Tis the season for Christmas everything am I right or am I right?! The second November is over I’m ready for Christmas music, decorating and wearing my Christmas PJ’s non stop (I have no shame), and don't even get me started about seeing those Starbucks red cups - I DIE..
I love everything about Christmas time, I love the lights, the music, the food and of course ALL THE BAKED GOODS - duh. And while I totally let myself indulge around the holidays and encourage you to as well, you guys know I’m a sucker for a healthy alternative. I wanted to create something that was healthy, satisfying, balanced in nutrients and of course festive af! Well not to toot my own horn (do people still say that?!) or anything but I honestly think I nailed it with these Gingerbread Energy Bites.
They're spicy from the ginger, sweet from the molasses and the dates and chewy like everything you want in a real gingerbread cookie! They’re also full of omega 3’s, healthy fats, fibre and a balanced amino acid profile from the addition of plant based protein and collagen! I’m honestly obsessed and have bee having at least 1 a day since I made them and I think you guys are going to love them just as much as I do.
*MAKES 14 BALLS*
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1/2 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup almonds
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
4 tbsp hemp hearts
5 tbsp molasses
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen
2-4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
*Optional 1/4 Cup hemp hearts for rolling balls in*
Measure out all ingredients and set aside.
Add dates and almonds to food processor and process until chopped into small pieces.
Add in all other ingredients and process until dough forms a ball. If the dough is not forming a ball add in almond milk 1 tbsp at a time.
Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
Roll into 14 balls - if you are rolling some or all of them in hemp hearts now is the time!
*Store in fridge in airtight container for up to 1 week *