DK Books have brought out a new healthy recipe book for 2016, called ‘Energy Bites’. These are high-protein, nutritious snack balls that are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts and make tasty treats. DK Books have kindly offered me 3 copies to giveaway to you guys! You will really love this book so scroll down to enter the competition and be in with a chance of getting a copy!
‘Energy Bites’ by DK Books
This little book is only 60 pages but is filled with information and beautiful recipes. I really love the thought that was put into the layout, design and photos, making it easy to read and a pleasure to flip through. The book features both raw sweet energy bites and baked savoury energy bites, giving detailed instructions with visuals and health information, including the nutritional info for each recipe. The recipes that most caught my eye were the Sweet Potato Chilli Bites (pg 34), Apple Pie Antioxidant Bites (pg 46) and the Superfood Granola Balls (pg 52) – recipe below! One of my favourite pages in the book is the ‘Energy Bites Formula’ on pg 16. This gives a clear visual on how to create your own recipe for energy bites. Very useful and inspiring!
The one minor criticism I have, is the measurements. For example, in the recipe below, the book printed the measurements for maple syrup in grams and it would have been much more useful to have the liquids in millilitres or tablespoons. Like I say, a very minor criticism. Otherwise, the book is so reader-friendly and gives lot’s of tips and advice on making the perfect energy bites.
Raw Superfood Granola Balls
- 100 g / 3 1/2 oz blueberries fresh or frozen
- 50 g / 1 3/4 oz maple syrup
- 50 g 1 3/4 oz coconut oil
- 100 g 3 1/2 oz rolled oats
- 25 g / 1oz pumpkin seeds
- 25 g / 1oz sunflower seeds
- 25 g / 1oz chia seeds
- 50 g 1 3/4 oz flaked almonds
- 25 g / 1oz ground almonds
- 25 g / 1oz raisins
- 25 g / 1oz goji berries
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp acai powder or baobab powder
Put the blueberries in a pan with 1 tablespoon of water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the blueberries are really soft and squishy. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil and heat through until combined.
Combine all the other ingredients in a big bowl. Add the blueberry mixture to the dry mixture and stir until well combined. The mixture will be stick. Divide into 16 evenly sized portions and roll into balls.
Refrigerate for 1 hour before eating raw.
Alternative: You can also bake these bites. Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f. Place on al large baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool and serve.
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