RECIPE: Strawberry Shakeology Energy Bites


As I am on year 2 of Fast Metabolism Diet maintenance, I thought I would also keep my health in check by incorporating Shakeology shakes into my routine. My sister is a BeachBody coach and I am not going to lie, she looks A. Maze. Ing. She gave me some samples of this popular shake mix to try and I really liked them. They are full of really amazing nutrients, and supposedly will help you lose weight. I was more into the nutrients and changing things up for my "protein days".

I got the vegan ones, and my only complaint is that they don't offer vanilla vegan. They seem to make it for a smaller refresh kit or something, but they don't offer it in the month long vegan combo pack, just chocolate and strawberry.

What's up with that!? Vegan-ish people like vanilla, too!


Truth be told, I think strawberry is OK, but it's not a fave. So I began playing with the mix to see if I could make some tasty treats for snacks out of all these packets. This is my first attempt to make some energy bites. 1-2 of these are a great 3:30 snack-where usually naughty choices are made. They keep in the fridge for a week or so, and you can also freeze them.

So my week 1 on Shakeology has been great, but it has affected my system a little. It has slowed down my digestion, blocking things up...know what I mean? (Don't want to get gross on y'all). I guess everyone's body reacts differently. So I am working through that. My sister suggested cutting back to half the amount of "Shakeo" and upping my fruit and fiber. Also after reading some boards where some people complained of the same problem, almond milk might also be to blame. So I may try water in the shakes and more than the recipe calls for, making them less thick, until my body gets used to it.

Interested in Shakeology? Here is a link, and I know a GREAT coach if you want to really join the BeachBody workout craze. :) She's my sister so be nice to her or I'll come find you.

Strawberry Shakeology Energy Bites

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond butter
3 Tbsp. Monk Fruit Sweetener (or honey)
1/2 cup ground almond meal
1 packet strawberry flavored Shakeology
3-5 Tbsp. water (enough to cause the mixture to come together and shape)
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup raw shredded coconut (optional)
1 tsp. almond extract

Directions




In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients in the bowl except the water. Use a fork and mash it all together. It will be dry and crumbly. Next, sprinkle water over the mixture-I started with 3 tablespoons and mixed and mashed, and kept adding water until I could shape the mixture into 1 1/2" balls. If you are using coconut you can roll then in some extra coconut for a pretty coating before storing.

Put in an airtight container, separating the layers with parchment paper, for a week or so. You can also freeze them for about 3 months.



And evidently, cats may be into them. This is Moon checking out the goods!


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