Dancer Recipe: No-Bake Energy Bites

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Jennifer Stahl

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


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
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.