Blueberry Millet, Coconut and Date Bites
boost energy with super foods and herb powders
approx 16 bites
Botanical Benefits*: protein-packed, anti-oxidant rich, high in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals
Diet Style: Plant-based, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free, clean, wholesome, Mediterranean.
Sweet by nature, a little wholesome bite that won’t spin out your blood sugar levels as it’s high in fiber, a truly delicious healthful vibrant treat. Enjoy!
2 ½ cups cooked millet or quinoa
1 ½ cups unsweetened raw coconut flakes
1 cup freeze dried blueberries – make beautiful blueberry “dust” when ground
1 cup dried pitted dates, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Coating bites – finely chopped dried coconut, chia seeds, berry powder, sesame seeds ~ whatever you fancy
Cooking Millet Millet benefits from toasting to enhance flavors. Dry toast in a saucepan for a few minutes, stirring, and being careful not to burn. Add water at a 2:1 ratio, bring to boil, cover and low simmer for 25 mins, stirring occasionally until cooked through and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and set aside to cool. This can be made a day in advance, and should be stored covered in fridge. 1 cup dry millet yields about 2 ½ cups cooked.
You may substitute quinoa, following packet cooking instructions.
Place coconut flakes into a food processor and blitz for 30 sec to 1min until finely chopped for rolling finished bites. Remove ½ cup and set aside.
Add freeze-dried blueberries to the remaining coconut flakes in food processor and blitz 1-2 mins or more until the mixture begins to break down and resemble heavy dense breadcrumbs.
Add cooked quinoa or millet, dates, lemon juice, and herb powders if using, mix until well combined and mixture begins to form balls like dough. Taste and adjust sweetness. if you need more sweetness add more dates or maple syrup to your taste.
Roll into small bite-sized balls and then roll balls in coconut flakes you previously set aside. Coat well and store in container in fridge.
Botanical Boosts ~ Energetic & Medicinal
**add 1-3 tbsp of superfoods herbal powders:
Boost your energy with gelatinized maca.
System-balancing adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and hawthorn berry powder or medicinal mushrooms that have been activated through heat.
Remember to consider the taste of the herbs and the energetics of the combination.
Recipe Karina Hines.