Pre-Workout Superfood Energy Bites Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw
These are no culinary masterpieces, but they provide great energy for a workout! The matcha and cacao give an interesting flavour, the dates and maca give a sweetness, and the salt helps balance the flavors. Eat one before a workout for easily digestible fuel and an antioxidant boost! This recipe makes eight bites.
5 large medjool dates, soaked
2 tbsp goji berries
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp matcha powder*
1/2-1 tsp maca powder*
1 tsp spirulina*
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or extract)
pinch sea salt
1. Toss everything into a food processor and process until a mixture that will stick together forms. The dates should be completely broken down and the goji berries in small pieces.
2. Remove from food processor and form into a log. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. Cut into 8 pieces. I liked these best eaten straight from the fridge, but it’s definitely not necessary!
*These ingredients are optional, but I highly recommend them since they provide awesome benefits. If you don’t like the taste for green tea (matcha), maybe add extra cacao. If you don’t include any of the optional ingredients, you will still have a bite that gives great energy, so don’t worry if you are missing one or all of them!
Do you have a favorite pre-workout snack or ingredient? —Gabby Ouimet