Energy Bites – Easy Healthy Snacks

No bake energy bites are one of our favourite snacks from the raw cooking trend that is taking the fitness and health world by storm. A great example of how you can use creativity to create easy healthy snacks, homemade energy bites are great for people who want to eat healthily but only have time to have breakfast on the go and quick snacks during the day.

We’ll show you how to make energy bites and our favourite no fuss recipes to get you started.

How To Make Energy Bites

There is a huge variety of energy bite recipes available on Pinterest and food blogs, and most are so simple that they even suit the novice cook. The main ingredients usually include nuts, dried fruits and cacao. These elements can all be interchanged and make endless delicious combinations.

Another plus is that they are super quick to make (no baking involved), and can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, meaning that if you want to make a big batch on Sunday, you’ll be set for the whole week!

No Bake Recipes: Our Favourite Energy Bites

Not sure where to start? Check out this awesome video by Deliciously Ella, a blogging superstar with a love for healthy foods.

Hungry for more ideas? We’ve got them in spades. See below for our favourite no bake recipes, including ideas for vegan energy bites.

Chia Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites (Courtesy of Vegan Family Recipes)

no bake energy bites

Ingredients:

  • 6 dates
  • 4 tablespoons crunchy or smooth peanut butter
  • 1 scoop natural raw vegan protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a food processor.
  2. Roll into tablespoon sized balls.
  3. Store in refrigerator for an hour.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Raw Almond-Coconut Energy Bites (Courtesy of MindBodyGreen)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats
  • ¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup shaved coconuts (alternatively, ¼ cup more slivered almonds)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅔ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup agave syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl and mix well.
  2. Stir in almond milk.
  3. Add agave syrup and warmed almond butter.
  4. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls with your hands.
  6. Place each ball into a pan covered with greaseproof paper.
  7. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Carrot Cake Energy Bites (Courtesy of To Simply Inspire)

no bake energy bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine oats, shredded carrot, almonds, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in almond butter and maple syrup, mixing well.
  3. Place mixture in refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Shape into balls.

We hoped you’ve enjoyed our ode to the humble energy bite, a yummy, simple and healthy concoction of creativity that we just can’t wait to get in our bellies!