Almond Flax Bites – A speedy snack to make and enjoy

While snacks are key to bridge the gap between meals, the perfect combo of nuts or seeds and fruit can get pretty boring. Here’s a simple option from the Almond Board of California that includes both ground flaxseed and almonds along with blueberries – a pretty potent mix of nutrients with lots of staying power. Check out the fibre, healthy fats and protein counts.

They’re also a tasty way to incorporate some ground flaxseed, something I know my clients are always on the lookout for. Double or triple the recipe, if you like.

Almond Flax Bites

Makes 2 servings

2 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tsp slivered almonds
2 tsp dried blueberries
1 tbsp unsalted and unsweetened creamy almond butter
1/4 tsp honey

In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and roll each portion into a ball.

Freeze for 10 minutes so that the bites firm up.

Store in the fridge to keep bites firm.

Pro tip: to keep the mixture from sticking to your fingers, coat your hands with ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil.

Nutrition information per serving:
• Calories: 139
• Protein: 5 grams
• Fat: 10 grams
• Saturated fat: 1 gram
• Carbohydrate: 11 grams
• Dietary fibre: 5 grams
• Sodium: 4 milligrams

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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2 Comments on “Almond Flax Bites – A speedy snack to make and enjoy”

  1. Jane
    January 28, 2019 at 7:41 am #

    Good morning Rosie – hope you’re staying warm.

    I like the sound of these bites and with the exception of honey, have all the ingredients. My only concern is the lack of how many sugar grams the recipe has. With all the emphasis on reducing sugar, which I’m trying to do, it would be so helpful to know the sugar content of your recipes. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this.


  2. January 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jane! As for your concern about the added sugar, if I’m posting a recipe, you can rest assured that the amount of added sugar would be minimal. The current nutrition recommendations do not suggest that no added sugars be consumed. The strongest guidelines have come from the World Health Organization where they suggest that no more than 5% of total calories, or about 25 grams of added sugar be consumed in a day. The honey in this recipe provides just over 1 gram – a very small amount. Generally when I post a nutritional analysis, I don’t put in the added sugars as they are minimal, if there are any at all. In some cases, the nutritional analysis is already provided to me and may not contain this information. But rest assured that if I do post a recipe with significant amounts, I will definitely post the amount of added sugar.

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