Dancer Recipe: No-Bake Energy Bites

Dancers live hectic lives. There isn't always time to cook up the ideal snack. Carolina Ballet corps de ballet member Cecilia Iliesiu takes a short cut: Her homemade "energy bites" skip the baking process altogether. All you have to do is stir the ingredients together, roll into balls and eat! "They're a great protein boost for five-minute rehearsal breaks during the day, or between acts during a show," says Iliesiu. She shared her recipe with Pointe.

 

No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup dry old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup nut butter (I used almond butter)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup agave or honey
1 tsp vanilla
Optional additions: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dried fruit, dried berries, chopped nuts
Directions:
1) Stir everything all together and chill for half an hour to harden.
2) Roll into balls of whatever size and they are ready to eat.