Strawberry Almond Energy Bites are easy to make and great for a pre or post workout snack. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan and full of strawberry flavor!
I can’t think of a more appropriately flavored energy bite to make for summer than these Strawberry Almond Energy Bites. I probably say this about every new energy bite recipe I come up with, but I think this one is my favorite!
I haven’t made a batch of energy bites in a while because I’ve just been buying a couple of RXBARs each week. I usually only eat half of a bar at a time and generally it’s before I go running. I absolutely love these bars because the ingredients are simple and generally the same as what I use when I make energy bites.
However, can we talk about how ridiculous the price of energy bars is?! Even when they’re on sale it still comes out to about $2.00 a bar. I know it’s convenient to just buy them because I haven’t been making my own for months now. But it’s time for me to stop being lazy and make a batch every couple weeks.
These Strawberry Almond Energy Bites only use 6 ingredients. They’re gluten and grain free, paleo, vegan and so good that I may have eaten four in one sitting. Four is definitely not one serving, but much better for you than a bag of chips or a candy bar.
To make the Strawberry Almond Energy Bites you’ll need raw cashews, almonds, medjool dates, freeze dried strawberries, vanilla and almond extract. I love using the freeze dried strawberries in this recipe because of how intense the strawberry flavor is and there’s no added sugar, which you’ll often find in regular dried fruit.
Energy bites are a great snack to grab before a workout because they’re full of carbs and in the case or these, protein too. Just like the RXBARs I like to buy, these energy bites work well for me before running because they don’t have any soy products, syrups and other additives, which can often upset my stomach.
Let’s all skip buying expensive energy bar recipes this week and make our own. They take 15 minutes or less to make and they’re so dang good tasting, you’ll forget how good they are for you!
More Energy Bites
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
- 7 medjool dates
- 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoon of water, more or less as needed
- In a food processor add the cashews and almonds and pulse until they are finely ground.
Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until everything starts to come together like a dough ball. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Form into approximately 20 balls about 2 teaspoons to scant 1 tablespoon each. Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g