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Banana Bread Energy Bites

By Gee Marling

We know that in warm weather, the advice is to stay well hydrated and always carry a bottle of water on public transport. But it’s also important to keep your energy levels topped up to further prevent feeling faint when the mercury rises on hot, stuffy tubes and buses, especially important if you’re travelling with young children.

If, like most people, you find the look and price of most supermarket snack bars off-putting, we strongly advise you to have a go at making your own! These super-tasty portable snacks from Deliciously Ella are so easy to make they’ll be done before you’ve peeled the wrapper from one of the ready made versions.

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2 cups of almonds
2 cups of medjool dates
2 over-ripe bananas
1/2 a cup of ground flaxseed
3 tablespoons of maca
3 tablespoons of chia seeds


First place the almonds in your food processor and blend for a minute or two until they break up and start to form a flour like mix. Then gradually add the pitted dates, peeled bananas, flax, maca and chia as the mix continues to blend. After a few minutes the mixture should be smooth and sticky, at which point the balls are ready to be rolled.

Simply use a teaspoon to scoop up a batch of the dough, then roll it in your hands to form a ball. Place the ball on a plate and continue doing the exact same thing until you’ve used all the mixture. If you want to add goji berries or chia seeds to the outside then roll the balls in either before placing the plate of bites in the freezer for a couple of hours to set before enjoying. Store them either in the fridge or freezer.

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