Food Favorites | Coconut Chia Almond Bites

by Brian on April 4, 2013 · 7 comments

It has been awhile since I have posted about a food favorite. Riding my bike everyday and running multiple times per week has me thinking more and more about what I am fueling my body with. As much as possible, I like to eat foods I make myself, from simple ingredients. While writing a bio for the SKORA Running Ambassador page, I thought about how similar my approach to eating is to my attitude about running. Check out the SKORA Running website for more background about their philosophy on running. Here is what I wrote:

I believe running is about our relationship with our bodies and the environment around us. Running should be simple and natural; from the foods we use as fuel to the shoes that provide the connection between our feet and the ground. RUN REAL is a philosophy that applies to my life because my body performs best with technology adjusting neither my food nor my feet.

Remember when I promised (over a month ago) that I would share some recipes for on-the-go energy snacks? Sorry it’s taken so long, but here is one of my favorite new foods to make… best of all it’s easy, healthy, and delicious!

Close up photo of the Coconut Almond Bites

Coconut Chia Almond Bites

 

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded (not flaked) Coconut*
  • 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  • 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia (optional for desired sweetness)

Melt the coconut oil in a pan over low heat. Once melted, mix the coconut oil and almond butter together in a bowl. Next, add 1/4 cup of shredded coconut (*half of the the total amount), along with the rest of the dry ingredients, stirring as you go. Once you have mixed the ingredients well, place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes (longer is okay too but you may have to let it sit out before forming into balls). After the mixture has hardened a good bit, remove from the refrigerator and form in to balls using a spoon. As you form the mixture into balls, one at a time, roll them in the remaining shredded coconut. Store your Coconut Almond Bites in a container in the refrigerator.

Photo of the Coconut Almond Bites on a plate

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If you try this recipe and think of any good additions, comment below to let me know!


About the author: Brian

Brian is one of the two backpacks traversing the globe with his lovely wife and better half, Kaitlin. He enjoys all things relating to delicious food, good beer, and the great outdoors. When he isn't out taking photographs and adventuring himself, he enjoys writing about travel and backpacking gear, his favorite foods from around the world, and lessons he has learned throughout his adventures.

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Andrea Velasquez April 9, 2013 at 4:07 am

That looks very delicious! I really love eating sweets and It’s definitely my weakness. Thank you for sharing it’s recipe. Will surely make it this weekend, just in time for my niece birthday. :)

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Brian April 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hi Andrea! Did you have a chance to make these yet? I love to get a little sweet kick without sugar or artificial sweeteners. Stevia is amazing!

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Emma @ GottaKeepMovin May 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

Oh I am definitely making these very soon! Easy, healthy and delicious are all definite pros! Thanks for sharing :)

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Brian May 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hi Emma! Thanks for checking out our website and the positive comment about the Coconut Chia Almond Bites… stay in touch and let me know what you think when you have a chance to make them!

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Morgan October 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

Yum!! Those bites look delicious!

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John @ GoodPlanetLiving April 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

I really really like consuming candies and It’s definitely my weak point. Thank you for discussing it’s formula. Will absolutely create it this few days, just in time for my cousin wedding.

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Best holiday destinations July 21, 2014 at 4:02 am

That looks very delicious! I really love eating sweets. Thanks for posting nice blog.

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