This energy bites recipe combines a healthy snack with a less-healthy dessert flavor inspiration. Created by Davida Kugelmass at the food blog The Healthy Maven, the Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl Energy Balls are an easy to make vegan and gluten-free snack that is ideal for people with dietary restrictions and food allergies.
The energy bites recipe also only calls for a handful of ingredients -- pitted dates (either honey dates or medjool dates will work), unsalted cashews, nutritional yeast, vanilla extract and dried strawberries. Even though all the ingredients are very good for you, the taste is distinctly dessert-like.
This delicious DIY treat is for those who are interested in a health-conscious lifestyle but don't want to sacrifice taste.