Saturday, May 26, 2012

Week 4 Day 3 Fill the Freezer - Energy Bites




So I admit it. I was a little worried how I would like the Energy Bites. I have made similar recipes before and they were fine. I am not sure what about it made me apprehensive?  I made only 1 batch to make sure it was something we liked.   It was so good the kids and I ate almost half of it before we even rolled it into balls! I think I will make another batch again later tonight. :-)


The oddest ingredient was the flax. I have worked with it before. Trying to grind it up was the biggest challenge. Throwing 1/2 cup in the blender didn't really do a good job. I think next time I will do it in smaller batches.

DO NOT skip putting it in the fridge before you roll it into balls. I could not roll it into balls at all (it kept falling apart) until it was cold. Then it went together fine. So don't try to do it without. Just accept that it need to go in the fridge for a while. :-)


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  1. We found these to be quite yummy too, and I could not go without eating at least two at a time. I loved that the recipe included the ground flax seed, which is so very good for you. I agree it is a pain to grind and can be found already ground at most larger grocery stores and also very reasonably priced online at Vitacost. I store mine in the frig because it goes rancid so quickly. I'll be making more of these for sure.

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  2. We just finished up our batch. "sigh".

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  3. I made these but I had run out of flax seed so used wheat bran. These are so good, this was the first time I had made them but my whole family liked them.

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    1. I never thought to use bran. Very clever. I will have to remember that when I run out of flax. My tummy is gluten intolerant so I try to stay away from grains as much as possible

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  4. diabetic friendly?

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    1. I am not sure. I am not diabetic. I would assume they would not be because of the honey and chocolate chips. Maybe someone with more knowledge could shine more light on the subject for you

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