After an easy, indulgent-tasting snack? You gotta give these a go.
If you find yourself searching for tasty little treats to see you through the day, you are not alone. A well-timed snack can get you through so many challenges, meetings, chores, and workouts.
These berry chia bites from @healthy_floflo are so good at satisfying sweet cravings without resulting in a total splurge in the biscuit supermarket aisle. Always a win.
You just need 5 ingredients. And these happen to be completely plant-based too, making this a great vegan-friendly, gluten-free snack to fall back on.
The combination of a tart berry centre and rich chocolatey coating really hits the spot. Make up a batch and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.
- 250 g frozen berries
- 2 tbsp. Organic Chia Super Seeds
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 2 tsp. 100% Coconut Oil
Place the frozen fruit into a bowl and, once the fruit is a bit softer, add the chia seeds and maple syrup.
Use a fork to press down and mash the ingredients together, mixing well.
Prepare a chopping board with some baking paper on top (this will make the next step easier) and scoop one tablespoon of the chia mix onto it to form a disk shape. You should have enough mixture to make around 10 bites.
Freeze for 1-2 hours or until solid.
In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate – for this Flo adds 2 teaspoons of coconut oil to 100g of chopped dark chocolate. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stopping to stir at every 30 seconds.
Take the chia bites out of the freezer and dip them into the chocolate. Use a fork to help and cover all sides. Top tip: try and do this part as quickly as you can as the chocolate will solidify pretty quick.
Lay the chocolate-coated disks onto your baking paper-lined tray. Flo then drizzles extra chocolate over the bites as decoration, but this is totally optional.
Put back in the freezer for 1-2 hours for the chocolate to set.
Enjoy them straight out of the freezer for a crunchy bite or — as Flo prefers — let them sit out of the freezer for 10 minutes for the middle bit to be softer.
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.
On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.
Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.