Wanna know a fun fact? I love creative writing.
Creative writing has been apart of my life since I can remember. I used to write short stories and give them to ANYONE who would read- my guitar teacher, ice skating coach, next door neighbor. I’m sure none of them actually read the stories, but that didn’t matter to eight year old me.
I’ve always had a love for writing, which is part of the reason I started this blog. While I wanted to share my recipes, I always wanted an outlet to share my thoughts. When I started this during my sophomore year, I was writing lots of essays and pieces that didn’t excite me. I apologize to my English teachers, but writing essays on The Scarlett Letter and The Odyssey doesn’t scream exciting. I hadn’t written for fun since I started high school, and I wanted that to change.
Having this blog has not only let me rediscover my love for writing, but it’s also given me an avenue to share my thoughts. Now, when I get mad about something, I can turn to you guys and rant- it’s perfect. Plus, where else could I talk endlessly about things like almond butter and brussel sprouts and receive positive feedback????
Speaking of almond butter, can we talk about today’s recipe- ALMOND BUTTER ENERGY BITES. I’ve been making energy balls like CRAZY recently because they’re so easy and perfect for a quick pick me up. These are RAW, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, and FIVE INGREDIENT. They take 30 minutes top and then you have a weeks worth of snacks!
The sweetness from the dates isn’t too overpowering, and the healthy fats from the almonds and almond butter is the perfect amount of energy. Let’s dig in!
- 10 pitted dates, soaked for ten minutes
- 1 cup almonds
- ¼ cup creamy almond butter
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- De-pit your dates (if they're not already de-pited), and soak in room temperature water for ten minutes.
- Once soaked, drain the water and place in a food processor. Grind for ten seconds until it's chopped but not into small pieces.
- Next, add in the almonds. Blend for 15 seconds until chopped.
- Add in the rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Blend for about 10 seconds.
- Once chopped, place in a large mixing bowl and add the creamy almond butter. Combine well.
- Taking about ~1 tbsp of the mixture, form a ball and line on a parchment sheet. Repeat until all of it's gone.
- Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Remove and enjoy!
They freeze for up to 3 months.
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