Remember my Blood Orange Challenge with Stephanie of Sustaining the Powers last month? Well, we are at it again with another recipe challenge! This month we used an ingredient I have been wanting to try: chia seeds. Join us and our guest host, Haylea of Bowl of Happiness as we share our creations!
As I mentioned, I’ve been itching to try making some recipes using chia seeds. I’ve been seeing them in all sorts of yummy recipes on Pinterest, from puddings to snack bars.
I’ve been trying to find healthy snacks to eat when I get off work. Something with lots of nutritious ingredients that would get me ready to hit the gym. These bites were just the thing!
Packed with all sorts of goodness, these energy bites are sure to fuel your afternoon. They are a snack I look forward to eating each afternoon, and the best part is they are guilt free.
You can replace those expensive bars and snack on these energy balls instead. Make a big batch, they’ll last for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Anytime you need a little pick-me-up you can grab a couple to munch on.
This snack is so easy to make! It will only take you a few minutes to get everything mixed up. Put the mix in the refrigerator to cool while you get a few things done. Then roll them up and enjoy!
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so easy to customize and change up. Try adding nuts, different dried fruits or anything else you fancy.
These Chia Seed Energy Bites are so flavorful. I love how the dark chocolate complements the dried cranberries. Add in the wonderful texture of the oats and seeds and you have a snack you will want to make again and again.
Recipe adapted from Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven.
- 1 packed cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 1/2 cup oats (dry, uncooked)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- Put the dates, honey, chia seeds and flax seeds in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined. The mixture will be thick but you should still be able to stir it. If not, add more honey.
- Pour the date mixture into a medium mixing bowl and add the oats, cranberries and chocolate chips. Mix well so that the dry ingredients are completely coated with the date mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Take the mixture out of the refrigerator. It should be much easier to work with now that it is cold. Press the mixture into 1-inch round balls. Store the balls in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Join in the Chia Seeds Recipe Challenge!
Now I’ve got an entire bag of chia seeds that I need to figure out how to use. Join in the challenge with us and link up your chia seed recipes! Share an old post or create one this week to link up.
Get Ready For Next Month’s Challenge!
Our challenge for the month of May will be POPSICLES! To celebrate the beginning of Summer, break out your popsicle molds and get creative. Will you create a fruit popsicle? Chocolate? Or a unique flavor combination that’s never been made in popsicle form before?
Start brainstorming and get ready to link up with us during the 3rd week of May.
What is your favorite way to use chia seeds?