Wow, these little babies, aptly named vegan Sex Bites, really work! The taste is amazing with the orange hit followed by a little chilli kick at the end of each bite. After a couple of hours, you’ll start to get why they are named Sex Bites!
I’ve been seeking tasty and healthy vegan protein snacks for some time and haven’t been successful. So, I decided to create my own recipes.
I activate nuts and seeds before I use them in recipes. This means bringing hibernated food back to life so it can share it’s full nutrition with you – nuts and seeds will release healthy enzymes and be easily digestible after activating. To do this, I soak the nuts and seeds overnight, rinse them well and let them geminate for a couple of hours, rinse again and use. If I’m not using them straight away, I tend to dehydrate them so I can use them another day.
This recipe creates 36 bite sized balls so perfect to last you a few weeks!
- 80 gram Cashew nuts
- 120 gram Almonds
- 80 gram Medjool dates, (soaked fro 4 hours in filtered water)
- 140 gram Raisins, (soaked fro 4 hours in filtered water)
- 40g gram Pumpkin seeds
- 80 gram Sunflower seeds
- 80 gram Desiccated coconut
- 15 gram cacao
- 10 ml Agave
- 5 ml Orange extract
- 25 gram Maca powder
- 10 gram Boabab powder
- 1 gram chilli powder
- Drain the water from the dates and raisins and set aside for later use.
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together when pinched. You don’t want it too smooth though as you need to keep some texture.
- If the texture is too dry, add the filtered water you set aside earlier at a tablespoon at a time.
- Roll into small bite sized balls (20 grams) using the palms of your hands
- If you wish, you can coat these bites in desiccated coconut, chopped nuts for extra texture/crunch, cacao or simply leave plain. If you decide to coat your bites, I recommend you do it straight away as coatings don’t stick very well once the bites have set in the fridge.
- Place your bites in the fridge in a sealed container until you are ready to eat them (they will last up to 3 weeks in the fridge). Alternatively, I find they freeze well for up to 3 months (allow up to an hour to defrost before consuming).