Project Description

Vegan Cranberry Vanilla Energy BitesThis recipe is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free

Makes approximately 13 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, divided
  • 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats*
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup your choice non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened coconut)
  • 1 tbsp, packed, Growing Naturals vanilla rice protein**
  • 1 tbsp, packed,  Growing Naturals vanilla pea protein**
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes + more for coating bites (optional)

*Use gluten-free certified oats, for a truly gluten-free recipe.
**Use more or less protein as needed for taste preferences or nutritional needs. Add 1/2 tbsp at a time. You can also use one type of protein instead of both if preferred.

Directions

  1. In a small cup, mix the non-dairy milk and flaxseed meal and let sit for a few minutes, until thickened.
  2. Process 3/4 cup of the cashews until very fine/powdery. Pour into a medium bowl.
  3. Place the remaining cashews, oats and cranberries into the processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Then add this to the bowl with ground cashews.
  4. Add the wet flaxmeal, protein powders, vanilla extract and coconut flakes and mix with a wooden spoon or your hands.  Mixture should be pretty dry/crumbly.  (Add more oats or protein powder if it’s too wet, or if too dry, add more non-dairy milk one tsp at a time).
  5. Roll the mixture into balls with your hands, using a heaping tbsp of mixture at a time.
  6. Coat with coconut flakes as needed.
  7. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Courtesy of Scarlett Full, in-house Registered Dietitian


Approximately (per 1 of 13 bites): 3.3g protein/ 3.6g sugar/ 9g carb/ 5.1g fat/ 1.2g fiber/ 90 calories

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