Almond Date Energy Bites
Lately (as in the last two days) I’ve had this tendency to take one of these Almond Date Energy Bite thingys and roll it in mini chocolate chips.
Hmm, sounds like finals time to me.
I’ve had quite the busy last 4 days (very little of which involved studying for finals…fail), but instead the days have been filled with wedding festivities which at one point involved the most giant bowl of guacamole I ever did see. It was life changing…and quite possibly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen (besides the bride). I would totally serve fajitas at my wedding. And each table could have their own giant bowl of guacamole. Everyone would be so happy. Unless they didn’t like guacamole but pulease…that’s like no one ever, right? Right.
Something else that is life-changing…my best friend’s mom makes these chocolate chip cookies that are reeediculously ahmazing. So if you wanna be a different person, all you gotta do is find yourself a giant bowl of guacamole (which is life-changing) and some of those chocolate chip cookies (for sure life-changing) and there ya go…life changed.
Strangely, I somehow manage to feel hungover even though I didn’t have one sip of alcohol in the last 4 days. Wedding are always filled with so much happiness and joy and emotion that they just wipe you out. Especially when it’s your best friends wedding. Anndddd J.Crew keeps having these ridiculous sales so this weekend everything online was 40% off. And I feel like I need to take advantage of these opportunities. So I looked through their bridesmaids dresses like 359 times hoping I’d find some beautiful dresses for my wedding at a steal of a price and I’d completely fall in love but no such luck. Exhausting.
I’ve got my little sister on finding the bridesmaids dresses. The little sister who borrows my clothes but somehow manages to put them together in a way that looks like she just stepped out of a magazine vs. me who puts them together and looks not quite as magazine-y.
Speaking of magazine-y things…the Kardashian sisters were at the mall 15 minutes away from my house. I told my dad that I totally would have gone to see them if I didn’t get to do fun wedding things all day. I don’t think he had ever looked more appalled.
I did venture to the mall the day before the Kardashians were to grace us with their presence because I also decided it was time to buy a new computer. My current computer gets so hot when you turn it on that you can barely touch the mouse pad. Sounds safe, right? When I was working on a group project a couple weeks ago one of the girls in my group was like, “Something smells like it’s burning.” And I was like, “Ummmyeah that’d be my computer.” So a new computer was needed.
Just like sometimes (like during finals time) super, simple snack ideas are needed. Something quick and healthy to go to when you feel like you just can’t study anymore. Just so you know, I would totally support you if you rolled these in chocolate chips.
Almond Date Energy Bites
makes 14-16 energy bites
1 cup dates, pitted and packed (~14 dates)
2/3 cup almonds, raw
6 Tbsp oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
Combine all ingredients (except for 1 Tbsp of the melted coconut oil) in a food processor or blender. Pulse until all ingredients begin to stick together/form a dough. While pulsing, stream in the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil. Pulse/blend together for ~30 seconds. Dump dough into a bowl and roll in into 14-16 balls. Store in the refrigerator.