Energy Bites – Strawberry & Liquorice Root (gluten-sugar-free)

I’ve been wondering what to do with the liquorice root powder I had bought earlier this year. The can was waiting in my kitchen cabinet to be discovered until I finally figured out what to do with it. Liquorice and raspberry are a common combination, but I couldn’t find any raspberry powder from my nearest healthy food store so I chose strawberry powder instead. I’m very happy with the combination of dates, nuts and seeds, liquorice and strawberry. They work really well together! I used freeze-dried strawberry powder, which is 100% real fruit and kind of sweeter in flavour and brighter in colour than normal dried strawberry powder. Especially when used for coating, it gives such a beautiful colour! Check out also my Lemon Energy Bites.

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Some health benefits of the ingredients:

Dates

Dates can improve digestive health and treat and prevent anaemia. It’s helpful for bone, blood and immune system health, energy boost and heart health.

Nuts and Seeds

Nut and seeds have essential fatty acids and are high in protein, they are also chock-full of antioxidants and high in fibre which helps boost your metabolism.

Virgin Coconut oil

  • Helps boost my immune system (antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral)
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Helps me get into ketosis
  • Improves energy and endurance
  • Improves digestion
  • Protects the skin
  • Helps candida and yeast infection
  • Balance hormones

Liquorice root

Liquorice root has a large variation of health benefits. For example, liquorice root in moderation may help with depression, menopause and menstrual / PMS cramps. The liquorice root’s flavonoids can also help with discomfort and inflammation of the digestive system.

Nutrition

Calories

26205 cal

Fat

18 g

Carbs

6208 g

Protein

207 g
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Serves 18-20 pcs

Energy Bites - Strawberry & Liquorice Root

30 min

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 30g Virgin Coconut oil
  • 200g Organic Dates OR Raisins (pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1dl=0.4c Sunflower seeds
  • 1dl=0.4c Cashew nuts
  • 2dl=0.8c Almonds
  • 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Liquorice root powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried Strawberry or Raspberry powder (freeze dried if possible)
  • for coating: dried strawberry (or raspberry) powder or coconut sugar or liquorice root powder

Instructions

  1. You can either melt the coconut oil in a microwave (30s) or place it in a small, heat-safe cup or bowl. Then place the cup or bowl in a shallow pan containing a small amount of hot water (nearly boiling) and wait until the coconut oil is melted.
  2. Chop the nuts and seeds in a food processor as smooth as possible. Then add the strawberry and liquorice powder and mix again.
  3. If you have a quality food processor, you can add the soaked dates (not the soaking water) and the melted coconut oil at once and mix. I usually mix the dry ingredients and dates separately and then mix it all together with a spoon or hand. (This can all be done without an appliance but then you need a traditional mortar to crush the seeds and nuts.)
  4. Make round balls of the mixture with your hands (about 18-20 pcs)
  5. Coat the energy balls with strawberry or raspberry powder, coconut sugar or liquorice powder.
  6. Store in the fridge or in the freezer for later use.
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Mince nuts and seeds in a food processor.

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Add other ingredients such as pureed dates and melted coconut oil.

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