Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites

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I’ve been meaning to post the recipe for these Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites for WEEKS, so I’m excited to post this blog for you all.

It’s been a crazy summer full of finishing a degree, travel, taking on new clients, yoga teacher training, settling into a new home, and way more.

Come to think of it, many days so far this season have been sustained by quick, easy recipes that I can make ahead of time that taste good (spoiler: I’m talking about this recipe).

You know those $10 “protein balls” you can buy locally at some cafes and vegan spots? Or the identically priced protein bars in the refrigerator section at your favorite grocery store? I’m not knocking those other options, because they have their time and place. These Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites are essentially them, but much cheaper and tastier, with superfoods and adaptogens thrown into the mix (thanks to my friends over at Four Sigmatic).

Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites, Marybeth Wells Food Photographer

The premise of a little bite like this is that it contains not only protein but complex carbohydrates and fats to keep you sustained on the go.

Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites, Marybeth Wells Food Photographer

These are my favorite when I have a demanding day of meetings and obligations or the occasional shift in a flight suit to keep me from getting hangry and wreaking havoc on my metabolism via not eating during the day.

Without further ado:

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Cherry Pistachio Superfood Bites


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour/almond meal
  • 4 tbsp organic vegan protein (* I used Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein, which is what makes these superfood bites. Feel free to use whatever brand you like and add your own superfoods or adaptogens)
  • 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (substitute sesame seeds, more pistachios, or cashews)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (or 23 dates, to taste)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh cherries (add more if the mixture is too thick, if it becomes to thin add additional nuts or almond meal)
  • additional finely chopped pistachios for topping


Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to food processor and process until smooth, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides and get everything mixed in. This is also a good time to do a taste test and make sure you like the flavor
  2. Scoop out small spoonfuls, squeeze, and roll into ball shapes. Carefully roll in pistachios or another topping of choice, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 
  3. Store in the refrigerator to firm. Enjoy šŸ™‚

Use this base for a playground of your own favorite flavors and let me know how it turns out. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make them and follow along for other recipes, wellness tips, and cute photos of Clarence (that’s my rescue pup).

I’d also be honored if you comment below and let me know how you like these.

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  1. PJS says:

    5 stars
    These are absolutely fantastic! I have been making batches of these for breakfast for the past few years. Highly recommend.

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