There’s all these random days for foods lately: National Chocolate Day! Ice Cream Day! World Donut Day! National Peanut Butter Day! I don’t remember this ever being a thing growing up, but hey if there’s a celebration of food going on, I’m all about it! It just so happens that today, February 26th, is WORLD PISTACHIO DAY so I decided to celebrate with these seriously amazing (and incredibly easy) Pistachio-Cacao Energy Bites! You’re going to LOVE them, I promise.
And would it be world pistachio day without some Pistachio Fun Facts?!
- 2 oz. of Pistachios have more potassium than a large banana (say what?!)
- They have more antioxidants per 100 gram than blueberries and pomegranate juice
- Pistachios pack 6g of protein per serving
These are the perfect little grab-and-go, make ahead of time snack to keep with you during the week. The MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) from the coconut oil + coconut butter supply a kick ass dose of pure energy for our cells while the dates + pistachios give you a boost of healthy fatty acids and natural carbohydrates. All you folks looking for great pre-workout ideas, I’m lookin at you!!
- For The Energy Bites
- 5 Pitted Medjool Dates
- [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E76E5MQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01E76E5MQ&linkId=93deeb1a702dba8b404b24ae480920e4″]1 Cup Pistachios[/url]
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Cacao
- [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V7XNRQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B003V7XNRQ&linkId=7674df2642370a6bd6bf1821d5dc4663″]1 Tbsp Coconut Butter (manna)[/url]
- [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQ7TNDK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00CQ7TNDK&linkId=4f72fc7516dbff0a0ed03455c3e8d417″]1 Tbsp Coconut Oil[/url]
- 1/4 Tsp Real Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- For The Coating
- 1/4 Cup Ground Pistachios
- [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LH26HZC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=whatcaitate-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00LH26HZC&linkId=d3099e23e31f3aab136c418f38f0985d”]1 Tbsp Shredded Coconut[/url]
- Once the ground 1/4 cup of pistachios are REMOVED from the food processor: add the dates, 1 cup pistachios, vanilla, cacao, coconut butter, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon. Pulse on high for about 2-4 minutes until well combined.
- Use your hands to create 1″ balls with the mixture then roll each ball in the pistachio-coconut coating, making sure all sides are evenly covered.
- Enjoy immediate or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!
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