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Energy Bites

Packed with protein and fiber, these easy snacks give you the engery boost you need to finish the day strong.

1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup lightly salted chopped nuts (Almonds or Peanuts)
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds, salted
4 medjool dates pitted and chopped
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

In a food processor or high power blender, process all seeds and nuts, pour into a bowl and set aside. Process oats, pumpkin puree and spices until well combined. Combine pumpkin mixture with nut mixture and pulse in food processor until combined. Stir in dates and mini chocolate chips.

Prepare a lined pan with parchment or foil. Form 1 inch balls of mixture and place on prepared pan. Place entire pan into freezer for 30-60 minutes. Once frozen store in a freezer safe container. Makes 20 bites

Per bite: 110 Calories, 0 mg Cholesterol, 7 g Fat, 1 g Saturated, , 20 mg Sodium, 10g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 4 g Protein

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