Need an energy boost, I got what you need! Maca Mocha Energy Bites are magical little bites that give you energy! As I stated on Friday in my Maca Coconut Mocha I need all the energy, coffee, and help I can get! Not only because I now leave for Expo West followed by an anniversary trip with my husband in only 2 days, ok less than 2 days since I leave before the sun comes up, but I’m also single mom this week. Yes the hubby is meeting me out in LA as he is already in California for work and I’m holding down the fort, doing all the mom stuff, getting the girls to school, their lunches made, driving to and from gymnastics and traveling soccer, doing laundry, making dinner, blogging, still getting in my barre because hello sunny California (I hope), getting my hair done, packing me, packing the girls and the puppies, and oh my goodness I’m tired just typing it all out and thinking about it. Yep a whole lot going on and if it snows I get to deal with cleaning up the snow and all the fun that brings.
Of course the week hasn’t been going as planned and I spent yesterday in the ER getting iv fluids and meds and now I’m resting and forget the long list to do I’m just hoping I feel better before I have to board the plane. Thankfully my mother in law is able to stay with me and help with the girls and was able to take me to urgent care where I was sent next door to the ER. I’m feeling better and hope I continue to improve quickly.
Still with me? Yep I need all the superfoods and superpowers! Luckily I have coffee, my Maca Coconut Mochas, and these Maca Mocha Energy Bites! One of my favorite pre workout snacks has become these magical little bites I’m popping in the afternoon for energy to get me through the day! With or without the espresso powder (ground espresso beans) they give you that boost you need! Maca as I’ve said I love it and it’s been a staple for so many years first for fertility reasons and most recently for balancing hormones, it’s adaptogenic like qualities that help my body deal with stress, and enhance stamina and energy. Cacao powder, not cocoa powder, is good for you and loaded with antioxidants and contains magnesium. I also like to add in a little of my favorite protein powder (Vega) for a protein and superfood boost! Dates, they are the super energy packed into these bites! Dates are one of my favorite pre workout snacks they are instant energy! I practically lived one summer off dates and fresh cashew butter, one of my favorite snacks. When it comes to energy my go-tos are dates, coffee, bananas, coconut oil, and maca powder.
These magical, really there is no magic they’re just good, good for you, and give you energy, bites stand on their own. I snapped pictures of them and looking back I was like hmm how do people know what’s in them because I didn’t properly set up the photos but I was like they stand on their own, they are like those mystical magical things that intrigue you. Trust me they are good and will give you energy!
If you aren’t a fan of coffee no worries they are good without it too and will still give you that boost of energy!
Like I said I need all the help I can get with getting things done this week…. what are your tips or go-tos when you have a busy week and a million things to do?
Back to Expo West! Anything you want me to track down and find or try? What are you looking for or wanting? There are so many things there and I’m all about finding the goods! Last year there were so many things I wasn’t sure what to share but luckily there is now Instagram Stories where I’m sure I’ll be sharing all the fun (as long as there are no signal issues, it’s crazy there) and I’ll be sure to have a back up battery charging pack for my phone.
Maca Mocha Energy Bites
Makes 12-15 bites
1/2c chocolate protein powder, cacao powder, or combination of (I use cacao powder or a 50/50 blend for pre-workout, for post workout I use all Vega Sport Protein)
1c pitted Medjool dates
1c raw almonds or 1c + 1TBSP almond meal or almond flour
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tsp maca powder (Navitas Naturals Gelatinized Maca Powder)
2tsp- 1 TBSP fine ground espresso beans, optional
2 TBSP water
2 TBSP cacao powder to roll balls in, optional (Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder)
In a food processor pulse almonds until you have a flour consistency. Add protein powder, maca, sea salt ground espresso and pulse to combine. Add in dates and process until mixture comes together, scraping as needed. If needed add a little water, small amounts at a time up to 2 tablespoons. Roll into balls, roll balls into optional cacao powder. Place in the refrigerator, or freezer for longer storage, until ready to enjoy!Maca Mocha Energy Bites are there for you when you need a #healthy #superfood energy boost! #fitfam #vegan #gf Click To Tweet
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