In the next 30 days, I will be traveling to locations on the west coast not once, not twice, but three times. First, I will be heading to Bend, Oregon for one of my best friends bachelorette parties (whoo, girl time!). Then, I will head back to Ohio for one short week. Then, I board another plane headed to Anchorage, Alaska. After a week or so adventuring in Alaska, I will board one more plane headed for Portland, Oregon, where the aforementioned bachelorette will be tying the knot.
Phew, I am tired just thinking about it.
With all of my upcoming travels, I am already starting to think how I can maintain the Wahl's Protocol when traveling. I came up with this recipe to pack for all my airplane rides. But, these energy bites will also pack really well for hiking in Alaska. They are so delicious that even my husband approves of them!
Note: These energy bites fit the Wahl's Diet (phase 1). If you are on the Wahl's Paleo or Wahl's Paleo Plus, the nuts must be soaked and sprouted before you use them in this recipe.
- 1/4 cup flax seed
- 1 cup dates, pitted and boiled
- 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used macadamia nuts, cashews, and walnuts)
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- In a food processor, pulse 1/4 cup of flax seed, remove flax from food processor and set aside.
- Remove the pit from the dates and boil the dates for 2-3 minutes (to soften). Drain.
- In the empty food processor, process the mixed nuts until they become a fine powder. To the food processor, add the shredded coconut and process until smooth.
- Add the dates to the food processor (you may need to use a spoon to scrape the sides). Process until a smooth mixture is formed.
- Empty contents of the food processor in a medium bowl.
- One tablespoon at a time, roll the mixture into a round ball. Then roll the ball into the flaxseed meal.
- Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze.
- Store in the freezer for 3 months or in the refrigerator for 1 week.
These bites have approxiamtley 130 calories and 3g of fiber, 6g sugar, and 3g protein per each.