Walnuts, walnuts, walnuts. This post is dedicated to to these beautiful, wondrous nuts. Smooth, creamy and incredibly nutritious – walnuts are definitely one of my favourite foods and ingredients to make recipes with. I recently collaborated with Californian Walnuts to celebrate this mighty food, and create a recipe, highlighting their beauty. #WellnessCracked
What I love the most about walnuts, asides from their delicious taste, are their healthy properties. They are a natural source of many of our bodies needs, containing per ounce; 4.32g protein, 48% of our manganese, 22% of our copper, 11% of our magnesium, 10% of our phosphorus, 8% of our vitamin B6 and 5% of our iron daily intakes (source here)!
They really are wonderful, and I decided to celebrate them by using them to make a new energy bite recipe! I love making energy bites, and am always making them for friends wherever I go – so I definitely felt it was time to share a new special recipe for them!
These ones contain dried mango, dried apricot and orange zest, for a vibrant and fruity flavour – combined with the creaminess of walnuts and added protein boost from some hemp protein powder. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
mango and walnut energy bites
makes about 18 small bites
150g dried mango
- Add the mango, apricots, walnuts, protein powder, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and salt into a high powered food processor. Blend all of the ingredients together for a few minutes, until they have broken down and formed a sticky crumb.
- When this is done, take a scoop of the mixture and press it into a ball shape, then sit it aside onto a plate. Repeat this process until all of the mixture has been used up.
- Then, serve or store in the fridge or airtight container.