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Easy, No-Bake Energy Bites for Pregnancy and Postpartum



These energy balls are great for so many reasons!

Not only are these snacks gluten and dairy free but they contain dates! According to studies, eating date fruit can help women have easier labors with less interventions like inductions and/or pitocin augmentation.

These Energy Bites also contain flaxseed and oatmeal which are known to increase milk supply in nursing mothers.

Whether you need an energy boost, nutritious snack or trying to increase your milk supply these Bites are great to try!


Ingredients

7 medjool dates, pits removed (roughly 3/4 cup)

2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp water if your dates are on the dry side

1 cup gluten-free certified oats

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3 tbsp flaxseed meal

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp coconut oil


Instructions

  1. Add dates and water into the food processor.

  2. Process on high for 2-3 minutes, until dates start to form a paste. If your dates are a bit older and dry (whitish skin and feel a little leathery), you may need to add another tablespoon of water to help them blend.

  3. Then, add the gluten-free oats, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, cocoa powder, and coconut oil to the food processor.

  4. Pulse until a dough forms.

  5. Take a rounded tablespoon of dough at a time, and roll with your hands into a ball.

  6. Enjoy right then and there or freeze for a delightful treat later.

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