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Looking for a way to gain some energy, before or after your favorite workouts? Sometimes a quick and healthy bite is all you need! Eating a healthy snack doesn’t have to mean boring — Jordan Drankoski is proving this point with her easy recipe for chocolate-covered strawberry energy bites!
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Energy Bites
If you're looking for a quick, easy, and healthy snack for pre or post workout, look no further! I personally love these for a sweet snack at 3pm, since that's when I'm craving something like this most.
I'm Jordan, a 30-something former professional dancer, entrepreneur, and wellness blogger living in Los Angeles! I also have a raging sweet tooth. I originally started creating my own healthy and easy recipes back when I was in my early twenties, as a way to save money. This was also when I started my blog, Dancing for Donuts. I mostly try to "health-ify" my favorite treats (like donuts, of course!), but also make all of my eats both balanced and approachable for all. While I don't have any food allergies, I have found it fun to get creative in the kitchen and use more nutritious ingredients, like almond flour instead of regular flour, or coconut oil instead of butter.
These energy bites are a perfect example of a snack or dessert you can make in less than five minutes, with super-clean ingredients. They're also a healthier, budget-friendly alternative to some of the energy bars you might see at the store. Not only are they delicious, they'll fuel you from the protein in the nuts and the fiber in the dates.
3/4 cup of walnuts
3/4 cup of cashews
1 1/2 cups of pitted dates
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 cup of freeze-dried strawberries, for topping
In a blender, pulse to combine all the ingredients, except for the freeze-dried strawberries. Form the "dough" into one-inch balls, using clean fingers. Crush the strawberries into as fine a dust as possible (can also use the blender for this), then roll each ball in the strawberries. Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.
LIGHTNING ROUND Q&A :
1. Fruits or Veggies
2. Ice Cream or Crepes
3. Coffee Black or With Creamer
4. Cupcakes or Macarons
5. Planks or Press-Ups
6. Skiing or Snowboarding
7. Sex and The City or Friends - Tough call, but Friends is #1!
8. Leggings or Sweats
This yummy (and healthy) recipe was contributed exclusively to Ellie by former professional dancer and entrepreneur Jordan Drankoski. Instagram: @dancing.for.donuts