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Almond Spice Bites

If you like making your own snacks/ healthy desserts but don’t like cleaning up a lot of dishes...this recipe is for you!

If you like the benefits of high fiber,dairy-free, blood sugar balancing foods...this recipe is for you!

If you like the  anti-inflammatory  affect and ZING of spices …this recipe is for you!

If you have kids who like to help you in the kitchen….this recipe is for you!

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My favorite food magzine called the Food & Nutrition Mag recently asked for home cooks and RDNs to test out a recipe for Coconut Date Protein Bites and submit their experiences and modifications.  This is their new #FNTestKitchen challenge.  Well naturally as a Foodie I experiment and entered.  Here is the result of my labors.  I love the results!!!

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Eat these as a snack (aim for 2) or as an after dinner dessert if you want to keep it on the light side.  I would love to know if you make these and what modifications YOU make!  Happy cooking!

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Almond Spice Bites

Recipe Adapted by Cathryn Arndt RDN from the FN Test Kitchen contest hosted by the Food & Nutrition Mag.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates, chopped (about 12 to 13 large dates)
  • 1 cup raw cashew (or salted Almonds)
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • Fresh Ginger root, 2-inch piece, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg and Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (do not use if the salted almonds substituted cashews)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut plus more for rolling
  • Additional Cinnamon (for rolling mixture)

Directions:

  1. Dice peeled ginger root by hand or pulse several times in the Food Processor until a diced texture is achieved.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a food processor and blend to desired consistency. Keeping the pieces larger makes for a crunchier ball.
  3. When desired consistency is reached, form 1-ounce balls then roll in the shredded coconut-cinnamon mixture to coat.
  4. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy as a quick snack!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 18 bites

 

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