RECIPE: Pumpkin Superfood Energy Bites (Gluten free, dairy free, low sugar)

2 Feb, 2022

These snack balls are great immunity boosters because they contain reishi mushrooms, which are known to help support immunity, and ginger, which contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Perfect post-workout, in the morning with tea, or any time the craving strikes, you’ll love how delicious and simple these energy bites are to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (preferrably home made)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tblps coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 tblsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tblsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp reishi mushroom powder
  • pinch of sea salt

Method:

1. Place the dates in a small bowl with warm water. Let soak for a few minutes and remove the pits.

2. In the bowl of a food processor combine all of the ingredients (including the soaked dates) except for the melted coconut oil.

3. Pulse together for a 30 seconds and then add the melted coconut oil. Continue to pulse until the mixture is chunky but smooth. You shouldn’t see any big date pieces.

4. Use a mini cookie scoop or your hands to portion out the bites onto a plate. Enjoy right away or refrigerate first for 30 minutes.

5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also store them in the freezer and pull them out when you want one as a snack!