Energy Bites

Energy Bites

1 1/2 cup of oats

1 cup of raw almonds

1/2 cup of raisins or dried cherries

1/4-1/2 cup of nut butter (peanut, almond, hazelnut)

1/4 cup maple syrup (I used Agave)

1/4 cup chocolate chips

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Blend oats, almonds, agave/ syrup and your chosen nut butter in the food processor and blend until all ingredients are in smaller pieces but not too fine. Add the chocolate chips and raisins to the mix and blend for a few more seconds.

Roll the mix into small ball shapes (mix might be loose until chilled). Place on a plate or tray and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to help keep ingredients together.

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Spicy White Bean Dip

After setting up a Health Food Day at work, I needed to bring something that could be shared with a large crowd, taste great and didn’t need to be kept warm. Spicy White Bean dip is a healthy alternative to your favorite dips and is packed with protein, magnesium, Vitamin C and iron. Impress your Super Bowl Sunday crowd this weekend with this easy-to-make, hard-not-to-love dip!

Spicy White Bean Dip

2 cans of organic cannellini beans (rinsed)

1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I used 4 peppers, add more for more spice)

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp olive oil

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Add rinsed cannellini beans to your food processor or blender with two chipotle peppers. These are very small peppers with a lot of kick. You can add four to start and if you want more spice, add one or two more. Warning that the aftertaste is what packs the punch. Add a tsp of garlic and begin to blend. While the processor is going, add a tsp of olive oil. Mix until it is a hummus like consistency. Great with tortilla chips, carrots or celery.