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The Power of Superfoods

The Power of Superfoods

The term "superfood" is used to describe foods that are believed to have exceptionally high levels of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that may help promote good health and prevent disease. Superfoods are often touted for their high levels of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients.Looking for a quick andhealthy “superfood” breakfast or snack? Try these breakfast bites recipe from“The How Not to Die Cookbook” by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM. These superfood breakfast bites area quick and easy recipe that can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a quick grab and go breakfast or after workout snack!

Serving Size: 4 bites | Makes 24 bites


  • ¾ cup pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 20minutes, then drained
  • ¾ cup raw walnuts, pecans, or cashew•¾ cup dried cranberries, apricots, apple slices, or other dried fruit
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp goji berries or barberries
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds or hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds•½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a food processor, combine the drained dates and nuts and pulse until the nuts are finely ground and the dates are incorporated.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well combined. The mixture should be very sticky. If it seems too dry to hold together, add a little water, 1 TBSP at a time. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more ground flaxseeds or some rolled oats.
  3. Roll a heaping TBSP of the mixture between the palms of your hands to form a 1-inch ball.
  4. Transfer to a plate. Repeat until all the mixture has been rolled into balls.
  5. Cover the plate with foil or parchment paper and refrigerate for 4 hours before enjoying.
  6. Store in the refrigeratorFor more healthy recipes, click here.