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Everything was kindly developed by Luciana Bastos (logo, mouthwatering letterings and illustrations), by Mai Saraiva (the layout itself) and by Mari Assmann (the codes and the magic). I’m totally in love and I hope you guys like it too. I thought it was necessary after (almost) 3 years of blogging, not to mention it really needed a unique logo.
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Since we’ve already started 2015 with this news, there’s also energy for the year. And that’s why the recipe today is energy bites! It’s a mixture of dates and other things, usually consumed before a time in the gym or to fill that empty stomach with something healthy.
I’ve decided to lose weight and spend most of this year less sorry for my eating choices, so I started eating these balls. This recipe, with the cocoa powder, you can even picture as a healthy truffle. The dates make it sweet and the peanut butter helps with the energy you need to burn in the gym. It looks very healthy to be tasty but I promise you it is, and you will want another right after the first you eat.
Cocoa Energy Bites
Yields: about 25 20g balls
Recipe by The Domestic Geek.
3/4 cup (150g) dates with no seeds
1/2 cup peanuts
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, or powdered chocolate
1 – Process the dates for a few seconds, until they start to break down.
2 – Add the peanuts, the peanut butter and the cocoa. Process again to incorporate everything together.
3 – The mixture should come together and you will be able to make small balls that can hold their shape. If they don’t, add another date and process again and keep doing that until the mixture comes together. Then I made each of them with 20g and placed them in small paper cups. Kept in the fridge, they can last about two weeks and still be great.
I bought dates with seeds and I had to remove them. If you need to do the same, just press the dates in your fingers until they crack open, and remove the big seed inside. Then you need to weight or measure them without the seeds, but don’t worry about it too much because one or two dates more won’t affect the taste or deliciousness of this treat.
I’ve made these energy bites with almonds instead of peanuts. You can get creative with this, as long as you keep the dates and the peanut butter, which are what holds them together. And the cocoa, because it gives the distinct chocolate flavor to them. If you only have powdered chocolate on hand, that’s fine, but remember that it has more calories than cocoa powder.
May our 2015 be as delicious as the new logo, chocolatey and mouthwatering letters! :)
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