Coconut Raspberry CBD Energy Bites
Coconut and raspberries go great together in this delicious these Coconut Raspberry CBD Energy Bites. This recipe is gluten-free and grain-free.
Energy Bites are a Healthy Dessert or Snack
Energy bites are my #1 fav dessert to have in the house because they’re just sweet enough to count as a treat, but they’re not so decadent that I lose all control. I try to use dates to sweeten all my desserts – dates are a whole food with fiber and minerals and just don’t seem to have that addictive quality that refined sugars do.
This is not the first time I’ve posted an energy bite recipe, but it is the first time I’ve paired coconut and raspberry together. The raspberry comes from that red powder you see; I made it by grinding up freeze-dried raspberries (you can also buy raspberry powder…who knew?). These Coconut Raspberry Energy Bites are so fun and tasty!
I’d venture to say that energy bites count as a superfood depending on which ingredients you decide to use. I love using a mixture of hemp seeds and sprouted seeds for the base, and then adding coconut oil as the binder and dates to sweeten. From that simple recipe, there are countless possibilities to jazz them up or make them seasonal in flavor.
Raspberry & Coconut Flavors
As I mentioned, this is the first time I’ve used coconut and raspberries together, and they make a beautiful pairing. Raspberries might not be exactly seasonal right now, but let’s just say I’m gearing up for summer (it was over 85 degrees in California earlier this week and sure felt like summer).
How Much CBD Oil to Use?
If you’re not into CBD, no worries, just leave it out! It won’t make a difference to the texture or flavor either way. I used 1ml of the 3,000mg tincture which would result in 100mg of CBD for the entire batch of energy bites, or less than 10mg per serving.
And, just in case you were wondering, you might want to hold off on giving any CBD products to children. There is some published literature on pediatric dosing, but more research is needed before I would feel comfortable making any recommendations.