Vegan energy bites have become super popular as an alternative to store bought snacks. They have many different names: bliss balls, energy balls, truffles… I wanted to make some with a unique flavor combination. If you love ginger – you’re going to love these! My version has a sweet kick from the crystallized ginger. The hemp seeds help to balance out the sweetness and contain protein and omega 3’s. They also contain flax seed powder which contains fiber to help keep you full. I love the combination of cashew and ginger. These are not too sweet so they shouldn’t make you crash after you eat them. You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. They’re great for a pre-cardio snack!
Ginger Cashew Energy Bites
- 1/4 cup crystallized ginger
- 10 dates (1/2 cup)
- 2 tbs cashew butter
- 2 tbs flax seed powder
- 2 tbs hemp seeds
- 2 tbs sesame seeds for coating (optional)
DirectionsAdd dates to a high powered blender or food processor and blend on lowest speed until they start to break apart. You will need to scrape down the blender a few times. Next add ginger, cashew butter, flax seed powder, and hemp seed powder and blend until it forms a somewhat smooth paste. Use a scraper to scrape down sides of the blender as needed. Remove from blender and place in a bowl or on wax paper. Divide into 9 portions. Form smooth balls using your hands. Roll in sesame seeds to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours before eating. Makes about 9-10 balls. Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Approximate calories per 1 energy bite: 78 cal
- Protein: 1.5g