In the Kitchen
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Created in partnership with National Institute for Argentine Yerba Mate.
Step away from the chocolate chip cookie. An ideal snack provides protein and healthy fats to keep satisfied and give you energy. These bites do that and so much more—without a sugar crash.
Cashews and almond butter provide plenty of healthy fats and also bring in some protein to add to what the oats contribute. Then, we add the secret ingredient: Argentine yerba mate. Yerba mate has energy-boosting powers that are similar to coffee’s, and it’s also filled with vitamins and minerals.
Finally, these bites are seriously delicious without a touch of added sugar, thanks to sweet dates and a touch of vanilla.
Make a batch on Sunday so you’ll have them to reach for when the afternoon slump hits all week long.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE:
In addition to all of the points it gets for nutrition and flavor, this recipe is a total breeze. All you have to do is blend, roll, and refrigerate—no real cooking or baking required.