Ginger Almond Energy Bites

ginger almond energy bitesMy son made cookies by himself a few days ago. It was his first time making cookies without my daughter’s help and they turned out really well! I didn’t have a single bite because the ingredients were pure poison to my body, but they sure looked good and made wonder if I could create something treatish with items we had in the pantry.

Ginger Almond Energy BitesI’m lacking in the baking department so I opted to modify a no-bake recipe. I found one that suited me over at Tasty.co called Vanilla Almond Energy Bites. I scanned over the recipe and realized that I didn’t have almonds so instead I used some sprouted organic pepitas. I also chose to add a bit of doTerra ginger oil to give it some kick and aid in digestion.

Ginger Almond Energy BitesPersonally, I enjoyed these quite well, probably too well. My son, however, thought they were a bit on the gingery-side of things. Before you decide to agree with him and reason that I put too much ginger in the recipe, you have to know that he doesn’t much like ginger. In fact, he can’t stand it.

Ginger Almond Energy Bites

All that being said, add one drop of ginger if you aren’t a big fan of ginger or 2 drops if you like it like I do.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oats (I used quick oats)
  • ¼ cup almond butter (I used creamy)
  • ¼ cup honey (I used raw)
  • ½ pepitas (sprouted pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 drops doTerra Ginger Oil

Directions:

  1. Mix oats, almond butter, and honey in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add pepitas, vanilla, and doTerra ginger oil. Mix all well.
  3. Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Mold mixture into bite-sized balls or use a cookie/mellon ball scoop to make the balls like I did.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy the sweet and slightly spicy treat…I mean healthy snack. 😉
 *Serves 4
I’d love to hear from you: Are “treats” a big part of your family life?
If you end of trying this recipe, let me know what you think. If you have a favorite “energy bite” recipe leave a link in a comment below. :-)

Want to know a bit more about the benefits of ginger? 

Here’s an excerpt from the doTerra blog that I linked to above:
“Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Internal use of Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea.* Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing aroma.”

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Original recipe https://tasty.co/recipe/vanilla-almond-energy-bites

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