Superfood Energy Snacks

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I love quick and easy snacks that I can just grab and go. These are perfect for that and loaded with good for you ingredients.

Raw chocolate nibs- are a Mayan superfood that are packed with antioxidants and known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium.

Chia seeds- a superfood and one of the best known sources of essential fatty acids. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fiber and protein. Another fun fact is chia seeds expand when wet so they make you feel full faster...always a good thing.

What you will need:
  • 1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raw chocolate nibs (your local health food store will have these)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
Directions:
Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into small tablespoon size balls. Place in an airtight container and keep in your fridge up to a week.

These little snacks are loaded with antioxidants and will keep you satisfied and full when you are on the go!

If you are interested in other recipes with chia seeds you can check out:
Chia seed coconut pudding
Vanilla chia seed fudge

32 comments:

Lyndsey said...

looks yummy!

sherri lynn said...

Oh this is what I need when I'm starving for dinner at 3 pm! I need to go buy some chia seeds and start trying some of your chia recipes!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

these look fabulous! i LOVE chia seeds!!! this recipe is getting made this week! (hugs)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

ps...your newest follower : )

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

These look delish! And so so so healthy! :)

Tonia L said...

I love snacks that fill you up! I tend to eat nuts when I am looking for a filling snack.

4thelove! said...

enjoying following your blog..I started last month with your poppers recipe...always great to stop by!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

NEW FOLLOWER! Your blog is too stinkin cute! I will definitely be trying out this superfood!

Sarah said...

Wow you are so good! These look fun to make too. You'll have a happy little man in your tummy =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Juggling in Heels said...

Love this! Your other chia seed recipes have been great so I am definitely giving this a try!

Lindsay said...

You are so healthy, you are putting me to shame. :) Thanks for sharing, cute girl!

Alexa said...

Yum! I've been into the chia seed kick lately so this is perfect!

Caroline said...

Those look and sound delicious - love(!) chia seeds! I can't wait to try these next week!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Yum! I just happen to have a big bag of chia seeds, and now I know what to do with them! Now just to find chocolate nibs...
Jo-Anna

Ann On and On... said...

Are the chia seeds hard to find? They look so yummy...

ECoop said...

I love this. It's like your own version of the energy bars they sell at wholefoods in bulk. :) Thanks for sharing. I am totally pinning this!

lexepre said...

Amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try these :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Courtney K. said...

New follower here, and adoring your blog! These look absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

You are the queen of the best (and healthiest) snacks! You always inspire my snack choices! I recently made your kale chips ...YUM! XO brynn

maria said...

These look AMAZEBALLS. Hah, sorry I had to. I'm going to get everything I need for these today! I used the last bit of my chia seeds today, surprise surprise haha.

charlotte elizabeth said...

Could you use Sunflower seed butter instead of Almond butter? I am allergic to nuts but really like the sound of this!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Charlotte- of course you can substitute sunflower seed butter for almond butter. I bet that would taste delicious actually!

ginanorma said...

Awesome!!!

Terri Schelpe said...

I made these today and they're very healthy and yummy! Thank you for the recipe.

Lyndsay said...

I have made these multiple times now after finding the recipe on Pintrest. Thank you so much for sharing, they are delicious and the chia and chocolate nibs have been a wonderful new addition to my diet!

Anonymous said...

I've made these and they are seriously better than I even imagined they were. So delicious and satisfyingly filling. I definitely recommend these...matter of fact I'm getting ready to go make some more now :D

Anonymous said...

I followed your instructions step by step and I'm not able to form them into balls. They just fall apart. Am I suppose to soak the Chia seeds?? I don't know what went wrong. Please help....
Serina :-/

Anonymous said...

I haven't made them yet (tomorrow!) but I assume the honey and almond butter should keep them together. Try adding a bit more and see if that helps (don't soak the seeds, they get weird).

Also, perhaps your almond butter was too dry? Look for one a little more oily.

Jessicanoel said...

love these. figured it was about time to leave feedback as i make these on the regular. i make them so often in fact, i'm toying with the idea of switching up some of the super ingredients- this time around, I think I'm going to include hemp seeds. many thanks for the recipe.

DetroiterInNYC said...

How many carbs do you bolus for these?

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I used sesame-oatmeal-sunflowerseeds combination instead of chocolate nibs (just because i don't have it at home), and it's very delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!

stefafolle said...

i lluv these!!yumms

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