Ginger Energy Bites
These little bites are just what you need after doing a four-minute plank. Yes, I did FitFluential’s #FFAprilAbs challenge, which means doing a plank per day in April. If you follow me on Twitter (@kokobrill), you saw my progress. On April 1st, I started off with a 2-minute plank, and now I have worked my way up to 4 minutes and 5 seconds which is ridiculously hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar!! I once read that Ryan Gosling was so busy that to stay in shape for a movie he was in he only had time to do an 8-minute plank per day. That is insane. Anyway, my goal for the April Challenge was to work my way up to 5 minutes by April 30th but that was a bit ridiculous, so I’ll stick with my 4.05 and I’m pretty happy with that! I was purely motivated by these Ginger Energy Bites right and throughout my entire plank I would repeat to myself “I can do anything for 4 minutes” and then “I get Ginger Energy Bites in 3 minutes” “I get Ginger Energy Bites in 2 minutes” until I have counted down to zero. I live a sad little life…..
Enough chit-chat, here’s the recipe 😉
Oh, I should mention that the measurements are approximate because when I made these I didn’t yet have measuring cups or spoons here in New Zealand….or a bed….but thankfully we have one of those now. Haha!
A tasty little burst of gingery goodness in bite-size to sustain you throughout the day.
- Raw Almonds – 1/2 cup
- Raw Cashews – 1/2 cup
- Dates – 1/2 cup, pitted
- Chia Seeds – 1 Tbsp
- Fresh Ginger – 1/2-inch Piece
- Sea Salt – A Pinch
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, or small food processor and blend until mixture starts to ball together. Roll into tablespoon sized balls and refrigerate or freeze for later.