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Pineapple Coconut Energy Bites


Ingredients:


1 cup Dried Pineapple

1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

1/2 cup Rolled Oats

1/4 cup Almond Butter

2 tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Grated Ginger

Pinch of Salt

Extra Shredded Coconut for Rolling (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the dried pineapple, shredded coconut, and oats until they are broken down but still have some texture.

  2. Add the almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, grated ginger, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture comes together and forms a dough.

  3. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more honey or almond butter. If it is too wet, add a little more oats.

  4. Scoop out tablespoon-size balls of the dough and roll them in your hands to form balls.

  5. If desired, roll the balls in extra shredded coconut to coat.

  6. Place the energy bites on a plate lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

These Pineapple Coconut Energy Bites are a sweet and satisfying snack that's easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients. Dried pineapple provides a sweet and tangy flavour, while coconut and oats add healthy carbohydrates and fibre. Almond butter and honey provide healthy fats and natural sweetness. Ginger adds a nice zing of flavour.


You can also add other dried fruits like apricots, raisins or cranberries, or use different types of nut butter like sunflower seed butter or cashew butter.




This recipe for Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls is a good source of several micronutrients, including:


Dried Pineapple: fibre and Vitamin C -Unsweetened shredded coconut: fibre and healthy fats Rolled Oats: dietary fibre, magnesium, zinc, and iron

Almond butter: healthy fats, protein, Vitamin E and magnesium -Honey: carbohydrates, antioxidants and minerals like Iron, Calcium, Zinc and Potassium -Vanilla extract: antioxidants and flavonoids

Grated Ginger: gingerol, an anti-inflammatory compound -Pinch of salt: flavour enhancer




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