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Nutrient-Packed Beet Root Energy Balls

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Growing up I had a very small range of vegetables that I would allow my mom to make me for dinner. I was not an adventurous child when it came to trying new foods—especially veggies. The usual go to vegetables my mom could always bank on me eating were broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. That’s it!

Beet Root Energy Bites
Serving Size
1
Calories/Serving
82

If you love beets, you will love these chia seed energy bites!

Nothing more, nothing less. I actually remember forcing myself to eat a tomato when I was about fifteen years old because I was trying to eat healthy. I hated it but I made myself eat it anyway and eventually they grew on me and I liked them. I remember guacamole being all the hype, I mean it still is, but when I first started to notice that guacamole was cool I was about eighteen. I decided to give it a try (on a whim) and I think I almost fainted because my brain literally couldn’t handle the deliciousness of it. I was so upset that I actually went my entire life without eating an avocado, let alone guacamole. Lesson learned—always try new foods.

After trying guacamole, I became a very adventurous girl, trying anything and everything I never had before. I even forced myself to retry stuff when the first time around was just okay. These days the foods I love definitely out-weigh the foods I don’t. There’s actually only a very small handful of foods that I really dislike and don’t worry, I have given them a number of chances. For instance, sea food. I love most fish but despise shrimp, crab and lobster. This could be due to the fact that lobster still looks like a lobster when it’s served to you. Also, falling into the category of foods I refuse to eat are peas and beets. Peas just don’t do it for me and beets, well they taste like dirt. I worked for a chef for a few years and he would prepare beets for me several different ways trying to persuade my taste buds—it didn’t work.

Beet Root Energy Bites
Beet Root Energy Bites

A few months ago, I found beet root powder at my local whole foods store and decided to give it a try. I was originally attracted to it because of the fact that it turns anything I add it to bright pink without using food coloring. After using it once I quickly realized that it has a delicious taste. It still tastes and smells like beets but only better. Needless to say I fell in love with it and now I can tell the world that I like beets in powder form! I like them so much I decided to make a healthy beet root energy bite so I can snack on beets whenever I want!

Also try these high energy recipes:

Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls
Quick and Easy Sesame Seed Apricot Energy Bites
11 High Energy, High Protein Pre-Workout Paleo Snacks

Obsessed with beets? Try these:

Quick Pickled Beets
How to Make the Best Homemade Beet Chips


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Ingredients

    • ½ cup almond flour
    • ¼ cup coconut flour
    • 2 tbsp. beet root powder
    • ½ cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
    • Unsweetened desiccated coconut for rolling

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Roll mix into 8 evenly sized balls.
  3. Roll balls in desiccated coconut until completely coated.
  4. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

13

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Nutrition Information

Calories

82

Carbohydrates

11.7 g

Fat

3.8 g

Sugar

8.8 g

Protein

1.7 g

Fiber

2.2 g

Calories 82 kcal
Potassium 101.3 mg
Vitamin A 0.6 µg
Vitamin C 0.1 mg
Folic Acid (B9) 2.8 µg
Sodium 5.9 mg

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