No bake energy bites have many beneficial ingredients. This recipe is meant to give you energy and also give you a healthy snack to consume throughout the day or when craving baked goods!
1.Oats: Oats aid in the production of GABA. Around 3-4oz. of whole oats provides 3.7 grams of GABA. GABA is calming to the body and is involved in the production of endorphins. A deficiency in GABA can lead to headaches, hypertension, heart palpations and seizures. Oats can also help regulate blood sugar levels.
2.Coconut: Coconut is a great source of omega-3. Using parts of the coconut such as coconut flakes, coconut milk, or coconut oil can add essential fatty acids to your diet. Coconuts are antiviral, antibacterial, and ant parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (Dansereau, 2012). It can also help with lice, throat infections, urinary tract infections, tapeworm, herpes, bronchitis, and numerous other microbial ailments.
3. Flax: Flax is another great source of omega-3. They also contain magnesium. Magnesium is a mood stabilizer because it regulates electrical stability of cell membranes. A deficiency in magnesium can be caused by stress, excessive calcium intake, dietary insufficiency, hypothyroidism, or insulin resistance can cause depression (Bauman, 2012).
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: About 3 dozen
Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven by Ali
Makes 4 rolls.
Bamboo sushi rolling mat
Really sharp serrated knife
Rice cooker or pot for rice
Large preferabely glass bowl to cool rice down in
Small saute pan
1 cup rice (1/2 brown rice and ½ basmati)
For the filling
1/2 avocado, peeled, seeded, sliced into long pieces
1/2 cucumber, peeled & sliced into long thin strips
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
4 sheets nori*
For the rice
Prepare rice accordingly. It should be something like 1 1/4 cup water to 1 cup rice. Cook till rice is tender but firm, even a little dry.
Empty hot rice into a large glass bowl. When rice is slightly warmer than room temperature it’s ready to work with.
Take one Nori sheet and place on bamboo sushi mat. Put about ½ cup of rice on to the nori sheet padding it down covering the nori sheet leaving a 2” edge furthest away uncovered.
For the filling
Layer avocado slices and cucumber on edge closest to you. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and Roll! Slice into edible sizes and enjoy with Liquid Aminos (healthy soy sauce), and ginger.
Additional filling ingredients: sprouts, carrots, asparagus, green onion, and any other ingredient you can imagine!
This was an adapted recipe from Post Punk Kitchen (Goin’ back to Cali roll by IsaChandra)