Grab-and-Go Orange Energy Bites

Grab-and-Go Orange Energy Bites

In search of a sweet treat without added sugars that aids in detoxification? These snack-sized balls are the ideal option! They are filled with nutrient-dense ingredients such as high-fiber dates, omega-rich chia seeds, and protein-packed raw nuts.


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (or flaxseeds)
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raw nuts of choice (such as almonds, walnuts, cashews)


  1. In a food processor, add pitted dates, orange juice, and orange zest. Process until a sticky mixture forms.
  2. Add oats, shredded coconut, and raw nuts to the food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are well combined and mixture forms a dough-like consistency.
  3. Take small portions of mixture and roll it into bite-sized balls. Place on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Once chilled, the energy bites are ready to be enjoyed! Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Experiment with different ingredients to create new variations. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Fruit Variations:

    • Replace orange juice with lemon or lime juice for a different citrus flavor.

  2. Spices and Extracts:

    • Incorporate a teaspoon of organic pure vanilla extract (or other extract) for a subtle flavor twist.

    • Sprinkle in a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to add warm, aromatic notes.

  3. Nut Butter Swirl:

    • Mix in a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter, such as almond, hazelnut, or cashew butter, to enhance the rich, nutty taste.

  4. Dried Fruit Infusion:

    • Include chopped dried apricots, cranberries, or cherries to bring a sweet and tart contrast to the energy bites.

  5. Cocoa Infusion:

    • For a chocolatey variation, add a tablespoon of unsweetened organic cocoa powder to mixture. Adjust sweetness as needed with a sugar-free sweetener like monk fruit or stevia. You can also use maple syrup or honey if preferred.