Snack Time! Chia Seed Pudding and Energy Bites

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Have you ever come home ravenously hungry and eaten probably a whole block of cheese with crackers because that’s the easiest thing to snack on? No? Just me? Well, hey, either way I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of unhealthy snacks because they were the easiest things to get. Same with breakfast! It seems that breakfast and snacks are the two things people seem to put the least effort in, but they’re super important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle! That’s why I want to share with you these two recipes for chia seed pudding and these cute little energy bites (basically homemade lara bars). They’re easy to make, super healthy for you, and you can have them ready in your fridge for whenever you are a hangry monster and need a snack NOW (It’s been well recorded by my friends that I’m not myself when I’m hungry, lulz).

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Both of these recipes will give you the energy you need with the nutrition you need. If you look up chia seeds you’ll see how they’re full of nutrients and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The energy bites have oats, nuts, dates, goji berries and more. All high fiber foods with protein, making them a great filling snack!

Finally, I want to give you a little tip on the chia pudding. I’ll be honest, it’s got a bit of an interesting texture. If you’ve ever had bubble tea, it’s like that but the seeds are much smaller. So if you don’t like that (which I totally get), put the pudding in a blender. It’ll make it more into an actual pudding texture which I think some people might appreciate more. So! Now that you have all the background info, here are the recipes:

CHIA SEED PUDDING

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of chia seeds

1 cup of nut based milk

Liquid sweetener to taste (start with half a tablespoon and add more if needed)

Instructions:

  1. Mix together all the ingredients. Place it in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge overnight.
  2. Wake up, do you daily routine, take your chia pudding out, add nuts, fruits, etc and EAT IT.

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ENERGY BITES

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of rolled oats

7 medjool dates

1.4 cup goji berries (or craisins or raisins etc)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pecans

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Instructions:

  1. If your dates are hard, place them in hot water for about 10 minutes to soften them. Take the pits out and set aside.
  2. Pulse the oats on their own in the food processor until they’ve broken down some.
  3. Add the dates and pulse that until it has come together in a sticky consistency.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until they are all combined well and the nut pieces are small. It should start to roll around like a ball in the food processor.
  5. Take them out and roll them into little balls.
  6. Place in a container and store in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

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