Some friends of ours came in for a visit last weekend and taught me a thing or two about my least used kitchen appliance: the food processor. I have relied heavily on my Vitamix blender for the last year, and had only but once broken the seal of the other worthy appliance...until now. My friend, April, taught me how to make a hearty breakfast/snack that comes in more variations than paint colors, and I am SO excited to explore them all.
Introducing Nutty Energy Nibs! Sure, on other blogs they are probably called "energy balls," but that seemed like such a let down of a title for these spheres of energizing nutrient-dense goodness!
Without further adieu, here are two of my favorite combos so far. Please comment and share your own! I'd love to see what other folks are coming up with.
Nutty Energy Nibs:
1/4 cup-ish almonds 1/4 cup-ish pepitas 1/4 cup-ish cashews 1/2 cup-ish coconut flakes 1/4 cup-ish dark cherries 1/2 cup-ish rolled oats Pinch sea salt 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract 3/4 cup-ish nut/seed butter 1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup-ish almonds 1/4 cup-ish pepitas 1/4 cup-ish sunflower seeds 1/4 cup-ish cashews 1/2 cup-ish coconut flakes 3 Tbs. raw, organic cocoa powder 1/4 cup cacao nibs 1/4 cup dried blueberries 3 medjool dates, pits removed Pinch sea salt 3/4 cup-ish nut/seed butter
Add all the ingredients but for the nut butter to a food processor and blend until desired consistency (large grainy is probably best)