Quinoa Energy Bites: Gourmet On-the-go

Quinoa Energy Bites: Gourmet On-the-go
Presented by Spartan Training®

Quinoa (keen-wah) comes to us from the Andes, where it has long been cultivated by the Inca. Botanically a relative of swiss chard and beets rather than a “true” grain. 

But it can be eaten like a grain. It's long been used as an energy source for humans. It's an excellent fueld source. 

Here is a simple recipe for chocolate quinoa energy bites. It makes roughly 12-15 snacks that are perfect to have on the go when you need a boost.


  • 1 cup cooked white quinoa, chilled
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup Yumbutter Organic Superfood Peanut / Almond / Cashew / or Sunflower Butter
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate (80% or darker, chopped)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pink himalayan sea salt


  1. Line a small baking sheet with wax paper
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into individual small balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.
  4. Place balls onto lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy straight out of the freezer.
  5. Pull desired amount out of the freezer roughly 10 minutes before you wish to enjoy it. This will allow it to mostly thaw. Great as a pre or post workout fuel, or as a sweet treat to curve cravings.

You don't have to keep quinoa bites bland. You can get as exquisite as you aspire.

Beast Mode Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Quinoa Energy Bites

by @DaveSherotski

chocolate peanut butter quinoa energy bites
Photo credit: @DaveSherotski