Howdy! Happy Friday!
Are you guys sick of all the coconut yet? I swear I would not have made it this far into the Whole30 without coconut. I’ve used coconut oil to cook almost everything, coconut milk in coffee and curries, coconut aminos (soy-free soy sauce 🙂 ) as a seasoning, coconut flakes in meatballs (!?) and here in these Almond Cashew Coconut Energy Bites!
These bites were inspired by one of my best finds of the Whole30 – RXBars! I’m obsessed with them! As the label suggests, they don’t mess around! They are whole food protein bars made with a base of egg whites, nuts and dates. They contain no added sugar, gluten, soy or dairy, aka “No B.S.”. The only flavor that is not Whole30 Approved is Peanut Butter since peanuts are not allowed on the Whole30. I’ve tried almost all of them – Blueberry, Coffee Chocolate, Coconut Chocolate, Chocolate Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate and Maple Sea Salt. The Maple Sea Salt is AMAZING – best flavor by far! I just bought a 12 pack because I kept trying other flavors and wishing they were the Maple Sea Salt! I have been having an RXBar every weekday morning. I know this is not the Whole30 makers ideal breakfast, but life is all about compromises – my compromise with the Whole30 is that I eat RXBars for breakfast on the run 😉
Dates seem to work well in RXBars, so I decided to use them as a base for a little treat of my own. To make these Almond Cashew Coconut Energy Bites put dates, raw cashews, raw almonds and coconut oil in a food processor. Process on high until the mixture starts to form a ball. Add chia seeds, pulse until just combined. Roll mixture in small balls and then roll the balls in shredded, unsweetened coconut.
I like to pop them when I need a little afternoon snack. They are best stored in the refrigerator 🙂
- 6 medjool dates
- ⅓ cup raw cashews
- ⅓ cup raw almonds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut
- Put dates, cashews almonds and coconut oil in the bowl of a food processor
- Process on high, mixture should start to form a ball
- Add chia seeds
- Pulse food process until chia seeds are just combined
- Roll mixture into small balls
- Coat balls in coconut
- Refrigerate for longer lasting freshness
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