There is nothing better than homemade healthy snacks! I am a stress eater, I need to eat something when I get stressed, to avoid eating junk food I like to ensure that there are plenty of healthy goodies or snacks at home.
With homemade snacks, you know what actually goes in and the beauty of it is, you can always customize it the way you want. Amp up the flavor and the texture to your liking, so why wouldn’t you invest time in making homemade snacks. One of the easiest and the healthiest snacks I always have plenty of are energy bites. It’s so easy that all you have to do is put all your favorite ingredients into a food processor, pulse it, roll it, and voila! You’ve got yourself a healthy snack! Did I mention custom flavors? Yum!
Whenever I make these snacks, I play around with the flavor, adding new ingredients, and this time around I’ve added a bit of a herbal touch to it using Finch Ashwagandha powder.
Ashwagandha, most commonly identified as an ancient medicine that can help you to manage your body stress. This is also known as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry. According to Healthline.com, it provides numerous benefits to your body and brain. For example, it can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression. Read more about Ashwagandha – Read More
When you are adding Ashwagandha powder to your diet you need to be mindful of the dosage. Dosage can be range from a few milligrams to grams depending on what purpose you are having ashwagandha. This article will help you to understand how much Ashwagandha should you add to your diet per day. – Read more. If you have any allergies or any sort of medical conditions then don’t forget to consult your family doctor before consuming.
- 01 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of instant oats
- 1/2 cup of pitted dates
- 1/2 cup of Finch macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup of black chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of desiccated coconuts
- 1/3 cup of honey or any liquid sweetener
- 02 tsp of Finch ashwagandha powder – Shop Now
- Make sure you use soft dates to make these as it adds moisture to the entry bites, if your dates are dry then make sure to soak them in the water for 05-10 minutes to soften them.
- Make sure you read about the dosage of the ashwagandha before adding it to your diet. Read more about the dosages Read more.
- Add Rolled oats, instant oats, dates, macadamia nuts, chia seeds, coconuts, sweetener, and ashwagandha powder into a food processor and pulse several times to mix everything evenly. The mixture should look like crumbs, not too smooth.
- Scoop a bit from a cookie scoop or a spoon and roll into desired size balls using your palms.
- Add the beetroot powder, Gotu kola powder, and white sesame seeds into three small bowls and roll the balls to coat well.
- Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 05 days. Oh, like you’re going to ignore them for that long.
Try this recipe out and let me know how this turns out for you in the comments! You can also share your results with me on Instagram with the hashtag #thefoodsnapsrecipes.
Can’t wait to see your re-creations!