Blueberry Chia Energy Bites

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 (16 bites) Cost Per Serving $0.58
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cupLarge Flake or Quick Oats
1 cupFrozen Blueberries
1/4 cupChia Seeds
2 tbspAlmond Butter (or any nut butter)
6Dates (pits removed)
1/2 tspCinnamon

Directions

  1. Place the oats and chia seeds in a food processor and pulse until mostly ground.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combine. You may need to stop and scrap down the sides with a spoon a few times until it is well mixed together.
  3. Using a spoon, roll about 2 tbsp of the mixture into a ball and place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. These will keep in the fridge about 3 days, or freeze for long storage.

Nutrition

·         Is there a link between sugar and cancer? This is one of the most common questions among cancer survivors. It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is not so simple. Research shows that eating too much sugar over time may mean excess calories, which in turn can lead to weight gain and excess body fat. Obesity increases the risk of many common cancers.

·         All cells in our body, including cancer cells, use sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream for fuel. That blood sugar comes from all carbohydrate containing foods. These include wholesome and healthful vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat-dairy sources. Some glucose also comes from protein.

·         Replace high-sugar foods and beverages such as pastries, cookies, candy, pop and fruit drinks with a diet rich in nutritious and filling foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruit, beans and lentils. These foods have natural sugars that contain cancer fighting substances like minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.