Coconut Almond Quinoa Bites

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In my newsletter last week I made a pretty big announcement – I’m 19 weeks pregnant! I’m beyond excited to become a mama in October and I plan to share a lot about my experience on this little space of the interwebs that I call my own.

For now, I’m glad to report that my experience of growing a human (still seems so weird to me!) has been going extremely well – I’m feeling energetic and filled with excitement. That said, I am one hungry lady!

Enter the need for snacks.

Great for breakfast, a snack or dessert, these little bites are tasty and filled with nutritious ingredients to help you to power through the day. They’re also great for any new mamas-to-be who are experiencing some nausea, as one of the major contributors to nausea is a dip in blood sugar levels. Having these on hand (in your desk, purse or car) can be a life saver!

The last reason that I love them is that they literally take 10 minutes to make!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes (replace with rolled oats if desired)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (replace with cranberries or raisons if desired)
    Pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup chunky almond butter (replace with peanut butter or other nut butter if desired)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions:

1. Mix coconut, quinoa flakes, flaxseed and chocolate chips together in a bowl.
2. Mix nut butter and maple syrup together in a separate bowl.
3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together with a spoon first then use your hands to knead the dough to help bring everything together.
4. Form the dough in to balls (whatever size you’d like) and refrigerate for a few hours (you can eat them immediately if desired!)

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Michelle

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