After a long morning and a trip to the gym, I get very tired and very hungry. These raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites are my go to snack. They give me a boost of energy while being filling. After just a few, I am ready to tackle the rest of the day.
This recipe is super simple and really quick to make. It only takes about five minutes of your time before you pop them in the fridge to harden. I like to make these at night so they are ready for the next day.
These bites are also super customizable. You could substitute in a different seed for the chia seeds or you could add some mini chocolate chips if you wanted. Any way you make it, it is going to taste absolutely fabulous.
The taste and texture is just perfect. Raw coconut almond bites are the perfect balance of chewy, sweet, and nutty. They are by far my favorite “pick me up” snack.
Raw food is essential to a healthy body. Your body needs enzymes to properly repair, and fat for your systems to function. These enzymes are damaged or killed when heated up and cooked and the fat is much healthier in its raw state. Read more about raw food here.
Being a raw food, these scrumptious bites are packed with nutrition. Coconut offers a unique combination of fatty acids that have powerful medicinal properties. Coconut also is effective in improving brain function and your body’s fat burning abilities. Read more about the benefits of coconut here.
Almond are also extremely beneficial to your health. They have antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats which help cleanse the body.
Raw coconut almond energy bites are also really fun to make. Lets get started with the tutorial!
This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients. You will need oats, shredded and shaved coconut, slivered or chopped almonds, chia seeds, almond milk, almond butter, and agave. For the almonds, you need to make sure you get raw almonds. This isn’t an option for me at my grocery store, so this is where I get mine from. I just roughly chop them up for this recipe.
Dump all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Chia seeds should go on the top. Otherwise it will be difficult to incorporate them…I learned this the hard way.
And give it a good stir. This will take a minute because the chia seeds take a while to spread around.
Drizzle over the almond milk.
Add the almond butter to the center.
Add the agave on top of that, also in the center.
Now incorporate the agave, and almond butter by pulling the dry mixture form the edge and pushing it into the center.
Continue to do this until it is thoroughly incorporated and no dry patches remain.
Grab a small chunk of the mixture from the bowl, and pack it in your hands until the ball can hold itself together.
Put the finished bites onto a baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking sheet or a piece of parchment paper. Continue with the forming process until all of the mixture is used up. You should have anywhere from 16-25 balls depending on the size of them. Chill 3-4 hours before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites
2 cups oats
¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
¼ cup shaved coconuts
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbsps unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup agave
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
Add almond milk and mix.
Add agave syrup and almond butter.
Mix ingredients together with your hands. Pulling from the side and pressing into the center. Create balls out of mixture by packing handfuls back and forth between your hands, until molded into tight balls (anywhere from ¾ – 1 ½ inches in diameter). Place finished balls onto pan covered with a nonstick baking sheet or wax paper. Repeat until all mixture is all used up. Chill the pan in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Store in a airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Tips:
The oats can be either quick cooking, or old fashioned.
Almonds must be raw for full benefits.
If you don’t have shaved coconut you could substitute in ¼ cup more chopped almonds.
Spray your hands with a nonstick cooking spray to keep the mixture from sticking to your hand while forming the balls.