Blueberry Cheerios Energy Bites
When blueberries are added to any recipe, the superfood makes the dish instantly healthier and more flavorful. Cheerios provide a good, crunchy consistency for the mixture and absorb the botanically-infused butter, so these bites will melt in your mouth!
There are many health benefits in these snacks. Antioxidants found in blueberries, coconut oil, and butter promote different health functions. Before you begin this recipe, you will need to prepare your infused coconut oil if you do not already have some in your pantry.
Benefits of No-bake Energy Bites
These energy bites are full of beneficial properties, from the fresh blueberries to the terpene compounds infused into the oil. Blueberries are high in Vitamin C and potassium. They contain properties that play an important role in fighting cancer cells, managing diabetes symptoms, and restoring skin cells.
Oats are a key source of fiber and minerals. Flaxseed is high in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and phytochemicals called lignans which can prevent or slow tumor growth. The antioxidants in honey can help memory and mood. Some studies have shown they prevent and reduce allergies symptoms.
Have a few blueberry Cheerios bites as a late morning or afternoon snack, and you will appreciate the boost to your mental and physical energy!
Decarbing Flower and Infusing Coconut Oil
To make the infused coconut oil needed for this recipe, you need to decarboxylate your raw flower. Heating the flower activates the psychoactive compounds so that you feel them. It causes the release of carbon dioxide and the formation of new molecular structures. Without this step, medicinal flower would not have any physical effects.
If you don’t have a LĒVO machine to Activate with, you can follow these easy directions for decarboxylating raw flower and infusing the oil. Allocate enough time to complete these steps before starting the blueberry Cheerios bites recipe. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of infused coconut oil. You can make a larger amount so you have leftovers for another recipe!
Decarboxylation can be done using a traditional method or using a LĒVO home infuser, and there are many advantages to using a LĒVO infusion machine.
Infusers offer the easiest, fastest, and most accurate way to dry, decarb (‘activate’), and infuse herbs than the conventional methods of heating your flower in the oven, which can potentially damage botanical compounds.
Some plant compounds are more heat-sensitive than others, so having the ability to adapt your settings with LĒVO allows you to select the most effective heat and duration settings for specific terpene profiles. Take a look at our time and temperature calculator to get a better understanding of LĒVO’s abilities.
A dash of cinnamon will enhance flavoring without overpowering the blueberry flavor. Customize the recipe as needed. For example, use an oil that you prefer if you do not like coconut, or use ghee instead of butter if you follow a keto diet. Replace the oats and Cheerios with gluten-free options.
You can also coat the bites in finely crushed almonds for additional flavor and a crunchier texture. Use a flower strain high in beta-caryophyllene to accentuate the natural blueberry flavor. Some of these terpene-rich strains have names like Blueberry or Blueberry Cookies. Fresh blueberries make this recipe pop, but dried blueberries or other dried fruit are convenient substitutes, too.
Blueberry Cheerios Energy Bites
Combine the dry ingredients (oats, Cheerios, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, and salt) in a medium bowl.
- Combine the wet ingredients (butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract) in another medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir and mix in the blueberries.
- Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll it into a small ball about 1 to 1½ inches in diameter. Continue to make balls until all the mixture is used.
- Store the energy bites in a plastic container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
What could be simpler than that? And what a crowd pleaser!
Note: We recommend starting slow. Try one and wait an hour- that way you’ll have the best idea of the potency of your project. Enjoy!
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