Healthy Energy Bites Recipes from the Spa at Grand Velas

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As guests step into the luxurious SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, they are welcomed to a guided, tranquil experience that relaxes the mind and awakens the senses. This peaceful escape is inspired by Mexican and Balinese designs, with colorful wall stencils, art and furniture.



As part of the experience, guests have the opportunity to sip a range of teas by Tea Forte and delicious homemade energy bites by the Grand Velas team. We share the healthy energy bites recipes below for you to enjoy at home as part of your at-home spa experience, or simply as a post-workout treat.

Cacao Energy Bites

cacao energy bites recipe

Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 cup powdered cocoa
  • 16 dried dates
  • 7 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1 teaspoon acai
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 4 cups cashews
  • For topping: amaranth, chia, hemp seeds and grated coconut

Preparation

Chop the dates in a food processor before adding the cocoa, maca, honey, coconut oil, oats, acai and cashews.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into 2 cm balls and finish with the toppings of your choice.

Cranberry-Orange Energy Bites

cranberry orange energy bites recipe spa

Ingredients

(Makes 23 energy bites)

  • 14 dried dates
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

Chop the dates in a food processor before adding the rest of the ingredients: oats, maca,
honey, grated coconut, cinnamon and orange zest.

Pour into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into 2 cm balls.

Carrot Energy Bites

carrot energy bites recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 14 dried dates
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • For topping: grated coconut
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Preparation

Chop the dates in the food processor before adding the rest of the ingredients: maca, dried
cranberries, almonds, honey and two tablespoons of grated carrot.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the remaining two tablespoons of grated carrot. When well combined, roll into 2 cm balls and top with grated coconut.

Matcha-Pistachio Energy Bites

Matcha Pistachio Energy Bites recipe healthy

Ingredients

  • 14 dried dates
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons matcha
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 3⁄4 cup cashews
  • 1⁄2 cup pistachios
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons honey
  • For topping: 1 teaspoon matcha and 1⁄2 teaspoon pistachios

Preparation

Chop the dates in a food processor before adding the rest of the ingredients: maca, coconut oil, honey, pistachios, almond butter, matcha and cashews.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into 2 cm balls and dust with
matcha and pistachios.