Pre-Workout Snack | Almond Cacao Energy Bites

The BEST pre-workout snack you’ll ever put in your mouth!


I know a lot of you saw me snap these bad boys {SnapChat: LoveSweatAndFit} and yes, they’re as good as they look! I always mix up the recipe a bit, but this pre-workout snack were too good not to share. Plus, they’re a great healthy snack you can make in 5 minutes!

Best parts: They’re RAW, VEGAN and packed full of healthy protein, fat and carbohydrates to give you the energy you need to push through your workout (I usually have 1-2 on hand for my pre-workout meal) or just get you out of an afternoon slump.

These bites are also a great alternative when you are REALLY craving something sweet, but don’t want to give in to the oreos hiding in your pantry. A serving is 1-2 balls, so make sure your not eating like 5  everyday. Even healthy treats add up. All things in moderation right? They’re a little too delicious so just make sure you don’t over-do it.



1 1/2 cups Almonds

1 Tbs Chia Seeds

1 Tbs Hemp Seeds

1 Tbs Maca Powder (optional)

1 Tbs Cacao Nibs

1 Tbs Coconut Oil

1 cup Medjool Dates (pitted)

1 Tbs Unsweetened Coconut Chips (optional)


 In a food processor, blend all ingredients together.

 Roll into small balls, roughly the size of a large gumball 

 Refrigerate for up to 10 days, or freeze for longer storage & ENJOY! 


Send me a snap or #LoveSweatFitness on Instagram when you make them! If you are looking for other great pre-workout snacks, checkout my Protein Balls  or my Top 3 Pre-Workout Snacks recipes!


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Hi Katie! I do different workouts throughout the week: reformer pilates 2x, spin 2-3x, bar method 2x, and I mix in your workouts and some yoga as well – some days I’m working out in the morning and in the evening after work. Here’s my issue: when I work out in the morning, it’s super early, so I don’t have time to eat anything 1-2 hours before. So, I end up drinking a smoothie after my workout and then have some egg cups as a mid-morning snack. What do you recommend I do as a pre-workout snack for these early… Read more »


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