CHOCOLATE-COVERED CBD ENERGY BITES
Grab-and-go snacking is my jam, and there's nothing better than a fresh batch of energy bites to fuel a busy day. This particular mix tastes like cookie dough, and is completely refined sugar- and gluten-free, as well as vegan and paleo. I spiked the recipe with a few doses of CBD oil for a feel-good boost, but this can be left out if you prefer. A bit of mucuna puriens was added as well because it's a potent mood-booster and bio-avaiable + natural source of neurotransmitter L-dopa. Also *technically* optional is the raw chocolate coating, but it takes like 1 minute to whip up and don't be insane - the chocolate is necessary.
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 tbsp almond meal
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 5 pitted medjool dates
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp mucuna puriens (optional)
- 3 droppers of CBD oil tincture
TO MAKE: Combine all ingredients into your food processor or high-speed blender. Blend and combine until mixture forms a "dough". Using your hands, roll segments of the dough into small balls, and place on a flat surface. Allow the energy bites to chill covered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Optional (but so worth it): whip up a quick batch of raw chocolate sauce and drizzle over to your energy bites. You may need to do a few coats to form a thick chocolate shell. Again, cover and chill for a few hours.
Will last up to 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Recipe makes 10 energy bites.