister’s bazillion bridal showers this morning and after that I’m flying straight to San Francisco for 24 hours, and then leaving for Florida for a conference on Tuesday morning! The next month leading up to my sister’s wedding (July 19th) is going to be a serious whirlwind.
I picked up the new EMRF neon summer tanks, but I won’t be able to list them in my store until I get back from all of my crazy travels next week. Most of you already know, that this blog and store is run by me, myself, and I, so I didn’t want to post the new shirts and be unable to ship them for a week. I hope you guys understand! New shirts will be available soon though!
Today’s recipe is for Crunchy Chia Energy Bites! I took double back-to-back classes at Full Psycle the other day and wanted to share my secret pre and in-between workout snack. When you do a really intense cardio session like cycling/spinning, you don’t want to eat something heavy before because you will feel absolutely terribly during class, and you don’t want to go starving because you will be terribly weak. It can be really hard to find a snack suitable for you and your chosen workout, but this is what I love!
These energy bites are filled with natural sugars and carbohydrates from Medjool dates, a little dose of protein and healthy fats from cashews, and omega 3 fatty acid from chia seeds. They’re light enough that you can have one or two a half hour before class and one in-between grueling workouts! They also make a great afternoon snack for adults and kiddos!
Crunchy Chia Energy Bites
Makes about 8
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2+ Tbsps chia seeds
In a food processor, pulse the cashews and salt until they are broken into tiny pieces (do not pulse for too long, as it will turn into powder). Pit the dates and add them along with vanilla extract to the food processor. Blend the dates and cashews together until dough is formed. The mixture should stick together and be pliable. Remove the mixture and form into 1 Tablespoon sized balls. Roll each ball in a bowl of chia seeds. Store in refrigerator for snacking!