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Mermaid Energy Bites

July 27, 2017

 

I’m excited to share this new no-bake energy bites recipe with you inspired by the deep blue sea and summer days! This easy recipe is packed with superfood goodness  and full of protein. Don’t worry they are not as intimidating as they look. According to a friend who tried them for the very first time, mermaid energy bites keep you full without ‘sinking’ your energy like a heavy meal.

 

After all, this recipe is why mermaids have the energy to swim all day in the ocean and do not sink! Just kidding, you need to be professionally trained or be in a submarine to be able to pull that off. Unfortunately my skin gets irritated by chlorine so I haven’t swimmed in a very long time.

 

Do you enjoy swimming? Ocean or pool? Leave me a comment below :)

 

This mermaid inspired recipe is made for your outdoor adventures and busy schedule in mind. I made a batch of these over last weekend and they are all gone before Wednesday.

 

A simple lunch idea for those days when you need something healthy grab-and-go style: I pack 4 of these mermaid bites with 2 cups of fresh berries, making a power snack that fuels me for hours.

 

 

 

You might be wondering what does mermaid has to do with this energy bite recipe. You don’t have to shape your energy bites into fishtails to get the full nutritional benefits but it’s a reminder of where spirulina, one of the star ingredients of this recipe came from. Here are the superfood goodness found in this recipe:

 

1. Spirulina

 

It’s believed that spirulina has nourished the earliest life forms and has a of 3 billion-year-old history! This little cyanobacteria/microalgae is packed with nutrients that supports and strengthens us including trace minerals, iron, vitamins, protein and essential fatty acids (gamma-linolenic acid -the form that’s found in mother’s milk).

 

2. Moringa

 

I also added a couple teaspoons of moringa powder to boost the trace mineral concentration of the recipe, especially iron and calcium.

 

3. Matcha

 

Matcha is great for non-crash energy. Matcha contains about 25 mg of caffeine, which is only ⅓ of the caffeine found in a small cup of coffee. This caffeine is released very differently than straight up coffee-many clients who can’t tolerate coffee find matcha doesn’t make them jittery. This is due to the L-theanine (an amino acid) found in matcha that slows the release of caffeine while boosting your focus and calmness at the same time. This is why some people even find matcha relaxing.

 

Here’s the recipe:

Mermaid Energy Bites

 

Serves 12

 

Easy no-bale recipe that gives you unsinkable energy for hours

 

Prep Time

15 min

Total Time

15 min

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Shredded coconut, unsweetened

  • 1 tbsp chia seed, grounded (see notes)

  • ¼ cup vegan fermented protein powder

  • 1 tbsp Matcha powder

  • 1 tsp Spirulina

  • 2 tsp Moringa powder

  • ⅓ cup water, filtered

  • ⅛ cup maple syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together with a fork

  2. Add vanilla to the mixture

  3. Add a quarter of the water to the mixture at a time until the mixture forms a dough you can shape easily with your hands (see notes).

 

Notes

  • The reason for adding water a bit at a time is to allow time for the chia seeds to absorb water and bind the rest of the ingredients together. If you use chia seeds instead of ground chia, be more patient and stir the ingredient mixture a few times before adding more water. You might need to add or subtract some water depending on the consistency of your mixture.

  • Keep refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

 

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