Why not try making some healthy blueberry and dark chocolate energy bites?

By Sue Bedford

These healthy little snacks can be enjoyed at breakfast, after or between workouts, in packed lunches or when you reach for a snack, avoiding spiking your blood sugar levels with quick fix sugar

These energy bites are filled with protein, slow release carbohydrates, fibre, nutrients and important antioxidants can be found in the blueberries and dark chocolate.

What is also great is that you can make lots and put in the freezer and bring out whenever you want.

Ingredients

Blueberry and dark chocolate energy bites (makes 30)

•       6 oz of porridge oats
•       3 oz blueberries, dried or fresh roughly chopped
•       3 oz almond or peanut butter
•       2 oz chopped almonds
•       1 tbsp. ground flax seed
•       2 oz of honey
•       1 tbsp. chia seeds
•       2 oz dark chocolate roughly chopped or dark chocolate chips (above 70 percent cocoa)

Method
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and bake the oats and chopped almonds for 8 to 10 minutes and bring out and give it a stir. Allow the mixture to cool.

In a medium bowl combined the baked mix with flaxseed, almond or peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, blueberries and chocolate chips. Form into one and a half inch balls and place into the fridge. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to one week or freezer for up to three months.

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