A new month means a new recipe to share with you all and this one could not be easier. These super tasty little no-bake energy bite morsels are tasty and satisfying!
They’re also dairy-free, vegan and take only 15 minutes to put together. These are the perfect little treat for a post-workout snack to feed your muscles, while your nursing your baby or when you hit the afternoon slump and need a serious pick me up.
LIME IN THE COCONUT ENERGY BITES
If you love anything zesty as I do, you’re going to love these!
When I was researching how to make no-bake snacks, so many of them had peanut butter in them. Sadly, peanut butter and I have deep-rooted hate for each other and I can’t eat it. So I decided to come up with my own recipe that was free of peanuts and peanut butter.
I wanted simplistic, easy to find ingredients and was big on flavour. Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but I nailed it.
To make it easy on yourself, you’re going to want to buy pitted dates, and make sure you get raw, unsalted almonds. I used fresh-squeezed lime juice and it makes all the difference in the world.
The almonds are perfect that little bit of protein needed to sustain you between meals. The natural sugar in dates will make you feel like you’re having an indulgent sweet treat.
The key to any great no-bake treat is some sort of binding ingredient. The reason so many recipes use peanut or nut butter is because that stick nature works so well to pull ingredients together.
But, if you’re like me and can’t eat them, then dates might just be your new best friend! Not only are they naturally sweet, but they are sticky too. So when you pulse these ingredients together in the food processer, all the ingredients hold together really well!
Furthermore, you can easily customize this recipe to add in flavours you love! Don’t love lime? Why not add some orange zest and some chopped dried cranberries, apricots or figs?
**In the case or adding in more dried fruits, I would consider reducing the date volume slightly to anticipate the extra sticky softness from apricots or cranberries.
You could also easily add in some sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, other nuts… the world is your oyster with these!
Making Lime in the Coconut Energy Bites is super simple:
- Blitz the ingredients in a food processor until you’re happy with the texture and it starts to come together.
- Scoop out even amounts, roll into a ball and in some extra coconut.
- Place on a lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
These tasty and easy vegan energy bites are perfect for nursing moms, post-gym workouts or to pack in lunches for a midday pick up!
- 1 Cup Raw Almonds
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- 1 Lime Juice squeezed
- 1 Lime Zested
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut reserve for rolling
- 1/4 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
If you have a small food processor like mine, I recommend blending up the mixture in 2 batches.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g