Chia Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites! These no bake snack bites are a gluten free summertime treat. Healthy, easy to make and wholesome. Loaded with protein, natural sweetness and healthy fat, they make a great on-the-go snack. Vegan + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
It's time! Time for summer celebrations and all things strawberry. My favorite time of year! But before we dive into treats, a quick announcement. Next week I will be taking time off from the blog. There will be no new recipes until July 9th.
In the 4 years I've been blogging, I've never taken a full week off from posting. But in order for me to continue delivering high quality content and recipes to you, I need take a week to plan content for the remainder of the year and fix a few annoying things on the blog that are rather time consuming.
Now let's chat about Chia Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites!
Energy bites are my favorite snacks to have on hand year-round. This summer flavored recipe is great for packing up and taking with you on trips or for having in the refrigerator for snack attacks.
I find having healthy snacks like this one around prevents me from going nuts eating carbs. They keep my blood sugar balanced so I'm not craving salty and sweet things. Don't get me wrong, I love chips, crackers and cookies but I don't make them a regular staple in my diet. They're more of an occasional treat.
What's in them? Glad you asked!
Oat flour (gluten free of course), chia seeds and nut butter. Carbs + protein + fat! Making them a well balanced snack to tame sugar cravings.
Maple syrup and lemon sweeten the deal along with freeze dried strawberries. Got my freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joe's and chopped them up roughly before tossing in the batter.
They make a tasty summer time treat and if you're a meal plan subscriber, these will be on July's Skinny Fitalicious Meal Plan! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. I'll see you back on the 9th!
Chia Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites
- To a medium bowl, add nut butter, maple syrup, oat flour, lemon extract, chia seeds and roughly chopped freeze dried strawberries. Combine with a spoon until ingredients are fully blended.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a bite-size ball. The batter should be squishy and stick together easily. If it doesn't, dampen your hands with water. This will be enough to help it stick together.
- Place rolled bites in a container in the refrigerator 30 minutes to set. Keep in the refrigerator up to 10 days or in the freezer up to 60 days.
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