Just like our morning smoothies we like our homemade snacks maxed out with wellness value. These raw energy bites from Laurel Gallucci of Sweet Laurel Bakery are packed with collagen, hemp and chia for a major dose of clean protein, fiber and essential fats

If you haven’t heard, collagen is trending hard lately since it offers some major benefits for our skin, guts and joints. As the star player in these raw energy bites, collagen will boost and sustain afternoon energy and level out that blood sugar.

Discover more of Laurel’s legendary grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free baking in her debut cookbook — and with our personal collection of her recipes here — then scroll down for one more that’s begging to be made in bulk, stored away and snacked on daily…

Raw ​Energy Bites with Collagen
Yields about 12 balls


1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup collagen protein (or preferred protein powder of choice)
1 cup almond or cashew butter
3/4 cup shredded coconut, plus extra for coating
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp date paste or 3­-4 dates, pitted
1 Tbsp cacao nibs, optional


Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Use a tablespoon, scoop 1 tablespoon at time from batter and form into balls. Coat with remaining coconut shreds.

Refrigerate or freeze for up to 3 months.

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