In the afternoon, do you secretly regret grabbing a cookie or donut from the box on the boardroom table?
Probably not if you had energy bites stashed at your desk!
In order to consistently eat healthy, you need to plan to support yourself during your weak moments. These energy bites are a perfect whole food-based afternoon snack when you are craving something sugary or sweet. It’s great to combine sugar with a fat so it digests slower. In fact, this helps you feel satisfaction from your snack and prevents you from over doing it.
Because energy bites are ideally stored in your fridge or freezer, they’re a great single serving option. Pack them in your bag with a ice pack and you’re good to go!
In addition, our energy bite recipe is also full of aphrodisiac ingredients to help you feel sexy and on top of your game.
Flax Seeds are high in healthy phytoestrogens. However, these seeds may be too estrogenic if you’re male. But if you’re in menopause or have low estrogen, phytoestrogens will help with vaginal dryness.
Pine Nuts have natural testosterone which enhances libido and influences follicle-stimulating hormones that can affect reproduction.
Figs are full of zinc and iron, and are traditionally known to be aphrodisiac.
Because of blood sugar imbalance, the afternoon energy dip is common. However, if you have consistently low energy throughout the day, you may have adrenal fatigue.
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- 1 1/2 cups dried purple figs
- 1/2 cup pine nuts (or nuts of choice)
- 1/4 cup whole flax seed, ground into a flour
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Add all ingredients except the melted coconut oil to a blender or food processor and pulse into a paste. You may need to pause every 10 seconds or so to scrape the mixture towards the blade.
- Add the melted coconut oil and continue to pulse until everything is well combined.
- Using your hands, form small balls and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Photos and recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.