Apricot bites

By August 11, 2017Recipes

Totally an old-school favourite¬†you find kids munching on everywhere. But the ones you get in the “health food aisle” are about HALF added/processed sugar. That is NOT a nutritious food! These homemade, whole-food bites are loaded with nutrients and absolutely zero refined sugar. Outside of the snack zone, these are a neat way to mix-up your pre-training nutrition.

Either way – time to get in the kitchen!

Makes 24 pieces

INGREDIENTS

  • 50g whole almonds
  • 200g dried apricots
  • 4 Tbsp citrus juice (orange/lemon as preferred)
  • 70g shredded coconut
  • 3Tbsp psyllium/wheatgerm (or combo)
  • Desiccated coconut – for rolling

METHOD

  1. Using a high-powered blender*, blitz the almonds to almond meal consistency.
  2. Add apricots and blend again to make a rough mix
  3. Add the citrus juice and allow to soak before adding in the wheatgerm or psyllium.
  4. Lastly add the shredded coconut, and transfer your mixture to the prepared tray. Press down firmly with the back of a spatula, and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into squares.
  5. Once cut in squares, roll in desiccated coconut and store refrigerated for a few weeks.

*If you don’t have a blender to do this, then you can use 50g almond meal –> just be aware that you miss the nutrients + fibre from the skins of the nuts when you do this. That is valuable!!

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