These strawberry shortcake energy bites are a delicious grab-n-go breakfast or snack! They’re packed with fiber, healthy fats, and whole-grains, and have recently become a meal prep staple around here.
During the week I’m a snack machine, so I always try to have something easy around to grab from my fridge or freezer. Energy bites usually hold me over between meals, and have so many different variations to them!
Since we’re officially in February, and Valentine’s day is upon us, I decided to get a little festive.
These strawberry shortcake energy bites taste just like little strawberry cereal bites, and are packed with good-for-you ingredients!
The combination of oats and cashews in these bites really give them that cake-like flavor. The freeze-dried strawberries add such a delicious sweetness, and truly taste like candy.
What you need to make Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites
ROLLED OATS: oats are a rich source of fiber, protein and iron. They’re loaded with important vitamins and minerals, like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and folate
RAW CASHEWS: the subtle, creamy taste of raw cashews really helps give these energy bites that cookie flavor. They’re also a good source of omega-3 fats, protein, and vitamin E
CASHEW BUTTER– I highly suggest sticking to cashew butter for this recipe, but if you need a substitute, almond butter would be a good option!
MEDJOOL DATES– these sweet, caramel like dates are a great source of potassium, fiber, and calcium
PURE MAPLE SYRUP
FREEZE-DRID STRAWBERRIES– I get mine from trader joe’s or amazon
You blend all of the ingredients up in your food processor, then roll them into 2 tbsp sized balls. I can’t believe how simple and delicious these are.
The white chocolate drizzle is totally optional. I suggest drizzling half with chocolate and leaving half without. The chocolate ones can act more like a dessert, while the plain ones can be a quick breakfast or snack.
I can’t wait for you guys to try these delicious bites! They’re going to be a new staple for you.